Calendar: August 2010

30 07 2010

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  • NGV (International), Winter Masterpieces ‘European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century‘ [link]; until 10th October
  • Melbourne Museum ‘Titanic – the Artefact Exhibition‘ [link]; until 17th October
  • NGV (International) ‘Lace in Fashion‘ [link]; until 23rd January 2011

1st August: Open day for Monash University (Caufield) [link] – though note that it was commented on a recent post that Monash did not have a first year intake for jewellery in 2010, so it would be interesting if this is the case again for 2011?

4th August: last day for application to Griffith City Council 2010: National Contemporary Jewellery Award [link]; acquisitive prize of $5000

4th August: 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]; until 8th August

5th August: launch of Craft Victoria ‘Craft Cubed [link]; “the theme is Childhood. Artists have long engaged with issues associated with childhood, and it is a particularly relevant query today as to what constitutes childhood – how do the different forms and phases of childhood affect the arts, and what is the importance of play?“; until 6th September; there is SO much going on, so check out the website program, and also the satellite events

6th August: ‘Jewellery Practice as a Site for Enquiry‘ [link; link] seminar at RMIT; “This one-day seminar is designed as an opportunity to examine how the parameters of contemporary jewellery practice are being tested, developed, challenged and/or contested by those makers researching or practicing in the field. Organisers are interested in reflecting the breadth of models for framing practice and opening the dialogue around recent concerns such as; sustainability, relational aesthetics and performative practices, temporal or site-specific works.

6th August: Mari FunakiObjects‘ exhibition at NGV Ian Potter Centre [link]; until 24th October

6th August: ‘Playing Field‘, group exhibition as part of Craft Victoria Craft Cubed festival [link]; “The exhibition features the work of Anna Davern, Jennifer Bartholomew, Anika Cook, Michael Doolan, Bern Emmerichs, Tim Fleming, Gracia Haby & Louise Jennison, Greer Honeywill, Ben Pearce and David Ray“; Anna Davern kindly gave me permission to use the below image, in her words: “The theme of the festival is ‘childhood’ and my response has been to look at the darker side of childhood fantasy. I initially played with this idea for e.g.etal’s exhibition Figment and was inspired to further explore the more frightening aspects of the Australian landscape.“; I’m also a super fan of Gracia and Louise, so looking forward to this!; until 4th September

image courtesy of Anna Davern, this piece is called Aragog

6th August: 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]; until 5th September

6th August: last day for application to the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize [link]

8th August: Open day for RMIT (city) [link]

8th August: Craft Victoria Hatch Bonanza, Fed Square [link]

8th August: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney) Rosanne Bartley ‘The world is a circle we live in – excerpts of experience‘ [link]

10th August: Gallery Funaki, David Neale and Emma Price [link]; until 4th September

10th August: last day for Gaffa Keeper Gallery (Sydney), ‘First and Last‘ [link]; “20 Contemporary Jewellers, emerging and established, recount their tales as they reminisce about their beginnings and contemplate the next direction in their careers. The exhibition will consist of the first piece and last piece that these Jewellers have made and very literally tells of stories about where these makers have come from, where they have been and ultimately where they are heading.

11th August: RMIT G&S Jewellery Auction; at The Order of Melbourne, Swanston St; preview from 6pm, auction from 7pm [see my post on last year’s auction, and many of my jewellery collection were bought at previous auctions – so excited to see what the RMIT makers are up to!]; blog here

13th August: ‘Craft and Design as a Career’ seminar, part of Craft Victoria Craft Cubed festival [link]

14th August: Craft Victoria ‘Craft Hatch‘ market [link]

14th August: last day for Hand Held Gallery ‘Snip, Slice, Saw‘; group exhibition exploring cutting in metal and paper [link]

16th August: Claire McCardle ‘tokens of place‘ solo exhibition, Guildford Lane Gallery [link]; until 29th August

exhibition invitation

16th August: Helen Bowman ‘indelible‘ solo exhibition, Journal Window (City Library) [link]; launch 19th August 5-7; until 30th August

exhibition invitation; courtesy of artist

16th August: ‘Make it, Design it, Fund it’ seminar, part of Craft Victoria Craft Cubed festival [link]

16th August: last day for application to NAVA Skills and Arts Development grants [link]

19th-20th August: Open Studios at Nicholas Building, part of Craft Victoria Craft Cubed festival [link]; 4-9pm each day

21st August: last day for Julia DeVille ‘Night’s Plutonian Shore‘ at Sophie Gannon Gallery [link]

22nd August: Open day for Box Hill Tafe [link]

23rd August: ‘Craft Online: websites and blogs made easy’ seminar, part of Craft Victoria Craft Cubed festival [link]

23rd August: ‘I’ll show you my craft if you show me yours 2‘, exhibition, part of Craft Victoria Craft Cubed festival [link]; until 4th September

27th-28th August: Nicholas Building open studio [link]

31st August: Open day for NMIT (Fairfield) [link]

31st August: last day for application for 2011 exhibitions at Studio 20/17 (Sydney) [link]

If you know of any other jewellery / object exhibitions during July 2010, please let me know by comment or email


plan ahead for these
[see here for others]:

28th September – 2nd October 2010: Museums Australia fourteenth annual Museums Australia National Conference, ‘Interesting Times: New Roles for Collections‘ [link]; “The conference will be of interest to everyone involved in collecting organisations and institutions of all sizes across the museums sector including staff,  boards and management committees, funding bodies, researchers, students and volunteers from museums, art galleries, libraries, archives and universities.

1st October 2010: last day for application to Talente 2011 [link]

link to exhibitions and events on the July 2010 calendar …


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