Calendar: March 2015

28 02 2015

post last updated: 5th March

all month:

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

3rd March: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Alice Potter ‘Colour: Speaking in Plumes‘ [link]; “Colour: Speaking In Plumes is a collection of new jewellery pieces centred around the colour combinations different species of birds display in their feathers. Having researched many species of colourful birds, as well as having photographed hundreds of taxidermied specimens at the South Australian Museum Science Centre’s Ornithology collection, Potter whittled her collection down to around 70 species to focus the exhibition on. Each of these pieces embodies a specific species of bird, taking the colours from their feathers and reinterpreting these within the jewellery works.“; until 21st March

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

5th March: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), Emma Fielden ‘Infinity’ [link]; “For this exhibition Emma presents a series of work on the theme infinity – a series of drawings, engraved brooches, and for the first time a print.“; until 28th March

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5th March: Gaffa Gallery (Sydney), ‘Comments‘ [link]; “Comments’ explores wearable jewellery, or anything else wearable, as medium that can make comment on politics, ethics, social justice and environmental consciousness in contemporary society because it is worn in a public space.  Featuring artists: Alexandra Darby, Anna Davern. Claire McArdle, Felix Gill, Fiona Meller, Jan Turzo, Karen Strang, Karin Findeis, Lorena Lazard. Luke John Matthew Arnold, Melissa Cameron, Michal Oren, Neke Moa, Suse Scholem, Rui Kikuchi. Vernon Bowden. Zoe Brand. “; until 16th March

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6th March: 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.“; until 26th April

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7th March: last day for Gallery Funaki, Peter Bauhuis ‘Armillaria (Melbourne Hallimasch)‘ [link]; “Armillaria provides a fitting analogy: its perceptible fruiting bodies are connected to an imperceptible underground network. Bauhuis has a keen interest in that which cannot be seen.

11-17th March: ‘Talente‘, ‘Schmuck‘ and general contemporary jewellery awesomeness (Munich, Germany) [link] … wishing one day I’ll visit!
… there are lots of local makers exhibiting
… including ‘paper-plastic-metal-stone‘ by Melbourne-based jewellers Katie Jayne Britchford (AU), Emi Fukuda (JP), Clementine Edwards (AU), Gillian Deery (NZ)

exhibition media; reproduced with permission of artist

exhibition media; reproduced with permission of artist

14th March: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Phoebe Porter ‘Unfold and Construct‘ [link]; “this series combines geometric abstraction, bold colour and unexpected asymmetry to create jewellery that resonates with influences of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism

24th March: 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“; until 10th April

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

28th March: last day for Craft, ‘White Goods‘ group exhibition [link]; “Explorations into materials and processes are made through an interdisciplinary installation of white objects located in the white room. Through translucency, texture and tactility White Goods creates material and intellectual connections with the use of ceramics, marble, textiles, glass and enameled metals. The presentation of the crafts together connected through the base of white material allows levels of intricacy and craftsmanship to revealed, generating conversation around making materials, techniques and the currency of craft.Featuring work by Ebony Addinsall, Katie Jayne Britchford, Kris Coad, Eddy Carroll, Honor Freeman, Linda Hughes, Manon van Kouswijk and Owen Rye.

 

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: February 2015





Calendar: February 2015

31 01 2015

post last updated: 1st February

all month:

  • proposals accepted for Radiant Pavillion [link]; end-date 28th February
  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Rosie Deacon [link]
  • 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

1st February: last day for Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]

2nd-6th February: RMIT Masterclass with Peter Bauhuis, ‘holes – edges – transitions‘ [link]

event media

event media

3rd February: Gallery Funaki, Peter Bauhuis ‘Armillaria (Melbourne Hallimasch)‘ [link]; “Armillaria provides a fitting analogy: its perceptible fruiting bodies are connected to an imperceptible underground network. Bauhuis has a keen interest in that which cannot be seen.“; until 7th March
5th February: Peter will give a lecture titled …said to be Roman but? (or, Armillaria, Arithmeticians and other Amazements) on Thursday, February 5th at 5.30pm. Venue: RMIT Swanston Academic Building, 427 – 433 Swanston St Melbourne (Bldg 80, Level 2, Room 7) [free]

