Christel van der LaanContemporary Jewellery from Western Australia






Lesley Craze Gallery
9th September – 14th October 2011

The exhibition Cinderella Stories: Contemporary Jewellery from Western Australia showcases the vibrant work of seven Western Australian artist jewellers who exhibit internationally. Together their work makes a strong statement about what it is to be a Western Australian artist practicing as a jeweller in one of the most remote capital cities in the world. The exhibition has been arranged to coincide with the international launch of the book Gold and Silversmithing in Western Australia: A History by Dr Dorothy Erickson in which all are featured.

Each of these jewellers has had to be adaptable and self reliant to succeed as they have in the international arena. All work at the cutting edge of their discipline and have been selected in many prestigious international exhibitions and featured in numerous international publications.


Dorothy Erickson, Carlier Makigawa, Felicity Peters, Gillian Rainer, Brenda Ridgewell, Christel van der Laan, David Walker