Image: Kath Inglis, Epiphyte Brooch, 2019. Photograph Grant Hancock.


The Collections Project

Kath Inglis: of uncertain value

July 14 – September 29, 2019.

Santos Museum of Economic Botany
Adelaide Botanic Garden

Opening: Sunday 14 July, 2019. 3pm

Guildhouse and the Botanic Gardens of South Australia and the State Herbarium are delighted to present Of uncertain value, by South Australian artist Kath Inglis.

PVC has been the dominant material used by Adelaide-based contemporary jeweller Kath Inglis for over 15 years. She has developed and mastered techniques that elevate the material, creating jewel-like works from this widely-produce plastic.

In 2019 Kath investigated the Botanic Gardens of South Australia’s Marine Algae Collection. Through the lens of ‘values”, Kath examined the Marine Algae Collection within the context of the broader holdings of the Botanic Gardens of South Australia while also considering the impact of plastic waste on marine health.

The opportunity to undertake independent research at the State Herbarium and at the Museum of Economic Botany will be a rich experience for my contemporary craft practice. I can’t wait to get in there, explore and see how this experience will shape the future of my work.

Kath Inglis

Photography Daniel Marks