Redefining Culture and Identity – Art Jewelry Forum

This collection showcases a diverse range of contemporary jewelry artists from South Africa, each with a unique perspective and creative approach to their work. From Carine Terreblanche’s reinterpretation of inherited jewelry symbols to Beverley Price’s fusion of indigenous culture with Western jewelry techniques, these artists explore themes of identity, cultural heritage, and societal norms through their jewelry. Geraldine Fenn’s Beads for Power Series and Eric Loubser’s satirical Art Jewelry series provoke thought and commentary on societal issues within the jewelry context.

The artists also explore the use of various materials, ranging from traditional glass seed beads, applied in the neckpiece by Samantha Vincent, to the experimentation of waste materials from Chris de Beer. Included in this photo essay is the work of students from various South African higher education institutions to showcase their work and represent emerging talent.

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