Calendar: April 2014

31 03 2014

post last updated: 10th April

all month:

  • Personal Space Project, ‘Sunscreen‘ Claire McArdle [link], online and in person in Canberra

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  • Ari Athen’s ‘Ten Volcanic Years‘ [link] at her Brisbane studio; until 30th May

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1st April: Gallery Funaki, David Bielander ‘escapade‘ [link]; “David Bielander returns to Melbourne for a new exhibition, following on from his career-high exhibition, ‘Demiurge’ at the Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem. Bielander’s jewellery and objects are famous for their keenly observed wit and technical virtuosity, as he interprets natural and man-made forms in a particularly idiosyncratic, unexpected and brilliant way.“; until 26th April

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2nd April: Northcity4, Upskilling workshop ‘Riveting‘ [link]

2nd April: C3 Contemporary Art Space (Abbotsford Convent), group exhibition ‘The Invisible Link‘ [link]; artists include Sim Luttin; until 20th April

3rd April: last day for Peaches + Keen ‘Botanical Calamity‘ exhibition at Modern Times [link]; see my review post

4th April: Mr Kitly ‘Pukulpa Pots‘ [link]; opening 6pm Friday night; “Come along to see these incredible ceramic pieces and works on paper by the Anangu women of the Iwantja Art Centre, based in the central desert community of Indulkana. In collaboration with ceramicist Kim Jaeger (of Pot Heads fame:) The ladies from Iwantja Art Centre will be here for the opening, making it a very special evening.“; unknown closing date

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exhibition media; click on image for original source

5th April: Northcity4 ‘Jewellery Findings‘ workshop [link]

5th April: Fivefold (Canberra), Rebecca Hinwood ‘Among the Gum Trees‘ [link]

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

5th – 7th April: RMIT ‘InszenierungMasterclass with David Bielander [link]; ““Every one of us is focussed on the aspects and occurring issues of making our best possible pieces, creating an outstanding, genuine oeuvre, breaking our heads and fingers about techniques, virtuosity, conceptual thoughts, wearability issues. But afterwards: how do we put our oeuvre into the world? How do we shape the point of transition from the privacy of the studio into the public sphere? How do we present the results of our making to our audience? What do we want to happen when people see our work?”“; Saturday, Sunday, Monday – this is excellent for those who work during weekdays, yay RMIT!

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6th April: last day for Latrobe Regional Art Gallery (Morwell, country Victoria), ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women, 100 Brooches, 100 Stories’ [link]; traveling exhibition, toured by Museum and Gallery Services QLD

6th April: NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market [link]

8th April: Craft NSW (Sydney), ‘Stories: an exhibition of fine jewellery with stories to tell‘ [link]; until 27th April

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exhibition media; click on image for original

9th April: Melbourne Museum ‘Aztecs‘ [link]; until 10th August

10th April: Craft lecture, ‘Craft to Consumer: Best Practice‘ [link]; 5:30 – 7pm, booking required; “Best Practice is the first event in our popular professional development series Craft to Consumer. This session will provide an overview of the fundamental steps involved in introducing and establishing your concepts and practice within the marketplace. Dale Campisi from Melbournalia, jeweller Victoria Mason and Craft’s own Carmel McKie will present an insightful information session for emerging and established makers keen to expand their market reach in the retail sector

10th April: RMIT School of Art Gallery, “RMIT Foundation, School of Art, Honours Traveling Scholarships” [link]; “Xanthe Dobbie, Byrone Dean, Aimee Howard, Varuni Kanagasundaram, Elise Sheehan, Ruby Aitchison, Wendy Korol and Stephen Robb“; until 18th April

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10th April: Montsalvat Artists Exhibition ‘Soundings‘ [link]; Barn Gallery Montsalvat; “Montsalvat is proud to present the diverse work of 18 of their artists. Works include jewellery, glass, ceramics, textiles, paintings and musical instruments. This exhibition celebrates Montsalvat’s rich history as a place where art is created while showcasing the work of artists in the present day.“; until 1st June

11th April: NGV ‘START UP: Top Art 2014‘ [link]; until 20th July

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12th April: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Vito Bila and Godwin Baum ‘Crossover‘ [link]

