Deliberations on Fermoy

Regina Schwarzer, Containers 2023, Metal, L-R 4.9 x 5 x 2.9cm; 4.1 x 1.9 x 2.75cm; 4.5 x 4.1 x 7.3cm
Regine Schwarzer, Containers 2021: Watsonia Meriana – Bulbillifera, Metal, L-R: 2.4 x 2.4 x 4.3cm; 3 x 2.5 x 2.6cm; 5.1 x 5.8 x 5cm


Craft, Installation, Jewellery, Metal, Mixed Media, Sculpture
When visiting The David Roche Foundation House Museum, Regine Schwarzer's attention was immediately drawn to the diverse, small-scale, precious, utilitarian artefacts held in cabinets throughout Fermoy House. These treasures prompted her to research their historical uses, and to contemplate what the objects meant to the people that lived with them many years ago.

For this exhibition, Schwarzer has created small objects for daily use and appreciation: containers, canisters, tea caddy spoons, toothpick holders, spice dishes with spoons, bodkin cases, and other objet d’art. Often thought as commonplace or designed for their utility, these are elevated beyond the everyday through the use of precious metals, gemstones, rocks and minerals.

1 Aug - 2 Sep
Tue-Sat 10am-4pm
The David Roche Foundation
241 Melbourne St, North Adelaide
8267 3677
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