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New Day
Narratives from the Convent, through Jewellery, Objects and Digital Collaborations.
Read the essay by Anna McGahan
The Digital Exhibition will be available to view after the physical exhibition has finished. Please check back.


The Store, Abbotsford Convent

1 St Heliers St, Abbotsford.


16th March - 3rd April 

Wed - Sunday 10am - 6pm 

(Closed for private event, Thursday 17th March 2-6pm)

Opening: Sunday 20th March 2-4pm

Opening address by Living Treasure, Master of Australian Craft, Marian Hosking.



Revealing stories gathered from more than fifteen years of arts practice at The Abbotsford Convent, Leopoldseder shares a multi-sensory exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects; coupled with immersive audio-digital responses from musicians, photographers, animators, and actors.


Bring your smart phone and headphones to engage the digital experience.


Sometimes small and intimate, at other times, dramatically scaled up, amplifying connections between worn object as identity marker and the influence of place. The jewellery and objects meander through facets of what the Convent might have meant to communities of the past, its extraordinary salvage from private redevelopment and its significance to creatives and visitors who share in its story now.




NGV Design Week events

Thursday 24th March  5-6 pm 

An intimate Artist Tour with Katheryn Leopoldseder

Places limited. Bookings:


Panel Discussion and Q&A

Saturday 26th March 2:30 - 4pm 

Katheryn Leopoldseder and her collaborators discuss storytelling through contemporary jewellery and the unique potential of cross industry collaborations.

Places Limited. Bookings:


New Day.

Sun, sculpture

Brass, steel and patina. 900 diameter x 20 high mm.

Photography by Fred Kroh

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