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Triennial Talk: Material Studies: Spark Rings – Sean O’Connell

Sat 16 Dec 17, 3.30pm–4pm
NGV International
Exhibition space
Level 3

Free entry

Contemporary jeweller Sean O’Connell’s Spark series of rings amplify and illuminate fourteen materials. The accompanying Material studies: Spark images show the flow of electricity through these materials.

To make the images, the rings were positioned on top of photographic paper and bombarded with electricity from above.

Sean O’Connell speaks with NGV curator Simone LeAmon about the process behind making the Spark series, and reflects on how these works re-imagine the material world.

Sean O’Connell, jeweller
Simone LeAmon, The Hugh Williamson Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, NGV


Supported by program patrons Maureen Wheeler AO and Tony Wheeler AO.