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

5th February: Gaffa (Sydney), Gaffa Staff and Volunteer exhibition; “a mixed media exhibition, celebrating the diversity of the staff and volunteers working for Gaffa” [link]; how amazing is the piece in the photograph!

detail of exhibition media

detail of exhibition media

6th February: Craft, ‘White Goods‘ group exhibition [link]; “Explorations into materials and processes are made through an interdisciplinary installation of white objects located in the white room. Through translucency, texture and tactility White Goods creates material and intellectual connections with the use of ceramics, marble, textiles, glass and enameled metals. The presentation of the crafts together connected through the base of white material allows levels of intricacy and craftsmanship to revealed, generating conversation around making materials, techniques and the currency of craft.Featuring work by Ebony Addinsall, Katie Jayne Britchford, Kris Coad, Eddy Carroll, Honor Freeman, Linda Hughes, Manon van Kouswijk and Owen Rye.“; until 28th March

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

13th February: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Phoebe Porter ‘Unfold and Construct‘ [link]; “this series combines geometric abstraction, bold colour and unexpected asymmetry to create jewellery that resonates with influences of the Bauhaus and Russian Constructivism“; until 14th March

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

14th February: last day for Lord Coconut ‘The Marriage Act‘ [link]; “Marriage equality is coming and as we wait for our politicians to catch up with the rest of society, help us celebrate the diverse range of relationships within the community with our wide range of Australian made wedding rings.“; part of Midsumma

15th February: last day for Woollongong Art Gallery ‘White Heat‘ [link]

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: January 2015





Calendar: January 2015

31 12 2014

post last updated: 12th January

all month:

  • Craft ‘Supermarket‘ [link]; “Exploring the phenomenon of markets and production ware, Supermarket transforms the gallery into a marketplace of limited edition works exclusive to Craft from a select group of Melbourne makers.“; until 31st January
  • Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]; until 1st February
  • Woollongong Art Gallery ‘White Heat‘ [link]; group ceramic jewellery exhibition; until 15th February
  • 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

7th January: Nancy Sever Gallery (Canberra) ‘Sometimes there isn’t anything to get‘ [link]; “This no holds barred contemporary art exhibition features recent work from exciting Canberra artists Joel Arthur, Zoe Brand, Byrd, and Hanna Hoyne. Often amusingly, the artists subvert art/life boundaries, elevating the familiar through their individual practices of painting, jewellery, stencilling and performance art. The exhibition title celebrates contemporary art’s accessibility, yet hints at the essential irony of conceptual jeweller Zoe Brand’s statement. “; until 30th January

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original FB source

8th January: Gaffa (Sydney), ‘Earworms‘ group earring exhibition [link]; “Included in this exhibition are 25 jewellery artists from Australia, Japan, New Zealand, Spain and Taiwan. Each jeweller has created a pair of earrings that will be installed over top of illustrator Geoffrey Goodes painting on the walls of the gallery. Each jeweller was selected for his or her skill and precision, of a distinctive style and each artist uses materials in innovative ways.“; until 19th January

exhibition media; click on image for original FB source

exhibition media; click on image for original FB source

14th January: Rubicon ARI, Annie Gobel and Marcos Guzman ‘Colourfast Guaranteed’ [link]; “Colourfast Guaranteed considers the ‘brilliance’ of colour and the permanent visual effect that remains after the ‘wash and rinse’ cycle of associations and experiences. Annie Gobel and Marcos Guzman seek to represent colour through specific applications and thoughtful decision making that speaks of hues, contrasts and compositions while embodying a literal jewellery form. This exhibition celebrates the use of colour and the applications that the artists employ to render wearable pieces.“; until 31st January

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18th January: last day for Pieces of Eight, Josh Grogan curates ‘Victory‘ [link]; “Grogan sets the challenge by inviting the artists to make a piece of jewellery in his signature colour palette of blue, white, gold or silver that encapsulates the theme of VICTORY. The works will be installed in the central vitrine and available for purchase during the exhibition.

