Exhibitions that were: 2015

26 12 2015

Of the exhibitions during 2015 that I was able to visit and write about, my top two are:

Many of the exhibitions were part of the excellent jewellery happening ‘Radiant Pavilion‘.

All the other exhibitions I’ve written about in 2015 (in chronological order):


Other Aprils

14 04 2015

It seems I’ve been distracted for the last few months … but perhaps it’s time for a look back over the last few Aprils (I’ll try to constrain myself to three per year) …

April 2009

April 2010

April 2011

April 2012

April 2013

Happy April 2015.

Hoorah: 6 years

1 03 2015

Today is my sixth anniversary … six years since I started writing this blog.

The first anniversary called for paper (traditional) or clocks (modern).
The second anniversary called for cotton (traditional) or china (modern).
The third anniversary called for leather (traditional) or crystal (modern).
The fourth anniversary called for fruit or flowers (traditional) or appliances (modern).
The fifth anniversary called for wood (traditional) or silverware (modern).
This sixth anniversary calls for iron (traditional) or wood (modern).

Perhaps to celebrate, an image of the only piece I made during my RMIT degree that included a wood element : Ring for Priest, Martin, 1522.

J#4: ring for priest

J#4: ring for priest

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Where it’s at

25 02 2015

Instagram seems to be where it’s at.

You’ll likely already know this, perhaps you figured it out simply ages ago …. well, I have previously openly admitted to being something of a late adapter.

I’ve only recently joined the platform, and have been surprised by the volume of postings … in fact, some of my favourite bloggers (well, perhaps ‘former’ bloggers?) are reasonably active on Instagram*. Hoorah.

Well, more a small ‘hoorah’ in its specific place. Instagram is super for visual sharing; not so much for the long musing informative kind of sharing I enjoy most. And I do get a bit overdosed when images on Instagram are the same as those shared on Facebook etc**.

But it certainly is pretty darn fabulous nonetheless, especially for filling the visual well … and getting all a bit jealous of how rather marvellous many makers are … and perhaps the spontaneous nature of the platform means that makers share images of their process that would be unlikely to be shared on any other platform (and they’re honestly so magical!).

*are you also sad that David Neale isn’t posting to his blog as regularly as he once did (I’m not throwing stones here, I’m not posting as much as I once did either! in fact, very few of the bloggers I follow are), then check his Instagram stream for much joy … among others of course …

** oh the irony, exactly like I did in my sunrise photograph post!