Calendar: November 2014

31 10 2014

post last updated: 1st November

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Melinda Young ‘Sense & Scentability‘  & Lisa Furno [link]
  • Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]; until 1st February 2015
  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘, will “celebrate the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects” [link]; until September 2015; see my review post

1st November: last day for ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ travels to COTA (Sydney); see my review post

1st November: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kelly Jonasson ‘Pieces of Familiar‘ [link]

2nd November: last day for Craft NSW (Sydney) ‘Emerging Artist: Craft Award 2014‘ [link]

3rd November: last day for submission of paper abstracts for JMGS-NSW Edgesbordersgaps [link]

5th November: NMIT Graduate Jewellery student exhibition ‘Mettle‘, Red Gallery [link]; until 22nd November

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5th November: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Carlier Magikawa ‘Magikawa two‘ [link]; “Bilk Gallery are honoured to be hosting a special presentation of Carlier Makigawa’s work in conjunction with the launch of a sublime publication about the life and work of her late husband, sculptor Akio Makigawa.

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7th November: Gallery Bilk (Canberra), Kath Ingliss ‘Lamina‘ [link]; until 5th December

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8th November: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Mitsue Slattery ‘Bark, Leaf, Bud‘ [link]; until 22nd November

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13th November: RMIT School of Art Gallery, RMIT Postgraduate exhibition of Object-based Practice ‘Azimuth‘ [link]; until 21st November

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13th November: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), Laurence Woodford ‘Way Finding‘ [link]; “a body of work that documents and gauges travel, foreign and mystical landscapes, geological configurations and crystalizations, habitat, and humanity’s endless search for paradise on earth.“; until 29th November

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15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

18th November: RMIT First Site Gallery, RMIT School of Art Honour GraduatesHey Handsome‘ [link]; until 5th December

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22nd November: last day for Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney), Christel van der Laan ‘Parts of the Story‘ [link]

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23rd November: last day for Pieces of Eight, Meredith Turnbull ‘Co-Workers‘ [link]

26th November: RMIT School of Art Graduate Exhibitions [link]; in various RMIT buildings; until 1st December

29th November: last day for Craft, a ceramic-focused exhibition period; including Kate Jones ‘Being‘ [link]

30th November: last day for submission to be part of Lord Coconut’s exhibition ‘The Marriage Act‘ [link]; part of Midsumma festival and is to feature pairs of his-and-his wedding rings; I LOVE this idea!

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: October 2014





Calendar: October 2014

30 09 2014

post last updated: 20th October

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Melinda Young ‘Sense & Scentability‘ [link]; “‘Sense & Scentability sees the incorporation of two neckpieces made from Pears Soap and frankincense respectively, into the body. These works form part of my ongoing research into social constructs of ‘cleanliness’ and adornment. This research stems from a fascination with the manner in which our bodies are (consciously and unconsciously) invisibly adorned with scent.’ – Melinda Young

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  • Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]; “Over the last 300 years their dazzling diversity has been described with increasing precision through scientific illustrations. Museum Victoria’s archive of artworks, working drawings and rare books traces the development of scientific art and provides a glimpse into a world of uncommon beauty.“; until 1st February 2015

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  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘, will “celebrate the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects” [link]; until September 2015

1st October: last day for applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]
extended [thanks to Melissa for the info!]:
The application-deadline for Schmuck 2015 is extended until 7th October 2014.
The application-deadline for Talente 2015 is extended until 15th October 2014.”

2nd October: Craft, ‘Craft to Consumer: Selling Online‘ seminar [link]; booking required

3rd October: ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ travels to COTA (Sydney); until 1st November

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4th October: last day for Lord Coconut, ‘Art Of The Cuff‘ [link]; “Back for a third year, this exhibition features the work of over 40 local artisans, jewellers and designers and their painted, plastered, drawn upon, de-constructed or modified French Cuffs.

9th October: Northcity4 ‘Jewellery Three Ways‘ seminar [link]

11th October: last day for Object (Sydney), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]; “Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. Her stunning work is highly coveted by both public and private collectors alike.

