Calendar: October 2011 sneak peek

15 09 2011

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update for September 2011

TODAY (15th September): R U OK Day [link] … no, it’s not about jewellery or making, but something even more important

18th September: last day for application to publication in an Earring book [link]; “The publishers want to gather a relevant, inspirational and contemporary sample of earrings from all around the world. The selected pieces will be featured with the profile of the artist and technical details of the work. Every nomination is based entirely on the merit of the work submitted for selection. In case your work is selected for publication it will entail no fees on the artist’s part.

24th September: floor talk for Robert BainesA Visible Likeness‘, at Glen Eira City Council [link]


29th September: 1pm floor talk for ‘Wondernamel‘ at RMIT First Site Gallery

30th September: last day for application to Art Jewelry Forum Emerging Artist [link]; “This is the twelfth year that Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) will be providing the Emerging Artist Award of $5,000 to a contemporary jewelry artist. The purpose of the award is to acknowledge promise, innovation, and individuality in the work of an emerging jewelry artist, and to help advance the artist’s career.

30th September: last day for application to “NETS Victoria invites Victorian exhibiting organisations to apply for support under the Exhibition Development Fund (EDF) grants program, for the development and touring of contemporary art, craft or design exhibitions to metropolitan and regional Victoria and beyond.

now for October 2011

all month

  • ‘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
  • 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

1st October: last day for application to Talente [link; “annual international competition for young people involved in craft, design or technology.Talente’s aim is to promote young people with a particular manual talent and show something new and exceptional that has been made by hand.

1st October: last day for window installation (for 24-hour viewing) at Pieces of Eight, Lucas Grogan ‘Lullaby Islands

1st October: last day for e.g.etal, Kathryn Wardill ‘Adversity‘ [link]; “It is one thing to make items about difficult subjects, it is another to make during difficult events. The artist has adapted to ways of making jewellery while going through a difficult time in her life. The work is heavy in weight, scale and colour. The surfaces are blackened and rough. The techniques used in the creation of these forms have been limited to the minimum required for each. The work is highly personal, the titles of the pieces offering the viewer a glimpse into the events of the last six months of the artist’s life.“; this sounds so personal, I am looking forward to seeing the body of work

2nd October: last day for RMIT First Site Gallery, ‘Wondernamel’ [link] curated by Kirsten Haydon; “Wondernamel is an invented word based on the idea of the curiosity cabinet originally called a wonder room or wunderkammer in German. Historically the wonder room was for the collection of objects including but not limited to scientific specimens, art and antiquities. Wondernamel illustrates the joy of colour and intensity of jewellery and object making that is united by the use of enamel. “;[see my previous stories about this series of exhibition]

9th October: last day for ‘Vienna: Art & Design‘, NGV [link]; I’ve read there is some jewellery here and some wonderful art worth a visit

10th October: e.g.etal, Jasmine Watson [link]; until 29th October

11th October: Gallery Funaki, David Bielander ‘ripsnorter’ [link]; until 5th November

15th October: last day for 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)

16th October: last day for 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.“; floor talk on 24th September

28th October: last day for application to December 2011 Craft Hatch [link]

31st October: last day for application to Bricolage Design Award [link], “The Environment Protection Authority (EPA) Tasmania; Are you concerned about the large amount of waste Australians generate? Have you ever been inspired to make something from these potentially wasted resources? Tasmanian artist are invited to enter The Bricolage Design Prize. The Bricolage Design Prize was initiated in 2008,as an annual event to encourage entrants to develop a marketable product from a reliable source of inert industrial waste.

please tell me of other exhibitions!

plan ahead for [see also]:

16th December: last day for applications to Preziosa Young 2012 [link]; “This is an exhibition of young goldsmith/artists selected for their individual research and for the originality of their creations. Jewellery pieces may be created using any materials.

10 – 13 February 2012: JEMPOSIUM: Jewellery or What; International Jewellery Symposium; Wellington, New Zealand [link]; “JEMposium brings together contemporary jewellers, collectors, curators, critics, and jewellery enthusiasts from New Zealand and abroad to discuss and celebrate the art of jewellery. Keynote speakers: Ted Noten (NL), Manon van Kouswijk (NL/AUS), Karl Fritsch (FRG/NZ), Fabrizio Tridenti (IT), Liesbeth den Besten (NL); Events: Premiere opening, Two days of themed presentations, panel-led discussion, PechaKucha 20×20, Masterclass sessions, Pin Swap; Topics: Ideas into materials, Materials into ideas, Distribution;  Early bird registrations close 31 October

… last calendar post: September 2011



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