A Bestiary of Jewels by Kevin Coates 

20. Aug - 19. Oct 14 / ended The Harley Gallery


Monday - Saturday 10am - 5pm, Sunday 10am - 4pm

Exhibition | Multi-disciplinary | Midlands

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A Spider for Robert the Bruce (c) Clarissa Bruce

A Spider for Robert the Bruce (c) Clarissa Bruce

For A Bestiary of Jewels, Coates’ has created his own encyclopaedia of animals – known as a bestiary. Made from gold and silver, shell or other unusual materials, Coates’ bestiary contains bejewelled animals, each mounted into the middle of a ‘page’.
Like a medieval bestiary’s myths, lore and morals, Coates’ jewellery is also symbolic. This bestiary represents a connection between animal and the person described on the bestiary page itself. Connections vary; Leonardo da Vinci is paired with a horse, poet Ted Hughes with a crow from his famous poem.

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