Calendar: May 2016

30 04 2016

post last updated: 17th May

all month

  • Applications for National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2016 are now open [link], closing 24th June
  • National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Fiona Hall ‘Wrong Way Time‘ [link]; “the installation from this year’s Venice Biennale … Hall’s seemingly random conjunction of things in a wunderkammer-like installation appeals to our human impulse to make connections, or perhaps a propensity for paranoia born of the deep uncertainty and fear of our times.“; until 10th July
  • Museum of Democracy at Eureka (Ballarat), ‘19th Century Bling: Goldfields Jewellery‘ [link]; “M.A.D.E has gathered over 200 rare, fascinating and exquisite pieces of  Australian goldfields jewellery for this unique exhibition. Showcased are significant jewels and objects, including key international examples, from 1851 to 1901.“; until 4th July

4th May: W.E.McMillan Collection RMIT Gold and Silversmithing lecture series,the inaugural lecture is by Emeritus Professor Robert Baines ‘Collected Works of the 1960s‘; “The W.E.McMillan Collection RMIT Gold and Silversmithing lecture series is exploring the W.E.McMillan Collection of jewellery, silverware and precious objects, award winning pieces by Gold and Silversmithing students of the School of Art dating back to the1960s.“; 630-730pm; free but bookings necessary

event media; Robert (Bob) K. Cranage, Jug 1962, Silver Plated Gilding Metal 256x132x132mm

event media; Robert (Bob) K. Cranage, Jug 1962, Silver Plated Gilding Metal 256x132x132mm

5th May: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), Leslie Matthews ‘Slowsound, Timestrange‘ [link]; “When developing her ideas, Leslie focuses on themes such as abstraction and impermanence, light and shadow, fragility and strength, endeavouring to translate these concepts through a variety of techniques and materials to express the notion of ‘opposites’. This dichotomy of elements is a recurring theme in her work.

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7th May: Black Finch Jewellery, Naoko InuzukaTravelling Together‘ [link]; until end of the month

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8th May: last day for ACCA, ‘NEW16‘ [link]

14th May: Northcity4 Open Day [link]

14th May: last day for Gallery Funaki, 5×7: early career Australian makers [link]

14th May: last day for Craft, ‘Fresh! 2016‘ [link]

15th May: last day for applications for the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016 [link]

20th May: Craft ‘Hero Worship‘ [link]; “Centred around personal and historical roots; contemporary artists explore the stories of unsung yet influential heroes. This exhibition creates an opportunity for makers to present figures and ideas of personal or historical significance through traditional and contemporary techniques. Co-curated by Debbie Pryor and Hannah Presley, Hero Worship investigates personal histories and relationships, strengths and vulnerabilities utilising traditional and contemporary ways of making.“; until 23rd July

20th May: last day for applications for Semester 2 2016 at First Site Gallery [link]

31st May: Gallery Funaki, Kiko Gianocca ‘Pareidolia‘ [link]; until 25th June

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

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Calendar: April 2016

31 03 2016

post last updated: 15th April

all month

  • Craft, ‘Fresh! 2016‘ [link] ; “Craft’s annual showcase of Victoria’s leading emerging makers returns this March with Fresh! 2016. Ten artists have been selected from Monash, VCA, RMIT and Holmesglen TAFE graduate exhibitions, culminating in the introduction of new practitioners rigorously working within the craft sphere and giving insight into the direction of the genre.“; until 14th May
  • Applications for the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016 are now open; closing Sunday 15 May, 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time ; Prizes will be awarded in Established and Emerging categories, with the selected work shown in a major exhibition at Gallery Funaki in August/September 2016 [link]
  • ACCA, ‘NEW16‘ [link]; “NEW16 brings together eight newly commissioned projects by emerging artists around Australia. Curated by Annika Kristensen, the artists display a common interest in navigating and negotiating various tensions and thresholds: including relations between themselves and others, the artwork and the audience, private and public space, and productive futility.“; until 8th May
  • Applications for National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2016 are now open [link], closing 24th June

1st April: Workshop 3000, ‘Undertone‘, Sam Mertens & Liv Boyle; until 10th April

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2nd April: last day for First Site Gallery, ‘Back to Back‘ graduating exhibition for RMIT Object-based Practice [link]

3rd April: last day for Hellenic Museum, ‘Unclasped‘ group exhibition

6th April: Craft in Conversation, Life after Fresh! [link]; “This April, as part of our Craft in Conversation series, we take a look at the role that Fresh! played for two craft practitioners at different stages of their careers. Fresh!alumni Vito Bila and Elise Sheehan will reflect on their experiences and how their practice has changed since participating in Craft’s annual showcase of leading emerging makers. In conversation with Craft Victoria’s curator Debbie Pryor, the artists will offer practical advice and insight into building a craft career, in a seminar suitable for anyone interested in building a successful craft practice and taking part in exhibitions.“; bookings essential, 6pm

