Postgraduate

Analysing Transitional Space in Contemporary Art Jewellery

An analysis of contemporary jewellery practice through the prism of transitional space

Zoe Jay Veness

PhD candidate

Supervised by Wendy Parker & Dr Diane Losche

The research project seeks to examine developments in contemporary jewellery practice by analysing the terrain between jewellery and small-scale sculpture and the processes or mentalities that underpin hybrid methodologies in studio practice. The research adopts the notion of transitional space to explore the way artists deal with sculptural form, relations between objects and the body, approaches to making and methods of display. The study is particularly interested in the emergence of the non-jewellery object as a mediator between art-objects for the body and ‘free’ space. Therefore, the research is concerned with the space between supplemental and autonomous art-objects.

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Zoe Jay Veness

Zoe Jay Veness, knotted neckpiece i (amber) (2011). Paper, nylon coated stainless steel cable; 430 mm long. Photograph: Zoe Jay Veness

Zoe Jay Veness, <i>knotted neckpiece i (amber)</i> (2011). Paper, nylon coated stainless steel cable; 430 mm long. Photograph: Zoe Jay Veness
Zoe Jay Veness, <i>knotted neckpiece i (amber)</i> (2011). Paper, nylon coated stainless steel cable; 430 mm long. Photograph: Zoe Jay Veness
Zoe Jay Veness, <i>knotted neckpiece ii (green)</i> (2011). Paper, nylon coated stainless steel cable; 420 mm long. Photograph: Zoe Jay Veness
Zoe Jay Veness, <i>knotted neckpiece ii (green)</i> (2011). Paper, nylon coated stainless steel cable; 420 mm long. Photograph: Zoe Jay Veness