14th October: Pieces of Eight, Meredith Turnbull ‘Co-Workers‘ [link]; “Turnbull creates artworks that engage various scales, art historical traditions and artistic genres, making connections between images, jewellery, decorative objects and sculptural components through spatial practice. More broadly her practice focuses on the potential and practical implications of the subject areas of sculpture and craft.“; until 23rd November

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18th October: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Nicola Bannerman ‘Entwine‘ [link]; “Nicola, has always held a deep fascination with the recurring patterns in the natural world. She draws inspiration from the simplest spiral, to designs of great complexity where wonderful symmetry can be found in what at first glance may seem to be random formations. The inspiration for Entwine’ started in the garden, noticing repetitive patterns in leaves and spiral growth in flowers. These pattern possibilities in nature are endless, some occurring in surprising places – spirals in snails and cyclones; strong geometric angles in huge mountain ranges and exquisite crystals. The rotational symmetries in the huge varieties of sea anemones are another world of inspiration.

21st October: Craft NSW (Sydney) ‘Emerging Artist: Craft Award 2014‘ [link]; until 2nd November

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21st October: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kelly Jonasson ‘Pieces of Familiar‘ [link]; “an exploration of materials and processes from the domestic environment. Using crochet, handmade porcelain beads, dolls hair and metal, Jonasson has created a collection of neckpieces and brooches with ambiguous form“; until 1st November

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24th October: Craft, a ceramic-focused exhibition period; including Kate Jones ‘Being‘ [link]; until 29th November

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25th October: Nortcity4 special pop-up one day only event, Melissa Cameron ‘one design‘ [link]; “One design. Three materials. 30 individual jewels
Melissa regularly issues a design challenge to herself. How many different objects can you create from one pattern? Her 2012 exhibition La Geometrie netted 38 unique works from a single iteration of her AutoCad drawn and laser cut ‘Untitled: Pattern in metal #4’ piece. She showed in her solo exhibition of that year one version of the whole object that had not undergone transformation (a sheet of intricately cut steel approx. A4 in size), and arranged around the rest of the gallery space was a suite of unique jewellery and objects works that were made from the duplicate single sheet of laser cut forms.
This time she has made a pattern half the size and had it cut professionally twice. In the development stage she prototyped one section of the pattern in sterling silver, hand cutting the elements for a ring, a bracelet and pendant. Three works and counting. How can she creatively engineer and customise the rest of this suite of pre-cut forms to make 100% unique works every time? Challenging herself to create works that use up all of the pieces from the puzzle and to not self-duplicate is tough, but this from an almost completely two-way-symmetrical pattern? It won’t be easy, but when it’s the artist’s pride on the line… The works, in silver, stainless steel and titanium will be displayed alongside a reproduction of the pattern on paper to show their origin, enabling the viewer to find each jewel’s place in the scheme.

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25th October: last day for Gallery Funaki, Svenja John ‘Assembly‘ [link]; “In the 20 years since I began working with the polycarbonate MakrofolTM I have developed, bit by bit, my own ‘Jewellery Construction Kit’. In the beginning there were only bone-shaped parts (which I called x-bones), linked together with rings of various sizes to form chains, earrings and bracelets. Eventually more than 10 different basic elements developed from which all the complex jewellery assemblies are plugged together“; see my review post

26th October: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Marian Hosking ‘Botanical Edge‘ [link]

26th October: last day for M Contemporary (Sydney), ‘Intimately Connected‘ [link]; “aims to reveal the exploration of design and creativeness in contemporary jewellery making today; from applied, decorative, commercial or industrialised designs, the selection of works will help amateurs and collectors alike explore this unique and highly skilled art genre.

