The exhibition is curated by Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young. Ten participating artists constructed natural and organic forms from man-made material to create jewelry that is unnatural, naturally. unnatural Acts is an exhibition that began as a project among friends and has since traveled through Australia and New Zealand. Velvet da Vinci is the only US venue for this project. Exhibition catalog available.
Anna Davern, Caz Guiney, Kath Inglis, Bridget Kennedy, Peta Kruger, Sim Luttin, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Lauren Simeoni, Mark Vaarwerk, Melinda Young
Contemporary Australian jewelers Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young work with found materials alongside traditional techniques in their work – they have a keen interest in both the subversion of the natural and the role the deconstruction/reconstruction of the found object plays in the development of concept, visual language and narrative.