Presented by Maree Clarke and Blanche Tilden

Since meeting in 2018, Maree Clarke and Blanche Tilden have worked together on creating jewellery.

This collection combines signature aspects of Tilden’s contemporary jewellery practice with Clarke’s long engagement with reviving south-eastern Australian First Nations cultural materials, in particular body adornments, using natural materials such as echidna quills, feathers, river reeds and quandong seeds, and more recent explorations of glass.

Using glass, embracing the new technology of 3D printing and incorporating collected materials to tell ancient stories, this collaboration celebrates a shared understanding of the ability of jewellery to communicate meaning by connecting us to both the past and the future.