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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:

5th November: NMIT Graduate Jewellery student exhibition ‘Mettle‘, Red Gallery [link]; until 22nd November

13th November: RMIT School of Art Gallery, RMIT Postgraduate exhibition of Object-based Practice ‘Azimuth‘ [link]; until 21st November

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

18th November: RMIT First Site Gallery, RMIT School of Art Honour Graduates ‘Hey Handsome‘ [link]; until 5th December

… last calendar post: Calendar: September 2014





Calendar: September 2014

31 08 2014

post last updated: 22nd September

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Renee Bevan and Jhana Millers [link]
  • Object (Sydney), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]; “Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. Her stunning work is highly coveted by both public and private collectors alike.“;  until 11th October

1st September: e.g.etal, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska ‘Lucky Fool‘ [link]; ““I have found myself fascinated with charms and talismans to this day. The power they can hold, the trust and faith we put in them and the way in which they can direct our lives’“; until 20th September

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4th September: Griffith Regional Gallery, National Contemporary Jewellery Award [link]; until 28th September; it’s traveling to COTA in Sydney too … I’ll keep an eye out for dates!

exhibition media; winner Emma Fielden; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; winner Emma Fielden; click on image for original facebook source

6th September: last day for Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney) ‘Over your Head‘ [link]

6th September: last day for Spare Room 33 (Canberra) ‘You’ve Lost Me‘; private exhibition of contemporary jewellery, viewing by appointment, contact susan@dexterior.com.au

7th September: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Adornment‘ [link]; “Jewellers, artisans and designers have been given a found bone and instructed to adorn it in a masculine way, or use the bone when producing a piece of adornment for men, especially jewellery. …. The exhibition is a comment on the current explosion of body adornment, both permanent and temporary, as seen in fashion today.

12th September: last day for Manon van Kouswijk ‘Out of the Office: 100 Necklaces worn by a Foyer‘, at The Other Side; situated in the entry foyer of Paul Morgan Architect’s Design Studio at Level 10, 221 Queen St, Melbourne

12th September: last day for Jam Factory (Adelaide) ‘White Heat‘ [link

13th September: last day for Gallery Funaki ‘Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery‘ [link]; see the gallery page for the incredible listing of exhibiting artists; see my review post

14th September: last day for Arbor Brunswick ‘Brunswick Iconic‘, part of Craft Cubed [link]; “Jewellers are asked to take a photo of an iconic Brunswick thing (building, park, street, etc.) and then respond to it with a specially made piece of jewellery. The exhibition will be held in the lit window, so people are able to view it any time of day. The image and finished jewellery piece will be displayed together.

17th September: Lord Coconut, ‘Art Of The Cuff‘ [link]; “Back for a third year, this exhibition features the work of over 40 local artisans, jewellers and designers and their painted, plastered, drawn upon, de-constructed or modified French Cuffs.“; opening 16th September, until 4th October

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20th September: Northcity4 workshop, ‘Product | Present | Sell‘ with Ali Limb [link]

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21st September (extended) 13th September: last day for Pieces of Eight, jewellery exhibitions [link]

  • Lisa Roet ‘Humanzee‘; “We are proud to present Humanzee, a new project from renowned visual artist Lisa Roet. For 25 years, Roet has been working with the image of the ape and the monkey. Sculpture and jewellery connect in this new body of work, carved and cast, materials including gold, silver, bronze and bone become extraordinary pieces for man and woman to adorn themselves with.
  • Nicholas Bastin ‘Compact Museum Gacha Gacha'; “We’re pleased to present Nicholas Bastin’s Compact Museum Gacha-Gacha, an exhibition of small-scale objects and jewellery presented in a reduced in scale Art Museum. These works draw on the Gachapon, a Japanese term used to describe a particular type of urban toy-like object, that are almost endless in their depiction of diverse subject matter from popular culture. Nicholas Bastin makes jewellery and objects inspired by the representation of mythological archetypes in the products of popular culture. 