12th April: last day for application to Future Generation Art Prize [link]

12th April: RMIT lecture series, Object based Practice Gold & Silversmithing, Dr Cóilín O’Dubhghaill (Sheffield, UK)The craft of interdisciplinary research’; 2.30-3.30 pm, RMIT University, Design Hub, Cnr Swanston St and Victoria Pde, Building 100, Level 3, Room 1; “Dr. Cóilín Ó Dubhghaill is a Senior Research Fellow in the Art and Design Research Centre at Sheffield Hallam University. In this lecture Cóilín will talk about his practice and ongoing interdisciplinary projects with Maria Hanson, Christoph Zellweger and researchers from the jewellery and silversmithing field, working in collaboration with a range of other disciplines.

16th April: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Miniatures‘ group glass exhibition [link]

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exhibition media; click on image for original source

17th April: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2013‘ [link]; until 1st June

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19th April: last day for Pieces of Eight, ‘UPALA‘ Melanie Katsalidas & Alpha60 [link]

19th April: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Dear Father‘ [link]

21st April: last day for National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), ‘Gold and the Incas‘ [link]; see my review post

21st April: last day for submitting expressions of interest to exhibit at Craft in 2015/6 [link]

22nd April: last day for ‘Stories in Black‘ exhibition at Pro{Merging}Art

27th April: last day for ‘Silver‘ at Museum of Brisbane [link]

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28th April: start of ‘Slow Clay: Porcelain Jewellery‘ workshop with Prue Venables [link]

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29th April: SJS Gallery ‘Colour Surface Form‘ collective exhibition [link]; until 11th May

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

please tell me of other exhibitions or events
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)
also, check out ArtPrizes

Plan ahead:

date unclear: application to Aesthetica Art Prize [link]

1st May: last day for expression of interest to Schoonhoven Silver Award 2015 [link]

2nd May: last day for expressions of interest to participate in Lord Coconut’s ‘Binary‘ exhibition [link]

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… last calendar post: Calendar: March 2014





Calendar posts

15 03 2014

Usually I publish a calendar post on the last day of the month for the coming month (eg. on 31st March for April), and also on the 15th of the month with a sneak peek of the coming month and to catchup on anything that I missed in the preceding post for the current month (eg. on 15th March for missing March things and early warning for April things).

Looking through the pages of my blog though, I feel like that’s too many calendar posts.

Therefore I’ve decided to no longer publish the mid-month calendar post. I will continue with the monthly posts (of course!), and to make up for the absence of the mid-month ones those posts will be progressively updated during the month with new things I may have missed at first publication. So unlike most of my posts, they’ll be a kind of living beast that may change from one look to the next. Oooh, tricksy.

Plus, to make it easy to find, there’s now a little box on the top right of the page (below the search panel) that will link to the latest calendar post.

Just thought you’d like to know.





Calendar: March 2014

28 02 2014

post last updated: 22nd March

all month:

  • Personal Space Project, Bridget Kennedy [link]
  • Latrobe Regional Art Gallery (Morwell, country Victoria), ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women, 100 Brooches, 100 Stories’ [link]; traveling exhibition, toured by Museum and Gallery Services QLD; until 6th April
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), ‘Gold and the Incas‘ [link]; until 21st April 2014; see my review post

1st March: ‘Sweet Abundance‘ at OneOffTwo Gallery Studio (Nungurner, country Victoria) [link; link]; “Sweet Abundance [the exhibition] showcases the work of 14 jewellery makers from across Australia (and beyond). A (f)abulous line up:  Emily Becher / Ximena Briceno / Jess Dare / Bin Dixon Ward / Marcus Foley / Jill Hermans / Pennie Jagiello / Svenja John (Germany) / Katheryn Leopoldselder / Corinna Loelgen (Germany) /Vicky Mason / Phoebe Porter / Nina Oikawa / Dore Stockhausen / Mark Vaarwerk .“; until 30th March

2nd / 3rd March: ‘Married Metal Workshop‘ with Janet Marnell-Brown

workshop information; click for larger version

workshop information; click for larger version

2nd March: last day for entries to ‘Gioielli in Fermento 2014 / Jewellery in Ferment‘ [link]; “The Gioielli in Fermento / Jewels in Ferment project, with its 4th edition in 2014, consists of a competition open to designers and goldsmiths artists, professionals and scholars, and the related exhibit of unique jewellery inspired by a specific theme which is renewed every year in concept related to the world of wine.