9th April: last day for Gallery Funaki, Carlier Makigawa ‘Morphology‘ [link]

9th April: last day for Rubicon ARI, ‘IMBUE’ group exhibition with Naoko Inuzuka, Emma Michaelis, Yuria Okamura, Genevieve Piko [link]; “imbue brings together four emerging artists, across the mediums of Drawing, Gold and Silversmithing and Video installation. The selected works question the ways in which the inner self fragments and dissociates itself from the sacred concept of the ‘individual’. The artworks presented are imbued with a sense of fragmentation relating to our human experience, that of the material, the immaterial and of memory.

12th April: last day for &Gallery, ‘PUT IT ON‘ collaboration between Sue Buchanan + Eli Giannini

16th April: Museum of Democracy at Eureka (Ballarat), ‘19th Century Bling: Goldfields Jewellery‘ [link]; “M.A.D.E has gathered over 200 rare, fascinating and exquisite pieces of  Australian goldfields jewellery for this unique exhibition. Showcased are significant jewels and objects, including key international examples, from 1851 to 1901.“; until 4th July

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16th April: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Melisssa Cameron ‘Body Politic‘ [link]; “At first glance these pieces appear extensions of her earlier works, they are light and finely balanced – exquisite in their creation. On closer consideration many works utilise everyday objects that we recognise within the pieces, rather than exclusively antique and vintage objects that formed the basis of her previous works. Here we find, in modified forms, a hand trowel, a non-stick pan and a rice dish sitting alongside vintage Japanese lacquer ware and ornately decorated silver-plate. The other difference with this collection is that the references are more confronting; in this series the patterns she has created depict darker motifs.

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19th April: Gallery Funaki, 5×7: early career Australian makers [link]; “Gallery Funaki presents work by five up and coming artists from Melbourne and Canberra: Zoe Brand, Annie Gobel, Marcos Guzman, Inari Kiuru and Lindy McSwan.“; until 14th May

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22nd April: National Gallery of Australia (Canberra), Fiona Hall ‘Wrong Way Time‘ [link]; “the installation from this year’s Venice Biennale … Hall’s seemingly random conjunction of things in a wunderkammer-like installation appeals to our human impulse to make connections, or perhaps a propensity for paranoia born of the deep uncertainty and fear of our times.“; until 10th July

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27th April: Melbourne Polytechnic Jewellery Auction, start 5:30pm

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click on image for larger version

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: March 2016





Calendar: March 2016

29 02 2016

post last updated: 5th March

all month

  • Hellenic Museum, ‘Unclasped‘ group exhibition [see my previous story] ; until 3rd April ; there are many public lectures and floor talks associated – please check out the exhibition page ; (part of VAMFF)

24th February – 1st March : Munich Jewellery week [link], and Handwerk & Design [link] (home of ‘Schmuck‘ and ‘Talente‘ and so much more) … oh I wish!

4th March: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2016‘ [link] ; “Craft’s annual showcase of Victoria’s leading emerging makers returns this March with Fresh! 2016. Ten artists have been selected from Monash, VCA, RMIT and Holmesglen TAFE graduate exhibitions, culminating in the introduction of new practitioners rigorously working within the craft sphere and giving insight into the direction of the genre.“; until 14th May

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5th March: last day for Gallery Funaki, Peter Hoogeboom ‘Chinawear‘ [link]; “In this exhibition Peter presents selected works from five collections, each exploring a different application of clay. More common ceramic manifestations such as crockery and vessels play into the forms here, and there is a direct acknowledgment of the historical and cultural perspectives of porcelain as a material.

5th March: &Gallery, ‘PUT IT ON‘ collaboration between Sue Buchanan + Eli Giannini; until 12th April

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7th march: e.g.etal ‘Surrounds‘ group exhibition of Australia contemporary jewellery [link]; “Ten artists celebrate contemporary Australian landscapes through innovative jewellery and object design. Using jewellery to convey a sense of place and provenance, this exhibition explores our artists’ response to their surroundings. Celebrating unique Australian stones, locally sourced materials and engaging personal stories. Featuring works by Katherine Bowman, Julia deVille, Nina Ellis, Laura Eyles, Yuko Fujita, Nicky Hepburn, Sarah Heyward, Maria Natoli, Amy Renshaw & Daniel Serra.“; until 19th March (part of VAMFF)

