Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux
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Emma Bugg ~ State of Flux

Compelled by curiosity, Emma Bugg’s practice investigates the way jewellery can tell stories through materials and continually investigates innovative ways technology can add to the experience of jewellery.

Over the past eleven years Emma has worked with concrete. She has a vivid memory of walking along Swanston Street. With heightened senses in new surroundings, she was struck by the observation that concrete and asphalt had covered the earth’s surface. It was everywhere but its ubiquity made it somehow invisible. The contrast was apparent compared to Emma’s home town of Hobart, Tasmania, where wilderness is closer. From this experience, Emma began exploring ways to use concrete in jewellery, recontextualizing it by framing it on the body.

Parallel to material exploration is the ongoing investigation of ways technology can be embedded in jewellery to add a deeper level of connection and engagement with a piece. Compelled by a curiosity for secret codes, Emma’s practice looks at how jewellery can tell stories through materials, and continually investigates innovative ways technology can add to the experience of jewellery.

Graduating from UTAS in 2002 with a BFA, Emma returned to study a Diploma in Art and Design (Jewellery Design) at TAFE in 2010. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally and her work is held in the MONA collection

 

 

Lucky Rabbit necklace, 2021 Not for Sale
Brass, concrete, Tasmanian abalone shell, horse hair, glass, iron, leather, data
The Lucky Rabbit Project is the latest iteration of Bugg’s response to embedding hidden codes in jeweller, bringing an interactive element to the work and leading the viewer to an experience to activate pattern recognition.
Interactive content is activated by scanning back of the rabbit with an NFC enabled mobile device

 

Brickworks necklace, 2020
Concrete, brick, leather, brass, iron
$420
 
Endoskeleton earrings, 2021
Sterling silver, Tasmanian basalt, Granite from Tasmanian east coast, brass, internal structure of steel mesh
$350
 
Tube ring, 2021
Brass, concrete, pigment
$400
 
Slab brooch (yellow) 2021
Concrete, iron, steel, stainless steel, brass, Tasmanian basalt, paint
2021
$280
 
Slab brooch (blue), 2021
Concrete, iron, steel, stainless steel, brass, brass filings, paint
$280
 
Slab brooch (red), 2021
Concrete, iron, steel, stainless steel, brass, Tasmanian basalt, paint
$280