An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker
Edited by Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios, this expanded edition of An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker further explores how the work of the internationally celebrated jeweller Lisa Walker (NZ) by the career long provocation “What is jewellery?”. Originally published to accompany the retrospective exhibition Lisa Walker: “She wants to go to her bedroom but she can’t be bothered” at RMIT Design Hub Gallery, Melbourne, 2019, this extended new edition – co-published by RMIT Design Hub Gallery and Perimeter Books – was released to coincide with Lisa’s final iteration of the exhibition at Te Uru Waitākere Contemporary Gallery, Auckland, 2021.
Foregrounding the act of asking questions and the pleasure and importance of the ‘as yet understood’, the book includes a proliferation of new works, texts, materials and documentation from the touring exhibition. The narratives that emerge within this book offer an open ended reflection on Walker’s work, moving across different time periods, going off on tangents but returning to the many concerns of the field in which she has so firmly embedded herself. Graphic Design by Ziga Testen and Kim Mumm Hansen.
600 pages, softcover, 13 x 19cm
Published by: RMIT Design Hub Gallery and Perimeter Books
ISBN 978-1-922545-03-9 Second Edition