02 Sep – 24 Sep 2014
Silversmith Robin Bold explores vessels and containers and their mutual associations. “I like to extend the traditional concept of the silversmithing form to include other materials and processes and to alter the perception of what a group of vessels should be. Ephemerality is acceptable in silversmithing and a grouping of vessels can have a myriad of possibilities”.
In “Meta-Vessel”, Robin presents a significant group of works titled “Series 3” which was a finalist in the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, 2012, and was shown at the NGV in Melbourne 2012-2013.
Robin Bold practised as a furniture designer-maker and began constructing handles and hinges for her work before training as a Gold and Silversmith.
In 2004, she completed a Bachelor of Fine Arts, followed by a Master of Fine Arts in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT University, Melbourne, where she now lectures in silversmithing.
Her practice focuses on traditional silversmithing methods and the hand fabrication of objects. Bold has exhibited internationally since 2009. Her work is represented in The Marzee Collection, Nijmegen, the Netherlands.
“Meta-vessel” is her first exhibition at The National.