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]

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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





Calendar: September 2015

25 08 2015

Usually I publish the calendar post on the last day of the month … but there’s so much on this September, especially in connection to Craft Cubed! and Radiant Pavillion, you may need the extra days to plan!

post last updated: 15th September

all month:

  • Craft, ‘Electric‘ group exhibition [link]; until 3rd October
  • Holmes à Court Gallery at Vasse Felix Winery (Margaret River, WA), Helen Britton, ‘Helen Britton in context’ [link]; until 11th October
  • Castlemaine Art Gallery, BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award [link]; until 18th October
  • NGV Winter Masterpiece, ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great‘ [link]; until 8th November

31st August – 4th September: RMIT Masterclass, David Clarke ‘Feed Me!‘ workshop [link]

1-6th September: Radiant Pavillion – Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail [link] … another MASSIVE event; some that I’m especially excited about are below (I would list them all if I could, but you best go to the website) … as well as further in this post … so.much.on!

make sure you GO to the website ... so much on!

make sure you GO to the website … so much on!

  • Sim Luttin ‘It’s Always Darkest Before the Dawn‘ [link]

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  • Form, Fold, Forge‘, Cara Johnson, Sarah Johnston, Lindy McSwan, Michael Wong [link]

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  • Serial Exchange‘, Susan Buchanan, Sophie Carnell, Katie Collins, Janine Combes, Eli Giannini, Sarah Jones, Alex Parish [link]

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1st September: Pieces of Eight, Kim Victoria Wearne ‘Orogeny‘ [link]; “Orogeny – the geological term for the structural deformation of the earth resulting in mountains – is a collection inspired by the wondrous natural environments Kim has experienced over her past year of travel. Arid plains, mountain peaks and imaginary fantastical landscapes merge to form a collection of roughly hewn, delicately embellished jewellery.“; until 11th October; part of Radiant Pavillion

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2nd September: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Melinda Young ‘silver city dreams‘ [link]; until 19th September

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2nd September: Stanley Street Gallery (Sydney), ‘Iterations‘, Zoë Veness, Susanna Strati and Sean O’Connell [link]; “‘Iterations’, explores the notion of process as a perpetual series of form building and mark- making investigations, and as an accumulation of repeated gestures“; until 26th September

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4th September: last day for First Site Gallery, ‘Wondernamel‘ group exhibition [link]; part of Radiant Pavillion

4th September: last day for First Site Gallery, ‘Around the Table‘ group exhibition [link]; part of Radiant Pavillion

12th September: last day for Lord Coconut ‘Melbourne Cufflink – Student Prize‘ and exhibition [link]

13th September: last day for e.g.etal, Anna Davern ‘The Golden Land of the Sunny South‘ [link]; “Davern has created a large, mechanised diorama that can be manipulated by handles, cranks and pulleys to play out a fantastical narrative, peppered with strange hybrid characters designed to be removed and worn as jewellery.“; part of Radiant Pavillion

16th September: RMIT Lecture, Frisches Fleisch: Fresh Meat, A lecture on the nature of art and jewellery by Emeritus Professor Robert Baines ; see frischesFleisch_ReseacrhFlyer_print

16th September: Gallery Funaki, ‘chp…?‘ jewellery presented by Funaki [link]; “To welcome internationally renowned designer Gijs Bakker to Melbourne, Gallery Funaki presents a very special pop-up exhibition of select highlights from the chp…? jewellery range. chp..?, the brainchild of Gijs Bakker and Marijke Vallanzasca, has brought an eclectic, innovative range of contemporary jewellery to the world since 1996. The range is manufactured in Amsterdam and features international designers including Bakker, Marc Newson, Warwick Freeman and Mi-Ah Rödiger. chp…? straddles the divide between contemporary craft jewellery and design, with the aim of making designer jewellery more accessible to more people.“; until 26th September

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18th September: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Slippage‘, Nic Bastin & Sean O’Connell [link]; “While aesthetically their work is wildly different these two jewellers have a shared predilection for and revel in the fuzzy edges, the in-between, and the slippery bits. “; until 31st October

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19th September: last day for Gallery Funaki, Warwick Freeman ‘PRIME‘ [link]; “Warwick Freeman’s 10th solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, showing as part of Melbourne’s first Radiant Pavilion event.“; part of Radiant Pavillion

20nd September: last day for Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘ [link]; see my review post

22nd September: last day of CRAFT CUBED 2015 [link]; .. there’s so much on there is no point in me replicating the information here, so get along to their website, so much on!

29th September: Gallery Funaki ’20/20′, 20th Anniversary Exhibition [link]; until 31st October

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30th September: 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.”; until 17th October

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

… last calendar post: Calendar: August 2015





Calendar: August 2015

31 07 2015

post last updated: 17th August

all month:

  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘ [link]; until 20th September; see my review post
  • 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
  • NGV Winter Masterpiece, ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great‘ [link]; “… showcases one of the world’s greatest art collections. Featuring works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez and Van Dyck, the exhibition offers over 500 outstanding works including the finest group of Dutch and Flemish art to come to Australia. This exclusive Melbourne exhibition will also highlight the innovation and vision of Catherine the Great, whose inexhaustible passion for education, the arts and culture heralded a period of enlightenment in the region.    The extraordinary works sourced and commissioned by Catherine during her 34-year reign, created the foundations for the Hermitage today – considered to be one of the world’s greatest treasure houses of art and decorative arts.“; until 8th November

1st August: CRAFT CUBED 2015 [link]; until 22nd September … there’s so much on there is no point in me replicating the information here, so get along to their website, so much on!

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1st August: last day for 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.