24th September: Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘, will “celebrate the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects” [link, link2, link3]

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26th September: ANU (Canberra), Robert Baines lecture “On the 26th of September at 1:15pm, we have one of Australia’s most internationally renowned artist metalsmiths Robert Baines presenting an Art Forum lecture, covering the development of his diverse and highly focused over 40 year career.
Then at 2:30-4pm he will be giving another presentation about topical issues surrounding contemporary gold and silversmithing practice.
All are welcome to attend.
[link]

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26th September: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Marian Hosking ‘Botanical Edge‘ [link]; until 26th October

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30th September: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Nicola Bannerman ‘Entwine‘ [link]; “Nicola, has always held a deep fascination with the recurring patterns in the natural world. She draws inspiration from the simplest spiral, to designs of great complexity where wonderful symmetry can be found in what at first glance may seem to be random formations. The inspiration for Entwine’ started in the garden, noticing repetitive patterns in leaves and spiral growth in flowers. These pattern possibilities in nature are endless, some occurring in surprising places – spirals in snails and cyclones; strong geometric angles in huge mountain ranges and exquisite crystals. The rotational symmetries in the huge varieties of sea anemones are another world of inspiration.“; until 18th October

30th September: Gallery Funaki, Svenja John ‘Assembly‘ [link]; “In the 20 years since I began working with the polycarbonate MakrofolTM I have developed, bit by bit, my own ‘Jewellery Construction Kit’. In the beginning there were only bone-shaped parts (which I called x-bones), linked together with rings of various sizes to form chains, earrings and bracelets. Eventually more than 10 different basic elements developed from which all the complex jewellery assemblies are plugged together“; until 25th October

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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:

1st October: last day for applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]

2nd October: Craft, ‘Craft to Consumer: Selling Online‘ seminar [link]; booking required

3rd October: ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ travels to COTA (Sydney); until 1st November

9th October: Northcity4 ‘Jewellery Three Ways‘ seminar [link]

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: August 2014





Calendar: August 2014

31 07 2014

post last updated: 22nd August

all month:

  • Craft Cubed 2014: so much happening [link]

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  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Volker Tropps [link]

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  • Manon van Kouswijk ‘Out of the Office: 100 Necklaces worn by a Foyer‘, at The Other Side; situated in the entry foyer of Paul Morgan Architect’s Design Studio at Level 10, 221 Queen St, Melbourne; until 12th September
  • Jam Factory (Adelaide) ‘White Heat‘ [link]; until 12th September

1st August: Craft jewellery and smithing exhibitions; until 30th August

  • Vito Bila ‘Unseamly vessels‘ [link]; “In Unseamly vessels Vito Bila continues his exploration of vessels, in particular the production of non-functional metal vessels. In making his work Bila engages with a dynamic and unconventional combination of processes and materials, and he exploits the traditional and nontraditional, often within the one piece.
  • Transportation‘, group contempoary jewellery exhibition [link]; “This exhibition of contemporary narrativeexplores the sense of place and cultural identity through the theme of transplantation. Artists based in the UK and Australia have explored their own sense of place and individual cultural identity as a consequence of their personal and family experiences of transplantation.
  • Bin Dixon-Ward ‘Grids‘ [link]; “Grids are everywhere, in the layout of our cities and towns, in land divisions for agriculture and housing, floor plans and building facades; the urban grid has endless translations.  As a fundamental unit of our endeavours to manage and control our environment, we use the grid to protect us, to navigate our way and to mark and control our boundaries.  The grid maintains a structure that is both self-supporting and flexible. Its foundations remain intact even when the surface is altered and eroded through use.

1st August: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Melissa Cameron ‘COLLECTION: One design. Three materials. 30+ individual jewels‘ [link]; “Melissa Cameron regularly issues a design challenge to herself. How many different objects can you create from one pattern?“; until 30th August; workshop on the 23rd August

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1st August: last day for application to Counihan Gallery ‘Moreland Summer Show 2014‘ [link]

2nd August: last day for Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, ‘Seventh Skin‘, group exhibition [link]

3rd August: Brunswick Street Gallery ‘Small Works 2014‘ [link]; until 20th August

3rd August: last day for oneofftwo gallery (East Gippsland), Jill Hermans ‘Aboro Gin – Hazy Moon

5th August: Pieces of Eight, jewellery exhibitions; until 13th September [link]

  • Lisa Roet ‘Humanzee‘; “We are proud to present Humanzee, a new project from renowned visual artist Lisa Roet. For 25 years, Roet has been working with the image of the ape and the monkey. Sculpture and jewellery connect in this new body of work, carved and cast, materials including gold, silver, bronze and bone become extraordinary pieces for man and woman to adorn themselves with.

