Calendar: October 2010

30 09 2010

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  • NGV (International) ‘Lace in Fashion‘ [link]; until 23rd January 2011

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

1st October: last day for application to Siemens Awards [link]

1st October: last day for application to St George Art Awards 2010 [link] (thanks to Melissa Cameron for the tip!)

3rd October: ‘Part B‘ Melbourne jeweller gathering, organised by the super-active Melissa Cameron; a special edition, as a part of Mari Funaki’s show Objects at the NGV there is an extensive programme of events, so Part B is planning to have a chat after Otto Künzli concludes his Lecture: With Mari, which takes place from 2:30pm [tickets only, so you have to ring the gallery to purchase a ticket beforehand]

3rd October: last day for Griffith City Council 2010 National Contemporary Jewellery exhibition and awards, Griffith Regional Art Gallery [link]

4th October: last day for submissions to be involved in RMIT presentation ‘Making Objects Personal‘ [link] which will be run 27/28th October; “Coordinated by Professor Robert Baines of RMIT School of Art and RMIT Design Institute, this two day seminar will look at how a crafted object can be the bearer of cultural and historical meaning and memory.

5th October: Gallery Funaki, ‘Leonids and Fumerols’ Jewellery by Therese Hilbert and Otto Künzli [link]; opening night 6-8pm, both artists will be present; until 30th October (updated 25th Sept)

8th – 10th October: workshop at Griffith University, Brisbane: Plique a Jour enamel on a Jewellery Scale with Jill Parnell; “Plique a Jour is a technique of firing enamel into small backless openings the result of which is reminiscent of leadlight windows, as the light will pass through transparent enamel. There are several methods of achieving this beautiful but challenging technique.  In this workshop participants will learn the “Russian” method in which all the elements are soldered together on an oxidised stainless steel form.  The enamel is applied to the framework by surface tension.  This is a highly specialised and exacting method and accordingly only modest jewellery scale pieces will be explored in this Master Class held over 3 consecutive days. This is a shorter version of the highly popular 2008 class Jill Parnell taught.

9th-10th October: Finders Keepers Market comes to Melbourne!! [link]

10th October: last day for NGV (International), Winter Masterpieces ‘European Masters: Städel Museum, 19th–20th Century‘ [link]

16th October: workshop at Griffith University, Brisbane: “Parts of the Story: Composition and Visual Language in making Jewellery and Objects” with Christel van der Laan; “Much of contemporary jewellery is concerned with the personal stories and journey of the maker; works are the culmination of an intense emotional and physical process to give expression to something that is not yet defined. The selection and arrangement of materials to give form to thoughts, feelings and memories, is often the most challenging and exhilarating part of the process of making. … Christel will lead a one day intensive class, the purpose of which is to find ways to express ideas through the spontaneous exploration of new materials and processes.  The emphasis will be on composition and creating a poetic visual language without the constraint of having to make finished works.  In turn this will act as a catalyst for the development of new concepts and stimulate individual practices.

17th October: last day for Craft Victoria, Karla Way and Natalia Milosz-Piekarska ‘Bad Beasts Do Not Harm Me‘ [link]; “Natalia Milosz-Piekarska and Karla Way come together to present new work investigating the transcendent and transformative capabilities of materials. Amuletic and talismanic objects have long been associated with attracting luck and fortune, protecting from natural and supernatural forces, and radiating powers to benefit the beholder or wearer.“; see my review here

22nd October: ‘Everyday Objects‘ at Loft Gallery, “Six artists use traditional Gold and Silversmithing techniques to explore, interpret and re-imagine everyday objects and themes. Curate by Beka Hannah. Featuring: Claire McArdle, Georgia Lancaster, Inari Kiuru, Mary Hackett, Melissa Cameron, Beka Hannah.“; opening night 21st October; until 3rd November

exhibition media (courtesy of a few of the artists!)

24th October: last day for NGV (Ian Potter): Mari FunakiObjects‘ [link]

26th October: RMIT First Site Gallery, “First and Second Year – Gold and Silversmithing 2010” [link]; until 6th November

29th October: Blanche Tilden at the Canberra Glassworks ‘Fer et Verre‘ [link]; “work is inspired by the pre modernist glass and metal buildings, the Crystal Palace and the Palais de Machines“; the opening night will also be the scene of the lauch of an artist monograph ‘True‘, covering a history of Blanche’s practice as well as a number of essays about her work; until 18th November

29th October: last day for application to Jam Factory Career Development Plan [link] (updated 19th Sep)

31st October: last day for application for Artist in Residence at Sturt University [link]

If you know of any other jewellery / object exhibitions over the remainder of the year, please let me know by comment or email

… last calendar post: September 2010



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