6th August: Arbor, ‘Generic Ethnic‘ group exhibition [link]; until 30th August

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18th August: Gallery Funaki, Warwick Freeman ‘PRIME‘ [link]; “Warwick Freeman’s 10th solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, showing as part of Melbourne’s first Radiant Pavilion event.“; until 19th September

20th August: RMIT Gold & Silversmithing Jewellery Auction [link]

22nd August: Craft, ‘Electric‘ group exhibition [link]; “Through a combination of artists, materials and ways of making Electric maps the collaboration of the handmade with digital technology. Crafted objects across metals, plastics, ceramics and textiles engage the body in participatory gallery experiences with installations referencing interaction, wearability and function.“; until 3rd October

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25th August: First Site Gallery, ‘Wondernamel‘ group exhibition [link]; until 4th September

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25th August: First Site Gallery, ‘Around the Table‘ group exhibition [link]; until 4th September

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29th August: Castlemaine Art Gallery, BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award [link]; until 18th October

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31st August: e.g.etal, Anna Davern ‘The Golden Land of the Sunny South‘ [link]; “Davern has created a large, mechanised diorama that can be manipulated by handles, cranks and pulleys to play out a fantastical narrative, peppered with strange hybrid characters designed to be removed and worn as jewellery.“; until 13th September

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31st August – 4th September: RMIT Masterclass, David Clarke ‘Feed Me!‘ workshop [link]

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

Plan ahead

1-6th September: Radiant Pavillion – Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail [link] … another MASSIVE event

… last calendar post: Calendar: July 2015





Calendar: July 2015

30 06 2015

post last updated: 8th July

all month:

  • 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.
  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘ [link]; until 20th September; see my review post
  • 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

2nd July: Long Division Gallery, ‘Material. Process. Object‘ [link]; “Material. Process. Object’ is a collaborative installation showcasing four Melbourne based, emerging female artist’s creative process. Experimenting with abstraction, Samantha O’Farrell, Niamh Minogue, Tessy M King and Kari Lee McInneny-McRae have created an immersive and colourful landscape that engages with the outward expression of the artists stream of consciousness.  ‘Material. Process. Object.’ shows the artists evolution of ideas through a semi-organised cluster of materiality and process within the pristine white walls of the gallery space.’“; until 22nd July

4th July: last day for 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.”

9th July: Courtesy of the Artist (Sydney)

  • Peta Kruger ‘Shapes of Things‘ [link]; “For this exhibition, Peta has investigated characteristics of traditional fine jewellery and costume jewellery through the processes of deconstruction and reconstruction.“; until 30th July

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  • Philip Sajet ‘The Battle for Beauty‘ [link]; “This July, the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) will hold its biennial conference and Courtesy of the Artist is pleased to showcase the work of internationally renowned Dutch Contemporary Jewellery Artist, Philip Sajet.“; until 20th July

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9th July: Jam Factory, Julie Blyfield ‘Panorama‘ (preview) [link]; thanks to the Gallery Funaki newsletter: “Julie Blyfield has recently completed a major new body of work, to be shown in Wales (Ruthin Crafts Centre) and Scotland (The Scottish Gallery, Edinburgh) until February 2016.  Panorama is a series of 53 jewellery pieces and small scale objects inspired by the Australian landscape, in particular the remote Olary region of South Australia. The Jam Factory is hosting a preview of Panorama before it heads overseas“; until 25th July

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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?”
So many exhibitions attached to this ….too many to write up here, please visit the exhibition page

12th July: last day for NGV ‘Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s‘ [link]

15th July: public lecture, Pravu Mazumdar Understanding Surfaces. On Jewellery and Identity; “Dr Pravu Mazumdar is a Munich based writer and teacher who’s work discusses art and philosophy, in particular, French postmodernism and the philosophy of Michael Foucault.
Human surfaces are hybrid objects involving biological and cultural elements like dress, makeup, jewellery, gait, skin, posture, voice. Contemporary societies manifest not only surfaces of products, but also human surfaces functioning as ‘packaging’ and emitting discourses on interiority that place humans within limits and define their individuality.
However, the surfaces are not only readable. They are also produced on a daily basis, not only by the individuals themselves or the global beauty industry at large, but also a whole political machinery of identity, gleaning certain constant, measurable and recognisable traits of individuality from the surface discourses, documenting them in passports and identity cards and locking in modern individuals within the shell of their identity. Modern jewellery – in its contemporary, critical manifestations and its inherent tendency of breaching tradition – can break open the shell of identity and involve individuals in an open play of enhancement and change of masks. It can indeed be understood as a means of counteracting the pressure towards identity in daily life in modern societies.
“; 5:30pm, RMIT University, Swanston Academic Building, Building 80, Level 2, Room 7, 427-433 Swanston Street, Melbourne

25th July: last day for 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.”

31st July: NGV Winter Masterpiece, ‘Masterpieces from the Hermitage: The Legacy of Catherine the Great‘ [link]; “… showcases one of the world’s greatest art collections. Featuring works by artists including Rembrandt, Rubens, Velázquez and Van Dyck, the exhibition offers over 500 outstanding works including the finest group of Dutch and Flemish art to come to Australia. This exclusive Melbourne exhibition will also highlight the innovation and vision of Catherine the Great, whose inexhaustible passion for education, the arts and culture heralded a period of enlightenment in the region.    The extraordinary works sourced and commissioned by Catherine during her 34-year reign, created the foundations for the Hermitage today – considered to be one of the world’s greatest treasure houses of art and decorative arts.“; until 8th November

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

Plan ahead

August: Craft Cubed [link]

1-6th September: Radiant Pavillion – Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: June 2015