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Make Art at Home | Pearls

by Emily McTaggart

Have you ever made your own jewellery using recycled materials?

Watch this fun video and make your own wearable art inspired by Simryn Gill’s artwork Pearls.

Simryn uses paper from books and other documents to make beads that are threaded together to form long necklaces.

 


About this artwork

Pearls is an ongoing project that started in 1999 when Simryn began using printed material to make beads that can be worn.

Blacktown Arts commissioned Simryn to make Pearls from two speeches delivered in Blacktown by former Prime Minister Gough Whitlam in the 1970s.

Materials

  • Book pages or other paper
  • Hand needless
  • Glue stick
  • String
  • Scissors
  • Skewer or chopstick

Artwork credit
Simryn Gill, Pearls: Gough Whitlam, Australian Labor Party Policy Speech, delivered Blacktown Civic Centre, 13th November 1972; Gough Whitlam, Australian Labor Party Policy Speech, delivered Blacktown Civic Centre, 29th April 1974, 2014, typed speeches, glue, cotton thread

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