Queer: A New Exhibition Celebrating LGBTQIA+ Makers

05.05.2023 - 31.07.2023

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05.05.2023 - 31.07.2023


Ruby Taglight


Diana Porter Contemporary Jewellery 33 Park Street, Bristol, BS1 5NH

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Celebrating creative artists and makers within the LGBTQIA+
community with a dedicated exhibition. Launching 5th May at Diana Porter, Bristol, a brand new exhibition celebrating the talented works of
jewellery artists and makers within the LGBTQIA+ community.

Featuring the talented works of:
@lukassvyba_jewellery @eccorobinson @rubytaglightldn
@markmcleishstudio @esteban_erosky @laik_ecola

Ruby Taglight LDN has curated an all female line up for Diana Porter. The sculptural pieces aim to shine light on magical tales discovered within our history, told from a female perspective. Each piece is devotedly hand carved out of wax following extensive research of a chosen myth, artefact, piece of architecture. The detailed pieces are to be viewed as though one were exploring a ruin or listening to a story being told for the first time. There is a lab-grown ruby set into every piece, as a signature.

The word ‘feminine’ is historically rooted in criticism. Comparative theories of masculine vs feminine can be found in art, architecture, and even ways of speaking. Architectural movements like the Rococo were considered too “feminine” compared to the “masculine“ classicism. Overly descriptive public speeches were deemed too emotional. Ruby makes pieces which exist in that realm; too kitsch, too over-the-top, in order to celebrate the world from a ‘female’ perspective, and push against the borders of functionality.

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