Edited by Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios, An unreliable guidebook to jewellery accompanies the retrospective exhibition Lisa Walker: She wants to go to her bedroom but she can’t be bothered at RMIT Design Hub Gallery, Melbourne, which showed form January 29 to May 4, 2019. This volume considers how the work of New Zealand jeweller Lisa Walker can be thought of as a career-length conversation with the question ‘What is jewellery?’.
In doing so it foregrounds the act of asking questions and the pleasure and importance of the ‘as yet understood’. The narratives that emerge within this book offer an open ended reflection on Walker’s work, moving across different time periods, going off on tangents but returning to the many concerns of the field in which she has so firmly embedded herself.
An unreliable guidebook to jewellery by Lisa Walker
472 pp., 130 × 190 mm
Published by RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne
Edited by Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios
Lithography by Sebastiaan Hanekroot (Colour and Books)
Printed in the Netherlands