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Exhibition: The Heroine’s Journey

Romy Mittelman - A Heroine's Journey

Join us for the opening night of
‘The Heroine’s Journey’
A collaborative exhibition from
jeweller Romy Mittelman & artist Jennifer E. Hopper

Opening Night: Friday 6th of October, 5-7pm
at e.g.etal jewellery gallery
150 Little Collins Street, Melbourne

Exhibition dates: 5th-26th October 2023

‘The Heroine’s Journey’ is the third creative collaboration between jeweller Romy Mittleman and artist Jennifer E. Hopper for e.g.etal. This collection follows on from prior works ‘New Religion’ and ‘Offering’: two powerful, irreverent and provocative bodies of work that deified modern women and elevated them to the realm of immortal Goddesses.

In the ‘The Heroine’s Journey’, Romy and Jennifer continue their playful reframing of cultural symbols and tropes, this time taking aim at The Hero’s Journey: an ancient narrative template that traces the passage of an immature male as he leaves the safety and familiarity of home to face increasingly difficult obstacles, only to overcome them and return home a heroic world-beater.

‘The Heroine’s Journey’ puts women in the central role, as symbolised by the collection’s singular ‘Everywoman’ figure, who is depicted as cutting off her girlish braids in a defiant act of adult autonomy.

In her story, she delves into the treacherous terrain of her soul, encountering battles with her own psyche to slay her limitations – with fabulous results! In her battle, she is able to draw on hidden talents and resources, as symbolised by charms in this collection, to return to herself as an enlightened and world-beating woman.

These talents and resources remain with her always, lifelong rewards for the sacred feat of finding oneself.

‘The Heroine’s Journey’ celebrates women’s strength, enshrines the value of facing down one’s own demons, and covets the wisdom that comes with age. It is a collection dazzling with the brilliance of a life lived fully, bravely and with a heroine’s heart.

RSVP to events@egetal.com.au or via the form below.

This event is presented as part of Craft Contemporary 2023, an initiative of Craft.

View the collection online

RSVP for The Heroine's Journey Opening Night (Fri 6th Oct, 5pm-7pm)