Calendar: September 2011

31 08 2011

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‘Close to Hand’ @ RMIT School of Art Gallery

30 08 2011

Exhibitions in the RMIT School of Art Gallery are often short and I find hard to get out of work to see them (it’s only open week days) – so I made a special effort yesterday, and I’m glad I did.

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Media: An exhibition of work by RMIT Postgraduate Students from Ceramics and Gold & Silversmithing, and the 2010 Gold and Silversmithing Maggie Fairweather Residency Award recipient Naoko Inuzuka.

I had taken photographs (with permission) at the gallery – however, have not been able to get them off my phone in time for this post to publish. Hopefully I will be able to download them to share soon.

Participating artists (alphabetically):

  • Sun-Woong Bang, jewellery [site] – from her ‘Transit‘ series
  • Jacqui Chan, jewellery [site] – from her ‘Urban Metabolism‘ series (her site has photos of the 8 pieces in the exhibition)
  • Andrei Davidoff, ceramic [site] – large-scale ‘Maquetts for a 2D Monument‘ (image on the home page of his site)
  • Jan Donaldson, jewellery – from her ‘Precious Summer‘ series
  • Mary Hackett, metalsmith [site; blog] – ‘Breach‘ an amazing landscape of smithed objects
  • Robyn Hosking – the ceramic pieces in the exhibition media
  • Naoko Inuzuka [site] – beautiful brooches ‘Saturation‘ and ‘Airplane Window‘ (two brooches) (the home page of her site has an image of the former)
  • Tassia Joannides – black neckpieces from recycled bicycle inner tubes
  • Nicole Polentas [artist profile] – an AMAZING installation, a brooch ‘Epilogue: The Orders of Xalepa‘; over which photographs are projected (‘Signs of Resistance‘), the photographs are of the brooch in-situ in what looks to be broken parts of a Greek city; touching and wonderful to watch
  • Leah Teschendorff – quite lovely stark sculptural objects
  • Renee Ugazio [site] – an installation ‘bench pegged‘ (it made me smile!)

Close to Hand‘ is at RMIT School of Art Gallery until 1st September 2011.

RMIT Master of Fine Art Auction

29 08 2011

Woah – how did this escape my attention before now!

All kinds of artworks are for auction – jewellery, metal-work, printmaking, painting, drawing, sculpture, photography …

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Details: Silent Auction

Online Deadline: 4pm, 8th September 2011

Where: The Gossard Space, Level 3 RMIT Building 49, 67 Franklin St Melbourne (opposite Aldi supermarket)
When: 6-9pm, 8th September 2011


The website says: “If you can’t make it on the night, let us know and we’ll make arrangements for any bids you’d like to place.” So it looks like the auction action continues at the event … but the banner says the auction ends at 4pm … so could someone involved in the auction please confirm (because the answer is likely to change someone’s decision to go to the event)??

Update (29th August): I have been advised that there is definitely ‘auction action’ at the event. The highest online bid at 4pm is the starting point for more silent bidding at the event.

Garden update

27 08 2011

Well … while not wishing to stray into the gardening-blog territory … I am simply amazed at how fast my plum trees are changing.

After all, it’s a weekend, and I figure I can write about non-jewellery stuff on the weekend!

From last weekend when it was a mass of white blooms … it’s now mostly covered in little pale green leaves, with very few little blossoms to be seen.

beauty keeps changing

I also have a nectarine tree … I pruned it back pretty hard a few months ago, but it’s just started to bloom too.

note to self: nectarine = pink; plum = white

Garden gorgeousness.