May 2012 - Unexpexted Pleasures exhibition

A selection of Gijs Bakker’s jewellery work is on show at the ‘Unexpected Pleasures – The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery’ exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria in Melbourne, Australia.

Unexpected Pleasures brings together important jewellery work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. The exhibition reconceptualises haute jewellery as wearable, with an emphasis on meaning rather than monetary value.

The exhibition is curated by Susan Cohn.
Exhibition dates: 20 April 2012 – 26 August 2012

Click here for a short video about the exhibition by The Sydney Morning Herald.

After Melbourne, this exhibition will travel to the Design Museum in London.
Exhibition dates : 5 December 2012 – 3 maart 2013.

One of the pieces by Gijs Bakker in the exhibition is the Dew Drop necklace (1982), see the image below.