4th March: last day for NGV ‘Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion‘ [link]

7th March: last day for submissions to Lord Coconut ‘Dear Father‘ exhibition [link]

8th March: last day for Gallery Funaki, Lucy Sarneel and Manon van Kouswijk ‘2 minds 4 hands‘ [link]

8th March: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra) ‘Encounter‘ [link]

10th March: last day for application to Craft Victoria @ Victoria Markets [link]

10th March: last day for National Library of Australia (Canberra), ‘Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia‘ [link]; see my review post

11th March: Pieces of Eight, ‘UPALA‘ Melanie Katsalidas & Alpha60 [link]; until 19th April

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12th – 18th March 2014: Schmuck and Talente in Munich [link]

14th March: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Vito Bila and Godwin Baum ‘Crossover‘ [link]; until 12th April

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15th March: “The Australian National Brooch Show 2014” is calling for entries for this year’s exhibition. Contemporary artists are invited to submit up to four brooches. Both 2D and 3D works can be submitted [link]

15th March: Gallery Funaki: for the second in our occasional PROJECT series, we welcome renowned Australian artist John Nixon.  Nixon has recently explored new territory; using classic materials of stone and metal, along with simple technical processes, he has created jewellery forms for men and women that embody his broader concerns around minimalism and truth to materials.  Opens Saturday, March 15th at 2pm for one week only.  More information to come.

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15th March: ‘Stories in Black‘ exhibition at Pro{Merging}Art; “STORIES IN BLACK brings together four jewellers; Meghan Ayton, Pamela Chan, Katie Collins and Jana Roman; 2013 graduates from RMIT Fine Arts, Object Based Practice, Gold and Silversmithing.
Reflections and commentaries on these women’s origins and environs influence this body of work; from chinese calligraphy, to architectural discourse and commercial construction zones. With an homage to black, each artist demonstrates a finely tuned craft for manipulating metals and accompanying materials. Play and elegance exist in parallel with this beautiful and innovative collection of work. “; until 22nd April; “PRO{MERGING}ARTSPACE is located within, but independent to, Antipodes Bookshop Gallery, 138 Ocean Beach Rd Sorrento

exhibition media; work by Jana Roman

exhibition media; work by Jana Roman

15th March: last day for COTA (Sydney), Cinnamon Lee ‘tough love’ [link]

15th March: Northcity4 Product | Present | Sell workshop [link]

18th March: Lord Coconut ‘Dear Father‘ [link]; “Lord Coconut has gone off travelling the world circa 1900. At each country visited, he sent home to his father a small gift and a postcard. Participating jewellers and artisans will be given a blank postcard of that era and are required to write home to the father and include a small gift which they have made which represents the country visited.“; until 19th April

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20th March: Peaches + Keen ‘Botanical Calamity‘ exhibition at Modern Times [link]; until 3rd April

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21st March: Mr Kitly ‘Hand to Mouth‘ – handcrafted spoons by Anna Varendorff and Eugene Howard [link]; only one week ‘stealth show’; until 30th March

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22nd March: Northcity4 Stringing a Necklace workshop [link]

23rd March: last day for NGV ‘Melbourne Now‘ [link]

28th March: last day for Craft ACT (Canberra), Danyka van Buuren ‘Scorched Earth‘ [link]

30th March: last day for application to Legnica Jewellery Festival Classic 2014 [link; link]; “The aim of the exhibition is to present the most interesting accomplishments of contemporary jewellery art. The submitted works should be jewellery in the broad sense of the term, display creativity as well as high standards of design and execution. The Organizers set no restrictions as to the materials and techniques employed but to honour the competition’s over 30-yearlong tradition, the inclusion of silver in the work is expected.

event media; click for original

event media; click for original

please tell me of other exhibitions or events
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)
also, check out ArtPrizes

Plan ahead:

date unclear: application to Aesthetica Art Prize [link]

5th April: Northcity4 ‘Jewellery Findings‘ workshop [link]

