- Powerhouse Museum, ‘Love Lace‘ [link]; until April 2013
1st October: last day for applications to Talente [link]
2nd October: Studio 20/17, ‘For the Love of Coffee‘ [link]; “These contemporary jewellers love their coffee. We aren’t going to tell you that it’s the ‘be all and end all’ to their existence, but we reckon it would come in a pretty close second. Perhaps you might find that this show is not so much about the work rather the stories and anecdotes that can be shared over a good strong cup of Joe.“; until 13th October; I’m in this one!!
4th October: Metalab ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ exhibition [link]; until 27th October
5th October: last day for First Site Gallery, Katie Jayne Britchford ‘Heart of Stone‘ [link]
6th October: Fringe Festival, Box Hill Institute, ‘Carnival‘ [link]; “Broken jewels, ugly jewels, paper clips, garden twine, fabrics, feather dusters, magical things you can’t throw out but have no clue with what to do? Artists and creators of playful jewellery label Princess C, Lady J and the Upper Crust, Jessica Morrison and Coconut Lu can help! Bring your favourite broken gems and useless bits and over a four hour workshop we will help you magic them into a gorgeous pair of earrings fit for a Carnival (or just dinner with your mates).“
6th October: last day for Pieces of Eight, Peta Kruger ‘This Fool’s Gold‘ [window] & Kim Victoria Wearne ‘Volcanic Opulence‘ [vitrine]
7th October: last day for Melbourne Museum ‘The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia‘ [link]
9th October: Pieces of Eight, Karla Way ‘Evolutions‘ [link]; “Taking inspiration from Darwin’s research on the Origins of Species, we travel to a primeval archipelago to contemplate theories of evolution, variation and diversity. Referencing the three Linnaean Kingdoms of animal, vegetable and mineral, jeweller Karla Way evokes rough forms, rocky textures, seed-like scaled and furry entities. All three exist in isolation, yet as they island hop and jump ship, new interactions take place and adaptations occur. New species emerge.“; until 17th November
12th October: Susan Ewington ‘Transference‘, Gallery One Three [link]; “In this exploration of the relationship of photography and object, contemporary jeweller Susan Ewington is set to blend the boundaries of traditional image making and metal-smithing.“; until 23rd October
13th October: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Art of the Cuff‘ group exhibition [link]; I’m in this one!!
14th October: last day for Redox Jewellery Studio, Chris Sherwin ‘Precious Evolution‘ [link]
19th – 20th October: Finders Keepers market, Royal Exhibition Building [link]
19th October: Craft Victoria – it’s a jewellery bonanza!
(1a) Melinda Young and Lauren Simeoni ‘unnatural tendencies‘ [link]; “unnatural tendencies is the latest incarnation of Simeoni and Young’s collaboration and draws inspiration from a shared unnatural materials and the imagined narratives that they suggest. unnatural Tendancies is also informed by the subtle, unnatural shifts between the inner suburbs of Adelaide and Sydney, particularly in relation to the areas’ botany, architecture, people and sensibilities at once so similar, yet slightly strange. the works in Simeoni and Young exhibition are distillations of conversations, drawings and the time spent exploring the backways and byways of their inner suburbias. Their work reveals things that are both natural and unnatural, where there is a sensory shift in place. The duo has created strangely beautiful wearable objects, inspired by their surroundings then filtered through time and space.“; until 1st December
(1b) ‘unnatural acts‘ [link]; “unnatural acts is a group exhibition of jewellery works, curated by Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young. unnatural acts is a development of Simeoni and Young’s ‘unnatural, Naturally’ exhibition concept and features the work of eight Australian jewellers: Anna Davern, Caz Guiney, Kath Inglis, Bridget Kennedy, Peta Kruger, Sim Luttin, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska and Mark Vaarwerk. Each artist in unnatural acts was sent a bag of materials consisting of an odd collection of fake fruits, vegetables and other plant matter. Their brief was simply to make a small collection of wearable jewellery using or responding to the contents of the bag.“; until 1st December
(2) Anna Davern and Lucy James ‘The Lost Voyage of Captain Foley and the HMS Laburnum‘ [link]; “Artists Anna Davern and Lucy James will combine their shared obsessions of collage, composition and storytelling to present a tongue-in-cheek perspective of colonialism and the 18th Century fascination for the bizarre creatures that were brought back from the strange new continent of Australia.“; until 1st December
(3) Phoebe Porter ‘Unfold‘ [link]; “Drawing inspiration from process driven design, such as the early works of Dutch designer Emmy Van Leersum, jeweller Phoebe Porter has made a series of pieces investigating the bracelet form using cut and folded titanium sheet metal.“; until 1st December
20th October: last day for Gallery Funaki, ‘on second thought‘ Kiko Gianocca & Marc Monzo [link]
21st October: last day for Incinerator Gallery, ‘Bilk on Tour‘ [link]
21st October: Northcity4 workshop, ‘Unnatural Jewellery‘ with Mel Young and Lauren Simeoni [link]
please tell me of other exhibitions or events …
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)
… last calendar post: Calendar: October 2012 sneak peek …