Wednesday 25 April 2018 – Lunchtime seminar with Rachael Colley (Senior lecturer, Jewellery & Metalwork)

Image courtesy of Rachael Colley (Cutlery combs: powder coated steel and stainless steel, silicone, 2017)

Speaker: Rachael Colley (Jewellery & Metalwork)

Title: Meat the maker – exploring food through jewellery and objects

Rachael is an interdisciplinary artist and lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University. Her M(eat) et al art jewellery collection is designed to sit alongside a complimentary set of Ambiguous Implements for eating, grooming and cleaning, that jointly serve to highlight aspects of contemporary consumer culture.

Her practice-led research explores degradable organic material’s decorative features and limited lifespans, highlighting the fleeting and complex nature of human existence and the passing of time, suggesting the ultimate end that conventional jewellery circumvents through its endurance. She is currently investigating whether jewellery with a food-based element of content, when presented alongside food and tools for eating, has the potential to create a new bodily experience.

Find out more about Rachael’s work here.

1.00PM – 2.00PM

See here for details of other seminars in the series.

All SHU staff and students are welcome to attend the C3RI Lunchtime Research Seminars. If you are from outside of the University and would like to attend a seminar, please email the C3RI Administrator to arrange entry.