Ambiguous Implements

27 Nov 2017 – 15 Dec 2017

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Symposuim | Rethinking Domestic Design | Wednesday the 29th of November

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Vittoria Street Gallery

England, United Kingdom

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Bringing together practitioners from the fields of design, jewellery, ceramics, metalwork and sculpture Ambiguous Implements presents a collection of contemporary works that playfully reconsider the familiar objects of our day to day domestic life.


Re-thinking the tools we use for eating, grooming, cooking and cleaning, the exhibiting artists have employed and subverted traditional craft techniques, reframed existing tools in new sculptural assemblages, or given seemingly banal objects new functions and effects.

The third installment of Ambiguous Implements takes place at Vittoria Street Gallery within the School of Jewellery at Birmingham City University showing works by Rob Anderson, Aimee Bollu, Caroline Broadhead, David Clarke, Nuala Clooney, Rachael Colley,Rosie Deegan, Kate Farley, Daniel Fogarty, Kate Haywood, Jasleen Kaur, Julie Mellor, Maria Militsi, Rebecca Ounstead, Matt Rowe, Jonathan Trayte and Abbie Williams. Ambiguous Implements is curated by Laura Mansfield in collaboration with Rachael Colley and Nuala Clooney.

Rethinking Domestic Design | Wednesday the 29th of November 1:30pm – 5pm

Complementing the educational focus of the School of Jewellery Ambiguous Implements presents a symposium exploring the theme of Rethinking Domestic Design. The symposium brings together recent graduates from the fields of jewellery, metal work and ceramics to discuss the development of their practice post-education. Rob Anderson, Rosie Deegan, Kate Haywood and Abbie Williams will present their current projects whilst design consultant Melody Vaughan will talk about strategies for developing and sustaining emerging practices. The symposium will culminate in a performative intervention by Nuala Clooney and Rachael Colley. This free symposium will take place at The School of Jewellery and tickets are available via Eventbrite  – booking is essential. https://www.eventbrite.com/e/rethinking-domestic-design-symposium-tickets-39493998613

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