Ryman Barbara, The wind blows ... detail 2016

'Leaves Fall.....' exhibition by Barbara Ryman at Stanley Street Gallery

Barbara Ryman has been a leading influence in Australian Contemporary jewellery for more than 30 years, primarily for her exquisite and extraordinary work with vitreous enamel.
In recent years she has spent much time in Japan studying Japanese enamelling techniques with master craftsman and mentor, Tsuyura Sakurai. These influences have provided many new directions of exploration that can be seen in Ryman’s work. “As a mature artist, I have sometimes found this challenging, but it has also been inspirational and transformative. I hope I will always take such leaps of faith. 'Leaves Fall....' A dear friend was fond of declaiming “the macrocosm, the microcosm!” whilst dramatically gesturing towards the world in general. I think of her when my gaze is drawn to small things. The understated and fragile, textures at my fingertips, shadows and sighs, a tiny movement that says I am here. In these whisperings I am invited to the game of creation; the minute world and vastness in one. Leaves fall …”

Details: Exhibition: Wednesday 9 October – Saturday 26 October; Craft Up Late: Tuesday 15 October, 5pm – 8pm; Official Opening: Saturday 19 October, 2pm – 4pm


Images: Barbara Ryma, The wind blows ..., 2016. Photo courtesy Stanley Street Gallery; Barbara Ryman, The wind blows ... detail, 2016. Photo courtesy Stanley Street Gallery