RMIT Year 3, Semester 2, Showcase

20 03 2013

One of our ‘context’ projects was to design and set up a mini-exhibition in the display cases in the hallway of the RMIT G&S part of the building.

We worked in pairs and the exhibition was up for a week each. We were required to document the show as well.

I partnered with the lovely lovely Jamie Andersson – he was one of my dearest friends during my degree. We decided that of the five panels of the display case, we would have two each and the middle one would share our work.

showcase; image not to be reproduced without permission

my side of the showcase; image not to be reproduced without permission

My side included work that was being used for my ‘Mapping the Self‘ project. The intent was to work from left to right, white to black, large to small scale, paper to solid materials, one layer to mulit-layer.

This mirrored Jamie’s work ‘Grey Matt(er)‘, which was a selection of his vast collection of found object, which he (matt) painted in graded scale from black to white. I remember he was really happy with this collection and it featured in our year-end exhibition.

showcase; image not to be reproduced without permission

(nightime) showcase; image not to be reproduced without permission

showcase; image not to be reproduced without permission

(night) showcase; image not to be reproduced without permission

A few more detailed photographs below.

… last post in this series: RMIT Year 3, Semester 2, Silversmithing, continued
… see more projects from RMIT Year 3 here

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RMIT Year 3, Semester 2, Silversmithing, continued

18 03 2013

To continue with this project

3. Outer Hebrides, Scotland
dimensions: 170  *  85  *  22  mm
map source: Bartholomew’s “Half-Inch to Mile” Map of Scotland, sheet 23

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

Outer Hebrides; image not to be reproduced without permission

4. Main Island, Orkney, Scotland
dimensions: 165  *  90  *  22  mm
map source: Bartholomew’s “Half-Inch to Mile” Map of Scotland, sheet 28

with porcelain print; not to be reproduced without permission

with porcelain print; not to be reproduced without permission

These were all made from 0.5mm aluminium sheet and bone-coloured 3mm perspex. Initially I had used the perspex as a kind of stiffener to help saw-piercing the aluminium. Though I loved the look of it I kept it as part of the finished object… reminded me of the saying ‘in my bones’.

The engraved lines are the four compass points. And all of the securing post points are placed at the end of these lines.

These are still among my favourite pieces from university – definitely in terms of silversmithing, and perhaps only third after the gold and quilt brooches.





New socks

16 03 2013

I’ve made some new socks.
You’re as excited as I am, I can tell.

my socks #8

my socks #8

The specifics:

If you’re on Ravelry, check out my project here.

Next? Perhaps another cowl for autumn, or a new cardigan …





Calendar: April 2013 sneak peek

15 03 2013

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