Calendar: April 2010

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  • Pieces of Eight, ‘Unnatural, Naturally‘, an exhibition by jewellers Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young [link]; also see the artists’ blog for this exhibition here (though it hasn’t been updated for a wee while) and Pieces of Eight’s own blog where the ladies are interviewed; until 1st May
  • Hand Held Gallery; ‘48 teaspoons‘ [link]; this is a group exhibition, and I’ve spotted on Melissa Cameron’s blog that she’ll be involved, as will Chloe Vallance

1st April: last day for application to be part of the Tasmanian Craft Fair 2010 [see here]

4th April:  last day for Hand Held Gallery, Katherine Wheeler and Abby Seymour, ‘Hidden Facets‘; combining the work of a jeweller and printmaker[link]; see my previous artist profile on Katherine, and her blog about some work she’s doing for the exhibition; and my reviews of the exhibition here and here

6th April: Craft Victoria enCounter (window), Vikki Kassioras ‘Three Muses‘ [link]; until 2nd May

8th April: RMIT Gallery ‘Constellations: A Large number of Small Drawings‘ [link]; there are some pretty interesting publich lectures and artists talks associated with this and the accompanying exhibition ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing‘ [link]; until 26th June

9th – 11th April 2010: JMGA Conference in Perth [link]

9th April: last day for ‘XAOS’, exhibition of jewellery from Nicole Polentas, with photography and fashion by Ellie Ioannou and Christiana Livaditis; celebrating International Women’s Day and Greek-Australian female artists at the Hellenic Museum [link]; see my artist profile on Nicole for more information about her work and inspiration

10th April: Craft Victoria, Craft Hatch market [link]

10th April: Jam Factory (Adelaide), David Neale ‘Some and None – Jewellery as Graphics‘ [link]; David’s blog is one of my absolute favourites; and it’s a massive coincidence that he’s exibiting at the same time as a group of glass artists, among whom is Janice Vitkovsky, who I happened to meet on a plane from LA to Australia over six years ago – crazy small world of artists; until 16th May

10th April: last day for e.g.etal ‘Figment‘; “a unique ‘mythical’ exhibition showcasing the works of seven contemporary jewellery designers” [link]; part of L’Oreal Fashion Festival (LMFF); see my review story

10th April: last day for First Site Gallery ‘Drawing Out‘ [link]

10th April: last day for application for ‘Curator Development’ grants through NAVA; ‘The Initiative provides the opportunity for emerging and mid-career curators to gain mentored placements within a gallery, art institution or university. Four grants of up to $15,000 will be distributed annually, with up to $10,000 for the applicant and up to $5,000 for the partner organisation.‘ [link]

16th April: ‘Women’s Salon 2010: Place and Belonging‘; “The Women’s Salon is an annual contemporary art exhibition showcasing the creative practice of women artists, craftworkers and designers living or working in Moreland. It has a history spanning twenty years in Brunswick. In 2010, the Women’s Salon explores ideas of place and belonging through the art of women who either live or work in the arts in the City of Moreland.” [link]; until 16th May

18th April: Abbotsford Convent, Makers Market and Shirt & Skirt Market [link]

20th April: Gallery Funaki, Kiko Gianocca ‘to hold and be held‘ [link]; Kiko took my class for jewellery in first semester in third year, so I’m looking forward to seeing his new work; until 15th May

24th April: last day for Craft Victoria, Kate James ‘The Work of Worry is Never Done‘ [link] and Nicholas Jones & Warren Harrison ‘Without Bias‘ [link]

30th April: last day for application to the BUDA Contemporary Textile Awards 2010 [see here for pdf information]; I mention this here because ‘the theme of all sections, other than the ‘Inspired by Buda’ Open Section, is to be Gold. The interpretation of the theme is that of the individual‘ and that there is a category for wearable art that includes ‘costume jewellery’ (though I’m never really sure if that includes ‘contemporary’ or ‘art’ jewellery – semantics!); and that part of the ‘best in show’ prize is ‘two pieces of silver jewellery acquired at the Buda Historic Home and Garden Contemporary Silver and Metalwork Exhibition 2009

plan ahead for these [see here for others]:

1st June 2010: last day for application to New Traditional Jewellery in the Netherlands; “the biennial international design competition New Traditional Jewellery is calling for entries for their 2010 event. Jewellery designers from all over the world are invited to respond to the theme ‘True colours’.” [link]

13th June 2010: last day for application to the Art Jewelry Forum 2010 Emerging Artist award (wearable art); “The purpose of the award is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jewelry artist and to help to advance the artist’s career.  The competition is open to makers of wearable art jewelry who:
•    have completed their undergraduate academic/professional training,
•    have been out of school for one year or more, and
•    have not had a solo artist exhibition in a commercial gallery or museum.
” [link]

6th August – 5th September 2010: Gallery of South Australia ‘Gray Street Workshop: 25 Years’; “presents the work of well-respected South Australian jewellers and object-makers Catherine Truman, Julie Blyfield and Leslie Matthews” [link]


link to exhibitions and events on the March 2010 and April 2010 sneak peek calendar …


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