Wearable Cities is an exhibition of innovative contemporary jewellery, inspired by the use of glass in architecture, from renowned Australian jeweller Blanche Tilden.
Tilden translates the visual language of architecture and the built environment into her practice of creating glass necklaces that are designed to respond to the individual wearer and develop into part of their persona. Tilden has exhibited contemporary jewellery nationally and internationally since 1990. An innovative approach to material, in particular, glass, has developed over this time. A desire to understand how things work, the relationship between the machine made and the handmade, between the built environment and the individual, continually inspire her work.
Tilden holds qualifications in glass and gold and sliversmithing from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University, and relocated to Melbourne in 1995 to undertake an Australia Council funded traineeship with Susan Cohn, Workshop 3000.
GALLERY FUNAKI PRESENTS BLANCHE TILDEN – WEARABLE CITIES //¬†31 July – 25 August 2012
4 Crossley Street¬†¬†Melbourne , Australia