Calendar: April 2015

31 03 2015

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all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Laura Potter [link]

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  • Gallery Funaki, Maureen Faye-ChauhanConcurrence‘ [link]; “…her beautifully considered steel forms – neckpieces, earrings and brooches – play with optical illusion, creating complex interior spaces within sophisticated geometric structures.“; until 2nd May
  • NGV ‘The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795′ [link]; “The exhibition includes a lavish display of paintings in silk and paper, silk court robes, precious-stone inlayed objet d’art and portraits…“; until 21st June
  • NGV ‘StArt Up 2015‘ [link]; “For over twenty one years, this popular exhibition has presented outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), providing insight into young people’s ideas, thinking and creative practices.“; until 28th June
  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘, will “celebrate the central place of jewellery in our lives from antiquity to the present-day through over 700 iconic and rarely seen objects” [link]; until September; see my review post

2nd April: NGV ‘Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s‘ [link]; “Exquisite Threads displays nearly sixty works through the themes of education, fashion and the home each representing important aspects of embroidery’s role within English life. … Outstanding works created for the home are seventeenth and eighteenth-century crewel work bed curtains, a silk and gold work embroidered Coverlet c.1700, and Arts and Crafts embroideries made by William Morris and Co. in the late nineteenth century.“; until 12th July

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3rd April: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2015‘ [link]; “Celebrating it’s 21st year Fresh!, Craft Victoria’s annual showcase of the best work from the graduate shows, returns. Ten artists have been selected, all of whom reflect the energy and passion of an emerging generation of practitioners across the fields of craft.“; until 24th May, launch 11th April

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6th April: last day for applications to Victorian Craft Award [link]; “In 2015 Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award welcomes emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria and welcomes applications from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials.“; prizes include a $10000 jewellery award (that is NOT a misprint!!)

8th April: Craft, ‘Craft to Consumer: Market Ready‘ seminar [link]

10th April: Bini Gallery, Melissa Cameron ‘Object Evolution: Jewellery from objects 2009-2015‘ [link]; “The rebirthed jewels on show in her upcoming solo exhibition at Bini Gallery span the last six years of her artistic output. Included in the display will be the original half-cigarette-tin pair of brooches that launched her investigation, alongside new pieces finished this year. This is the first time that Melissa has had a solo show of just her object works, which begs the question, what has taken so long? “These pieces come out of my studio kind of sporadically, they are often made for specific exhibitions, so it’s only recently that I have managed to get a bunch of them back together to put a good-sized group of them on display.” Melissa adds, “It seemed like a good opportunity to bring them home while I still had all of them together.”“; until 30th April

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10th April: last day for First Site Gallery (RMIT), ‘Re:make‘ group exhibition [link]; “The 2014 Object based Practice Honours graduates each contribute an vessel or piece of jewellery from their body of work for re-interpretation by another of the band members. The originals and the cover versions will be presented alongside working drawings illustrating the process of translation

11th April: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Bridget Kennedy ‘Wear Your Art‘ [link]; “This body of wall brooches, made from repurposed laminate offcuts, CDs and aluminium,  explores the boundaries and values of objects in relation to physical location.They are just as happy on the wall, as on the body. Proceeds from the sales of these works will support a school educational program on waste management in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

14th April: Lord Coconut ‘For The Love of Melbourne‘ [link]; “an exhibition celebrating what we love about Melbourne (trams, weather, architecture, fauna, sport, geography etc) as interpreted by a diverse range of Australian based jewellers. Artists include: Ramon Berlouis, Beth Croce, Janty Fry, Helen Hadfield, Arlia Hassell, Melanie Hilder, Gillian Hillman, Philip Monk, Erwin Rohrl, Danielle Sweeney and Brian Wood.”; until 2nd May

14th April: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kath Inglis ‘Lamina‘ [link]; until 2nd May

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17th April: RMIT School of Art Gallery, Nicole Polentas PhD Examination Exhibition ‘Reinventing A Sense of Place‘ [link]; this is only open to the public for a single day, so get your skates on!

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17th April: Mr Kitly, ‘Nearness‘ Kim Jaeger & Anna Varendorff [link]; “Where does your work begin? Starting a conversation around their very different practices, Kim Jaeger and Anna Varendorff have built upon the contributions of each other – Jaeger’s undulating and figurative ceramic forms intersecting with Varendorff’s language of formal minimalism.  The works to emerge offer weightlessness. They are a moment of nearness for two practices. A closeness of materials and a convergence of thoughts.“; until 3rd May

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22nd April: Milly Sleeping (Carlton), Katherine Bowman ‘My Assemlages‘ [link]; until 24th May

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25th April (extended 19th April) : last day for application to Brunswick Street Gallery ‘SmallWorks 2015‘ [link]; pieces 30x30x30cm, $2000 prize

25th April: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Anew negotiation – Thai Contemporary Jewellers [link]; “Bilk Gallery is excited to invite an exhibition of work by eight contemporary Thai artists, curated by Bow Wasinondh for ATTA Gallery, Thailand’s foremost art jewellery gallery. Exhibiting artists include: Apinya Boonprakob, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn, Tithi Kutchamuch, Taweesak Molsawat, Noon Passam, Rudee Tancharoen, Atinuj Tantivit. Exhibition curated by Bow Wasinondh.

26th April: last day for Glen Eira City Council Gallery, ‘Setting‘ group contemporary jewellery exhibition [link]; “The exhibition includes jewellery, objects, drawings, furniture and sculptural components by Meredith Turnbull, Anna Varendorff and Manon van Kouswijk, addressing concerns with identity, adornment, connections with the body and wearer and the intersection of contemporary art and fashion. The installation will focus on the artists’ shared concerns with spatial perceptions/interaction and the relationship between the body, space and the object.

Plan ahead:

1st May: last day for application to BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award [link]; applications are by post, not email, so you need to plan so your entry arrives before 4pm that day

1st May: last day for application to Craft Cubed 2015 [link]

1st May: last day for application to Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables 2015 [link]

16th May: last day for application to NAVA Australian Artist Grant [link]

22nd May: last day for application to ‘Australian National Brooch Show 2015‘ with Contemporary Art Society of Victoria [link]

27th May: last day for application to ‘sPIN‘, a brooch exhibition in Canberra, open to all artists [link]; “Since the first PIN exhibition, coordinated by Canberra artist Chloe Bussenschutt in 2011, the concept of reducing scale and honing in on a wearable, miniature platform has appealed to artists from a broad range of practices such as sculptors, printmakers, painters, silversmiths, photographers, wood-workers and glass artists. The results are both accessible and intimate.

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

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