Bro.och #2

Opening 16 June  -  until 15 July 2017 

Nick Bastin
Nick Bastin

Name Work Badge: Wolfe 2017 Brooch 925 silver, stainless steel, polyurethane resin, epoxy resin, enamel paint, glitter, pigment 98 x 30 x 20mm

Inari Kiuru
Inari Kiuru

Industrial Cloudscapes

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
Panjapol Kulpapangkorn

Love is a new form of Rose

Larah Not
Larah Not
Trophy Wife Barbie, Jiao
Trophy Wife Barbie, Jiao
Marian Hosking
Marian Hosking

Emu, brooch, 925 silver.

Melissa Cameron, Marian Hosking, Nick Bastin, 

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn, Kath Inglis, Johannes Kuhnen, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Eugenie Keefer Bell  Inari Kiuru, Janice Vitkovsky, Jo Hawley, Jasmine Watson, Larah Nott, Laura Eyles, Zoe Brand and the Trophy Wife Barbie (Annelies Hofmeyr).

 

This year we are once again banishing the long held stigma of the brooch, removing the bad 80’s connotations, the old lady tags and embracing the ‘anything goes’ style!  Because one should never underestimate the power of a good accessory to draw attention, to heighten ones appearance and to instigate stimulating conversation. 

 

While many archetypes of jewellery are often associated with the feminine, we are blowing the cobwebs out of this old stereotype and this year Bilk is bent on seeing more gentleman donning a brooch or pin to their often bare lapels. We have set our sights at not just on the finely dressed dapper men, but to the rugged and everyday bloke who could just as easily pull off great brooch given a little bit of  encouragement. 

 

For Bro..och we have collected a diverse  and unique range of makers who have created a wide selection of brooches and pins ready to adorn the chests of Canberra's most discerning men and women (because men shouldn’t have all the fun). 

 

Bilk’s co-director Mio Kuhnen says “I grew up with my father adoring brooches, and every jacket had its own special brooch. Working with public servants I have noticed how blank and lacking their jackets are without brooches.  Once again I want to make the brooch become the accessory for both men and women.  The exhibition is also well timed as the Canberra winter is moving in and there is plenty of acreage on those empty jackets begging to be adorned.”

Janice Vitovsky
Janice Vitovsky
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen

Revisited, brooch

WP05, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
WP05, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
WP05
WP05

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn

Johannes Kuhnen
Johannes Kuhnen
Nick Bastin
Nick Bastin
Kath Inglis
Kath Inglis

Treeform brooch

Jasmine Watson
Jasmine Watson
Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron
Inari Kiuru
Inari Kiuru

Industrial Cloudscapes

Trophy Wife Barbie, Crystal
Trophy Wife Barbie, Crystal
Trophy Wife Barbie, Crystal
Trophy Wife Barbie, Crystal
Eugenie Keefer Bell
Eugenie Keefer Bell

Stardust brooch

Kath Inglis
Kath Inglis

Treeform brooch

Jo Hawley
Jo Hawley
Johannes Kuhnen
Johannes Kuhnen
Laura Eyles
Laura Eyles
Laura Eyles
Laura Eyles
Kath Inglis
Kath Inglis

Treeform brooch

Johannes Kuhnen
Johannes Kuhnen
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen

Revisited, brooch

Eugenie Keefer Bell
Eugenie Keefer Bell

Stardust brooch

Love is a new form of rose
Love is a new form of rose

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn

Love is a new form of rose
Love is a new form of rose

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn

Marian Hosking
Marian Hosking
Kath Inglis
Kath Inglis

Treeform brooch

Trophy Wife Barbie, Jiao
Trophy Wife Barbie, Jiao
Jasmine Watson
Jasmine Watson
Inari Kiuru
Inari Kiuru

Industrial Cloudscapes

Trophy Wife Barbie Wilhelmina
Trophy Wife Barbie Wilhelmina
New & Old Lighter
New & Old Lighter

Panjapol Kulpapangkorn

New&Old_Beingworn_Panjapol Kulpapangkorn.jpg
New&Old_Beingworn_Panjapol Kulpapangkorn.jpg
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Helen Aitken-Kuhnen

Revisited, brooch

Nick Bastin
Nick Bastin
Laura Eyles
Laura Eyles
Laura Eyles
Laura Eyles
Inari Kiuru
Inari Kiuru

Industrial Cloudscapes

I Light you, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
I Light you, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
I Light you, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
I Light you, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn
Jasmine Watson
Jasmine Watson