In a humorous act of self-aggrandisement, the jeweller uses Cook & Co to transform herself from solitary artist to fashion institution. Her jewellery however, is far from elitist. Rather, it exhibits an overarching degree of democracy.  In a show of ‘mutual appreciation,’ the founder of Cook & Co makes a (literal) cameo appearance. With her characteristic ponytailed silhouette, the artist’s profile adorns the breast of HRH Queen Elizabeth II and The Queen’s adorns hers.

Exhibition Dates: 22 November – 15 December 2007
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Octavia Cook Her Imperial Highness Significant Jewelled Necklace, 2007; acrylic and 18ct gold; enquire
Her Imperial Highness Significant Jewelled Necklace, 2007
acrylic and 18ct gold
Octavia Cook Her Majesty Ceremonial Octopi Chain with Trophy Pendant, 2007; cast brass, stg silver, 18ct gold plate; enquire
Her Majesty Ceremonial Octopi Chain with Trophy Pendant, 2007
cast brass, stg silver, 18ct gold plate
Octavia Cook Pearl Choker, 2007; laminated colour photocopy, stg silver; enquire
Pearl Choker, 2007
laminated colour photocopy, stg silver
Octavia Cook Pure Gold Acrylic Chain, 2006; acrylic and 18ct gold; enquire
Pure Gold Acrylic Chain, 2006
acrylic and 18ct gold
Octavia Cook Mutual Appreciation Brooch: OC wearing QEII, 2007; acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold; enquire
Mutual Appreciation Brooch: OC wearing QEII, 2007
acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold
Octavia Cook Mutual Appreciation Brooch: QEII wearing OC, 2007; acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold; enquire
Mutual Appreciation Brooch: QEII wearing OC, 2007
acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold
Octavia Cook Captain O Cook Brooch, 2007; acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold; Edition of 5; enquire
Captain O Cook Brooch, 2007
acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook Her Imperial Highness Brooch, 2007; acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold; Edition of 5; enquire
Her Imperial Highness Brooch, 2007
acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook Her Majesty Brooch, 2007; acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold; Edition of 5; enquire
Her Majesty Brooch, 2007
acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook The Maharani Brooch, 2007; acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold; Edition of 5; enquire
The Maharani Brooch, 2007
acrylic, stg silver, 18ct gold
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook Baroque Pearl and Bow Brooch, 2007; laminated colour photocopy, stg silver; Edition of 5; enquire
Baroque Pearl and Bow Brooch, 2007
laminated colour photocopy, stg silver
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook Orchid Brooch, 2007; laminated colour photocopy, stg silver; Edition of 5; enquire
Orchid Brooch, 2007
laminated colour photocopy, stg silver
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook Emerald Solitaire Brooch, 2007; laminated colour photocopy, stg silver; Edition of 5; enquire
Emerald Solitaire Brooch, 2007
laminated colour photocopy, stg silver
Edition of 5
Octavia Cook Cook & Co Hallmark Mirror, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
Cook & Co Hallmark Mirror, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood
Octavia Cook The Bonnie Princess, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
The Bonnie Princess, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood
Octavia Cook Captain O Cook, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
Captain O Cook, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood
Octavia Cook Her Imperial Highness, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
Her Imperial Highness, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood
Octavia Cook Her Majesty, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
Her Majesty, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood
Octavia Cook The Maharani, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
The Maharani, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood
Octavia Cook The Tsarina, 2007; sandblasted mirror, wood; enquire
The Tsarina, 2007
sandblasted mirror, wood