20th January: Lord Coconut ‘The Marriage Act‘ [link]; “Marriage equality is coming and as we wait for our politicians to catch up with the rest of society, help us celebrate the diverse range of relationships within the community with our wide range of Australian made wedding rings.“; part of Midsumma; until 14th February

24th January: last day for Jam Factory (Adelaide), Alice Potter ‘Colour: Speaking in Plumes‘ [link, page]; “a collection of new jewellery pieces centred around the colour combinations different species of birds display in their feathers. .. Each of these pieces embodies a specific species of bird, taking the colours from their feathers and reinterpreting these within the jewellery works.

31st January: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), ‘Little Big‘ [link]; “The scale of things is always relative. It just depends upon your perspective. .. This exhibition is about turning our perspective on its head, questioning the importance, weighting and priority we give to things.

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: December 2014





Calendar: December 2014

30 11 2014

post last updated: 5th December

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Lisa Furno [link]
  • Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]; until 1st February 2015
  • 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 2015; see my review post

2nd December: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), ‘Little Big‘ [link]; “The scale of things is always relative. It just depends upon your perspective. Studio 20/17’s closing exhibition for 2014 is about the way we perceive our world, our own problems, concerns, loves and passions. Something big to us might just be very tiny to the next person. This exhibition is about turning our perspective on its head, questioning the importance, weighting and priority we give to things. The Little|Big challenge was issued to a cohort of artists who are accustomed to working with the delicate, the tiny and the refined. It’s time to upend the cup, throw away jewellery convention and see what emerges. It’s time to make something little and it’s time to make something big.“; until 31st January 2015

3rd December: Woollongong Art Gallery ‘White Heat‘ [link]; group ceramic jewellery exhibition; until 15th February 2015

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

4th December: Pieces of Eight, Josh Grogan curates ‘Victory‘ [link]; “Grogan sets the challenge by inviting the artists to make a piece of jewellery in his signature colour palette of blue, white, gold or silver that encapsulates the theme of VICTORY. The works will be installed in the central vitrine and available for purchase during the exhibition.; until 18th January 2015

exhibition media

exhibition media

4th December: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), ‘Christmas Showcase ’14‘ [link]

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

4th December: Fehily Contemporary, Lousje Skala ‘In Conversation‘ [link]; until 20th December, opening 7th [spotted on Bin Dixon-Ward’s facebook page]

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

5th December: last day for RMIT School of Art Graduate Exhibitions [link]; in various RMIT buildings; see my review post about the G&S exhibition ‘Greater Than, Less Than

5th December: last day for RMIT First Site Gallery, RMIT School of Art Honour GraduatesHey Handsome‘ [link]; see my review post

5th December: last day for Gallery Bilk (Canberra), Kath Ingliss ‘Lamina‘ [link]

5th December: Craft ‘Supermarket‘ [link]; “Exploring the phenomenon of markets and production ware, Supermarket transforms the gallery into a marketplace of limited edition works exclusive to Craft from a select group of Melbourne makers. Curated by Debbie Pryor, a selection of artists have been invited to create exclusive ranges as an extension of products in the retail store or reinvention of exhibition concepts. Featuring new works by Katherine Bowman, Kris Coad, Andrei Davidoff, Bin Dixon–Ward, Amanda Dziedzic, Pennie Jagiello, Kate Jones, Mattt Bags, Sarah O’Sullivan, Philip Stokes and Karla Way.“; until 31st January 2015

5th December: Bilk Gallery (Canberra) ‘Ring a ding ding‘ Xmas showcase [link]; until 24th December

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

6th December: MPavillion Walk Meet with Roseanne Bartley, 10-11am [link]; “Her ‘My Shadow Wears’ is a public performance project that creates jewellery through the chance meeting of found objects—rubbish, fallen leaves, lost trinkets—and the shadows cast by bodies as we loom over our discoveries, incorporating them into our silhouettes. The results are jewellery ‘experiences’, rather than finished or formal accessories. In walking together we also share in, swap and wear one another’s jewellery finds.

