Postponed from 2020
Cancelled due to Covid 19
Oscar Wilde once said ‘Life imitates art far more than art imitates life’... but what about living art? What about artistic practices that allow the wearers to become art themselves? For the last 39 years Oxfordshire Artweeks has introduced the county to an impressive range of mediums each May in the UK’s largest open artist studios and pop-up exhibition festival, but this year is the first that a human material has been presented... hair!
In this exhibition of alchemy, where fashion and art merge to create something completely new, award-winning hair artist Anne Veck and her daughter Chloe Mellen of Dirty French Girl Jewellery present ‘Avant-Garde Hair & Jewellery’ in our Boiler Room Gallery. Featuring a portfolio of stunning photography in which Anne Veck transforms hair into sculptural forms, and an array of unique designer jewellery pieces that often take inspiration from human form, the two different practices marry with a fascinating collaborative project. A small collection of jewellery items that double up as hairdressing tools are a fitting conclusion to the conversation between each artist’s work. A ring that can be used to section hair and a bracelet that holds hairbands between its teeth are examples of harmonious fusion between ideas; practical and stylish, the aesthetic is undeniably Dirty French Girl and the practicality signature of Anne Veck. Experience art, design and the avant-garde at The Jam Factory until 31st May.