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Blanche Tilden: true  2018

soft cover book

21 x 14.8cm

about the book 

Undoubtedly the innovative glass and metal jewellery

of Blanche Tilden is the result of virtuosic handling of

materials. Her preference for this combination— full of

optimism as it is— gives the objects an extraordinary

potential to hold meaning.

Each body of work is not only a search for technical

solutions, but an exploration of the social, cultural and

environmental context of the work and its ongoing life

as personal adornment.

As the comments by owners of her work testify, they

strike a deep and resonant emotional chord with the

wearer. True counterpoints their words alongside

several essays written for her shows by leading cultural

commentators who have championed her work over

the years.

The work of Blanche Tilden is in major collections in

Australia and the USA. Blanche Tilden's studio is in Melbourne.

The monograph features portraits of people wearing

works by Blanche Tilden that they own.

SFA Press was established by Merryn Gates in 2009

to publish monographs on Australian contemporary

artists. Our aim is to improve access to information

about the many fine established artists working across

the country.


21 x 14.8 cm

130 pages

full colour throughout

Fully updated and expanded with new essays by Julie Ewington and Mary Featherstone. Essays by Anne Brennan, Sylvia Kleinert, Kevin Murray,

Merryn Gates, Jenny Zimmer, Simone Le Amon and

Jane Barney

comprehensive annotated and illustrated biography

limited edition of 250

ISBN 978-0-9923936-9-4 

4th edition October 2018