‘Re:Mains’: Exhibition of Rachael Colley’s food waste jewellery and ambiguous eating artefacts opens at Sheffield Institute of Arts

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Rachael Colley is an interdisciplinary artist and senior lecturer in Jewellery and Metalwork at Sheffield Institute of Arts, Sheffield Hallam University. She gained an MA in Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery from the Royal College of Art in 2010. Her current research brings together jewellery – created predominantly using food waste – and ambiguous artefacts for eating. She invites diners to wear these visceral jewellery pieces whilst consuming food with alternative dining tools.

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The exhibition includes pieces made food waste such as mango stones; raspberry and blackberry seeds; orange, apple, banana, beetroot, carrot and avocado peel/skins; out of date bacon and beef.

Image courtesy of Rachael Colley


Image courtesy of Rachael Colley

Image courtesy of Rachael Colley



Re:Mains Exhibition
Sheffield Institute of Arts
Old Head Post Office, Fitzalan Square, Sheffield S1 2AY
Exhibition from Saturday 16 February to Saturday 16 March 2019
Launch event (catered by Food Works Sheffield) on Friday 15 February, 6PM. Register here.


Alongside this exhibition Rachael will be holding a series of lunchtime events each Wednesday, where participants will have the opportunity to take part in her research. Individuals will be encouraged to wear an item of her jewellery and use her ambiguous implements to dine with, sharing this experience with others. If you’re interested in participating in one of these events please contact Rachael via email to book your place – bookings will be taken on a first-come-first-served basis.

Find out more about Rachael’s work here.

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