been alloted the Wildlife Room, Jo McAllister found her lot
to be dark, dusty and dead. As the only life in the room,
wild or otherwise, the only thing of which she was certain
was that she would not reference taxidermy. Information in
the room about the local landscapes that its long dead residents
had once inhabited proved exciting for it gave licence to
and objects for observation, collection and enjoyment.
Collector's Ring No.2, fine silver 999. Lunacy
Loupe, fine silver 999, wool felt, 10cm glass lens,
grosgrain ribbon. H:17.5cm W:12.3cm D:3.2cm.
Feather Collector's Box, pendant, fine silver 999,
wool felt, jay's hackle feathers, grosgrain ribbon. H:9.3cm
Collector's Rings Nos.1 - 4, Observer's Rings
Nos.1 and 2, fine silver 999, vintage camera lenses.
Collector's Brooch, with stick, fine silver 999,
steel. H:2.1cm W:2.1cm D3.2cm.
Catapult Bangle, fine silver 999, wool felt,
elastic, thread. H:3.9cm W:6.5cm D:2.3cm
more information about this collective project, buy the book
Rooms for ideas. Contemporary jewellery by The Line Up. 48
page book with sumptuous colour photographs of work made by
eight jewellers in The Line Up. Each maker describes the journey
taken to produce work based on a randomly alloted room within
Hastings Museum & Art Gallery. With an introduction by
Jerwood Award winner Simone ten Hompel, MA (RCA).