7th December: Craft ‘NEW CRAFT @ Queen Victoria Market‘ event [link]; “A one of its kind event, NEW CRAFT showcases a considered selection of handmade objects, presented to you by the people who made them – a truly special experience and a precious opportunity to learn about the skills and processes involved in making each object!

12th December: Jam Factory (Adelaide), Alice Potter ‘Colour: Speaking in Plumes‘ [link, page]; “a collection of new jewellery pieces centred around the colour combinations different species of birds display in their feathers. Having researched many species of colourful birds, as well as having photographed hundreds of taxidermied specimens at the South Australian Museum Science Centre’s Ornithology collection, Potter whittled her collection down to around 70 species to focus the exhibition on. Each of these pieces embodies a specific species of bird, taking the colours from their feathers and reinterpreting these within the jewellery works.“; until 24th January 2015

exhibition media

exhibition media

24th December: last day for Gray Street Workshop (Adelaide) ‘Collections‘ [with thanks to Erin Key’s facebook page]

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: November 2014 …





Calendar: November 2014

31 10 2014

post last updated: 18th November

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Melinda Young ‘Sense & Scentability‘  & Lisa Furno [link]
  • Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]; until 1st February 2015
  • 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 2015; see my review post

1st November: last day for ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ travels to COTA (Sydney); see my review post

1st November: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kelly Jonasson ‘Pieces of Familiar‘ [link]

2nd November: last day for Craft NSW (Sydney) ‘Emerging Artist: Craft Award 2014‘ [link]

3rd November: last day for submission of paper abstracts for JMGS-NSW Edgesbordersgaps [link]

5th November: NMIT Graduate Jewellery student exhibition ‘Mettle‘, Red Gallery [link]; until 22nd November

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5th November: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Carlier Magikawa ‘Magikawa two‘ [link]; “Bilk Gallery are honoured to be hosting a special presentation of Carlier Makigawa’s work in conjunction with the launch of a sublime publication about the life and work of her late husband, sculptor Akio Makigawa.

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7th November: Gallery Bilk (Canberra), Kath Ingliss ‘Lamina‘ [link]; until 5th December

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8th November: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Mitsue Slattery ‘Bark, Leaf, Bud‘ [link]; until 22nd November

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13th November: RMIT School of Art Gallery, RMIT Postgraduate exhibition of Object-based Practice ‘Azimuth‘ [link]; until 21st November

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13th November: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney), Laurence Woodford ‘Way Finding‘ [link]; “a body of work that documents and gauges travel, foreign and mystical landscapes, geological configurations and crystalizations, habitat, and humanity’s endless search for paradise on earth.“; until 29th November

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

18th November: RMIT First Site Gallery, RMIT School of Art Honour GraduatesHey Handsome‘ [link]; until 5th December

exhibition media

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20th – 23rd November: ANU Graduates (Canberra) ‘Un-Earthing Jewellery‘ [link]

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

exhibition media; from facebook; click on image for original source

20th November: Gray Street Workshop (Adelaide) ‘Collections‘ [with thanks to Erin Key’s facebook page]; until 24th December

exhibition media; click on image for original source

exhibition media; click on image for original source

22nd November: last day for Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney), Christel van der Laan ‘Parts of the Story‘ [link]

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23rd November: last day for Pieces of Eight, Meredith Turnbull ‘Co-Workers‘ [link]

25th – 28th November: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), ‘Less is More‘, a group exhibition by some of the TenMore group [link]

exhibition media

exhibition media

26th November: RMIT School of Art Graduate Exhibitions [link]; in various RMIT buildings; until 5th December

29th November: last day for Craft, a ceramic-focused exhibition period; including Kate Jones ‘Being‘ [link]

30th November: last day for submission to be part of Lord Coconut’s exhibition ‘The Marriage Act‘ [link]; part of Midsumma festival and is to feature pairs of his-and-his wedding rings; I LOVE this idea!

