Calendar: May 2010 sneak peek

15 04 2010

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The most exciting thing about this May is that I will be away the whole month in Spain – yay!! Anyhoo, for those remaining in Melbourne…

First an update for April 2010:

7th April: Studio Ingot ‘First Draft‘, “A display of pages from artists sketch books that maps the process of jewellery making from conception through working design to completion.” [link]; I’m looking forward to visiting this; until 21st April

22-25th April: Art Melbourne 2010 [link]; this was once called the Affordable Art Fair years ago; while I think the last few years have seen a steady decline in quality and variety of art presented here, I always go in hope of finding a gem, especially in the ‘Off the Wall’ section for emerging artists [link]

… now for May 2010

all month

  • RMIT Gallery ‘Constellations: A Large number of Small Drawings‘ [link]; there are some pretty interesting public lectures and artists talks associated with this and the accompanying exhibition ‘Contemporary Australian Drawing‘ [link]; until 26th June
  • Craft Victoria, Linda Hughes ‘Metonymy Look Both Ways’; ‘explores the stripe, historically as a metonym for danger‘; from 29th April until 12th June [information from Art Almanac]

2nd May: last day for Craft Victoria enCounter (window), Vikki Kassioras ‘Three Muses‘ [link]

4th May: NMIT jewellery auction, at Rose Street Markets in Fitzroy, from 5:30pm [thanks to Vetti for the comment with further information!]; I’ve tried some interwebs searching but cannot find further information – so any tips would be much appreciated

14th May: Melbourne Museum ‘Titanic – the Artefact Exhibition‘ [link]; I’m in two minds about seeing this, as their Pompeii exhibition was pitched more at a ‘populist’ level and I didn’t find it enjoyable at all, and also I’m not sure if there will be any decorative arts / jewellery; but I may try to see it out of curiosity anyway; until 17th October

15h May: last day for 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

16th May: last day for 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

16th May: last day for ‘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]

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]

4th – 8th August 2010: Melbourne Art Fair, Royal Exhibition Building; “an exhibition of leading contemporary art, presented by over 80 selected national and international galleries. The biennial event features paintings, sculpture, photography, installations and multi media art works of over 900 artists” [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 April 2010 calendar …


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15 04 2010
vettiliveinnorthcote

Spain, how exciting! For those of us still in Melb on May 4, the NMIT Jeweller’s Auction is being held at Rose St Artist Market. Works from students, teachers and well known jewellers including Julia De Ville and William Llewyn Griffiths…raising funds for end of year exhibition. 5:30 onwards.

15 04 2010
Karen

Ah, thank you Vetti! I can’t believe I forgot to add that, especially as I think it will be excellent. Will update the calendar now!




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