tenmoregirls present Glory Box

tenmoregirls present Glory Box

August 25, 2012


The tenmoregirls collective is back in 2012 for the 5th consecutive year, presenting GLORY BOX, another challenging exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects.



This year’s exhibition, centered upon the theme, GLORY BOX, is an exploration of history, culture, women, change and the contemporary hope chest. Throughout history, women worldwide have prepared for a change in marital status by accumulating items such as bridal wear and household goods, traditionally stored in a glory box or hope chest. This tradition symbolizes female transition, family financial status, domestic arts and leaving home. In some cultures, it also speaks of male domination and forced submission, often accompanied by the threat of violence.
Each artist has created work that expresses her personal response to this theme. The result is a diverse array of explorations, which dig deep into the notion of the GLORY BOX in a contemporary context. They include interpretations of preparation and safety, the plight of young girls affected by old traditions, secrets hidden in Renaissance boxes, memories of childhood and family and reaffirming identity.
“Everyone prepares in some way for the big moments in their lives. Heirlooms, mementos, even advice passed down through generations reveals how women in our families prepared for roles they filled,” said tenmoregirls artist, Danielle Butters. “And while having a Glory Box to prepare for marriage is a dated concept, the idea of preparation and collected wisdom is still relevant and important. This exhibition gives you the chance to peek into our contemporary hope chests and maybe take a look at what’s in yours.”
The tenmoregirls collective for 2012 is made up of ten talented female artists including: Radka Passianova, Jo Piper, Bernadette Trainor, Tenille Evans, Danielle Butters, Majella Beck, Doris Jurzak, Linda Blair, Sarah Maree Mills and Kaoru Rogers. A group of both emerging and established makers, the collective aims to advance each member’s practice by providing motivation, critique and a platform for continual development of the conceptual basis of their work. They also aim to welcome the public, especially their local community, into the growing field of contemporary jewellery and objects.
Members of tenmoregirls are all graduates from Design Centre Enmore. They have come together annually, since 2008, to stage popular, concept-based exhibitions of contemporary wearable artwork, making them Sydney’s most prolific contemporary jewellery collective. Challenging traditional jewellery forms, they specialize in unusual materials and technical experimentation, producing work that is unexpected and exciting, while also being valuable, desirable and collectible.

Proceeds from GLORY BOX, go to “The Girl Effect” to support young girls around the world affected by poverty, lack of education, disease and conflict.

Hope to see you there !

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