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: October 2014





Calendar: October 2014

30 09 2014

post last updated: 20th October

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Melinda Young ‘Sense & Scentability‘ [link]; “‘Sense & Scentability sees the incorporation of two neckpieces made from Pears Soap and frankincense respectively, into the body. These works form part of my ongoing research into social constructs of ‘cleanliness’ and adornment. This research stems from a fascination with the manner in which our bodies are (consciously and unconsciously) invisibly adorned with scent.’ – Melinda Young

    exhibition media

    exhibition media

  • Melbourne Museum, ‘The Art of Science‘ [link]; “Over the last 300 years their dazzling diversity has been described with increasing precision through scientific illustrations. Museum Victoria’s archive of artworks, working drawings and rare books traces the development of scientific art and provides a glimpse into a world of uncommon beauty.“; until 1st February 2015

    exhibition media

    exhibition media

  • 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 2015

1st October: last day for applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]
extended [thanks to Melissa for the info!]:
The application-deadline for Schmuck 2015 is extended until 7th October 2014.
The application-deadline for Talente 2015 is extended until 15th October 2014.”

2nd October: Craft, ‘Craft to Consumer: Selling Online‘ seminar [link]; booking required

3rd October: ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ travels to COTA (Sydney); until 1st November

exhibition media

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4th October: last day for Lord Coconut, ‘Art Of The Cuff‘ [link]; “Back for a third year, this exhibition features the work of over 40 local artisans, jewellers and designers and their painted, plastered, drawn upon, de-constructed or modified French Cuffs.

9th October: Northcity4 ‘Jewellery Three Ways‘ seminar [link]

11th October: last day for Object (Sydney), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]; “Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. Her stunning work is highly coveted by both public and private collectors alike.

14th October: Pieces of Eight, Meredith Turnbull ‘Co-Workers‘ [link]; “Turnbull creates artworks that engage various scales, art historical traditions and artistic genres, making connections between images, jewellery, decorative objects and sculptural components through spatial practice. More broadly her practice focuses on the potential and practical implications of the subject areas of sculpture and craft.“; until 23rd November

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18th October: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Nicola Bannerman ‘Entwine‘ [link]; “Nicola, has always held a deep fascination with the recurring patterns in the natural world. She draws inspiration from the simplest spiral, to designs of great complexity where wonderful symmetry can be found in what at first glance may seem to be random formations. The inspiration for Entwine’ started in the garden, noticing repetitive patterns in leaves and spiral growth in flowers. These pattern possibilities in nature are endless, some occurring in surprising places – spirals in snails and cyclones; strong geometric angles in huge mountain ranges and exquisite crystals. The rotational symmetries in the huge varieties of sea anemones are another world of inspiration.

21st October: Craft NSW (Sydney) ‘Emerging Artist: Craft Award 2014‘ [link]; until 2nd November

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21st October: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kelly Jonasson ‘Pieces of Familiar‘ [link]; “an exploration of materials and processes from the domestic environment. Using crochet, handmade porcelain beads, dolls hair and metal, Jonasson has created a collection of neckpieces and brooches with ambiguous form“; until 1st November

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exhibition media

24th October: Craft, a ceramic-focused exhibition period; including Kate Jones ‘Being‘ [link]; until 29th November