5th – 7th April: RMIT ‘InszenierungMasterclass with David Bielander [link]; ““Every one of us is focussed on the aspects and occurring issues of making our best possible pieces, creating an outstanding, genuine oeuvre, breaking our heads and fingers about techniques, virtuosity, conceptual thoughts, wearability issues. But afterwards: how do we put our oeuvre into the world? How do we shape the point of transition from the privacy of the studio into the public sphere? How do we present the results of our making to our audience? What do we want to happen when people see our work?”“; Saturday, Sunday, Monday – this is excellent for those who work during weekdays, yay RMIT!

event media

event media

12th April: last day for application to Future Generation Art Prize [link]

17th April: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2013‘ [link]; until 1st June

1st May: last day for expression of interest to Schoonhoven Silver Award 2015 [link]

2nd May: last day for expressions of interest to participate in Lord Coconut’s ‘Binary‘ exhibition [link]

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exhibition media

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… last calendar post: Calendar: March 2014 sneak peek





Calendar: March 2014 sneak peek

15 02 2014

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… last calendar post: Calendar: February 2014

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update for February 2014

8th February: Latrobe Regional Art Gallery (Morwell, country Victoria), ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women, 100 Brooches, 100 Stories’ [link]; traveling exhibition, toured by Museum and Gallery Services QLD; “Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories celebrates the achievements of notable professional women in Australia.  Inspired by the old Tinker Tailor rhyme – which lists male held occupations – artisan invited eminent jeweller and history-enthusiast, Dr Dorothy Erickson, to select 100 prominent Australian women. These leading figures became the inspirations for which 100 of Australia’s finest women jewellers, ranging from emerging to established, were invited to create a brooch inspired by one of their stories.“; until 6th April … booked my train ticket to see this one!

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

13th February: Craft ACT (Canberra), Danyka van Buuren ‘Scorched Earth‘ [link]; “Scorched earth was borne out of a cathartic experimentation with the making process, turning discarded jewellery, raw materials and scrap components into powerful and striking new pieces that demonstrate Van Buuren’s unique talent and style.“; until 28th March

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

20th February: last day for applications to Northcity4 Project Space [link]

27th February: Abbotsford Convent Open Studios, part of Melbourne Now [link]

27th February: COTA (Sydney), Cinnamon Lee ‘tough love’ [link]; until 15th March

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for March 2014

all month:

  • Personal Space Project, Bridget Kennedy [link]
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), ‘Gold and the Incas‘ [link]; until 21st April 2014; see my review post

1st March: ‘Sweet Abundance‘ at OneOffTwo Gallery Studio (Nungurner, country Victoria) [link; link]; “Sweet Abundance [the exhibition] showcases the work of 14 jewellery makers from across Australia (and beyond). A (f)abulous line up:  Emily Becher / Ximena Briceno / Jess Dare / Bin Dixon Ward / Marcus Foley / Jill Hermans / Pennie Jagiello / Svenja John (Germany) / Katheryn Leopoldselder / Corinna Loelgen (Germany) /Vicky Mason / Phoebe Porter / Nina Oikawa / Dore Stockhausen / Mark Vaarwerk .“; until 30th March

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

2nd March: last day for entries to ‘Gioielli in Fermento 2014 / Jewellery in Ferment‘ [link]; “The Gioielli in Fermento / Jewels in Ferment project, with its 4th edition in 2014, consists of a competition open to designers and goldsmiths artists, professionals and scholars, and the related exhibit of unique jewellery inspired by a specific theme which is renewed every year in concept related to the world of wine.

