Calendar: October 2011

30 09 2011

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  • ‘Tutankhamun and the Golden Age of the Pharaohs‘, Melbourne Museum [link]; originally it was until 6th November (see here) but now apparently until 4th December
  • Artisan Gallery (Brisbane) ‘Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor‘, which a number of our Melbourne jewellery friends are contributing to; “Featuring 100 stories of great Australian women who have broken the barriers in arts, sciences, humanities and sports and 100 brooches made in response to these stories by 100 of Australia’s most talented women jewellers, this exhibition celebrates the centenary of International Women’s Day.“; more here; until 12th November; apparently it will ‘tour’ over 2012/13

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  • Kaleidoscope: Art & Colour‘, NGV [link]; until 5th February 2012
  • 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: Part B Melbourne jeweller gathering at Craft Victoria to see Katherine Bowman ‘Locutions‘ [link]; please see my review post

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.“; see my review post

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]; see my review post

4th October: Pieces of Eight, Robert Baines ‘Frisches Fleisch – Fresh Meat‘ [link]; “His exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery sees Baines create a commentary on what he views to be the endangerment of the original idea and the practice of plagiarism in contemporary jewellery. Utilizing the technique of casting, something not typically seen in his work, he furthers his case and punctuates his argument by the frequent inclusion in many of the pieces of the Rothschild Red Giraffe, itself an endangered species.“; until 12th November

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7th October: RMIT public lecture series, “What My Hands Taught Me” Tim McCreight, author of ‘The Complete Metalsmith’, talks about his career at the bench; 6pm, $5; [link]

9th October: last day for ‘Vienna: Art & Design‘, NGV [link]

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

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

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14th October: Gallery Counihan (Brunswick Town Hall), Nicole Polentas [artist profile] and Christopher Earl Milbourne, ‘Psychomanteum‘ [link]; “Christopher Earl Milbourne and Nicole Polentas explore the intersections between history and cultural memory. Symbolic evocations of place are manifest in jewellery, small-scale sculpture and song.“; artist talk 15th October; until 6th November

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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); please see my review post

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.

28th October – 1st November: RMIT workshop “How to make a Rip-Snorter. classic old world skills meet new ideas. David Bielander, Switzerland” [link]; “What makes a good jewellery piece? Why do you want to turn your brainchild into jewellery? Why do you want people to wear your piece? When do we think, when do we make? How authentic is your work? This is a workshop about mastering the process between the spark of an idea to a convincing piece, without loosing the fun, flow, the lightness and spontaneity on the path. The source of the spark will be the departure point of the investigation.EXCITED! I’m going!

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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 – especially the graduate shows coming up!

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

1st June 2012: last day for application to New Traditional Jewellery 2012 award; “International design contest and exhibition New Traditional Jewellery 2012: international design contest and exhibition. For the 2012 design contest and exhibition the professional jury of New Traditional Jewellery (NTJ) has chosen the theme ‘NEW NOMADS’, because both literally and figuratively this theme offers many possibilities for inspiration. The history of jewellery is as old as mankind. While people went in search of parts with the best living conditions they carried their valuables with them, wearing them on their bodies. Jewellery that represents economic and social status, as it still does nowadays in the case of nomadic tribes. The dissemination of religions went hand in hand with an unprecedented range of religious jewellery and ornaments, ranging from small containers for religious texts to reliquaries and portable altars.” [link]

… last calendar post: October 2011 sneak peek



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