The US premiere of “Hunter from Elsewhere: A Journey with Helen Britton on Film part of REEL JEWELS, a film program, during NYC Jewelry Week.
About the film:
Stone drops falling from a metal cloud, a shiny blue bird in a thorny thicket of dark silver, ghost trains loaded with mysterious treasure. A poetic journey accompanying Australian artist Helen Britton on her hunt for neglected materials, abandoned techniques and the last witnesses of a vanishing era.
Helen Britton amalgamates them into wearable sculptures: ”while the components themselves are in the form of the cheapest trinket, the sentiment they convey reaches into the deepest abyss.“
Her art is modern, avant-garde jewelry, sculptures and drawings, admired and collected around the world. The film follows her stalking through the German outback, seeking out abandoned workshops, forgotten artisans and manufacturing processes vanishing in time. Visiting the heavy industry sites of her Australian childhood in Newcastle NSW, stone carvers in German Idar-Oberstein and glassblowers in Thuringia, we reach her Munich studio, where the artist amalgamates her capture, memories, and precious materials into timeless miniature sculptures.
A discussion between the director Elena Alvarez Lutz and Barbara Paris Gifford, Associate Curator, Museum of Arts and Design will take place following the premiere of the documentary.
About New York City Jewelry Week
New York City Jewelry Week (NYCJW) is a cultural platform dedicated to the celebration of jewelry. Each November NYCJW hosts its annual jewelry week, a week-long celebration that invites a global audience to experience the world of jewelry. The week is free and open to the public, modernizing the way the world thinks about jewelry by bringing together everyone from the window shopper to the avid collector. The 2022 event will take place November 14-20, in-person and online. Please visit nycjewelryweek.com to sign-up for this year’s program.
Location & Time
November 15, 2022; 3:00 PM- 5:15 PM
Marlene Meyerson JCC Manhattan
334 Amsterdam Avenue, New York, NY, USA
For more information and registration, please visit here.