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New Day

When

9 Sept – 10 Oct, 2021
Tues – Sat, 8am – 5pm

Opening event
12 Sept 2021
2 – 4pm

Opening address by
Master of Australian Craft
Marian Hosking

Where

St Heliers Street Gallery

Cost

Free

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Website

leopoldseder.com.au/

When

9 Sept – 10 Oct, 2021
Tues – Sat, 8am – 5pm

Opening event
12 Sept 2021
2 – 4pm

Opening address by
Master of Australian Craft
Marian Hosking

Where

St Heliers Street Gallery

Cost

Free

Follow

InstagramFacebook

Website

leopoldseder.com.au/

Experience jewellery like never before.

In New DayKatheryn Leopoldseder shares an intimate narrative of jewellery and objects drawn from 15 years working in her Convent studio. Presenting an artist’s impression of what might have been the lived experiences of the women who have been impacted by their connection to the Abbotsford Convent.

In creating New Day, Leopoldseder explores the lives of the young women sent to the Magdalen Asylum, the orphans, and the Sisters, who all worked and lived at the Convent – as well as the women who fought to save the Convent as a community asset, ensuring its restoration, and the formation of the creative community flourishing here today.

New Day engages jewellery’s unique ability to reveal and signify personal identity and presents large sculptural objects that respond to the stories permeating its architecture and grounds.

Through innovative use of technology, audiences are invited to experience the artworks more deeply.

To interact with the digital experience, please bring your smartphone and headphones.

New Day is part of Radiant Pavilion – Jewellery and Object Biennial

Access

This event is wheelchair accessible.

There is a unisex, accessible toilet located in the Convent building.

Your safety is our priority

View the Convent’s COVID Safe plans here.