Kaleidoscope draws together a group of works by the artists at Pieces of Eight exploring a riot of colour, pattern and design. Embracing the dynamic interplay of shape and hue, and the ability of a kaleidoscope to morph and evolve, these artists present the best of contemporary jewellery and design in Melbourne.

Established in 2005 by jeweller Melanie Katsalidis in North Fitzroy, Pieces of Eight has built a worldwide following of devoted clientele who share in a passion for intelligent, innovative design.

The gallery works with artists both emerging and established to offer an exclusive collection of pieces – from the exquisitely beautiful and wearable, to the conceptual and experimental. Pieces of Eight specialise in private commissions and working with customers to create bespoke engagement and wedding rings, as well as precious jewels of personal significance.

From their home base in Melbourne’s iconic Royal Arcade, Pieces of Eight collaborates with guest curators and artists to present an exceptional program of exhibitions, artist talks, VIP events and more. Supporting this is the jeweller’s workshop on Russell Place, providing select practitioners with a platform for creative expression and ideas generation.

Image: courtesy of the artist. Photography: Heather Lighton.