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25th October: Nortcity4 special pop-up one day only event, Melissa Cameron ‘one design‘ [link]; “One design. Three materials. 30 individual jewels
Melissa regularly issues a design challenge to herself. How many different objects can you create from one pattern? Her 2012 exhibition La Geometrie netted 38 unique works from a single iteration of her AutoCad drawn and laser cut ‘Untitled: Pattern in metal #4’ piece. She showed in her solo exhibition of that year one version of the whole object that had not undergone transformation (a sheet of intricately cut steel approx. A4 in size), and arranged around the rest of the gallery space was a suite of unique jewellery and objects works that were made from the duplicate single sheet of laser cut forms.
This time she has made a pattern half the size and had it cut professionally twice. In the development stage she prototyped one section of the pattern in sterling silver, hand cutting the elements for a ring, a bracelet and pendant. Three works and counting. How can she creatively engineer and customise the rest of this suite of pre-cut forms to make 100% unique works every time? Challenging herself to create works that use up all of the pieces from the puzzle and to not self-duplicate is tough, but this from an almost completely two-way-symmetrical pattern? It won’t be easy, but when it’s the artist’s pride on the line… The works, in silver, stainless steel and titanium will be displayed alongside a reproduction of the pattern on paper to show their origin, enabling the viewer to find each jewel’s place in the scheme.

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25th October: last day for Gallery Funaki, Svenja John ‘Assembly‘ [link]; “In the 20 years since I began working with the polycarbonate MakrofolTM I have developed, bit by bit, my own ‘Jewellery Construction Kit’. In the beginning there were only bone-shaped parts (which I called x-bones), linked together with rings of various sizes to form chains, earrings and bracelets. Eventually more than 10 different basic elements developed from which all the complex jewellery assemblies are plugged together“; see my review post

26th October: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Marian Hosking ‘Botanical Edge‘ [link]

26th October: last day for M Contemporary (Sydney), ‘Intimately Connected‘ [link]; “aims to reveal the exploration of design and creativeness in contemporary jewellery making today; from applied, decorative, commercial or industrialised designs, the selection of works will help amateurs and collectors alike explore this unique and highly skilled art genre.

exhibition media

exhibition media

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

Plan ahead:

5th November: NMIT Graduate Jewellery student exhibition ‘Mettle‘, Red Gallery [link]; until 22nd November

13th November: RMIT School of Art Gallery, RMIT Postgraduate exhibition of Object-based Practice ‘Azimuth‘ [link]; until 21st November

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

18th November: RMIT First Site Gallery, RMIT School of Art Honour Graduates ‘Hey Handsome‘ [link]; until 5th December

… last calendar post: Calendar: September 2014





Calendar: September 2014

31 08 2014

post last updated: 22nd September

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Renee Bevan and Jhana Millers [link]
  • Object (Sydney), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]; “Lola Greeno: Cultural Jewels is the eighth in our Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft series. Our first Indigenous Living Treasure, Greeno is a shellworker and artist from Tasmania, whose career spans 30 years. Her stunning work is highly coveted by both public and private collectors alike.“;  until 11th October

1st September: e.g.etal, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska ‘Lucky Fool‘ [link]; ““I have found myself fascinated with charms and talismans to this day. The power they can hold, the trust and faith we put in them and the way in which they can direct our lives’“; until 20th September

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4th September: Griffith Regional Gallery, National Contemporary Jewellery Award [link]; until 28th September; it’s traveling to COTA in Sydney too … I’ll keep an eye out for dates!

exhibition media; winner Emma Fielden; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; winner Emma Fielden; click on image for original facebook source

6th September: last day for Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney) ‘Over your Head‘ [link]

6th September: last day for Spare Room 33 (Canberra) ‘You’ve Lost Me‘; private exhibition of contemporary jewellery, viewing by appointment, contact susan@dexterior.com.au

7th September: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Adornment‘ [link]; “Jewellers, artisans and designers have been given a found bone and instructed to adorn it in a masculine way, or use the bone when producing a piece of adornment for men, especially jewellery. …. The exhibition is a comment on the current explosion of body adornment, both permanent and temporary, as seen in fashion today.

