Tagged: Biennale of Sydney

Post-it

Post-it was a group exhibition which I coordinated as an unofficial satellite event of the Biennale of Sydney, 2006.

Post-it was a mail art project based on the surrealist game, ‘The Exquisite Corpse’.

102 artists participated. Each artist drew one section of a figure on a folded sheet, the page was then posted to the next artist. There are 3 artists per page (head, torso, legs) and 34 finished art works.

Each artist donated their work. The finished pieces were sold by silent auction and all the proceeds went to charity.

Tracey Clement
2006

Post-it was exhibited at Peloton, Sydney, Australia, June 1-July 1, 2006.

Photos: Tracey Clement.

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Shrapnel

Shrapnel is evidence of damage incurred in battle. Worn on the outside of the body, instead of lodged within, these jagged pieces of stainless steel are testament to injuries survived and obstacles overcome: physical, emotional or spiritual. To use a cliché, ‘What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger.’ Trite perhaps, but true.

Shrapnel is a series of adornments for the body which ironically reference military forms: chain-mail armour, bandoliers, sashes, medals, ribbons and badges of honour.

Originally conceived for an anti-war medal project, these jewels can also commemorate scars received from more metaphysical events.

Tracey Clement
2003-2006

The Shrapnel brooches were shown in  Anti-War Medals in 2003 at Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, Ca, USA and in 2004 at Electrum, London, UK.

Shrapnel was part of SafARI in 2006, a satellite event of the Biennale of Sydney.

Photos: Tracey Clement.