Calendar: May 2015

30 04 2015

post last updated: 30th April

all month:

  • Personal Space Project (Canberra and online), Lauren Kalman [link]
  • NGV ‘The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795′ [link]; until 21st June
  • NGV ‘StArt Up 2015‘ [link]; “For over twenty one years, this popular exhibition has presented outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), providing insight into young people’s ideas, thinking and creative practices.“; until 28th June
  • Western Plains Cultural Centre (Dubbo), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]; “Lola Greeno is an internationally respected Indigenous artist and is one of only a handful of Tasmanian Aboriginal women practicing the art of shell stringing.“; until 28th June (opened 18th April)

    exhibition media

    exhibition media

  • NGV ‘Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s‘ [link]; until 12th July
  • Powerhouse Museum (Sydney), ‘A fine possession: jewellery and identity‘ [link]; until 20th September; see my review post

1st May: last day for application to BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award [link]; applications are by post, not email, so you need to plan so your entry arrives before 4pm that day

1st May: last day for application to Craft Cubed 2015 [link]

1st May: last day for application to Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables 2015 [link]

2nd May: last day for Gallery Funaki, Maureen Faye-ChauhanConcurrence‘ [link]; see my review post

2nd May: last day for Lord Coconut ‘For The Love of Melbourne‘ [link]

2nd May: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kath Inglis ‘Lamina‘ [link]

3rd May: last day for Mr Kitly, ‘Nearness‘ Kim Jaeger & Anna Varendorff [link]

5th May: Brunswick Street Gallery, ‘Small Works 2015‘ [link]; until 23rd May

6th May: Queensland College Arts (QCA) Gallery (Brisbane), Luke Maninov ‘In This Unfolding‘ [link]; “Luke Maninov is an imaging neuroscientist and artist based in Brisbane, Australia. Strongly influenced by his continuing work in the fields of biomedical imaging and neuroscience, his practice examines the shared features that define the living and the organic. Through reimagining natural form and studying comparative structures his carefully constructed jewellery and small objects explore the connectedness between all living things.“; until 30th May

exhibition media; click on image for original Facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original Facebook source

7th May: Gray Street Workshop (Adelaide), Sim Luttin ‘It’s Always Darkest Just Before Dawn‘ [link]; until 31st May

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

8th May: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Johannes Kuhnen ‘Painting in Stone‘ [link]; “For this exhibition Johannes Kuhnen has developed a new body of work which departs from his iconic aluminium and titanium oeuvre. The new series of brooches, pendents and rings are inspired by the Colour Fields paintings of the 1940’s and 50’s as well as the work of minimalist artist Robert Mangold, whose large and bright geometric constructions share a similar aesthetic to much of Kuhnen’s smaller in scale work. He has used found sedimentary and volcanic rocks and stones as his principle material and created flat planes with subtle combinations colour, using the natural appearance of the stones as his palette.“; until 5th June

exhibition media; click on image for original Facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original Facebook source

10th May: Craft Hatch market [link]

11th May: e.g.etal, Anna Davern ‘Impressa‘, as part of Melbourne International Design Week [link]; “Davern’s work features pictures of people from Australian political and social life as a means to dissect clichéd images of Australian identity. Using images found on old biscuit tins or historical photos printed on to metal, Davern slices, rearranges and reconstructs these pictures to create works that trick the eye with their disconcerting familiarity.“; until 23rd May

exhibition media; used with permission

exhibition media; used with permission

16th May: last day for application to NAVA Australian Artist Grant [link]

19th May: Gallery Funaki, Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska ‘Surfacing‘ [link]; “Gallery Funaki is pleased to welcome the joint winners of the emerging prize from the 2014 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery. Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska, both graduated in 2013, have each developed a highly refined, personal approach to their chosen mediums and are emerging strongly onto the international jewellery scene. “; until 20th June; workshop and seminar 23rd May (see below)

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22nd May: last day for application to ‘Australian National Brooch Show 2015‘ with Contemporary Art Society of Victoria [link]

23rd May: Gallery Funaki with Northcity4, ‘Surfacing. Workshop and Seminar’ [link]

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event media

24th May: last day for Craft, ‘Fresh! 2015‘ [link]; see my review post

24th May: last day for Milly Sleeping (Carlton), Katherine Bowman ‘My Assemlages‘ [link]

27th May: last day for application to ‘sPIN‘, a brooch exhibition in Canberra, open to all artists [link]; “Since the first PIN exhibition, coordinated by Canberra artist Chloe Bussenschutt in 2011, the concept of reducing scale and honing in on a wearable, miniature platform has appealed to artists from a broad range of practices such as sculptors, printmakers, painters, silversmiths, photographers, wood-workers and glass artists. The results are both accessible and intimate.

