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10 Jan 1998 – 1 Mar 1998
Pamela Ritchie. Brooch 1996. Sterling silver, 24K gold, 9.5 x 2 x 1cm.
Pamela Ritchie, who lives in Boutilier's Point, Nova Scotia, teaches jewellery at the Nova Scotia College of Art and Design (NSCAD). She has exhibited her jewellery and metalwork around the world, but only infrequently in Halifax.
In Imaginary Places, Ritchie revisited the traditional Norwegian filigree designs that captured her interest in 1979. The exhibition included Concatenation, a series of brooches, earrings and pendants begun in 1992, and new pieces in which wire filigree and other applied elements adorn similar shapes. The installation emphasized the signifying potential of these objects, in addition to their ornamental function.