Calendar: June 2015

31 05 2015

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all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Lauren Kalman [link]
  • NGV ‘Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s‘ [link]; until 12th July
  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘ [link]; until 20th September; see my review post

5th June: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Johannes Kuhnen ‘Painting in Stone‘ [link]

6th June: Craft, ‘Leaders‘ [link]; “Nine Victorian makers leading the way across traditional, experimental and contemporary crafts showcase diverse ways of making and thinking within the craft landscape. Nick Bastin, Sarah crowEST, Georgina Cue, Timothy McLeod, Mariella McKinley, Ian Mowbray, Owen Rye, Vipoo Srivilasa, Nick Wirdnam.”;  until 25th July

14th June: Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix Winery (Margaret River, WA), Helen Britton, ‘Helen Britton in context’ [link]; “Helen Britton will be in residence from 21 September until 11 October. In Context presents Helen’s work in the context of works by some of the key artists from the early years of her development in Western Australia, including Barbara Bolt, Pippin Drysdale, Nola Farman, Gill Irvine, Else van Keppel, and Philippa O’Brien, alongside her current West Australian collaborators, Justine McKnight and Michelle Taylor. To complete the concept, works of David Bielander and Yutaka Minegishi, both internationally renowned artists and Helen’s Munich studio partners for now over 13 years, will also be on exhibition. The photographer, Simon Bielander, completes this picture with a recent image of the studio atmosphere. This exhibition of over 60 works covers jewellery, fashion, textiles, painting, drawing and ceramics.” until 11th October ; thanks to the Gallery Funaki newsletter for this information!

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20th June: last day for Gallery Funaki, Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska ‘Surfacing‘ [link]

21st June: last day for NGV ‘The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795′ [link]

23rd June: 45downstairs; Aurelia Yeomans, Inari Kiuru, Naoko Inuzuka, ‘Solstice – of darkness and light‘ [link]; “A solstice marks the two brief moments during an astronomical year when day and night meet as equals. This elusive balance between dreaming and wakefulness, the conscious and the unconscious, and the natural cycles around and within us, are the focus of Solstice – of darkness and light. An exhibition of contemporary jewellery, objects and image“; until 4th July

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28th June: last day for NGV ‘StArt Up 2015‘ [link]

28th June: last day for Western Plains Cultural Centre (Dubbo), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]

29th June – 3rd July: RMIT Jewellery Masterclass, Jiro Kamata ‘mirror mirror on the wall‘ [link]; accompanying public lecture Thursday 2nd July ; ““The first mirror that humans encountered was their reflection in water. A mirror has the ability to reflect our own reality and the potential to show us many different worlds. A mirror can open a dialogue with and be a metaphor for beauty, truth, infinity, religion and protection. These metaphors all have strong connections with jewellery.” Jiro Kamata  ;  The goal of this workshop is for participants to find individual relationships between the object and the mirror and to transform these relationships into a piece of jewellery.

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30th June: Gallery Funaki, Jiro Kamata dark to light to dark‘ [link]; “Jiro Kamata creates worlds of subtle colour, illusion and depth through his use of camera and other lenses.“; until 1st August

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

Plan ahead

10-12th July: JMGA Conference ‘edgesbordersgaps‘ [link] in Sydney; “the 16th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) conference encompasses a range of events which bring together practitioners of all levels of experience from around Australia, New Zealand and beyond.
Through the conference we seek to provide a forum to generate a lively environment for discussion and deliberation of current issues in the field of contemporary jewellery. … We are accustomed to jewellery playing a range of defined roles in our lives, appearing in different contexts and generating a variety of meanings.  Jewellery from non-traditional materials is no longer unusual, but what of jewellery that tests our understanding of a ‘jewel’ in other ways? In our technologically-oriented world borders are shifting and dissipating, so where are the current borders within contemporary jewellery? What do they look like today? What are they separating? What gaps are appearing, waiting to be filled? Have we reached the boundaries of contemporary jewellery as we have known it or are we reconstructing it in other guises?”

August: Craft Cubed [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: May 2015



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