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15th March: Gallery Funaki, Carlier Makigawa ‘Morphology‘ [link]; until 9th April

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17th March: First Site Gallery, ‘Back to Back‘ graduating exhibition for RMIT Object-based Practice [link] ; “brings together and launches the Artist Book of graduating BA and Hons students from Object based Practice 2015 to launch. The artists in this exhibition use Ceramic and Gold & Silversmithing processes to review, reconsider and represent their relationship to the world“; until 2nd April

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: February 2016





Calendar: February 2016

31 01 2016

post last updated: 5th February

2nd February: Gallery Funaki, Peter Hoogeboom ‘Chinawear‘ [link]; “In this exhibition Peter presents selected works from five collections, each exploring a different application of clay. More common ceramic manifestations such as crockery and vessels play into the forms here, and there is a direct acknowledgment of the historical and cultural perspectives of porcelain as a material.“; until 5th March

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3rd February: RMIT present public lecture ‘Wearable Ceramics‘ by Peter Hoogeboom ; as part of the School of Art lecture series ; Peter will discuss his career and the role ceramics has played throughout ; Time: 5.30-6.30pm ; Venue: RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, 427-433 Swanston St (Building 80, Level 1, Room 2).

5th February: Hellenic Museum, ‘Unclasped‘ group exhibition [see my previous story] ; until 3rd April ; there are many public lectures and floor talks associated – please check out the exhibition page ; (part of VAMFF)

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6th February: Studio Ingot, ‘The Urban Gleaner and the Plastique‘ [link]; “A group exhibition of jewellery using plastic that would otherwise be destined for landfill. Curated by Laila Marie Costa, featuring artists: Laila Marie Costa, Emma Grace, Marcos Guzman, Alice Potter, Pennie Jagiello.“; until 20th February

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14th February: NGV lecture, ‘I Always Notice Flowers‘, featuring Melbourne jeweller Rachel Gorman [link]; 2 – 3:30pm; booking required, and fee

24th February – 1st March : Munich Jewellery week [link], and Handwerk & Design [link] (home of ‘Schmuck‘ and ‘Talente‘ and so much more) … oh I wish!

plan ahead:

4th March: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2016‘ [link] ; until 14th May

7th march: e.g.etal ‘Surrounds‘ group exhibition of Australia contemporary jewellery [link]; until 19th March (part of VAMFF)

17th March: First Site Gallery, ‘Back to Back‘ graduating exhibition for RMIT Object-based Practice [link] ; “brings together and launches the Artist Book of graduating BA and Hons students from Object based Practice 2015 to launch. The artists in this exhibition use Ceramic and Gold & Silversmithing processes to review, reconsider and represent their relationship to the world“; until 2nd April

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: November 2015





Calendar: December 2015

30 11 2015

post last updated: 30th November

4th December: last day for RMIT School of Art exhibitions (these were barely advertised, so you’d be forgiven for not knowing about them) : see this link

5th December: last day for Gallery Funaki, Emma Fielden ‘Iota‘ [link]; “In this exhibition, Fielden expands on her recent works and investigates the notion of micro- and macrocosm; how a small part connects to and defines a whole.“; see my review post

where on EARTH are the other graduate shows??

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: November 2015





Calendar: November 2015

31 10 2015

post last updated: 31st October

1st November: last day for Gray Street Studio (Adelaide), Lisa Furno ‘outbursts of unhinged imagination‘ [link]

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5th November: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), Danni Schwaag ‘To Stir‘; “Through four separate series of work, this exhibition explores geometry, colour, and composition and questions the relationship between precious and non-precious materials. Danni’s Stirring Staff series is the result of years of mixing acrylic paint in her studio. “Starting out as a stick of timber, my stirring staff is now covered with almost a kilo of paint, mainly white with fine streaks of colour. I love how this tool which was once used for painting has now turned into a painting for the body”; until 30th November

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7th November: last day for Studio 20/17, Zoe Vaness ‘Autonomous Jewellery‘ [link]

8th November: last day for NGV Winter Masterpiece, ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great‘ [link]

10th November: Gallery Funaki, Emma Fielden ‘iota‘ [link]; “In this exhibition, Fielden expands on her recent works and investigates the notion of micro- and macrocosm; how a small part connects to and defines a whole.“; until 5th December

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11-14th November: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), TenMore Girls ‘Absence‘ [link]

exhibition media; Linda Blaire

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14th November: last day for e.g.etal, Phoebe Porter ‘Construct‘ [link]; “In this new body of work, Phoebe combines geometric abstraction, bold colour and unexpected asymmetry to create jewellery that resonates with influences of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism.

