Calendar: August 2011

31 07 2011

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  • Pieces of Eight, ‘Downsizing – A group exhibition of interior designers turned jewellers‘ [link]; “Imagine shifting scales, moving from designing interiors to making small, intimate wearable objects. In Melbourne, there has been a recent movement of practicing interior designers who change careers to become gold and silversmiths.“; until 3rd September
  • Deep Water’, NGV photography gallery [link]; until 11th September
  • Vienna: Art & Design‘, NGV [link]; I’ve read there is some jewellery here and some wonderful art worth a visit; until 9th October
  • Powerhouse Museum, ‘Love Lace‘ [link]; “This spectacular, ground-breaking exhibition of contemporary lace works by artists and designers from around the world showcases lace design in ways never before seen or ever imagined. See more than 130 lace works by 134 artists from 20 countries, drawn from finalists of the Powerhouse Museum’s third International Lace Award that attracted an outstanding field of 700 entries globally.“; check the list of artists involved here, including Melbourne jewellers Katherine Wheeler, Melissa Cameron, Mary Hackett, Michaela Bruton, Stephen Gallagher, Tessa Blazey; I couldn’t see an end-date?
  • ‘Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs‘, Melbourne Museum [link]; until 6th November (confirmed)
  • Kaleidoscope: Art & Colour‘, NGV [link]; until 5th February 2012; includes a piece by Robert Baines (which is great!)

4th August: Craft Victoria ‘Craft Cubed‘ festival [link] – there’s a huge program of events and exhibitions, so check out the site; until 3rd September

5th August: last day for Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize [link]

6th / 7th August: Square Peg Studio workshop, Liquid Enamel Weekend Workshop with Linda Blair [link]

6th / 7th August: The Treasury – Fix Your Loot!; workshop with Emma Grace; “Jewellery repair workshop is for those who are not afraid to experiment. Join special guests Anna Davern and Dylan Martorell, in a cross-disciplinary collaboration and all-out fit-it fest!“; [link]

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7th August: last day for ‘Excessory‘, a contemporary jewellery exhibition at Yarra Ranges Regional Museum [link]; work by six jewellery artists who transform everyday and found materials into precious objects that challenge traditional notions of value and worth. A M&GNSW touring exhibition assisted by the Australian Council for the Arts.

7th August: last day for C3 gallery (at Abbotsford Convent) ‘Jocale’; an exhibition showcasing works from five Monash University graduates:  Maggie Thorssell, Femi Coppi, Deirdre Hoban, Regina Middleton, Jill Hermans

10th August: selected works from Buda ‘Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition 2011′, to be shown at Arts Centre [link]; until 18th September

11th August: RMIT G&S jewellery auction [link]

13th August: Craft Victoria ‘Hatch’ market [link]

14th August: last day for RMIT Gallery special exhibition “Gioielli d’Autore. Padova e la Scuola dell’oro – Italian Contemporary Jewellery. Padua and its Jewellery School“; my most recent review post

15th August: e.g.etal, Daehoon Kang [link]; until 3rd September

20th August: The Great Big Carlow House Garage Sale and Open Studio, part of Craft Cubed; with thanks to Anna Davern [blog]

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23rd August: Gallery Funaki, Simon Cottrell ‘output to paths‘ [link]; until 17th September

23rd August: “Practice as a Site for Enquiry II: Hybridity”, RMIT Seminar; “What are the configurations, associations and strategies that determine and or influence the way contemporary object based practice is articulated today? The seminar is designed as an opportunity to examine how the perimeters of Object based Practice are being tested, developed, challenged and/or contested by those makers researching or practicing in interdisciplinary fields. Organisers are interested in reflecting the breadth of models for framing practice and opening the dialogue around hybrid practice in relation to collaboration, the use of technology, interdisciplinary practice and new and emerging forms in Object based Practice.” [link]

29th August – 3rd September: workshop with Ben Lignel (France): ‘I ___ workshops! (or: the thrills and pangs of user participation)‘; “This Master Class explores objects and ‘participatory strategies’. Objects that: signal that they are somehow incomplete; encourage the participation of the user to ‘finish them’ either spell out , or consciously conceal, how this co-production will work.  This theme ties in with the broader subject of ‘open oeuvre’, as theorized by people like Umberto Eco, Roland Barthes. It finds echoes today in copyleft and open source creative strategies.” [link]

please tell me of other exhibitions!

… last calendar post: August sneak peek


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