Joyaviva is situated in an art gallery, strict rules apply to touching the art works. But there are some exceptions.
Sarah Read’s This Too Shall Pass is a series of tags attached to cards with images of the Christchurch earthquake. They have been lovingly stitched by members of the New Zealand jewellery community in solidarity with The National, a jewellery gallery which lost its premises in the quake. For $10, you can take one of these cards away. It makes a touching gift for someone experiencing another kind of shock, and in the process you can discover gold underneath.
If you are interested in obtaining other charms, refer to the website. Though if you look closely through the materials in the gallery, you might be able to obtain a gold charm for yourself.
Meanwhile, feel free to do some flower arranging.
Joyaviva is on at RMIT Gallery, 344 Swanston Street Melbourne, until 24 March 2012 (hours Mon-Fri 11-5, Thur until 7, Sat 12-5)