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2014/2/2 Brooch, 'Found out - floral brooches', anodised aluminium / stainless steel, designed by Rosanne Bartley, 2004, made by Roseanne Bartley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2013. Click to enlarge.

'Found out - floral brooches' brooch by Roseanne Bartley

Designed
This simple yet bold floral brooch was created by Roseanne Bartley (b. 1964), a contemporary jeweller based in Melbourne from 1989. Made from drink can ring-pull tabs, the brooch reflect Bartley's interest in using everyday 'found' objects, which were designed with planned obsolescence, as products with a limited useful life. Her approach has resulted in recycling the society's rubbish into intriguing contemporary jewellery. This distinctive brooch is an excellent example of Bartley's earlier …

Summary

Object No.

2014/2/2

Object Statement

Brooch, 'Found out - floral brooches', anodised aluminium / stainless steel, designed by Rosanne Bartley, 2004, made by Roseanne Bartley, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia, 2013

Physical Description

Small flat open work red coloured brooch in the form of a flower. Brooch made of five anodised aluminium drink can ring pulls held together in the centre with a stainless steel rivet to form a rosette with five petals. Brooch secures with stainless steel pin and hook on reverse.

Marks

No marks

Dimensions

Height

35 mm

Width

36 mm

Depth

11 mm

Production

Notes

Brooch designed in 2004 and made in 2013 by Roseanne Bartley in Melbourne, Australia.

The material for this piece had been collected in Bartley's neighbourhood then created in her studio. The technical process for 'Found Out' was relatively simple: the tabs were collected, anodized for colour (Electromold; 202 Holt Parade, Thomastown, Victoria 3074), then riveted together. Later, as her ideas evolved, Bartley tended to work directly in the environment where she selected material.

'In walking and collecting I observe, through patterns of distribution or seasonal frequencies, things about the way people inhabit space. I am often conscious of the increasingly fractured relationship between humanity, nature, and locality, and through this process I reflect upon the limits of my own attitudes and understanding of place.' *

* Bartley, Roseanne, roseannebartley.wordpress.com/studio-jewellery, viewed 21 October 2013.

Source

Credit Line

Purchased with funds from the Yasuko Myer Bequest, 2013

Acquisition Date

8 January 2014

Cite this Object

Harvard

'Found out - floral brooches' brooch by Roseanne Bartley 2023, Museum of Applied Arts & Sciences, accessed 7 February 2023, <https://ma.as/466607>

Wikipedia

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