23rd Feb - 7th March 2009
New Jewellery by Mia Straka
"As far back as a hundred thousand years ago we were ornamenting ourselves with beads made from perforated seashells. Jewellery has been used as currency, talisman, status signifier and ornament.
The objects I treasure are more to me than inanimate decoration. They are imbued with the experiences that surround them and I carry them close.
Baskets can hold many things but I hope these objects carry and accumulate the stories of their wearers."
Mia Straka, 2009