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Linear Frequency

2 November 2023 - 25 November 2023

The Gallery presents Linear Frequency, a solo exhibition from Andrew Lamb celebrating a career that spans 23 years. Andrew’s inspirations, influences and research interests have always been underpinned by traditional goldsmithing practices and methods that are thousands of years old. Learn more in our Q&A with Andrew here.

The ‘Vortex’ series expands on my ongoing research interests surrounding traditional goldsmithing practices in parallel with my interest in experimenting with metallurgy and the use of wire. I wanted to explore scale and form, while playing with techniques influenced by the ancient art of filigree to generate unique textures and shades of colour. – Andrew Lamb

Born: 1978

Andrew Lamb graduated from Edinburgh College of Art in 2000. He completed his Masters at the Royal College in 2004 and now exhibits and sells his award winning jewellery worldwide, with work featuring in prestigious public collections in the UK and abroad.

His interest in illusion and the mesmerizing visual effects of ‘Optical Art’ are cleverly adapted into his jewellery designs. By incorporating these principals, his aim is to create striking, yet delicately shaped pieces which appear to shift and change as the eye moves across them.

Andrew also finds inspiration in the linear patterns and structures abundant in nature and woven textiles. With these in mind, he uses a combination of fine lengths of 18ct gold and silver wire to construct sculptural, three-dimensional jewellery. The wire, layered, twisted or overlapping to create pieces with rippling textures and subtle colour variations playfully drawing the eye and creating a moment of surprise.

Permanent collections include:

V&A, London; Crafts Council, London; Aberdeen Art Gallery and Museum; The Alice and Louis Koch Collection; Birmingham Museum and Art Gallery; The Goldsmiths’ Company, London; National Museums Scotland, Edinburgh; Galerie Marzee, The Netherlands; The Royal College of Art, London; The Royal Mint, London; Museums and Galleries Edinburgh; V&A Wedgwood Museum, Stoke-on-Trent.


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