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  • Nicholas Bastin ‘Compact Museum Gacha Gacha'; “We’re pleased to present Nicholas Bastin’s Compact Museum Gacha-Gacha, an exhibition of small-scale objects and jewellery presented in a reduced in scale Art Museum. These works draw on the Gachapon, a Japanese term used to describe a particular type of urban toy-like object, that are almost endless in their depiction of diverse subject matter from popular culture. Nicholas Bastin makes jewellery and objects inspired by the representation of mythological archetypes in the products of popular culture. 

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5th August: Lord Coconut ‘Melbourne Cufflink – Student Prize‘ exhibition [link]; until 23rd August

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6th August: RMIT Object-based Practice Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction [link]

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9th August: last day for Gallery Funaki, Karl Fritsch ‘yodel‘ [link]; see my review post

9th August: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Bro.och‘ group exhibition [link]

10th August: last day for Melbourne Museum ‘Aztecs‘ [link]

10th August: last day for Chapel-off-Chapel ‘An Unbearable Lightness’, part of Craft Cubed [link]; “an exhibition of contemporary jewellery by Catrine Berlatier addressing issues of waste and the damage it creates when making its way through our waterways and into the oceans

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12th August: RMIT First Site Gallery, ‘Wondernamel 2014‘ [link]; “Wondernamel began in 2007 and continues as a group exhibition of contemporary enamelling in Australia. The artists exhibiting in Wondernamel 2014, work in diverse ways making original work in the area of enamelling. Wondernamel is an invented word connecting the use of enamel by the artists using the notion of the curiosity cabinet or wonder room.“; until 22nd August

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12th August: RMIT First Site Gallery, ‘Around the Table‘ [link]; “A cup of tea, a jug, an object of nostalgia, gently resting on the table suggestive of a ritual or an activity associated with life.Around the Table brings together a selection of students from undergraduate Object based Practice. The artists use of innovative Silversmithing and Ceramic processes to explore and investigate the role of the table in relation to their work. The aim of this exhibition in 2014, is to bring the table back into view and to explore the idiosyncratic nature of this site.“; until 22nd August

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13th August: Gallery Funaki ‘Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery‘ [link]; see the gallery page for the incredible listing of exhibiting artists; until 13th September

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14th August: Arbor Brunswick ‘Brunswick Iconic‘, part of Craft Cubed [link]; “Jewellers are asked to take a photo of an iconic Brunswick thing (building, park, street, etc.) and then respond to it with a specially made piece of jewellery. The exhibition will be held in the lit window, so people are able to view it any time of day. The image and finished jewellery piece will be displayed together.“; until 14th September

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14th August: Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney) ‘Over your Head‘ [link]; until 6th September

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15th August: Studio Ingot, Wayne Guest ‘A Gathering of Jugs‘ [link]; until 30th August

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19th August: Spare Room 33 (Canberra) ‘You’ve Lost Me‘; private exhibition of contemporary jewellery, viewing by appointment; various open times during August

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29th August: Lord Coconut ‘Adornment‘ [link]; “Jewellers, artisans and designers have been given a found bone and instructed to adorn it in a masculine way, or use the bone when producing a piece of adornment for men, especially jewellery. …. The exhibition is a comment on the current explosion of body adornment, both permanent and temporary, as seen in fashion today.“; until 7th September

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30th August: Object (Sydney), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]; “Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. Her stunning work is highly coveted by both public and private collectors alike.“;  until 11th October

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30th August: last day for Craft ACT (Canberra), Phoebe Porter ‘Material and structure‘ [link]; “The works presented in Material and Structure are representative of various bodies of exhibition work and are what Porter refers to as her most successful pieces, reflecting the outcomes of each investigation with a greater level of refinement.

