I do love visiting the annual ‘Wondernamel‘ exhibition at RMIT First Site Gallery… RMIT students show their amazing pieces that include enamel.
In fact, I would go so far as to say that a characteristic of this show is the more experimental use of enamels compared to my time (ten years ago, ahem) and particularly its application to three-dimensional smithing pieces. I’d also venture to say there are fewer ‘traditional’ items, I don’t recall seeing cloisonné or champleve?
My favourites include:
- Katie Collins’s ‘And there it was, under the dust’ neckpiece is extraordinary (foreground in first image above)
- the assured use of enamel on Sue Buchanan’s ‘Flower‘ pieces (second image below)
- Naoko Inuzuka’s ‘Element‘ pieces
- Katherine Hubble ‘Lillian‘ and ‘Ida‘ pieces (second from the foreground in the third image)
- Natasha Avila [website] , Sue Buchanan , Rossi Childs [website]
- Katie Collins [website] , Annie Gobel [website] , Katherine Hubble [blog]
- Naoko Inuzuka [website] , Cara Johnson , Wendy Korol
- Lindy McSwan [website] , Elizabeth Rich , Michaela Pegum
- Kate Wischusen [website] , Aurelia Yeomans [FBpage]
Check out the First Site facebook page for more photographs.
Sorry, I was only able to visit this on its last day … ‘Wondernamel‘ was part of Radiant Pavilion and was at The First Site Gallery until 4th September 2015 (today).
- 13Aug13 : ‘Wondernamel 2013‘ @ First Site Gallery
- 26Sep11 : ‘Wondernamel‘ @ RMIT First Site Gallery
- 23Mar09 : ‘Wondernamel‘ @ RMIT First Site Gallery