29th May: last day for application to MoreArt public art show [link]; “MoreArt is a temporary public art event that invites artists from all disciplines to engage with and investigate within Moreland’s distinctive and often unexplored urban spaces.

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: April 2015





Calendar: April 2015

31 03 2015

post last updated: 21st April

all month:

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

    exhibition media; click on image for original

    exhibition media; click on image for original

  • Gallery Funaki, Maureen Faye-ChauhanConcurrence‘ [link]; “…her beautifully considered steel forms – neckpieces, earrings and brooches – play with optical illusion, creating complex interior spaces within sophisticated geometric structures.“; until 2nd May
  • NGV ‘The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795′ [link]; “The exhibition includes a lavish display of paintings in silk and paper, silk court robes, precious-stone inlayed objet d’art and portraits…“; until 21st June
  • NGV ‘StArt Up 2015‘ [link]; “For over twenty one years, this popular exhibition has presented outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), providing insight into young people’s ideas, thinking and creative practices.“; until 28th June
  • 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

2nd April: NGV ‘Exquisite Threads: English Embroidery 1600s – 1900s‘ [link]; “Exquisite Threads displays nearly sixty works through the themes of education, fashion and the home each representing important aspects of embroidery’s role within English life. … Outstanding works created for the home are seventeenth and eighteenth-century crewel work bed curtains, a silk and gold work embroidered Coverlet c.1700, and Arts and Crafts embroideries made by William Morris and Co. in the late nineteenth century.“; until 12th July

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3rd April: Craft, ‘Fresh! 2015‘ [link]; “Celebrating it’s 21st year Fresh!, Craft Victoria’s annual showcase of the best work from the graduate shows, returns. Ten artists have been selected, all of whom reflect the energy and passion of an emerging generation of practitioners across the fields of craft.“; until 24th May, launch 11th April

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6th April: last day for applications to Victorian Craft Award [link]; “In 2015 Craft turns 45 years old, and to celebrate this milestone we are pleased to launch the inaugural Victorian Craft Award. The Award is a biennial event facilitated by Craft Victoria in the pursuit of presenting and celebrating excellence in the crafts. The award welcomes emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople across the state of Victoria and welcomes applications from individuals utilising craft skills, processes and materials.“; prizes include a $10000 jewellery award (that is NOT a misprint!!)

8th April: Craft, ‘Craft to Consumer: Market Ready‘ seminar [link]

10th April: Bini Gallery, Melissa Cameron ‘Object Evolution: Jewellery from objects 2009-2015‘ [link]; “The rebirthed jewels on show in her upcoming solo exhibition at Bini Gallery span the last six years of her artistic output. Included in the display will be the original half-cigarette-tin pair of brooches that launched her investigation, alongside new pieces finished this year. This is the first time that Melissa has had a solo show of just her object works, which begs the question, what has taken so long? “These pieces come out of my studio kind of sporadically, they are often made for specific exhibitions, so it’s only recently that I have managed to get a bunch of them back together to put a good-sized group of them on display.” Melissa adds, “It seemed like a good opportunity to bring them home while I still had all of them together.”“; until 30th April

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10th April: last day for 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

11th April: last day for Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Bridget Kennedy ‘Wear Your Art‘ [link]; “This body of wall brooches, made from repurposed laminate offcuts, CDs and aluminium,  explores the boundaries and values of objects in relation to physical location.They are just as happy on the wall, as on the body. Proceeds from the sales of these works will support a school educational program on waste management in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines

14th April: Lord Coconut ‘For The Love of Melbourne‘ [link]; “an exhibition celebrating what we love about Melbourne (trams, weather, architecture, fauna, sport, geography etc) as interpreted by a diverse range of Australian based jewellers. Artists include: Ramon Berlouis, Beth Croce, Janty Fry, Helen Hadfield, Arlia Hassell, Melanie Hilder, Gillian Hillman, Philip Monk, Erwin Rohrl, Danielle Sweeney and Brian Wood.”; until 2nd May

14th April: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Kath Inglis ‘Lamina‘ [link]; until 2nd May

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17th April: RMIT School of Art Gallery, Nicole Polentas PhD Examination Exhibition ‘Reinventing A Sense of Place‘ [link]; this is only open to the public for a single day, so get your skates on!

