UnEarthly: Meteorites and Microstructures


31 October 2013–22 December 2013

10am–5pm daily
Adjacent to Minerals and Meteorites Gallery, Level 3



See a special exhibition inspired by the Museum’s Meteorite Collection.

Contemporary jeweller and metalsmith Meghan O’Rourke was drawn to the curious geometric phenomenon called Widmanstätten patterns found in some iron-nickel meteorites. 

She developed specialised hand-dying and texturing techniques to create work made from titanium, with distinctive colour layers and optical effects reminiscent of those found in meteorites. 

This exhibition is a collaborative project between the South Australian Museum and Guildhouse as part of Inside SAM’s Place. The project provides artists with the opportunity to reinterpret the Museum’s collections through visual art, craft and design.