Blanche Tilden: ripple effect – a 25 year survey

For over 25 years, Melbourne-based jeweller Blanche Tilden has transformed everyday and industrial materials into aesthetically refined, conceptually rich wearable objects. This first major survey of the artist’s practice will include historical and contemporary works loaned from Australian public and private collections, displayed alongside photographic portraits of private collectors wearing their personal Tilden jewellery. Tilden also revisits and reinterprets previous work made between 1995 and 2020 to create new forms that expand on key themes of mechanical movement and industrial and architectural uses of glass.

Blanche Tilden, Grand Palais (necklace), 2014, borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver. Collection of Margaret Davis. Photograph: Grant Hancock. © the artist. Courtesy the artist and Geelong Gallery, Victoria

Geelong Gallery
8 May to 1 August 2021