Full Circle : an exhibition of contemporary jewellery is a group exhibition with myself, Sim Luttin and Linda Hughes, being held at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins as part of Radiant Pavilion Jewellery and Object Biennial 2019.
The exhibition celebrates 20 years of making and friendship since we met while studying Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT in Melbourne.
Shapescape was a solo exhibition held at Alternating Current Artspace, Windsor, Melbourne in September 2018. The works continued an exploration into the sculptural potential of abstracted forms and materials found in the industrial landscape of Melbourne’s inner west where Katrina lives and works. Vantage points are being shifted, forms isolated and abstracted and connections made to better understand our place within the industrial landscape and our relationship to the industry that keeps our systems and economy operating.
Image 1: Tanks and paint spot, copper, enamel paint, 2017, image by Katrina Tyler.
Container was a solo exhibition held at Trocadero Artspace in Footscray, Melbourne, August 2017. The works commenced an exploration into the sculptural and wearable potential of the forms, materials and colours of shipping containers and industrial buildings found in Melbourne’s West where Katrina lives and works.
Image 1 : Freight train dosie doe, copper, enamel paint, 4m long x 60-80mmwide, 2017, image by Shane Northey.
Image 2 : Repurposed repose, copper, enamel paint, 180 x 165 x 83mm, 2017, image by Shane Northey.
Image 3 : The Mill, copper, enamel paint, 190 x 115 x 55mm, 2017, image by Shane Northey.
Image 4 : Stacked brooches, copper, brass, enamel paint, 14 brooches each 70 x 80mm, 2017, image by Shane Northey.
HELD IN HAND
Held in Hand was a group exhibition staged at BSG in Fitzroy, Melbourne. Artists were invited to consider the scale and scope of the hand held object. The piece Building blocks invited the viewer to interact with the work and make their own arrangement which sought to challenge notions of static sculpture and adding a sense of play in the gallery setting.
Image : Building blocks, copper, enamel paint, 100 x 140mm, 2018, image by Shane Northey.
Seapod was selected for inclusion in the Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Award held at Castlemaine Art Gallery in 2015. The piece continued an exploration into marine forms and cellular activity as a way to highlight the beauty, preciousness and fragility of marine ecosystems in the face of acidifying oceans and climate change.
Image : Seapod, fine silver, kiln fired enamel, 65 x 40mm, 2015, image by Katrina Tyler.
COLLECT AND CUT
Collect and Cut was Katrina’s first solo exhibition. It was staged at Territory Craft Gallery in Darwin, NT, June 2008. The works exhibited were the result of a 3 month Access Residency at JamFactory in Adelaide, for which Katrina received a Territory Craft Youth Mentorship Grant.