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Monika Brugger

Since 1992, besides carrying on her own work, Monika Brugger is teaching the theoretical and practical aspects of jewellery. In particular, she runs courses on the history of classical and contemporary jewellery, accompanied by lectures. She organised the Workshop Sospel, and in 2007 she was one of the founders of the association "la garantie". She has been guest speaker and held numerous workshops worldwide.

Her works have been acquired by among others V&A Museum, London; Les Arts Décoratifs, Paris; the Fonds national d’art contemporain; Paris, Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Rotasa Collection Trust, USA; Berner Stiftung für Angewandte Kunst, Berne.

Yu Chun Chen

Being brought up under the Chinese culture in Taiwan and then having had her artistic education in Italy and the Netherlands, the work of Yu-Chun Chen is shaped by these diverse culture crossings. The eastern and the western culture come to a confluence into her work: the introvert and the extrovert, the sentimental and the rational, the tranquil and the active come together. With the respect for the traditional crafts, she aims to create contemporary jewellery while reminding people the beauty of the old tradition.

Yu Fang Chi

Yu-Fang, CHI is a current PhD candidate within the School of Art at RMIT. She completed her Bachelor and Master degree in Taiwan. Her research project investigates the concept of femininity in jewellery and objects and its cultural connotations. Yu-Fang introspects the processes of creation and the position of female body. Her practice involves repetitive fibre-related techniques which can be connected to traditional domestic art processes.
Yu Fang regularly exhibits her work in Australia and internationally in Germany, Poland, Korea, Japan and Estonia. She has been awarded various grants and her work is held in both public and private collections.

Carole Deltenre

Through a reflection about bodies as objects of desire, Carole Deltenre tries to bring out the powers of creatures and show the failure of seduction mechanisms. Using traditional elements, she looks for the impact of religion and social codes in the tense relation between genders and consider jewel as an object of envy that has to be caressed, used, worn, touched, dirtied, looked at and whose first function is to seduce.

She takes part in national and international exhibitions, lectures, prices, residency and also music, drawing, and collective projects.

Yuni Kim Lang

Yuni Kim Lang is a Michigan-based visual artist who creates sculptures, photographs and wearable art that explores themes of weight, mass, accumulation, hair and cultural identity. She makes sculptures out of rope and synthetic materials where it transcends its materiality and become bodily. She is fascinated by what people give power and meaning to, along with our obsession with adornment.

Lang exhibits internationally and has had a solo exhibitions at the Frost Art Museum in Miami, Florida and with Sienna Gallery in Lenox, Massachusetts. Lang has done a residency at Red Gate Gallery, Beijing, China and received a Merit-based Scholarship for her Residency at the Vermont Studio Center, Johnson, Vermont. 

Lauren Kalman

Lauren Kalman is a visual artist based in Detroit, whose practice is invested in contemporary craft, video, photography and performance. Through her work she investigates beauty, adornment, body image, and the built environment. Raised in the Midwest, Kalman completed her MFA from the Ohio State University and earned a BFA from Massachusetts College of Art.

Kalman exhibits and lectures internationally. Her work is in the permanent collection of the Museum of Fine Arts Boston, the Smithsonian Museum of American Art, and the Detroit Institute of Art.

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Nicholas Building
Level 7, Room 14
37 Swanston Street
Melbourne, Victoria 3000

Gallery Hours
Tuesday to Saturday
12–6pm (during exhibition program)
Closed on public holidays

(+61 3) 9650 0093


 Tacit Recollection gratefully acknowledges the support of above institutes.

2017 Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail-Radiant Pavilion.




23 August – 9 September 2017

Monika Brugger, Yu Chun Chen, Yu Fang Chi, Carole Deltenre, Yuni Kim Lang, Lauren Kalman

Tacit Recollection engages a group of international women artists to reflect on the relation of body, memory and external world. Object and jewellery works on the exhibition are intimate responses to the 'uncertain' bodily circumstances of each artist, evoking a sense of fragility, sensuality, transparency and intuition. Notions of ambiguous identity, voicelessness and introspection are engaged via each artist’s material processes of making. Tacit Recollection invites dialogue, creating a varied, indefinite and fluid platform for artworks to be touched, perceived and appreciated.


Tacit Recollection is part of the 2017 Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail-Radiant Pavilion, 26 August - 3 September 2017.   


This exhibition is an extension and renewal of a previous curatorial project by Yu Fang CHI; Inner Crease,  investigating the concept of femininity and its cultural connotations in jewellery and objects, exhibited in the 2015 Melbourne Fringe Festival and 2015 Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail-Radiant Pavilion.

Yu Fang Chi

Artist + Curator Talk | Saturday 26 August 5pm

Exhibition Opening | Saturday 26 August 6-8pm

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