Calendar: May 2012 sneak peek

15 04 2012

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all month

  • Melbourne Museum ‘Top Designs 2012‘ [link]; until 15th July
  • NGV ‘Top Arts 2012‘ [link]; until 15th July
  • NGV ‘Unexpected Pleasures – The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery‘ [link]; “A Design Museum, London touring exhibition. Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and looking instead at the essential meanings of jewellery, the exhibition brings together important work from around the world, and looks at it from the point of view of the wearer as well as the maker. Contemporary  Jewellery in this sense is at the intersection of art and design. Curated by Dr. Susan Cohn for the Design Museum, London with exhibition design by Ab Rogers Design and graphics by Barnbrook. “; until 26th August 2012
  • Powerhouse Museum, ‘Love Lace‘ [link]; until April 2013

1st May: Gallery Funaki, Warwick Freeman ‘Making Dust‘ [link]; until 26th May

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2nd / 3rd May: start of Term 2 short jewellery courses at NMIT [link]; note that the Introductory and Intermediate short courses are now also offered during the day (as well as the evening course)

2nd May: Part B exhibitionOh Opal! (re-imagining Australia’s national gemstone)‘ at Redox Jewellery Studio; more information to come very soon – yes, I may be involved … ; “It’s a conundrum! What to do with the opal? What don’t more Australians love it? Melbourne-based research jewellery group Part B takes on the challenge of exploring the history and legend surrounding the opal and bringing a new fire to this strange and alluring gemstone.“; until 23rd May; opening night 4th May

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4th May: Melbourne Museum ‘The Wonders of Ancient Mesopotamia‘ [link]; until 7th October 2012

5th May: last day for Craft Victoria window, Peaches + KeenThe Hanging Garden‘ [link]

5th May: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), An Morison ‘Wood Weaves’ & Mary Odorcic ‘Joias Coloridas’ [link]

7th May: last day for application to City of Yarra Art and Heritage Collection [link]; “The key criteria for this acquisition round is contemporary fine art created by artists of Aboriginal heritage currently living or working (studio practice or represented by a gallery) in the City of Yarra.

9th May: NMIT Jewellery fundraising Auction [facebook page]; “The Advanced Diploma students of 2012 present to you an exciting opportunity to purchase exquisite handmade pieces of jewellery at exceptional prices. Crack open your piggy bank, get your bidding arm ready and help them raise funds for their Graduate Exhibition.

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16th May: Box Hill Tafe Silent Jewellery Auction, at New Guernica (more details as they come to hand)

19th May: last day for Pieces of Eight, Kate Rohde ‘Hybrid Geology‘ [link]

27th May: Markit@FedSquare [link];
sadly this will be the last market for the GoldenInk Collaborative, who have sent an email to their mailing list announcing they’re “drawing a close to their collaborative time together“; “We have been very fortunate to meet lots of amazing and talented people over the past 3 years and really want to thank all of our customers and fans. Whilst we have enjoyed working on this wonderful project together the time has come to develop our own retrospective range of work. This will not be the end of us, but it will be that last chance you will get to purchase any of the work that we have created under our beloved Golden Ink.

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]

22nd June 2012: last day for application to National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2012 [link]

25th July 2012: last day for application to 2012 ITAMI International Craft Exhibition, the theme this year is ‘Shuki-Shuhaidai’ (sake ware) [link]

3rd August 2012: Craft Victoria ‘Craft Cubed‘ [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: April 2012


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