Calendar: June 2009

31 05 2009

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jewellery by: Lisa Black

29 05 2009

There have been two articles in bright shiny high-brow magazines this year about Lisa Black, so I thought I would look more into her work.

article 1: pg 14, AFR magazine, Life & Leisure, Luxury'09

article 1: pg 14, AFR magazine, Life & Leisure, Luxury'09

article 2: pg 11, The AFR Magazine, April 2009

article 2: pg 11, The AFR Magazine, April 2009

Her website has some lovely images of her jewellery pieces. While not all of it is to my liking (personal opinion only), I do like two pairs of earrings with Egyptian elements and their reflection of the construction and design tastes of jewellery in that era.

Blog roundup

28 05 2009

More interesting stories from around the place:

  • Craft Vic blog has a great interview with Nina Ellis [post]
  • e.g.etal highlights new work by Jessica Morrison [post]
  • the Nicholas Building blog highlights the intriguing Kimono House [post] – it’s on my list for a visit!
  • through reading ArtBlart, I’ve been led to a new site ‘Word on the Street‘, which highlights events and exhibitions in Australia – worth keeping an eye on
  • the Craft Australia site highlights upcoming opportunities for makers – one that took my interest was from Object Gallery (Sydney) : “Precious Pendants invites makers from across Australia, and at any level of career, to submit one piece for possible inclusion in the exhibition. The judging panel will select 40 pieces from the applicants to be exhibited in Project Space.” (deadline 21st August)

‘Top Arts: VCE 2008’ @ NGV

27 05 2009

As part of the VCE Season of Excellence, ‘Top Arts: VCE 2008‘ is showing at the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) Ian Potter Centre, from 25th March to 14th June.

On display are selected works “of young people who have completed Art and Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), across Victorian school sectors“. For those not familiar with the Victorian education system, these are high-school graduates.

The works of each of the 61 students is well shown on the NGV site here.

I was hoping for more three-dimensional pieces, but was interested to see the good representation of photographic work. A few students worth mentioning:

  • the large-scale image of Camilla Morgan’s is particularly arresting;
  • the delicate drawing on silk by Ruth O’Leary is thoughtful and beautiful; and
  • the painting by Rania Tabet is vivid and very well done.

Top Arts: VCE 2008‘ is on at the NGV Ian Potter Centre until 14th June.