Venue: Studio 20/17 Project Space
Opening Drinks – Wednesday 12 July 6-8pm
Exhibition - 12 - 29 July 2017
RUN LMC collection, is a throw back to the analogue past of mixed tapes and ghetto blasters.
A reminder of a more simple time when radio shows, Countdown and tape swapping reigned supreme.
The reels and guides that are the basis of Laila Marie Costa’s jewellery, are mined from the internal components of band ‘demo’ cassette tapes. The initial demos were salvaged from an iconic Melbourne live music venue when it was deemed the CD was now to be the official form of musical recording storage. The hundreds of cassette tapes went back to the 1980s and included bands that are now a household name. When that source was mined out, a new seam was tapped into at the local council recycling station.
About the Artist
In August 2016 Laila Marie Costa exhibited a window exhibition at Small Space Jewellery, North Fitzroy, as part of the Craft Cubed Festival. ‘Random Acts of Necklace’ exhibited eight necklaces made from s/silver, onyx, plastic innards harvested from cassette tapes and guitar string ball ends. The exhibition at 20/17 Project Space is a continuum of the ‘Random Acts of Necklace’ exhibition.
North Sydney Council are gratefully acknowledged for the provision of 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney.
Exhibition drinks sponsored by The Greens North Sydney
28 Jul 2017 at 12:00 PM - 05:00 PM
Studio 20/17 Project Space
New South Wales