Slurping, siphoning, consuming, assuming form.

SHELL is an immersive exhibition exploring the principles of shell formation and how they can be applied to the creation of cellulose based bio-material. 

Slowly and softly, the mollusc that lives within a shell pulls and synthesises matter and material from it’s immediate environment. Layer by layer this material is deposited to create strength in an ever evolving form; each structure a distinct expression of what it absorbs, and how the creature within shapes it. 

Presented at Oigall Projects, a live lab gives way to an open dialogue in finding form, and examines how we might add value to material that has been rendered useless or forgotten. 

Jill Stevenson is an emerging interdisciplinary designer and artist based in Naarm/Melbourne. A recent graduate of the Associate Degree in Furniture Design at RMIT, she has also completed a bachelor of Architecture at the University of Queensland. Jill's interests lie in speculative and experimental design, focusing on the intrinsic qualities of materials and their place in our landscape; natural and built. Her work is research driven and adopts a constant questioning of matter, form and context. The resulting musings are often articulated into detailed pieces with a playful approach to both theme and object.

Image: Photographer: Annika Kafcaloudis. Courtesy Oigall Projects