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15th November: last day for application to Art Jewelry Forum Artist Award [link]

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28th November: last day for Craft ‘Mayoral Chain‘ [link]

Unknown dates: RMIT School of Art Gallery apparently has ‘RMIT Graduate Exhibition‘ in November [see their exhibition page]  – there are no further details, but I’ll try to keep an eye out for updates

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: October 2015





Calendar: October 2015

30 09 2015

post last updated: 30th September

all month:

  • NGV Winter Masterpiece, ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great‘ [link]; until 8th November

1st October: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), Jessamy Pollack ‘Building Jewellery‘ [link]; “For this body of work, Jessamy has interpreted the design concepts and philosophies of architects Daniel Libeskind, Peter Davidson and Donald Bates, whilst taking visual inspiration from pattern and repetition found in both natural environments and the built world“; until 31st October

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1st October: last day for application to Schmuck and Talente 2016 [link]

3rd October: last day for Craft, ‘Electric‘ group exhibition [link]; see my review post

3rd October: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Art of the Cuff‘ [link]

5th October: Katherine Bowman ‘What I saw when I went away‘ [link]; “What I saw when I went away (5-24 Oct) draws on Katherine’s recent travels to New York City, comprising a selection of subjective, abstract ‘souvenirs’. Through these objects, Katherine explores the idea that when we travel to see things, what we really see is ourselves. The projection of self on to what you see, experience, and ultimately what we create is central to Katherine’s philosophy. This exhibition is a reflection on how travel and new experiences inform the creation of original work, and how the act of seeing becomes the instigator of the creative process. In these new works are traces of the experience of travel, interpreted in an entirely subjective way.“; until 24th October

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7th October: Melbourne Polytechnic (previously NMIT) fundraiser ; The auction offers an opportunity to purchase original handmade pieces directly from the artists, as well as providing a glimpse into the skills and techniques learnt during the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. The funds raised on the night contribute to the students’ external graduate exhibition, taking place mid-2016.
The doors open at 5:30pm to view the work and begin bidding on the silent auction. The live auction will commence at 7pm and continue until approximately 10pm. Food and refreshments will be available for purchase at the Royal Melbourne Hotel. Please join us for a fun night out, a few drinks and the chance to walk away with an amazing piece.
Where: Royal Melbourne Hotel, Atrium, 629 Bourke St, Melbourne
When: Wednesday 7th of October 2015. Doors open at 5:30pm. Live Auction commences at 7:00pm.  Follow us on Instagram: @mpjewellery

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9th October: Craft ‘Mayoral Chain‘ [link]; “Alexi Freeman and Tessa Blazey, Anna Davern, Anna Varendorff, Claire McArdle, Kate Rohde, Marcos Guzman, Maree Clarke, Pennie Jagiello and Roseanne Bartley. Inspired by the craftsmanship and legacy integral to the Mayoral Chain this exhibition unpacks traditional ways of making and traditional ceremonies within contemporary society.“; until 28th November

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10th October: last day for Studio Ingot, Wayne Guest ‘A bunch of vases‘ [link]

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11th October: last day for Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix Winery (Margaret River, WA), Helen Britton, ‘Helen Britton in context’ [link]

11th October: last day for Pieces of Eight, Kim Victoria Wearne ‘Orogeny‘ [link]; until 11th October; part of Radiant Pavillion

17th October: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Victoria Cleland ‘Luxie‘ [link]; “Victoria Cleland’s jewellery practice investigates notions of value and meaning in traditional and contemporary objects. A candidate for Honours at Sydney College of the Arts, ‘Luxie’ is an extension of her current research into the nature of ‘luxury’ in the 21st century.”

18th October: last day for Castlemaine Art Gallery, BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award [link]

20th October: Studio 20/17, Zoe Vaness ‘Autonomous Jewellery‘ [link]; “In the mid-twentieth century British psychoanalyst Donald Winnicott developed his theory of the transitional object to explore the significance of the child’s use of the blanket or teddy bear to sooth the anxiety of separating from the mother. Winnicott’s transitional object as well as qualities of his writing like playfulness, simplicity of language, and an emphasis on paradox and contradiction inspires my doctoral research of the sculptural dimension of jewellery. Through the paradox of autonomy this exhibition examines the idea of jewellery as simultaneously supplemental and self-sufficient, as forms that are both separated from and connected to the body.“; until 7th November

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31st October: last day for Gallery Funaki ’20/20′, 20th Anniversary Exhibition [link]

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: September 2015