JUNK: rubbish to gold - ONLINE Exhibition

JUNK: rubbish to gold playfully explores ideas of exchange, bartering, gathering, earning and giving by putting on display the entire process of creating the ‘work-of-art’.


Partnering charities have supplied the masses and masses of JUNK jewellery (750kgs in total). Local businesses have provided tools and equipment. The School of Jewellery has provided a venue for the performance. Jewellers and makers worldwide have come to ‘gift’ their skills. The participating jewellers and makers selected pieces of jewellery from the mountain of "JUNK", (re)constructing them into reimagined artworks.

Due to the high volume of work created, the exhibition is shown in multiple parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7


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Bettina Matzkuhn, Vancouver, BC


30cm h x 96 cm w
Fabric collage, machine and hand embroidery.


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