Calendar: March 2012

29 02 2012

all month

  • Powerhouse Museum, ‘Love Lace‘ [link]; until April 2012
  • Renaissance‘, National Gallery of Australia (Canberra) [link]; until 9th April 2012 (see my first and second review post)
  • NGV ‘Time Catcher‘ [link]; until November 2012

2nd March: Launch of Northcity 4 [link]; see my recent post

2nd March: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Embark‘ [link]

3rd March: last day for Gallery Funaki, Doris Betz ‘moments like this‘ [link]; “Making my jewellery feels like having a mystery-flight-ticket in the pocket, not knowing where one will end up. But at the same time I do have an aim. In the end there should be a damned good piece of jewellery. I always try to invent processes I cannot control, I try to make things happen, I’m spontaneous and attentive, I follow my instinct and also my experience. This process of not knowing, not wanting, just playing, staying free, being without intention, casual…and suddenly getting excited…and then recognizing the point when one has to take control again, is a balancing act.

4th March: last day for entry to Brunswick Street Gallery $10000 works on paper prize and exhibition [link]

6th March: Pieces of Eight, ‘Cosmic Artefacts’, part of LMFF12 [link]; “Pieces of Eight Gallery presents fashion designer Alexi Freeman and jeweller Tessa Blazey, collaborating on a major window installation and a suite of jewellery pieces that accompany the ALEXI FREEMAN AW12 ROCK STAR collection. The installation features their Interstellar Gown, constructed from approximately 600 metres of gold plated chain and 6000 jump rings meticulously embellished into a galactic flapper formation – fit for a sci-fi goddess to traverse the celestial sphere“; until 7th April

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8th March: Craft Victoria, Nicholas Bastin ‘The Sleepless Hero‘ [link]; “Nicholas Bastin draws together a collection of jewellery objects in an exhibition titled The Sleepless Hero. The objects appear to be the remnant accessories of new super-real characters, invented from associations from both popular culture and traditional mythology. The work touches on issues relating to the portrayal of the hero and the two-dimensional dualism of good and evil, to explore possible new contexts of the archetypal character in a contemporary urban mythology.“; until 21st April

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8th – 15th March: L’oreal Melbourne Fashion Festival [link]

8th March: Lord Coconut ‘Handcrafted for Men at Carlow House‘, part of LMFF12 [link]; “Bespoke tailor Vogue and Jackson and handcrafted cufflink supplier Lord Coconut, fellow Flinders Lane tenants in the historical rag trade building Carlow House, have joined forces to present their latest collections of handmade shirts and contemporary cufflinks.“; until 24th March

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9th March: Fort Heart ‘PROJECT-ION / AN EXHIBITION‘, Paradise Hills Gallery [link], part of LMFF12; “After many months the fort heart necklace has been set and made into silver and metal. Curated by James Heenan and Deb Art, The exhibition aims to explore the necklace in wearable art form. Gallery doors will open at 7pm with live music kicking off at some point too!

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13th March: Gallery Funaki, Carlier Makigawanature and structure‘ [link]; “Fragile structures project and expand in unplanned growth. Lines – define volumes and transparencies to explore movement, form – an illusive, simultaneous grasp of life, exploring boundaries of formal definition of the relationship and tension between like and unlike.“; until 5th April

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17th March: Craft Victoria ‘Hatch’ market [link]

17th March: Craft Victoria, public program, ‘The Art of Visual Merchandising” [link]

17th March: last day for Studio 20/17, Melissa Cameron ‘In Geometry I Trust‘ [link]

17th March: last day for Linden Postcard Show 2012 [link]

20th March: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Rosemary Luker ‘Savage Beauties II‘ [link]; “Using gold and silver thread discovered in French flea markets and vintage shops, originally used for sewing military uniforms and ornate ladies clothes in the late 19th and early 20th centuries, Rosemary transforms this vintage material into distinctly contemporary pieces by sewing, crocheting and weaving. The resulting chains, cuffs and fastenings are interwoven with silver and gold organic, naturalistic metal elements to form contemporary feminine works.“; until 14th April

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21st March: Trocadero Artspace, Suse Scholem ‘attempts at describing adornment‘ [link]; “Utilising a hybrid of sociological research and contemporary jewellery, Suse Scholem highlights the potential of the body as canvas. Through social contexts, modern bodies become embodied, regulated, a performance. Attempts At Describing Adornment poses this performative experience of identity and the visual self. Drawn from qualitative research conducted by the artist, sentiments are translated into wearable design – a paradox of both functioning, and exposing, the continual performance of ‘self’ in modern society.“; opening 24th March; until 7th April

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22nd March: Ex(ie)perimental Collective, part of LMFF12 [link]; “The designers; Emma Boseley, Kara Liu, Katia Di Crescenzo, Christina Exie, and Helen Pappas met through their studies at RMIT. They have all developed their own dynamic styles as designers, tailors, jewelers and even a collagist, making this exhibition a dynamic fusion of techniques and construction as well as individual concepts.“; until 28th March

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24th March: last day for  RMIT Gallery ‘Joyaviva – Live jewellery from across the Pacific‘ [link] 6-8pm

please tell me of other exhibitions or events

plan ahead for [see also]:

1st June 2012: last day for application to New Traditional Jewellery 2012 award [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: March 2012 sneak peek

Jewellery on television

28 02 2012

Piece: Neckpiece
: Jenny Brockie
On: SBS program, Insight.
When: 28th February 2012, 8:30ish

screen shot of Insight, 28th February 2012

Oh Jenny.

Does anyone know the maker?

On my bookshelf

28 02 2012

All set to read … not in any particular order though …

my reading stack, 28th February 2012

I wonder what these books say about me?

Metal price update

27 02 2012

It’s been just under three months since my last metal price update post.
A little check on the markets …

As at 27th February 2012:

1. Gold price in US$ for last 12 months

27th February 2012; gold in US$; click on image for original source

2. Gold price in A$ for last 12 months

27th February 2012; gold in A$; click on image for original source

The big dip at the end of December (which wasn’t in my last update) was due to the crisis in the Euro zone. Similary, the latest kick up was on the back of the Greek bail-out deal, but the price has slipped a little in the last few days.

3. Silver price in US$ for last 12 months

27th February 2012; silver price in US$; 1 year graph; click on image for original source

Looks like the best time to buy silver was in late December … and the price is increasing just in time for the start of the university year. Bummer.

4. (a new graph) Copper price per ounce on London Metal Exchange, for last 12 months

27th February 2012; copper price on London Market Exchange; click on image for original source