Sustainable jewellery exhibition at Industra
Fresh from Munich Jewellery Week, Queen’s Wood Studio will be taking over the Industra Design Shop for the month of April with her show, New Mythology. A jewellery exhibition celebrating the magical and the surreal, the show will feature photography, found objects and recycled silver jewellery. There will also be an event to ‘meet the artist’ during Brno Art Week, Friday 26th April 5-7pm.
The show explores our place in the world through the tale of the swan maiden, a mythical figure who can assume the form of a woman or swan, and live between the worlds of humans and nature. Are we also shapeshifters – acceptable workers in the city during the week and off in nature at the weekend? Can we be rewilded like the silver in this exhibition, melted down from electronics, medical equipment and old jewellery, and allowed to flow its own way? Is there magic in the tension of being both wild and tame, spiritual and practical; and in the new need to mine treasure from our waste?
We look forward to seeing you at Industra 3rd-28th April and for the Brno Art Week event on the 26th!
You can find out more on her website queenswoodstudio.com
Address of the exhibition: Industra, Masná 9, 602 00, Brno
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About Queen’s Wood Studio
Queen’s Wood Studio is a contemporary sustainable jewellery brand by British expat, Hattie Wragg. Founded in north London, in a studio overlooking Queen’s Wood in 2014, Hattie moved to Brno in 2015 and became inspired by Czech folklore and the closeness of nature even in the city. Sustainability is at the heart of everything she makes. All metals are traceable recycled silver, gold and brass. Stones are reclaimed vintage or adopted from the collections of retired jewellers. Studio processes use non-toxic alternatives to the usual chemicals and all packaging is recycled and recyclable.
Hattie trained in silversmithing under Rachel Jeffrey for a City and Guilds qualification in 2005. She continued to teach herself alongside her academic studies in English Literature at the University of Cambridge 2006-9, Masters at UCL 2010-11 and DPhil (uncompleted) at the University of Oxford 2012-14. In 2015 she decided to change focus and work on her jewellery full time. She completed a short course in stone setting at Central St Martin’s under Anastasia Young in 2018. She showed her current collection at Brno Design Days in October 2018 and had a pop-up at Kurator in Prague for the month of December. She had a solo show at the prestigious Munich Jewellery Week in March 2019.
Queen’s Wood Studio is based at Gorkého 1, Brno 602 00. You can make an appointment to meet her there or find her jewellery for sale at Industra and Object Concept Store, Brno.