An exhibition featuring Claire Curneen’s mystical sculptures will be on show alongside goldsmith Kevin Coates’ poetic jewellery at Welbeck’s Harley Gallery this month.
The show, which starts on 23rd August until 19th October, features work inspired by religious iconography and art history by Curneen and Coates’ jewel animals, influenced by lore and myths.
A spokesman for the gallery said: “Angels and saints are decorated with patterns and colour, their beauty drawing you closer.
“Other figures are unglazed, yet simple and elegant.
“But look a little closer and these figures tell a different tale. Slashed and torn, bruised and bound – these beautiful objects have more sinister stories to tell.
“For A Bestiary of Jewels, Coates’ has created his own encyclopaedia of animals – known as a bestiary made from gold and silver, shell or other unusual materials.”
Like a medieval bestiary’s myths and lore, Coates’ jewellery is also symbolic.”
You can meet the artists at the Harley Gallery on 23rd August between 1-3pm.
For more information visit www.harleygallery.co.uk.