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 Corner Shop
A series of works that explore the relationship between luxury and functionality
2016 - 2019


 

Corner Shop
2016-2019

The 'Corner Shop' series stems from Ambrin's final year of study and graduate collection. After graduating Ambrin went on to develop further work for the series.

Through the eyes of a jewellery artist Ambrin explores material hierachy and fantasies surrounding luxury and wealth. Inspired by the ancient tale of King Midas and The Golden Touch Ambrin questions how and why we place value on contemporary objects and items. She redesigns familiar, everyday objects and transforms them into seemingly opulent items. Having fallen victim to the 'midas touch' item functionality is comprimised in the pursuit of luxury. 'Corner Shop' is the dystopian transformation of ordinary things through the filter of a contemporary golden touch.

The works presented in the 'Corner Shop' series often propose political commentary on wealth, greed and austerity. For example 'Silver Spoon' was a satirical piece created in 2016 for the health secrety at the time, Jeremy Hunt.

For individual descriptions about each piece or to loan/acquire/commission work please get in touch.
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Gold Bar
2016
Yellow gold plated guilding metal
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Goldsmiths' Centre Getting Started Exhibition (2017-2018)
 Scratch Card & Scratch Ring
2016
2p coins, 50p coin
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
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Scratch Card & Scratch Rings
2016/2019
Coins
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition  (2016)
All Work And All Play Exhibition, AIR Gallery (2019)
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 Contact Lenses & Case
2016
20p coins, silver plated copper
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
 Pretty Penny
2016
2p coin, gold
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
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Coin Jewellery Workshops
2018
Coins, copper, brass, silver
Workshop series produced and hosted by Ambrin
42nd Street Charity, Manchester
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Fat Cat Collar Pins
2016
10p coins, gold plated brass
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Galerie Marzee International Graduate Exhibition (2016)
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Protest Coin Workshop
2019
Aluminum, brass, copper
Visitor engagement workshop produced and hosted by Ambrin
People's History Museum, Manchester
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Tampax Pearl
2016
Gold plated brass, pearls
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Goldsmiths' Hall (2016)
Pearl Necklace in a Jar
2016
Glass jars, pearls, water, gold plated guilding metal
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition  (2016)
Galerie Marzee International Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Galerie Marzee International Graduate Symposium (2016)
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Golden Ale
2016
Yellow gold plated bottle top, yellow gold plated brass, pearls, pale ale
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Goldsmiths' Hall (2016)
 Silver Spoon
2016
Sterling silver
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Goldsmiths' Hall (2016)
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Chewing Gum Pearls
2016/2019
Baroque pearls, silver, rose gold plated silver
Central Saint Martins Graduate Exhibition (2016)
Chewing Gum Pearls Showcase (2019)
Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (2019)
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 Pop Studs
2019
Pearls, silver
Chewing Gum Pearls Showcase (2019)

Great Northern Contemporary Craft Fair (2019)
Gill Wing X Hitched Showcase (2019)
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Pearl Grey
2020
Commissioned by 42nd Street Charity Manchester


The 'Pearl Grey' teabag is a celebration of the humble tea break. The utopian teabag symbolises the value of rest and pause. Commissioned by 42nd Street Charity during the first lockdown, the brief was to produce a digital artwork that reflects the positive impact art and creativity can have on mental wellbeing. Originally hand painted, the work exists now in a virtual space in order that it can be accessed and shared by the charity.
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