Artwork of the Week – Stuart Cairns

Liverpool artwork of the week 2011-10. ‘Seven Standing Still’ Sterling silver and Mixed media by Stuart Cairns in Contemporary British Silversmiths –  SIDE x SIDE – EDGE > EDGE at the Capstone 25 Feb – 6 May 2011

Just one of the truly amazing silversmiths in this prestigious exhibition.

This series of seven vessels sit side by side, each given a different character by the addition of an object or material.

The silver has been milled down to a fine grade and left matt emphasising its delicate and soft nature.

The fastenings sit against the silver in contrast, each offering a differing story through an implied history of everyday.

Contemporary British Silversmiths –  SIDE x SIDE – EDGE > EDGE
25 February – 6 May 2011

The Capstone Gallery at Liverpool Hope University is proud to present Contemporary British Silversmiths European touring exhibition ‘SIDE x SIDE – EDGE > EDGE’. The exhibition shows how 75 silversmiths responded to one theme; each in their own unique way.