Gavin Friday will be opening Amárach, an exhibition of high end jewellery by Irelands’ most acclaimed goldsmiths in Cork this Thursday (September 19th) at 6.30pm. The opening will be hosted by Tuula Harrington of Designworks Studio.
Amárach is an Exhibition of High-end Jewellery by Irish Goldsmiths with a dual sense of value, emphasizing more than the valuable materials used, but also skilled workmanship and creativity. Working together on a common theme of depth and beauty, we aim to showcase a collection that will blow away the public and many misconceived ideas of hand crafted jewellery.
“When approached by Tuula to help come up with a ‘Theme’ / ‘Concept’ for the forthcoming Irish Goldsmith Exhibition we spoke of the many possible but the one that rang loudest in my ear was the link between ‘new’ and ‘old’ values that have been forgotten or buried, especially in this post boom recessionary Ireland where its Cultural Identity seems to be walking around like a headless chicken. One could say we very much so ‘threw out the baby with the bath water’.