The unit investigates small-scale sculpture in relation to body adornment. It also focuses on the intimacy of the object within the context of the body. The objective is to view the human body as a site for the articulation and integration of the object as adornment. Although students are introduced to a variety of materials, the primary emphasis is on working with metals, techniques and tools within the jewellery studio. A brief history of body adornment will be discussed, as well as where the work fits into a contemporary culture context.
Sarah Stubbs/Jones has worked within the visual arts for the past sixteen years both as a collaborative and solo artist. Exhibitions since 1990 include West Space, Platform, CCP, Linden, Para/Site Art Space Hong Kong, Annandale Galleries, Centre for Contemporary Photography, and the Ian Potter Gallery. Sarah co-founded West Space Inc. with Brett Jones in 1992. She has worked with various arts institutions in Australia and overseas to produce experimental art catalogues and books. Sarah is currently exploring object based design and jewellery practice. Currently she is a lecturer in Visual Communication at Monash University, Faculty of Art Design & Architecture.
Authorised by the Head of School, Tasmanian College of the Arts
30 October, 2012