WHEN : 27th November – 21st December
WHERE : Jan Murphy Gallery
Arriving in Australia from New Zealand on the cusp of adulthood, Julia deVille trained as a jeweller and learned further crafting skills studying shoe design before her long hunt for a taxidermy mentorship was successful. Driven by a strong commitment to animal rights, deVille’s sculptural assemblages belie the heroic, trophy-hunting culture associated with mounting dead animals. In a form of gentle protest she combines precious and semi-precious gems and metals with antique ‘ready-mades’ to challenge our disregard for and consumption of both wild and domesticated fauna.
Image : JULIA DEVILLE – DAYLIGHTING RING (2013) 9CT WHITE GOLD, 2.85CT LEMON QUARTZ, 0.10CT DIAMONDS, 0.28CT SAPPHIRES