Powerhouse Museum

21 02 2014

Recently my friend and fabulous jeweller Nicole Polentas highlighted that one of her pieces is part of the Powerhouse Museum’s permanent collection (purchased in 2012). How super!

Being a Melbourne resident (for just over a decade now), I’m not very familiar with the Powerhouse Museum (it’s in Sydney; you probably knew that). This new information gave me reason to investigate further online.

I am especially impressed with their pages sharing details of their acquisitions. I believe every publicly funded art institution should follow this example. [I couldn't see equivalent information on the NGV site.]

Even more impressive is the number of contemporary, and older, jewellery items acquired in recent years; much donated and others purchased, many of those using the Yasuko Myer Bequest.

Yay for the Powerhouse Museum.

I understand that the Art Gallery of South Australia has a wonderful collection of contemporary jewellery under the bequest, the Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection. Sadly I couldn’t find much information on this on their website; though I do remember seeing it in person when our university group visited the gallery and had a private showing. Ah memories.

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And while speaking of the Powerhouse, Gallery Loupe’s facebook page mentions that there is something pretty special brewing for September this year. Oooooh, exciting.





‘Summer’ in situ @ Studio 20/17

12 12 2012

Just a quick little post … Studio 20/17 have shared images on their blog of the exhibition, and my group has its own photo.

They look so wonderful!

from Studio 20/17 blog; click on image for original source

from Studio 20/17 blog; click on image for original source

Hoorah! Thank you Bridget and Melanie!





Even more ‘Summer Earrings’

10 12 2012

The last two earrings I sent to Studio 20/17 for ‘Deck the Walls‘, their Christmas Showcase 2012.

  • Miami’ (approx. 40 * 20mm) : reminiscent of the colours used on Art Deco buildings in Miami USA; also, strangely, of the pastel fever of the early 80s

    ‘Miami’, photograph not to be reproduced without permission

  • Jumpsuit‘ (approx. 50 * 23mm) : the large size and strong colours, you know it’s ready for day out roller-skating in the sunshine

    ‘Jumpsuit’, photograph not to be reproduced without permission

Deck the Walls‘ is at Studio 20/17 until 24th December 2012, and you get to take-away when you buy (not at the end of the show).





Some more ‘Summer Earrings’

10 12 2012

Two more of the earrings I’ve sent to Studio 20/17 for ‘Deck the Walls‘, their Christmas Showcase 2012:

  • Sweetpea‘ (approx. 30 * 18mm) : reminds me of the beautiful sweet peas and flowers one of my lovely old neighbours grew; he had a wonderful rose garden and regularly cut flowers for me, his name was Ozzie and he was so gentle and nice … and old, yes pretty old

    ‘Sweetpea’, photograph not to be reproduced without permission

  • Glo-mesh‘ (approx. 35 * 21mm) : oh you know you wish you could wear glo-mesh every single day

    ‘Glo-mesh’, photograph not to be reproduced without permission

Deck the Walls‘ is at Studio 20/17 until 24th December 2012, and you get to take-away when you buy (not at the end of the show).





More ‘Summer Earrings’

9 12 2012

I do like Studio 20/17. And (in somewhat of a first) I do very much like the earrings I’ve sent to them for ‘Deck the Walls‘, their Christmas Showcase 2012.

Two of them:

  • Disco‘ (approx. 20mm diameter) : blue-light disco, roller-disco, night time discos … any kind of disco

    ‘Disco’, photograph not to be reproduced without permission

  • Peace & Love‘ (approx. 30 * 18mm) : all kinds of rainbow love

    ‘Peace & Love’, photograph not to be reproduced without permission

Deck the Walls‘ is at Studio 20/17 until 24th December 2012, and you get to take-away when you buy (not at the end of the show).





‘Summer Earrings’ for Studio 20/17

3 12 2012

It pleases me greatly to share the earrings I’ve made for Studio 20/17 Christmas Showcase 2012 ‘Deck the Walls‘.

I’ve called the collection ‘Summer‘.

photograph not to be reproduced without permission

The colours and combinations chosen reminded me of my childhood summer holidays … not to put to fine a point on it, in the late 70s and early 80s.

photograph not to be reproduced without permission

Deck the Walls‘ is a take-away showcase – if you buy a piece, you get to take it home immediately instead of waiting until the end of the showcase period.

Do go! It opens tomorrow (4th) and continues at Studio 20/17 until 24th December 2012.