15 April 2019


Lisa Walker: She Wants to Go to Her Bedroom but She Can’t Be Bothered

RMIT Design Hub, RMIT University, Melbourne

–4 Mai 2019




Lisa Walker’s creations move consistently between stereotypical images of beauty and creative extremes. Her work questions the meaning and boundaries of jewellery, its historical and future role, takes it to its limits and forces the viewer to take a stand.


A contemporary jewellery artist from New Zealand (form 266, p. 17), Walker finds inspiration in all cultures and epochs to create jewellery that deviates from conventional patterns and expands the scope of our thoughts and actions. The retrospective “Lisa Walker: She wants to go to her bedroom but she can't be bothered”, now available to view at the RMIT Design Hub, illuminates the variability of her work, which constantly changes between wearable and unwearable, conforming and offensive, masterful and amateurish. It creates a dialogue between the tried and tested, tradition and history on the one hand, and current social and political positions on the other. The retrospective will be accompanied by the exhibition and event series “All the jewellery”. Workshops on related topics are led by artists, designers, gallerists and collectors and are dedicated to current and central questions relating to contemporary jewellery. Until 4 May 2019 weekly workshops on the significance of contemporary jewellery will take place. A programme of upcoming events can be found here. A series of short films of all previous workshops that make up an archive for the current discourse on contemporary jewellery can also be viewed here.


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