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31st August: last day for NGV Winter Masterpieces ‘Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado, Madrid‘ [link]

31st August: last day for application to Aesthetica Art Prize [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:

20th September: Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘, will “celebrate the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects” [link]

1st October: last day for applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: July 2014





Calendar: July 2014

30 06 2014

post last updated: 7th July

all month:

  • Personal Space Project, Manon van Kouswijk ‘Avondwinkel‘ [link]; “Avondwinkel or ‘night shop’ by Dutch artist and now Melbourne resident, Manon van Kouswijk, was originally shown in Amsterdam back in 2007. For the Personal Space Project, van Kouswijk has revisited this work, presenting a new iteration of the ‘night shop’ with additional pieces and a purpose built window height display.“; excited about the teaser that “the lights go out in mid-July“!; online and in person in Canberra

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  • Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, ‘Seventh Skin‘, group exhibition [link]; “Seventh Skin features over 20 artists from across Australia, presenting works from the Banyule Art Collection and beyond around the them of disguise and adornment. The selected artists explore the role of theatre and costume in contemporary life in fascinating ways. Through props, make-up, costume and fashion, universal themes are explored such as identity, gender and cultural heritage. Feeling ‘comfortable in one’s own skin’ is an expression that has multiple meanings in today’s age. This exhibition asks ‘Just how many layers do we present through our public face to the world?’ and ‘Exactly what is real and what is disguised or concealed?’ The exhibition features photography, prints, video, jewellery and sculpture…. Roseanne Bartley, Eric Bridgeman, Cate Consandine, Troy Emery, Kate James, Claire McArdle, Polixeni Papapetrou, Deborah Paauwe, Hannah Raisin, Tania Smith, Jacqui Stockdale and Hiromi Tango“; until 2nd August

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  • Melbourne Museum ‘Aztecs‘ [link]; until 10th August
  • NGV Winter Masterpieces ‘Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado, Madrid‘ [link]; until 31st August

2nd July: Adelaide College of Art, ‘These Things We Hold‘, group exhibition [link]; “The work in this exhibition is about change and reinforcement; value, worth, and how the significance of tangible objects and/or emotions may alter or strengthen over time. Presenting visual representations of personal connections are six multi-disciplined artists: Zoe Freney, Lara Merrington, Lucy Potter, Ulrica Trulsson, Talia Wignall and Alice Potter.“; I spotted this on Alice Potter’s facebook page; until 31st July

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exhibition media; used with permission

3rd July: last day for RMIT Project Space Gallery, Mark Edgoose ‘Triggers: Craft objects in Space and Time‘ [link]

4th July: Manon van Kouswijk ‘Out of the Office: 100 Necklaces worn by a Foyer‘, at The Other Side; situated in the entry foyer of Paul Morgan Architect’s Design Studio at Level 10, 221 Queen St, Melbourne; until 12th September

exhibition media; thanks to the Gallery Funaki newsletter

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4th July: last day for application to Lord Coconut ‘The Melbourne Cufflink‘ student prize [link]

6th July: New Craft at Queen Victoria Market [link]

8th July: Gallery Funaki, Karl Fritsch ‘yodel‘ [link]; “Gallery Funaki presents a new body of work from Karl Fritsch, whose lovingly iconoclastic take on jewellery history has accorded him cult hero status in the world of contemporary jewellery and beyond. His rings,both precious and anti-precious, beautiful and proudly anti-beautiful, bear the weight and scars of centuries of embedded cultural belief about jewellery’s manifestation of status. Using precious materials as well as rough hewn aluminium, stones and glass, Fritsch’s work has the look of something buried for a thousand years while remaining utterly contemporary.“; until 9th August

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11th July: Jam Factory (Adelaide) ‘White Heat‘ [link]; “There is no artifice or trickery in the collection of artworks displayed in White Heat – the raw essence of the material is celebrated by each artist’s unique interpretation of ‘ceramic wearables’. Porcelain hollow ware, hand tinted beads, copper crocheted pendants and hand etched illustration – each artist’s approach to ceramic jewellery is diverse: their sensibility, combination of materials and array of techniques will surprise and delight.“; until 12th September; “touch tours” on 11th and 12th July

