The Collections Project - Kath Inglis: Of uncertain value



Date: 15 July - 29 September 2019
Time: 10am - 4pm, daily
Location: Santos Museum of Economic Botany, Adelaide Botanic Garden
Cost: Free

Guildhouse and the Botanic Gardens and the State Herbarium are delighted to present Of uncertain value, by South Australian artist Kath Inglis. 

PVC is the dominant material used by Adelaide-based contemporary jeweller Kath Inglis for over 15 years. She has been developing and mastering techniques that elevate the material, creating jewel-like works from this widely-produced plastic.

Kath has investigated the State Herbarium’s Marine Algae Collection through the lens of 'values'. Examining the Collection both within the context of the broader holdings of the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium, and the impact of plastic waste on marine health, Kath has used her signature methodologies to also consider the value of materials and handmade objects.

The opportunity to undertake independent research at the State Herbarium and at the Santos Museum of Economic Botany will be a rich experience for my contemporary craft practice. I can’t wait to get in there, explore and see how this experience will shape the future of my work.’