12th September: last day for Manon van Kouswijk ‘Out of the Office: 100 Necklaces worn by a Foyer‘, at The Other Side; situated in the entry foyer of Paul Morgan Architect’s Design Studio at Level 10, 221 Queen St, Melbourne

12th September: last day for Jam Factory (Adelaide) ‘White Heat‘ [link

13th September: last day for Gallery Funaki ‘Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery‘ [link]; see the gallery page for the incredible listing of exhibiting artists; see my review post

14th September: last day for Arbor Brunswick ‘Brunswick Iconic‘, part of Craft Cubed [link]; “Jewellers are asked to take a photo of an iconic Brunswick thing (building, park, street, etc.) and then respond to it with a specially made piece of jewellery. The exhibition will be held in the lit window, so people are able to view it any time of day. The image and finished jewellery piece will be displayed together.

17th September: Lord Coconut, ‘Art Of The Cuff‘ [link]; “Back for a third year, this exhibition features the work of over 40 local artisans, jewellers and designers and their painted, plastered, drawn upon, de-constructed or modified French Cuffs.“; opening 16th September, until 4th October

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20th September: Northcity4 workshop, ‘Product | Present | Sell‘ with Ali Limb [link]

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21st September (extended) 13th September: last day for Pieces of Eight, jewellery exhibitions [link]

  • Lisa Roet ‘Humanzee‘; “We are proud to present Humanzee, a new project from renowned visual artist Lisa Roet. For 25 years, Roet has been working with the image of the ape and the monkey. Sculpture and jewellery connect in this new body of work, carved and cast, materials including gold, silver, bronze and bone become extraordinary pieces for man and woman to adorn themselves with.
  • Nicholas Bastin ‘Compact Museum Gacha Gacha'; “We’re pleased to present Nicholas Bastin’s Compact Museum Gacha-Gacha, an exhibition of small-scale objects and jewellery presented in a reduced in scale Art Museum. These works draw on the Gachapon, a Japanese term used to describe a particular type of urban toy-like object, that are almost endless in their depiction of diverse subject matter from popular culture. Nicholas Bastin makes jewellery and objects inspired by the representation of mythological archetypes in the products of popular culture. 

24th September: 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, link2, link3]

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26th September: ANU (Canberra), Robert Baines lecture “On the 26th of September at 1:15pm, we have one of Australia’s most internationally renowned artist metalsmiths Robert Baines presenting an Art Forum lecture, covering the development of his diverse and highly focused over 40 year career.
Then at 2:30-4pm he will be giving another presentation about topical issues surrounding contemporary gold and silversmithing practice.
All are welcome to attend.
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26th September: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Marian Hosking ‘Botanical Edge‘ [link]; until 26th October

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30th September: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Nicola Bannerman ‘Entwine‘ [link]; “Nicola, has always held a deep fascination with the recurring patterns in the natural world. She draws inspiration from the simplest spiral, to designs of great complexity where wonderful symmetry can be found in what at first glance may seem to be random formations. The inspiration for Entwine’ started in the garden, noticing repetitive patterns in leaves and spiral growth in flowers. These pattern possibilities in nature are endless, some occurring in surprising places – spirals in snails and cyclones; strong geometric angles in huge mountain ranges and exquisite crystals. The rotational symmetries in the huge varieties of sea anemones are another world of inspiration.“; until 18th October

30th September: Gallery Funaki, Svenja John ‘Assembly‘ [link]; “In the 20 years since I began working with the polycarbonate MakrofolTM I have developed, bit by bit, my own ‘Jewellery Construction Kit’. In the beginning there were only bone-shaped parts (which I called x-bones), linked together with rings of various sizes to form chains, earrings and bracelets. Eventually more than 10 different basic elements developed from which all the complex jewellery assemblies are plugged together“; until 25th October

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

Plan ahead:

1st October: last day for applications for Schmuck and Talente 2015 [link]

2nd October: Craft, ‘Craft to Consumer: Selling Online‘ seminar [link]; booking required

3rd October: ‘National Contemporary Jewellery Award‘ travels to COTA (Sydney); until 1st November

9th October: Northcity4 ‘Jewellery Three Ways‘ seminar [link]

15th November: last day for application to Preziosa Young 2015 [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: August 2014