I'd never been to the Hepsibah Gallery before this event and let me just say before I start this review, what a lovely space! A real hidden gem.
On to the exhibition...as the description above states, this was a joint project between artists Sophie Axford-Hawkins and Ellen Burroughs, although it seemed less of a collaboration than something thrown together at the last minute.
Axford-Hawkins makes objects of real beauty, twisted and intricate pieces that perfectly suited the organic materials displayed around them. The provided magnifying glasses enhanced the experience tenfold and enabled visitors to see her designs at their best, close-up.
Burroughs's illustrations of knots and tangles were displayed alongside the jewellry, but added little to it. Her work has an unfinished feel to it which in theory could have perfectly complimented the raw beauty of Axford-Hawkins's work, but in reality the execution of her illustrations has an amateurish feel which leaves the viewer cold and impressionless.
Overall, definitely worth visiting to see Axford-Hawkin's designs, but this artist would be far better striking out on her own next time to avoid her fantastic work being dragged down by the mundane again.