4th March: last day for NGV ‘Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion‘ [link]

7th March: last day for submissions to Lord Coconut ‘Dear Father‘ exhibition [link]

click on image for original source

click on image for original source

8th March: last day for Gallery Funaki, Lucy Sarneel and Manon van Kouswijk ‘2 minds 4 hands‘ [link]

8th March: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra) ‘Encounter‘ [link]

10th March: last day for National Library of Australia (Canberra), ‘Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia‘ [link]; see my review post

12th – 18th March 2014: Schmuck and Talente in Munich [link]

15th March: Northcity4 Product | Present | Sell workshop [link]

workshop media

workshop media

22nd March: Northcity4 Stringing a Necklace workshop [link]

workshop media

workshop media

23rd March: last day for NGV ‘Melbourne Now‘ [link]

please tell me of other exhibitions or events
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)
also, check out ArtPrizes

Plan ahead:

12th April: last day for application to Future Generation Art Prize [link]

17th April: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2013‘ [link]; until 1st June

exhibition media

exhibition media

1st May: last day for expression of interest to Schoonhoven Silver Award 2015 [link]

prize media

prize media





Calendar: February 2014

31 01 2014

I know, I know, it doesn’t seem like very long since my last calendar post … this month has flown by!

[images and descriptive quotes are included in the first post the event/exhibition is mentioned, not on subsequent calendar posts - in an effort to reduce load times of calendar posts]
… last calendar post: Calendar: February 2014 sneak peek

all month:

  • Personal Space Project, Caz Guiney [link]; “This series examines the process of revisiting old jewellery projects and explores the possibility of liberating them from the archival tissue, the zip lock bag and bubble wrap to give them another opportunity to shine, communicate and tell stories.

    exhibition media; click on image for original source

    exhibition media; click on image for original source

  • NGV ‘Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion‘ [link]; until 4th March 2014
  • National Library of Australia (Canberra), ‘Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia‘ [link]; until 10th March 2014; see my review post
  • NGV ‘Melbourne Now‘ [link]; until 23rd March 2014
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), ‘Gold and the Incas‘ [link]; until 21st April 2014; see my review post

1st & 5th February: Beginner jewellery classes begin at Northcity4 [link]

1st: Gallery Funaki, ‘PROJECT: Jewellery for T-shirts’ Helen Britton & Justine McKnight [link]; until 8th February

1st February: last day for Studio 20/17 ‘Jewels for a New World

2nd February: Lost Wax casting classes begin at Northcity4 [link]

3rd – 7th February 2014: RMIT Object-based Practice presents Masterclass with Lucy Sarneel ‘If You Were A Bowerbird…the art of seduction  [link]; 2014 Sarneel flier FINAL

5th February: RMIT University Object based Practice – Gold and Silversmithing presents a Public Lecture by International Contemporary Jeweller Lucy Sarneel (Netherlands): “From Desideria to Juggler’s Moment“;  5.30 pm – 6.30pm; RMIT Kaleide Theatre, RMIT University, Building 8, 360 Swanston Street, Melbourne

5th February: Bus Projects, Meredith Turnbull’s ‘Compositions‘ [link]; “Meredith Turnbull’s work engages diverse scales, art historical traditions and genres – and manifests in connections between sculpture, images, decorative objects and jewellery. Meredith has an ongoing interest in combining sculpture, craft and display through approaches to excess, adornment and decor. More broadly her work focuses on the related histories of modernism and abstraction across visual art and design.“; until 22nd February

exhibition media; click on image for original Facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original Facebook source

7th February: Bilk Gallery (Canberra) ‘Encounter‘ [link]; The first exhibition for 2014 showcases the work of the artists behind Bilk: Lisa Cahill, Mio Kuhnen, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Zoe Brand, Sarah Murphy, Sandie Lee and Larah Nott.; until 8th March

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exhibition media; click on image for original source

8th February: last day for fortyfive downstairs, ‘embodied‘, group exhibition curated by Suse Scholem [link]

11th February: Gallery Funaki, Lucy Sarneel and Manon van Kouswijk ‘2 minds 4 hands‘ [link]; “Two renowned Dutch jewellers present an exhibition of their recent work. Manon van Kouswijk, who currently lives and works in Melbourne, explores fragmentary forms in porcelain and furthers her ‘series’ based practice with necklaces focused on colour and minimalism. Lucy Sarneel draws on ethnic jewellery forms as well as her own highly developed vision to create deeply symbolic, powerful jewellery using mixed media.“; until 8th March

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

14th – 16th February: Supergraph: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibition Building [link]

20th February: Northcity4 seminar, ‘Renew | Restore | Respect‘ [link]; with Marcus Westbury, Penny Byrne, Lynda Roberts & Ceri Hann

