This April two of Ireland’s most exciting creatives Jenny Huston of Edge Only jewellery and acclaimed Irish contemporary artist Leah Hewson will team up to bring us EOxLH, a jewellery and fine art collaboration.
The pair will present the jewellery collection and limited-edition prints at the EOxLH Gallery Store at 9 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 from April 12th to 18th.
The new collection comes after Huston and Hewson spent a year working together, inspiring and informing each other’s contrasting style of work; Hewson’s canvases are bright and chaotic, Huston’s jewellery is minimal and industrial.
What resulted was a collection featuring three stand out elements – an elegant, linear nine-piece hand-crafted jewellery collection for women and men from Huston, and four superb limited edition fine art prints from Hewson.
Together, Hewson and Huston worked on the packaging element, taking a panel from the original painting to create stunning custom printed neon tissue paper and gorgeous printed luxury gift bags. Each piece of handcrafted jewellery will be presented in this impressive, bold package.
Leah Hewson is one of Ireland’s most exciting contemporary artists and counts Ali Hewson and Bono as her aunt and uncle.
Since obtaining a first class Fine Art degree from DLIADT, Dublin, Ali has presented at numerous group shows, as well as three solo exhibitions.
Edge Only was founded by former national radio DJ and music TV presenter Jenny Huston. Jewellery is in Jenny’s blood, her mother is an award-winning designer, goldsmith and gemmologist, now living in Kilkenny.
Leah explains: “The icons Jenny uses in her work are very similar to mine, but our aesthetics are polar opposites. I thought that working on a collaboration could be really stimulating and lots of fun. I invited Jenny to my exhibition and we hit it off straight away.”
Jenny adds: “I was delighted when Leah got in touch. I had read an article about her but had never met her or seen her work up close. When she took me through her exhibition I was blown away by the layers and detail in each of her pieces. I loved how her art revealed itself and how the bright colours lifted my mood.”
Edge Only x Leah Hewson will be on display and on sale at the EOxLH Gallery Store at 9 Wellington Quay, Dublin 2 from April 12th to 18th, 2018.