Calendar: August 2013

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  • CRAFT CUBED festival [link] … there is SO MUCH on under the umbrella of this festival … it makes no sense for me to replicate their calendar of events here, but please do check out their listing, there is an amazing breadth of workshops and exhibitions to visit and experience
  • The Design Journey‘ at Arbor [link]; see more on their blog;

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  • NGV ‘Monet’s Garden‘ [link] until 8th September

1st August: Lord Coconut ‘The Melbourne Cufflinks’  group exhibition and acquisitive prize [link]; “RMIT, Box Hill Institute and NMIT jewellery students have been invited to submit a pair of cufflinks in this acquisitive prize.”; until 17th August

2nd August: work to be received at Lord Coconut for group exhibition ‘Enhancement‘ [link]

6th August: First Site Gallery (RMIT), ‘Wondernamel‘ [link]; “Wondernamel began in 2007 and continues as a group exhibition of contemporary enamelling in Australia. The artists exhibiting in Wondernamel 2013, work in diverse ways making original work in the area of enamelling. Wondernamel is an invented word connecting the use of enamel by the artists using the notion of the curiosity cabinet or wonder room.“; until 16th August

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6th August: First Site Gallery (RMIT), ‘Close to Hand II‘ [link]; “This exhibition explores the role of the hand in object making for 12 postgraduate jewelry and object-based artists. It seeks to investigate the vastly differing modes in which we employ our hands, whether through the forging of metal or the ‘click and drag’ of the mouse. Together these artifacts reveal the complexity and diversity in the role of the hand in new object-based practice.“; until 16th August

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6th August: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), ‘Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes’ [link]; “Earth to Earth, Ashes to Ashes is a creative response to the idea of  impermanence. These jewellery pieces are meant to leave a shadow of themselves. By disappearing in the wearing or experiencing, this collection is a comment from the artists upon the fact that time will continue once we ourselves have gone. The artists are confronting the idea that jewellery, often thought of as a sign of status and commodity, should remain a keepsake for future generations. Instead, this collection questions our desire to hold, and asks the wearer to consider the idea of value and beauty which disappears rather than accrues. With these jewels, the beauty and the rarity of what’s left behind will be highlighted by what has disappeared.“; until 24th August

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7th August: RMIT Object Based Practice Gold & Silversmithing Auction – YAY!! at Mercy Bar [link]

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8th August: selected works from BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Awards will be on display in Arts Centre Melbourne’s Smorgon Family Plaza [link]; until 1st September

8th August: Gaffa Gallery (Sydney), ‘White Heat‘ [link]; “Curated by Sydney based curator and jeweller Zara Collins, White Heat is a survey of contemporary Australian ceramic jewellery – including artists Katherine Wheeler, Bridget Bodenham, Prue Venables and Nelia Justo. The exhibition also includes a ‘Touch Table’, where visitors can independently engage with the artworks with senses other than sight.“; until 19th August

12th August: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Marcus Foley ‘An Arc of Crockery‘ [link], “a retro perspective

14th August: last day for application to MAC-ITAMI International Craft Exhibition, Theme: Jewellery [link]

15th August: RMIT Ceramic Auction [link]

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15th August: Jam Factory (Adelaide), ‘Produce‘ [link]; “As part of this year’s SALA Festival Produce is an exhibition and open studio experience that brings together the work of 10 jewellers; Metal Design Studio staff, associates and alumni of the studio working within JamFactory’s facility.“; until 31st August

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15th August: last day for Project Space / Spare Room, ‘Words & Works from a World Away‘, curated by Claire McArdle [video, event, gallery]; “What do they say about us on the other side of the world?  And what do you know about them?  Words & Works from a World Away unites the North and South through the work of jewellery and object artists from Estonia and Australia. The artists produce work in response to statements from the other side of the world about their own country. Their reaction and the resulting work explores issues of identity and the global flow of information between two physically and culturally separate countries.“; includes work from an amazing list of significant artists!

16th August: last day for Gray Reid Gallery, new pieces by Monica Szwaja [link]

17th August: CERES Workshop: Building Jewellery Benches [millions of thanks to Mel Miller for the information!]; 10am-2pm

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17th August: last day for Gallery Funaki, Henriette Shuster ‘almost invisible‘ [link]; “In her first solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, Henriette Schuster presents a collection of jewellery that uses precious metals in simple, almost naïve ways to explore basic aesthetic relationships between two similar forms. In addition, we will be showing a series of Schuster’s drawings that both draw from and feed into her jewellery practice.

17th August: last day for Pieces of Eight, Tessa Blazey ‘Romancing the Stone‘ [link]; “In this exhibition Blazey explores the geometric structures and landscapes of crystal and mineral specimens through mimicry and transformation. Utilizing raw curiously cut and mounted stones she frames each piece to mimic the stone that inspired it. To individualise each piece within the context of its miniature wonderland Blazey has personified each piece by naming them after an iconic heroine.“; see my review post

17th August: last day for Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney), ‘Red to Wear‘ group exhibition of contemporary jewellery [link]

18th August: last day for Sydney Design 2013 @ Gaffa [link]

20th August: Pieces of Eight, David Parker ‘Transpositions‘; until 28th September

20th August: last day for MADA Gallery (Monash Design and Architecture), ‘Seams | Seems‘ [link]; “Rhode Island School of Design & MADA Jewellery, Curated by Marian Hosking (MADA) and Robin Quigley (RISD); Opening Event & Symposium: Friday 19 July; In jewellery and small object making addressing the visible or invisible seam is a primary consideration in the making process. This exhibition brings 20 makers from RISD and MADA together in a conversation about their research and practice.

21st August: last day for application to ‘Suspended in Green‘ [link]; “Green: it’s just a color, yet it can also stand for so much more.  It’s the color of money, of envy and of inexperience.  It can stand for ethical products, the environment, symbolize fertility and nature.  We talk about green shamrocks for luck, the green eyed monster, and green fingers. You can give someone the green light, be a greenhorn or be part of the green revolution.

24th August: RMIT Makers Market [link]; “hand crafted items by RMIT students and alumni at the inaugural RMIT Makers Market.“; part of Craft Cubed

24th August: Gaffa Gallery (Sydney), John Fries Memorial Prize 2013 Finalists Exhibition [link]; until 14th September

24-25th August: launch of Jeanette Dyke’s Monsalvat Jewellery Making School [link]

31st August: Craft Hatch Market [link]; part of Craft Cubed

please tell me of other exhibitions or events
also check out Melissa Cameron’s excellent informative blog (especially for competitions)

… last calendar post: Calendar: August 2013 sneak peek

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