Unclasped: Discovering Contemporary Greek Jewellery

Unclasped is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery objects, bringing together and examining the practices of twenty-two artists of Greek descent currently working in Greece, Germany, the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Cyprus and Australia.

The exhibition aims to provide a platform for contemporary thought in order to highlight the work of both established and emerging international Greek artists.

Exploring the connections between the manufacture and the act of wearing jewellery, the works encompass a wide variety of contemporary jewellery making techniques and mediums; expressing the diverse nature of modern jewellery practice within the Hellenic diaspora.

Exhibiting Jewellers: Aggelika Diplari, Akis Goumas, Anastasia Kandaraki, Artemis Valsamaki, Christina Karakalpaki, Constantinos Kyriacou, Danae Natsis, Demitra Thomloudis, Dimitris Nikolaidis, Efharis Alepedis, Erato Kouloubi, George Giannoutsos, Ismini Pachi, Liana Pattihis, Mala Siamptani, Maria Tsimpiskaki, Nicole Polentas, Niki Stylianou, Poly Nikolopoulou, Vicky Kanellopoulos, Vivi Touloumidi and Zeta Tsermou

Unclasped is presented as part of the Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project Series 2016.

Dates of Exhibition: 
6 February – 3 April 2016

Opening Times: 
Tues – Sun 10AM – 4PM

Public Programs:

The Hellenic Museum will be hosting three artist floor talks, a lecture by goldsmith and Emeritus Professor Robert Baines, and a kids workshop to enhance the education and awareness of this exhibition.  The kids workshop and lecture will be held in the inaugural MPavilion

Please register your interest via the facebook links below:

Friday 5 February, 1pm – ​free

LECTURE: Greek Jewellery: The Old and the New by Emeritus Professor Robert Baines
Friday 12 February, 1pm – free

ARTIST FLOOR TALK: Dr Nicole Polentas
Friday 26 February, 1pm – ​free

KIDS WORKSHOP: Contemporary Jewellery Making and Design
Saturday 5 March, 1pm – $20
Suitable for children 6+

ARTIST FLOOR TALK: Vicky Kanellopoulos
Friday 11 March, 1pm – ​free