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11th July: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Bro.och‘ group exhibition [link]; “A diverse range of makers, who have created a wide selection of brooches and pins ready to adorn the chests of the most discerning men and women (because men shouldn’t have all the fun).” until 9th August

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11th July: last day for application to Stanley Street Gallery ‘Over Your Head‘ contemporary jewellery exhibition and prize [link]

12th July: last day for RMIT Gallery, ‘Revelations: Sculpture from the RMIT Art Collection‘ [link]

13th July: oneofftwo gallery (East Gippsland), Jill Hermans ‘Aboro Gin – Hazy Moon; until 3rd August

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17th July: Northcity4 and Ethical Makers Movement present Vicki Mason [link]

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20th July: last day for NGV ‘START UP: Top Art 2014‘ [link]; until 20th July; see my review post

20th July: last day for application to Brunswick Street Gallery ‘Small Work 2014′ [link]

20th July: last day for application to Nicolas Estrada’s ‘New Necklaces: 500+ Designs from Around the World‘ [link]

25th July: last day for application to 2014 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition Award, theme is ‘Shuki-Shuhaidai, sakeware’ [link]

25th July: last day for application to Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize [link]

26th July: last day for Craft, Kirsten Haydon ‘Ice storeroom‘ [link]

31st July: Craft, Vito Bila ‘Unseamly vessels‘ [link]; “In Unseamly vessels Vito Bila continues his exploration of vessels, in particular the production of non-functional metal vessels. In making his work Bila engages with a dynamic and unconventional combination of processes and materials, and he exploits the traditional and nontraditional, often within the one piece.“; until 30th August

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31st July: Craft, ‘Transportation‘, group contempoary jewellery exhibition [link]; “This exhibition of contemporary narrativeexplores the sense of place and cultural identity through the theme of transplantation. Artists based in the UK and Australia have explored their own sense of place and individual cultural identity as a consequence of their personal and family experiences of transplantation.“; until 30th August

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31st July: Craft, Bin Dixon-Ward ‘Grids‘ [link]; “Grids are everywhere, in the layout of our cities and towns, in land divisions for agriculture and housing, floor plans and building facades; the urban grid has endless translations.  As a fundamental unit of our endeavours to manage and control our environment, we use the grid to protect us, to navigate our way and to mark and control our boundaries.  The grid maintains a structure that is both self-supporting and flexible. Its foundations remain intact even when the surface is altered and eroded through use.“; until 30th August

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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:

August: Craft Cubed 2014 [link]

6th August: RMIT Object-based Practice Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction

31st August: last day for application to Aesthetica Art Prize [link]

20th September: Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘, will “celebrate the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects” [link]

1st October: last day for applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: June 2014





Calendar: June 2014

31 05 2014

post last updated: 14th June

all month:

  • RMIT Gallery, ‘Revelations: Sculpture from the RMIT Art Collection‘ [link]; “For the first time, a selection of key sculptural works from the RMIT University Art Collection will be displayed at RMIT Gallery in a exhibition, that showcases important pieces from the past 50 years and beyond. Revelations features Australian and international artists including Ah Xian, Lisa Roet, Sam Jinks, Clement Meadmore, Inge King and Bill Fontana, and will unveil new acquisitions and highlight major works from the long standing collection.“; until 12th July
  • NGV ‘START UP: Top Art 2014‘ [link]; until 20th July; see my review post
  • Melbourne Museum ‘Aztecs‘ [link]; until 10th August
  • NGV Winter Masterpieces ‘Italian Masterpieces from Spain’s Royal Court, Museo del Prado, Madrid‘ [link]; “The holdings of Italian art in the Museo Nacional del Prado, Madrid are unique and unrivalled in museums outside Italy.  Drawn from its magnificent collection, this exhibition of over 70 paintings and 30 drawings presents a rich selection of works spanning 300 years of Italian art, from the early sixteenth to the eighteenth centuries.”; until 31st August

1st June – 1st October: applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]

