Sea Pensive necklace by Pennie Jagiello

Future of the Anthropocene

This solo exhibition of work by Pennie Jagiello explores the negative environmental impacts of anthropogenic debris by investigating these found materials within the medium of contemporary jewellery objects.


Contemporary jewellery objects are a powerful artistic medium. We can wear jewellery on our bodies and carry it with us. Jewellery can sit on or through the body, and at the same time extend beyond our bodies. Jewellery objects can resonate their own space, to be watched, observed publicly or privately, inviting the wearer or voyeur to think, to enquire, to remember and to investigate. Jewellery objects arouse curiosity, can whisper, shout out or call irresistibly to be touched or held. Or these jewellery objects can speak without words in a universal language.


As contemporary jewellery objects, they offer a new way in which to present the serious global issue of anthropogenic debris both marine- and land-based.

Details: Thursday 4 October – Wednesday 17 October

Images: Pennie Jagiello, Sea Pensive (detail), 2016. Photo: courtesy of Courtesy of the Artist; Pennie Jagiello, Sea Pensive, 2016. Photo: courtesy of Courtesy of the Artist.