22nd February: White Night Melbourne [link]

please tell me of other exhibitions or events
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)
also, check out ArtPrizes

Plan ahead:

12th – 18th March 2014: Schmuck and Talente in Munich [link]

12th April: last day for application to Future Generation Art Prize [link]





Calendar: February 2014 sneak peek

16 01 2014

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… last calendar post: Calendar: January 2014 sneak peek

update on January 2014

28th January: fortyfive downstairs, ‘embodied‘, group exhibition curated by Suse Scholem [link]; “features diverse work by four contemporary jewellers from Australia, New Zealand and America. Tassia Joannides, Suse Scholem, Rachel Timmins and Selina Woulfe break conventions of wearability, each incorporating performance; photography; ephemeral and interactive work as well as object making in their practices. embodied brings these artists together for the first time to engage audiences in unique dialogues on the body. “; until 8th February

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28th January – 1st February: Studio 20/17 ‘Jewels for a New World‘ ; “Exhibiting artists, Karin Findeis, Vicki Mason, Anna Davern, Claire Townsend, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Lisa Furno, Lina Peterson, Michelle Taylor, Bridget Kennedy.

exhibition media; Lina Peterson - 'twig' brooch - Carved and painted lime wood, sterling silver and steel pins

exhibition media; Lina Peterson – ‘twig’ brooch – Carved and painted lime wood, sterling silver and steel pins

now for February 2014

all month:

  • NGV ‘Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion‘ [link]; until 4th March 2014
  • National Library of Australia (Canberra), ‘Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia‘ [link]; until 10th March 2014
  • NGV ‘Melbourne Now‘ [link]; until 23rd March 2014
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), ‘Gold and the Incas‘ [link]; until 21st April 2014

1st & 5th February: Beginner jewellery classes at Northcity4 [link]

2nd February: Lost Wax casting classes begin at Northcity4 [link]

1st – 8th February: Gallery Funaki, ‘PROJECT: Jewellery for T-shirts’ Helen Britton & Justine McKnight [link]; “Perth based garment designer and Munich based Australian jeweller Helen Britton present the latest works in their ongoing collaboration.“; this is the first in a new series at Gallery Funaki: “a series of occasional, week-long shows collectively titled PROJECT:  These short exhibitions explore collaborations, new enquiries and multidisciplinary approaches, and seek connections with artists from outside the jewellery field who engage with the body as a platform for their practice.

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3rd – 7th February 2014: RMIT Object-based Practice presents Masterclass with Lucy Sarneel ‘If You Were A Bowerbird…the art of seduction  [link]; 2014 Sarneel flier FINAL

11th February: Gallery Funaki, Lucy Sarneel and Manon van Kouswijk ‘2 minds 4 hands‘ … more information to come [link]

14th – 16th February: Supergraph: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibition Building [link]; “More than just an art fair Supergraph is a three day fiesta of graphic art and design. The fair features leading graphic artists alongside our brightest emerging talent ensuring that there are original and limited edition artworks available for every taste and every budget starting at just $30. And, with creative workshops, artist led masterclasses, family-fun events and an opening night party Supergraph is where you can be inspired.

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20th February: Northcity4 seminar, ‘Renew | Restore | Respect‘ [link]; “Northcity4 will host an evening of presentations and discussion about art, community and sustainability. Sustainability has become a much-used word in contemporary culture. What does it mean to live a sustainable life? How is our community sustainable? How is cultural practice enriched by sustainable ethics and what actually are these ethics? Is the creation of new work viable from an environmentally sustainability perspective?“; with Marcus Westbury, Penny Byrne, Lynda Roberts & Ceri Hann

22nd February: White Night Melbourne [link]

please tell me of other exhibitions or events
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)
also, check out ArtPrizes

Plan ahead:

12th – 18th March 2014: Schmuck and Talente in Munich [link]

12th April: last day for application to Future Generation Art Prize [link]; “The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.
The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

prize media

prize media

19th May – 1st June 2014: if you’re in the market for some travel, check out ‘2014 Jewellery Tour to Morocco with Dore Stockhausen‘ [link]; “Primarily an immersive Cultural Tour, we aim to find a balance between having a great holiday and gathering inspiration for art making.“; the detailed itinerary is so interesting