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‘Orfebre’ by Georgie Brooks & Juan Castro

Orfebre - Georgie Brooks & Juan Castro


Exhibition Dates: 21st October to 4th November, 2022.
Opening Night Event
Friday 21st October, 2022
5pm – 7pm
e.g.etal contemporary jewellery gallery
150 Little Collins Street, Melbourne
Join us and the artists for drinks and nibbles to celebrate the
opening of this exhibition. You can RSVP to


Melbourne-based artists Georgie Brooks and Juan Castro have come together to explore the threads of history, finding inspiration in cultures of the world that span back thousands of years.

Orfebre is the Spanish translation for ‘goldsmith’, a word that encapsulates the many skills, techniques and knowledge of this ancient craft.  Their upcoming collaborative body of work will reference a cross section of ancient cultures, from the mysterious Bronze Age, to the Viking Era, and the ceremony of Spanish Catholicism. 

For this exhibition, both artists selected 5 pieces from history which they will use as a reference to inspire a collection of 10 exhibition pieces. 

As each artist has always referenced pieces from the past, the idea to collaborate was borne from the opportunity to give each maker new reference points that the other may not have typically explored, generating new tangents and inspiration for their work. 

Coupled with this, both makers are drawn to collaboration and supportive creative platforms whilst still being able to work independently. Orfebre through the ages have worked in this way in ancient guilds, workshops and studios, collaboratively with shared ideas or working with a common idea. 

This event is part of Craft Contemporary 2022. Craft Contemporary (1–31 October) is Craft Victoria’s annual festival amplifying the practice of craft in a state-wide gathering of talks, live demonstrations, exhibitions and more. Contemporary expressions of craft are explored within gallery, retail, educational and public spaces, calling attention to its ubiquitous and engaging presence.

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Top: Rings by Juan Castro, photograph by e.g.etal
Bottom: Rings by Georgie Brooks, photograph by James Morgan (@morgophoto)