Calendar: June 2009

31 05 2009

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all month:

  • NGV International [link] ‘Dressed to Rule: Imperial Robes of China‘ (textiles); 17th April – 6th September; my review story
  • NGV International [link] ‘Persuasion: Fashion in the Age of Jane Austen‘; 22nd May – 8th November
  • NGV Ian Potter [link] ‘Shared Sky‘ (two-dimensional); 13th March – 2nd August
  • Melbourne Museum [link],’Top Designs 2009 – VCE Season of Excellence‘; until 26th July
  • Richard Dunn ‘The Fibonacci Trees‘ (paintings) at Sofi’s Lounge, Sofitel Hotel – I’m a nerd at heart and the mathematical name is intriguing; until 3rd August

2nd June: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), ‘Winter Brooch Exhibition‘ [link]; until 11th July

2nd June: Craft Victoria, Water Pouring Performance, “join Liz (Low, ceramic artist) and special guest Kate Rhodes (editor, Artichoke magazine) on Tuesday 2 June from 6-8pm for the water pouring performance and the official launch of the cycle catalogue.” [link] [newlink]

3rd June: last day for Mildura Arts Centre [link] ‘ornamentomology‘, a travelling jewellery exhibition by JMGQ [link]

3rd June: NGV Women’s Association Seminar ‘Decorative Arts Now‘; speakers include Amanda Dunsmore, Diana Morgan, Mari Funaki, Prue Venables, and more; 9:30 – 12:30, $80, bookings call (03) 8662 1555, event code NGVWA030609; [link]

4th June: RMIT Gallery, opening night 6-8pm, SCHMUCK 2009 Contemporary Jewellery[link]; this is a significant international jewellery exhibition, and this is only the fourth time in the annual event’s 50-year history that it has been shown outside of Germany; and ‘Johannes Kuhnen: a survey of innovation‘ [link]; RSVP for opening night requested on (03) 9925 1717 or; both exhibitions run 5th June – 18th July; [new link]

AvantCard (found in a cafe); image: David Bielander 'Scampi' armband/bracelet 2007

AvantCard (found in a cafe); image: David Bielander ‘Scampi’ armband/bracelet 2007

5th June: RMIT Gallery, public lectures; ‘SCHMUCK 2009 Contemporary Jewellery’, panel discussion with ‘SCHMUCK’ Director Wolfgang Lösche, ‘What is Contemporary Jewellery?’, 12-1 pm; and ‘Johannes Kuhnen: a survey of innovation’, Artist floor talk, 1-1.30pm; absolutely not to be missed! RSVP essential on (03) 9925 1717 or

5th June: last day for applications from contemporary artists and curators to exhibit new and innovative work in the five gallery spaces and the grounds of Linden – Centre for Contemporary Arts [link]

6th June: opening at BUDA [link] of ‘Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition‘ – “10th Leviny Commemorative Award promoting excellence and innovation in Australian Silversmithing, featuring an exquisite range of hollowware, jewellery and sculptural works by professional, emerging and student silversmiths“; until 28th June

9th June: (Update: 3rd June) Pieces of Eight Gallery, floor talk by Meredith Turnbull, 10am, alongside her window exhibition ‘Some Become Strangers‘ [new link]

10th June: RMIT School of Art Gallery [link] ‘Melbourne Hollow Ware 2009‘; opening night 5 – 7pm; exhibition from 9th – 19th June; “A mixture of personal philosophy and vessel making, Melbourne Hollow Ware explores how object making engages the semiotics of manufacture and the immigrant of ideas to convey the settings of human identity and presence” – this show has recently been shown at Marzee and I can’t wait to see it!

13th June: last day for Craft Vic, Natasha Dusenjko ‘Babel‘ (ceramics) [link]; my review story

13th June: Craft Vic ‘Hatch’ market [link], City Library, Flinders Lane, 11am – 4pm

13th June: NGV (International) ‘Salvador Dali: Liquid Desire‘ [link], until 4th October

14th June: Melbourne Design Market, Federation Square carpark, 10am – 5pm [link]

14th June: last day of ‘Top Arts VCE 2009‘ (various visual arts) at NGV Ian Potter [link]; my review story

14th June: last day of Craft Victoria enCounter (window) [link], Linda Hughes ‘Recontextualising the cautionary sign‘ (jewellery) ; Update (2nd June 2009): I have just noticed that this exhibition has been renamed ‘Signage

18th June: Craft Victoria, ‘The World of Small Things‘ [link], curated by Kevin Murry; opening night 6-8pm; until 25th July

19th June: Brunswick Street Gallery [link] ‘Small Works 09‘; opening night 26th June; until 2nd July

20th June: last day at Pieces of Eight for Meredith Turnbull’s ‘Some Become Strangers‘ [new link]

21st June: Abbotsford Convent ‘Makers Market’ and ‘Shirt and Skirt Market’ [link], 10am – 4pm

22nd June: last day for application to the Cheongju International Competition (Korea, craft) [link]

24th June: Pigment Gallery [link] ‘2nd Annual Black & White (shades of grey) exhibition 2009‘; until 11th July

26th June: Melbourne Museum [link] ‘A Day in Pompeii‘; until 25th October

28th June: last day for Monash Gallery of Art [link], ‘Beyond visibility: light and dust‘; review story written and coming soon

30th June: last day to apply to be part of the ‘Winter Art Auction‘ at Guildford Lane Gallery [link], in support of the Gay and Lesbian Switchboard; auction is on 31st July 2009

30th June: last day for submissions for inclusion in Craft Vic exhibition, for professional members only [link]

…link to May calendar, and June sneak peek



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