Rendering is the process of becoming or representing something, an idea, a meaning, a moment, a place. In some instances, to render may involve the process of formulating, adding colour, shading and texturing to create an image. In others, it may be shaping and moving material into new dimensions and forms.
This exhibition explores how ideation informs the various states of jewellery and object transformation. The artists' approach and rendering come from their own unique perspectives, they exhibit examples of conceptual ideation, material experimentation and final object resolution. Rendering here connects this group of emerging artists at a time when studios have been difficult to access and the idea of made objects has been vital.
The works presented draw on a selection of creative outcomes in 2020 and 2021 from the students of Gold & Silversmithing in the School of Art at RMIT University.