Upcoming Sydney visit

16 10 2014

So I’m popping into Sydney for a day-trip later in the month to see some jewellery exhibitions.

Powerhouse Museum’s ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘ is first.
Then the ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ at COTA.
And M Contemporary ‘Intimately Connected‘.
If I have time I’ll pop into Studio 20/17 of course.

What else should I put on the list?

Update (20th October): maybe I can add Craft NSW ‘Emerging Artist: Craft Award 2014





Bit. Excited.

14 09 2014

Jewellery lovers of Australia – you need to know about this!
Though you probably already do, no doubt
… but just in case…

The Powerhouse Museum (in Sydney) is in the process of installing their upcoming exhibition “A fine possession: jewellery and identity“.

Exhibition media: “Among the rarely seen items on display will be ancient Egyptian scarab jewels, Chinese kingfisher-feather jewels and a magnificent tiara and necklace made from exotic beetles for an English aristocrat. Australian highlights will include gold-rush jewellery, Indigenous necklaces made from pearl shells, a diamond Art Deco brooch in the form of aviator Charles Kingsford-Smith’s legendary ‘Southern Cross’ aircraft and the fabulous ‘Satine’ necklace worn by Nicole Kidman in the film Moulin Rouge. A striking selection of contemporary studio jewellery will reveal the imagination and skill of some of the most talented local and international jewellers working at the crossroads of art, craft and design.

For more see the Museum website [above is from here].

The exhibition opens 24th September 2014.

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source





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).