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17th April: Mr Kitly, ‘Nearness‘ Kim Jaeger & Anna Varendorff [link]; “Where does your work begin? Starting a conversation around their very different practices, Kim Jaeger and Anna Varendorff have built upon the contributions of each other – Jaeger’s undulating and figurative ceramic forms intersecting with Varendorff’s language of formal minimalism.  The works to emerge offer weightlessness. They are a moment of nearness for two practices. A closeness of materials and a convergence of thoughts.“; until 3rd May

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22nd April: Milly Sleeping (Carlton), Katherine Bowman ‘My Assemlages‘ [link]; until 24th May

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

exhibition media; click on image for original facebook source

25th April (extended 19th April) : last day for application to Brunswick Street Gallery ‘SmallWorks 2015‘ [link]; pieces 30x30x30cm, $2000 prize

25th April: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Anew negotiation – Thai Contemporary Jewellers [link]; “Bilk Gallery is excited to invite an exhibition of work by eight contemporary Thai artists, curated by Bow Wasinondh for ATTA Gallery, Thailand’s foremost art jewellery gallery. Exhibiting artists include: Apinya Boonprakob, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn, Tithi Kutchamuch, Taweesak Molsawat, Noon Passam, Rudee Tancharoen, Atinuj Tantivit. Exhibition curated by Bow Wasinondh.

26th April: last day for 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.

Plan ahead:

1st May: last day for application to BUDA Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award [link]; applications are by post, not email, so you need to plan so your entry arrives before 4pm that day

1st May: last day for application to Craft Cubed 2015 [link]

1st May: last day for application to Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables 2015 [link]

16th May: last day for application to NAVA Australian Artist Grant [link]

22nd May: last day for application to ‘Australian National Brooch Show 2015‘ with Contemporary Art Society of Victoria [link]

27th May: last day for application to ‘sPIN‘, a brooch exhibition in Canberra, open to all artists [link]; “Since the first PIN exhibition, coordinated by Canberra artist Chloe Bussenschutt in 2011, the concept of reducing scale and honing in on a wearable, miniature platform has appealed to artists from a broad range of practices such as sculptors, printmakers, painters, silversmiths, photographers, wood-workers and glass artists. The results are both accessible and intimate.

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: March 2015





Calendar: March 2015

28 02 2015

post last updated: 16th 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

19th March: NGV ‘StArt Up 2015‘ [link]; “For over twenty one years, this popular exhibition has presented outstanding work by students who have completed Art or Studio Arts studies in the Victorian Certificate of Education (VCE), providing insight into young people’s ideas, thinking and creative practices.“; until 28th June

exhibition media

exhibition media

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

24th March: Studio 20/17 (Sydney), Bridget Kennedy ‘Wear Your Art‘ [link]; “This body of wall brooches, made from repurposed laminate offcuts, CDs and aluminium,  explores the boundaries and values of objects in relation to physical location.They are just as happy on the wall, as on the body. Proceeds from the sales of these works will support a school educational program on waste management in Sagada, Mountain Province, Philippines“; until 11th April

screen shot from exhibition page

screen shot from exhibition page

27th March: Bilk Gallery (Canberra), ‘Anew negotiation – Thai Contemporary Jewellers [link]; “Bilk Gallery is excited to invite an exhibition of work by eight contemporary Thai artists, curated by Bow Wasinondh for ATTA Gallery, Thailand’s foremost art jewellery gallery. Exhibiting artists include: Apinya Boonprakob, Vinit Koosolmanomai, Panjapol Kulpapangkorn, Tithi Kutchamuch, Taweesak Molsawat, Noon Passam, Rudee Tancharoen, Atinuj Tantivit. Exhibition curated by Bow Wasinondh.“; until 25th April

exhibition media; from FB page; click on image for original source

exhibition media; from FB page; click on image for original source

27th March: NGV ‘The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795′ [link]; “The exhibition includes a lavish display of paintings in silk and paper, silk court robes, precious-stone inlayed objet d’art and portraits…“; until 21st June

exhibition media

exhibition media

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.

31st March: Gallery Funaki, Maureen Faye-ChauhanConcurrence‘ [link]; “…her beautifully considered steel forms – neckpieces, earrings and brooches – play with optical illusion, creating complex interior spaces within sophisticated geometric structures.“; until 2nd May

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

… 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]

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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

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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

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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

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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

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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]

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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