Geelong silversmiths – now and then
14 March 2010 to 21 March 2010
As part of the cultural program of the L'Oréal Melbourne Fashion Festival, Geelong jewellers A skulk of foxes (Natalie and Andrew Cirillo) and Lorraine Archibald were invited to display recent works that showcase the materials and techniques of their contemporary practices.
These select jewellery exhibits by Lorraine Archibald and A skulk of foxes are displayed in conjunction with historical items of jewellery from the Gallery's permanent collection, most notably by Austrian-born silversmith Edward Fischer (1828-1911) who arrived in Victoria in 1853, and by 1857 had established one of the earliest silversmithing businesses in Geelong.
The Gallery holds major examples of Fischer's work including jewellery, functional and commemorative pieces, as well as design drawings and archival material.