Calendar: September 2011 sneak peek

15 08 2011

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update for August 2011

18th August: ‘SEOID 11‘, an exhibition of contemporary Irish jewellery in the former home of Pieces of Eight Gallery in North Fitzroy [link]; until 27th September

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20th August: Pieces of Eight workshop event, ‘Coursage Couture with Kim Wearne‘ [link]

20th August: dianne tanzer gallery + projects, Jasmine Targett ‘Bubbling up‘ [link]; “Bubbling Up is a pop up exhibition of new work by Jasmine Targett at dianne tanzer gallery + projects. The work explores the curious opulence of bubbles that appear simultaneously on the constant verge of expansion and collapse.“; until 10th September

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23rd August: Opening night for ‘Close to Hand‘, “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.“; exhibition from 24th August – 1st September

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30th August: Lord Coconut ‘Dear Father‘, men’s jewellery exhibition [link]; “The Dear Father exhibition is a historical exhibition of vintage postcards Lord Coconut sent to his father, whilst travelling on his grand tour between 1898 and 1911. During that time, Lord Coconut visited Canada, France, India, Japan, Senegal, Spain, United Kingdom, USA and Vietnam. Each jeweller, as part of the exhibition, was randomly given one of these postcards and asked to produce a small gift that Lord Coconut may have sent back to his father which reflects the postcard’s origin. The jewellers involved are: a.l.i.Alexander, Emma Bulpitt, Beth Croce, Tamara Hain (My Friend Romeo), Vikki Kassioras, Deeana Michela, Kath O’Neil, David Parker, and Justin Siow.“; until 17th September

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now for September 2011

all month

  • Vienna: Art & Design‘, NGV [link]; I’ve read there is some jewellery here and some wonderful art worth a visit; until 9th October
  • ‘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!)
  • 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; until April 2012

2nd September: Peaches + Keen, an exhibition [link]; “Peaches + Keen ; Lily + Lucy ; Designer + Jeweller ; Lucy Hearn and Lily Daley met at art school many moons ago.  Lucy went on to study Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, while Lily studied Visual Communication (Design) at Monash. Despite choosing different courses, their mutual loves of colour, plants, avocado on toast and all things bright and creative, has led to their joint project Peaches + Keen. Together we are taking over an empty space, and filling it with a mountain of art and jewellery all within a jungle of plants – and based around the theme of an explosion of colour.“; opening Friday 2nd September, 6pm till late, 4 Cremorne Street, Richmond, Melbourne; also open Saturday 3rd – Sunday 4th of September, 11am – 5pm … SO excited, these ladies are just GORGEOUS!! so much so, that I’m showing two photos!

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3rd September: last day for 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.

3rd September: last day for Craft Victoria ‘Craft Cubed‘ festival [link] – there’s a huge program of events and exhibitions, so check out the site

3rd September: last day for e.g.etal, ‘JangDokDae (The Condiments Bay)‘ Daehoon Kang [link]

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3rd September: last day for 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]

9th September: Craft Victoria, ‘Locutions (the loved one)‘ Katherine Bowman [link]; “locution n. 1. a particular form of expression; a phrase or expression. 2. a style of speech or verbal expression; phraseology. (from Latin locutio an utterance, from locui to speak)”; until 15th October

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17th September: last day for Gallery Funaki, Simon Cottrell ‘output to paths‘ [link]

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18th September: last day for selected works from Buda ‘Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Exhibition 2011′, to be shown at Arts Centre [link]

22nd September: Robert Baines ‘A Visible Likeness‘, at Glen Eira City Council [link]; “Glen Eira City Council is delighted to present a major survey exhibition of nationally and internationally renowned jeweller and goldsmith Robert Baines – one of Australia’s most iconic jewellery practitioners. The exhibition will survey more than 35 years of Robert’s practice, celebrating his exceptional technical and artistic skills and creative achievements. Curated by Diane Soumilas, the exhibition will feature more than 50 key works sourced from major public gallery and museum collections as well as private collections in Australia.“; until 16th October; floor talk on 24th September

30th September: last day for application for Shanghai Residency (for RMIT staff, students, alumni) [link]; “Annual applications for this residency are being sought from the School community. RMIT-affiliated artists (see PDF) working in the fields of painting or installation-based practices (of drawing, new media, photography, and sculpture) are invited to apply. The successful candidate will be required to undertake the residency for one month between October and December 2012.

please tell me of other exhibitions!

… last calendar post: August 2011


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16 08 2011
Golden Ink Collaborative

Hey Karen, Places and Spaces is opening 2nd of september – 17th of October at Cudgegong regional art gallery. x




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