Manon van Kouswijk – Making Faces: A Jewellery Playbook | Book Launch

Please join us for the launch of Melbourne-based Dutch artist and contemporary jeweller Manon van Kouswijk’s latest book, Making Faces: A Jewellery Playbook.

Van Kouswijk’s working methodology is based on exploring and translating archetypal jewellery forms and motifs through a range of materials and processes. An integral aspect of her practice is the framing and contextualising of her work through the making of exhibitions and artist’s publications. While rooted in a conceptual approach to making, her works embrace the sensual qualities of objects in their use of colour, weight, sound, rhythm, and material expression. This book, with its expressive, beaded characters of necklaces arranged as masks, suggests that if jewellery has a face, we might form an emotional connection with it.

Making Faces: A Jewellery Playbook is based on a project by Manon van Kouswijk and was designed by Stuart Geddes and Ziga Testen. It also features photography by Fred Kroh and text contributions by Warwick Freeman, Kate Rhodes, Benjamin Lignel, Diana Young and van Kouswijk herself. We look forward to seeing you at the launch!

Event Details:

Perimeter Books, 748 High Street, Thornbury
Saturday 9th March, 4-6pm

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Image courtesy the artist.