Distantly Relative

6 June 2014 to 20 July 2014 | 10am–4.30pm Tuesday to Sunday, 12–4.30pm on Mondays

Pitt Rivers Museum | South Parks Road, Oxford OX1 3PP

The Pitt Rivers Museum presents an exhibition of work by Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork and Jewellery students made in response to chosen artefacts from the Museum’s collection. 

Eight GSM&J students have created objects that are ‘distant relatives’ to a chosen museum artefact. The project invited them to consider how their object might have links or kinship to the past, but also embrace contemporary or emerging technologies, behaviour or beliefs.

Distantly Relative presents work that references the past but speaks of the contemporary. Using an innovative array of twenty first-century processes you can expect to see laser cutting and 3D printing, alongside more traditional jewellery and metalworking techniques such as raising copper, soldering, etching and patination.

Amongst the items on display are a 3D printed wearable object that discharges receipts and speaks of consumption in contemporary society; an exquisite leather and resin laser cut wrap that houses and tantalisingly displays a collection of coins; a new product that makes decision-making a thing of the past.