Calendar: February 2014 sneak peek

16 01 2014

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[images and descriptive quotes are included in the first post the event/exhibition is mentioned, not on subsequent calendar posts – in an effort to reduce load times of calendar posts]
… last calendar post: Calendar: January 2014 sneak peek

update on January 2014

28th January: fortyfive downstairs, ‘embodied‘, group exhibition curated by Suse Scholem [link]; “features diverse work by four contemporary jewellers from Australia, New Zealand and America. Tassia Joannides, Suse Scholem, Rachel Timmins and Selina Woulfe break conventions of wearability, each incorporating performance; photography; ephemeral and interactive work as well as object making in their practices. embodied brings these artists together for the first time to engage audiences in unique dialogues on the body. “; until 8th February

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28th January – 1st February: Studio 20/17 ‘Jewels for a New World‘ ; “Exhibiting artists, Karin Findeis, Vicki Mason, Anna Davern, Claire Townsend, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Lisa Furno, Lina Peterson, Michelle Taylor, Bridget Kennedy.

exhibition media; Lina Peterson - 'twig' brooch - Carved and painted lime wood, sterling silver and steel pins

exhibition media; Lina Peterson – ‘twig’ brooch – Carved and painted lime wood, sterling silver and steel pins

now for February 2014

all month:

  • NGV ‘Edward Steichen and Art Deco Fashion‘ [link]; until 4th March 2014
  • National Library of Australia (Canberra), ‘Mapping Our World: Terra Incognita to Australia‘ [link]; until 10th March 2014
  • NGV ‘Melbourne Now‘ [link]; until 23rd March 2014
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), ‘Gold and the Incas‘ [link]; until 21st April 2014

1st & 5th February: Beginner jewellery classes at Northcity4 [link]

2nd February: Lost Wax casting classes begin at Northcity4 [link]

1st – 8th February: Gallery Funaki, ‘PROJECT: Jewellery for T-shirts’ Helen Britton & Justine McKnight [link]; “Perth based garment designer and Munich based Australian jeweller Helen Britton present the latest works in their ongoing collaboration.“; this is the first in a new series at Gallery Funaki: “a series of occasional, week-long shows collectively titled PROJECT:  These short exhibitions explore collaborations, new enquiries and multidisciplinary approaches, and seek connections with artists from outside the jewellery field who engage with the body as a platform for their practice.

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3rd – 7th February 2014: RMIT Object-based Practice presents Masterclass with Lucy Sarneel ‘If You Were A Bowerbird…the art of seduction  [link]; 2014 Sarneel flier FINAL

11th February: Gallery Funaki, Lucy Sarneel and Manon van Kouswijk ‘2 minds 4 hands‘ … more information to come [link]

14th – 16th February: Supergraph: Contemporary Graphic Art Fair, Melbourne Exhibition Building [link]; “More than just an art fair Supergraph is a three day fiesta of graphic art and design. The fair features leading graphic artists alongside our brightest emerging talent ensuring that there are original and limited edition artworks available for every taste and every budget starting at just $30. And, with creative workshops, artist led masterclasses, family-fun events and an opening night party Supergraph is where you can be inspired.

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20th February: Northcity4 seminar, ‘Renew | Restore | Respect‘ [link]; “Northcity4 will host an evening of presentations and discussion about art, community and sustainability. Sustainability has become a much-used word in contemporary culture. What does it mean to live a sustainable life? How is our community sustainable? How is cultural practice enriched by sustainable ethics and what actually are these ethics? Is the creation of new work viable from an environmentally sustainability perspective?“; with Marcus Westbury, Penny Byrne, Lynda Roberts & Ceri Hann

22nd February: White Night Melbourne [link]

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

Plan ahead:

12th – 18th March 2014: Schmuck and Talente in Munich [link]

12th April: last day for application to Future Generation Art Prize [link]; “The Future Generation Art Prize established by the Victor Pinchuk Foundation in 2009 is a worldwide contemporary art prize to discover, recognize and give long-term support to a future generation of artists. The Prize is a major contribution to the open participation of younger artists in the dynamic cultural development of societies in global transition.
The Prize is an innovative new international award for artists up to 35 years of age, investing in the artistic development and new production of works. Awarded through a competition, judged by a distinguished jury, the Prize is founded on the idea of generosity, a network of outstanding patron artists and institutional partners, and a highly democratic application procedure.

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19th May – 1st June 2014: if you’re in the market for some travel, check out ‘2014 Jewellery Tour to Morocco with Dore Stockhausen‘ [link]; “Primarily an immersive Cultural Tour, we aim to find a balance between having a great holiday and gathering inspiration for art making.“; the detailed itinerary is so interesting


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