1st June: last for registration for New Traditional Jewellery International Contest 2014, theme ‘CONFRONTATIONS‘ [link]

1st June: last day for Craft, ‘Fresh! 2013‘ [link]; see my review post

1st June: last day for Montsalvat Artists Exhibition ‘Soundings‘ [link]; Barn Gallery Montsalvat

3rd June: RMIT Project Space Gallery, Mark Edgoose ‘Triggers: Craft objects in Space and Time‘ [link]; “Edgoose investigates our perceptions of the vessel, and how craft objects appear, inhabit, extend into and pertain to both space and viewer. Triggers explores and broadens the traditional identity and role of these objects, expanding them from self-contained entities into artworks that connect and create relationships – between themselves; to their environment; and to the viewer.“; opening 5th, floor talk 19th 12:45; until 3rd July

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7th June: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Binary‘ group exhibition [link]

7th June: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Miniatures‘ group glass exhibition [link]

10th June: last day for Studio Ingot, Regine Schwarzer ‘Mineral Manifestations‘; “The work of Regine Schwarzer is influenced by the crystalline structure of rocks and minerals. Schwarzer cuts her own stones and uses the geometry of gems as a design element, but more recently has begun experimenting with fusing crushed and ground minerals onto metal surfaces with base enamel. This exhibition is a collection of new sculptural forms that adorn both body and space, and showcase Schwarzer’s mastery of the mineral kingdom.” [link]

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14th June: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), ‘Conveying Korean Metalcraft‘ Sung Joon CHO & Kenny SON [link]; until 28th June

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14th June: D11 @ Docklands, Claire McArdle ‘Identity Fair‘ [link]; ‘12-5pm Wed-Sun‘; until 28th June

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14th June: last day for Gallery Funaki, Helen Britton ‘pairs of pieces‘ [link]; see my review post

19th June: Craft, Kirsten Haydon ‘Ice storeroom‘ [link]; “The ice has a remarkable quality of preserving and storing knowledge within its structure. Inclusions, both micro and macro, in the ice can provide detail about the moment the ice was formed. This knowledge could be accessed from analysing the trapped gases or dust particles or by connecting with the narrative of an enclosed man-made object. In this installation Ice storeroom builds on Haydon’s previous work with Antarctica and explores the notion that Antarctica is a repository for environmental and cultural knowledge.“; until 26th July

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19th June: RMIT School of Art Gallery, ‘This must be the place‘, An exhibition of work by students from the RMIT School of Art Master of Fine Art program [link]; until 27th June

21st June: last day for Pieces of Eight [link], Natalia Milosz-Piekarska ‘Immortal Morsels‘ [link]; see my review post

22nd June: last day for Lindy McSwan ‘Five Horizons‘, Sofitel Hotel foyer; following her fabulous success in Fresh! 2012; “My work in the Sofitel is an expression of my experience and enduring memory of travel to remote desert landscapes in Central Australia. The underlying notion contemplates the enormity of the horizon.  In particular the rare phenomenon of a 360 degree horizon where one’s sense of self is heightened and the scale of the earth becomes evident. In these rare experiences the red horizon is an undulating, continual line subtly describing the curvature of the earth’s surface framing distance and time.” [link]

image from interview; click on image for original source

image from interview; click on image for original source

25th June: last day for applications to Mari Funaki Award [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:

4th July: last day for application to Lord Coconut ‘The Melbourne Cufflink‘ student prize [link]

11th July: last day for application to Stanley Street Gallery ‘Over Your Head‘ contemporary jewellery exhibition and prize [link]

20th July: last day for application to Nicolas Estrada’s ‘New Necklaces: 500+ Designs from Around the World‘ [link]

25th July: last day for application to 2014 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition Award, theme is ‘Shuki-Shuhaidai, sakeware’ [link]

25th July: last day for application to Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize [link]

31st August: last day for application to Aesthetica Art Prize [link]

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

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… last calendar post: Calendar: May 2014





Helen Britton lecture

13 05 2014

You’re no doubt all over, and on top of, and around-abouts this news … but just in case.

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