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Mimco has teamed up with the National Gallery of Victoria to create a limited-edition jewellery collection

WORDS BY MAEVE KERR-CROWLEY

The one-of-a-kind pieces were made in collaboration with London-based artist Alice Potts.

Mimco has once again teamed up with the National Gallery of Victoria as it hosts its show-stopping Triennial, filling its illustrious halls with a wide range of insanely cool art exhibits you can see for free.

You may remember the last Triennial extravaganza held three years ago – flooding your Instagram feed with artsy pics of your friends, neighbours and random internet acquaintances posed in front of towering piles of giant skulls or walls covered in flower stickers.

The event is a triannual tradition for the gallery and always features a staggering lineup of artists showing off their best and most exciting work. This year, the theme centres broadly around the big, thought-provoking issues the world is facing right now. Both established and emerging artists will use a huge range of mediums to reflect on the present and the future, exploring themes of culture, technology and creativity.

Behind the scenes, it’s also a chance for the NGV to partner with local brands and spread the impact of the exhibition even further.

Mimco has been a partner with the NGV for five years now, combining a love of local and international art with a passion for quality accessories and sustainable fashion.

The brand has taken inspiration from some of the gallery’s most popular exhibitions over the last few years, creating limited-edition collections to bring art into your wardrobe. Keith Haring, Jean-Michel Basquiat and M.C. Escher are some of the incredible artists to have inspired Mimco accessories and jewellery.

Mimco is also no stranger to the excitement of the Triennial, having designed a six-piece jewellery collection for the 2017/2018 exhibition’s theme of body and movement.

For this fifth year of the partnership, the duo is one-upping itself with an even bigger collaboration. To support the organisation of this elaborate event, Mimco supported the commission of a series of works from London-based artist and sustainable innovator Alice Potts.

Alice is a material researcher and inventor with a focus on creating sustainable fabrics and materials using biofabrication methods. Her work in the Triennial is a series of bioplastic face shields made from recycled food waste and natural dyes collected during London’s recent lockdowns.

The project was a response to the accelerated production and use of single-use PPE we’ve seen in the last year, intended to posit sustainable alternatives to this worldwide problem.

Inspired by Alice’s high level of innovation, Mimco also brought her on board to collaborate on a limited-edition jewellery collection. With the same tenets of sustainable design in mind, Alice worked with Mimco’s senior jewellery designer, Sophie Begg, to create 20 one-of-a-kind pieces made from a mixture of Alice’s bioplastic and upcycled stones, beads and pearls pulled from Mimco’s archive.

This capsule collection is another step forward in the brand’s ongoing journey towards greater sustainability and more thoughtful design. The unique jewellery pieces made from recycled waste and found materials will join a growing list of consciously sourced, quality fabrics that last.

The range will be available to shop online later this month and at the NGV design store. In the meantime, you can check out Alice’s work at the NGV Triennial until April 18. The exhibits are totally free and feature the work of over 100 local and international artists.

For more information on the lineup, a wide range of digital resources and a rundown of the NGV’s current COVID precautions, head here.

ngv.vic.gov.au

mimco.com.au

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