Calendar: December 2010

30 11 2010

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  • Returning to the jewel is a return from exile‘, Robert Baines, Karl Fritsch, Gerd Rothmann; Tarrawarra Museum of Art [link]; to be opened by Olga Zobel Biro, Director Galerie Biro, Munich; exhibition 7th November – 20 February 2011, Tue-Sun 11am-5pm

1st December: ‘Inseparable Companion: Casting New Shadows with Jewellery + Objects[link]; annual end-of-year exhibition of the Design Centre Enmore’s Jewellery + Object Design students (Sydney); “This title refers to the connection the students feel to their work, the connection between the jewellery and the wearer and the inseparability of the physical object and the shadow it casts. Over 500 handmade pieces by more than 60 students will be on display and available for sale. This covetable collection includes wearable jewellery as well as larger-scale sculptural objects.“; Artist’s talks will be held on Saturday the 4th December between 2 and 4pm; until 5th December

Jordan Taylor; image used with permission

1st December: Michaela Bruton ‘Oomph Trajectories‘ – new drawings and fine metalwork, Sofitel Melbourne lobby; “In 2009, Fresh! winner Michaela Bruton received a professional development package that included an exhibition at Sofitel Melbourne on Collins. Oomph Trajectories investigates the illusionary possibilities of repetitive line, through mark making and hand working of wire. In this work Michaela examines how movement and rhythm can be generated through repetitive pattern, and whether this can create an illusion of life or ‘oomph’ in otherwise inanimate forms. The essence of time and hand made processes is reflected through works that pursue repetitious detailing.“; until 1st March 2011

1st December: last day for application New Artist in Residence in Amsterdam: Studio Rian de Jong [link; thanks to Kevin Murray for the information]; “The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation challenges every jewellery artist to come up with a brilliant idea for a two month residency in May and June 2011 in Amsterdam. The studio is made available by jeweller Rian de Jong and her partner Herman Marres. The Françoise van den Bosch Foundation is responsible for the policy and the choice of the artist. The studio is situated in a new area in the centre of Amsterdam, near the harbour. City live, the proximity of the harbour and the IJ river, the presence of three outstanding galleries for contemporary jewellery, the famous Gerrit Rietveld Academy’s jewellery department and the professional network of the Françoise van den Bosch Foundation make Amsterdam an attractive place to be for a jeweller. This will be the start of a yearly artist in residency in Amsterdam, in May/June. Fill in the application form and mail to (before December 1st 2010):

2nd December: RMIT MFA Graduates show; with thanks to Mary Hackett’s blog!; until 10th December

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3rd December: Craft VictoriaFresh!‘ 2010 Graduate Exhibition [link]; “Fresh! is an annual exhibition of graduate work presented by Craft Victoria. The exhibition has a unique selection process involving a team of 20 invited industry professionals who visit over 35 graduate exhibitions across Victoria. Works are selected collectively from the fields of ceramics, glass, jewellery, gold & silver-smithing, fashion, textiles, industrial and furniture design and visual arts.“; until 24th December

3rd December: last day for 2010 Monash University Art & Design Graduand Show [link]

4th December: Part B Melbourne jewellery gathering, 2pm at Craft Victoria ‘Fresh!

4th December: last day for Gallery Funaki, ‘odd one outSally Marsland [link]

4th December: last day for Small Space Jewellery 10th Birthday celebration exhibition [link]

6th December: Craft Victoria enCounter ‘Places and Pieces‘ [link]; “Places and Pieces is a joint Craft Victoria and Regional Arts Victoria project developed to engage a wide range of students and community members in the craft of jewellery making. While the idea of ‘Place’ can be interpreted in many ways, within this project artists and participants have been guided by one common definition and directive – to create works commenting on, materially connected to and reflective of their own notion of ‘place’ in geographic and personal terms.  Led by three makers from Craft Victoria’s professional membership base, students and emerging communities within Bendigo and Castlemaine have been encouraged to explore and develop their creative skills via the production of jewellery pieces constructed from non-precious material found within their own localities.  Workshops and planning days have focused on intergenerational sharing of culture and knowledge and have facilitated community strengthening benefits to participants and greater local population. The project has inspired artistic excellence and innovation amongst all participants as well as providing a unique opportunity for both students and emerging community members to work with established professional artisans.“; until 9th January 2011

6th December: first day for Pieces of Eight in their new location in the city: 28 Russell Place, Melbourne [story]; there is a launch party on 9th but RSVP is essential (information via mailing list)

9th December: Melissa Cameron and Chloe ValanceMeasuring the Space Between‘, at Hand Held Gallery [link]; until 8th January 2011

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10th December: Open Studio, Karla Way and Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, 11am – 8pm [link]

11th December: Craft Victoria Craft Hatch market [link]

13th December: last day for 21st Anniversary Exhibition of The Gold & Silversmith Guild of Australia, at Goldsmith’s Gallery in San Remo (Gippsland region of Victoria) [link]

16th December: Gaffa Gallery, Christmas Show [link]; until 24th December

19th December: Studio 20/17 ‘Unwrapped‘ [link]; until 24th December

24th December: last day of Studio 20/17 ‘Wrapped‘ [link]

… last calendar post: December 2010 sneak peek



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