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: 25th August

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
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1st September: Pieces of Eight, 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

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!

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





Calendar: June 2015

31 05 2015

post last updated: 8th June

all month:

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

5th June: last day for Bilk Gallery (Canberra), Johannes Kuhnen ‘Painting in Stone‘ [link]

6th June: 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.”;  until 25th July

14th June: 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 ; thanks to the Gallery Funaki newsletter for this information!

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20th June: last day for Gallery Funaki, Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska ‘Surfacing‘ [link]

21st June: last day for NGV ‘The Golden Age of China: Qianlong Emperor, 1736–1795′ [link]

23rd June: 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“; until 4th July

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28th June: last day for NGV ‘StArt Up 2015‘ [link]

28th June: last day for Western Plains Cultural Centre (Dubbo), Lola Greeno ‘Cultural Jewels‘ [link]

29th June – 3rd July: RMIT Jewellery Masterclass, Jiro Kamata ‘mirror mirror on the wall‘ [link]; accompanying public lecture Thursday 2nd July ; ““The first mirror that humans encountered was their reflection in water. A mirror has the ability to reflect our own reality and the potential to show us many different worlds. A mirror can open a dialogue with and be a metaphor for beauty, truth, infinity, religion and protection. These metaphors all have strong connections with jewellery.” Jiro Kamata  ;  The goal of this workshop is for participants to find individual relationships between the object and the mirror and to transform these relationships into a piece of jewellery.

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30th June: 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.“; until 1st August

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

Plan ahead

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?”

August: Craft Cubed [link]

… last calendar post: Calendar: May 2015





Calendar: May 2015

30 04 2015

post last updated: 12th May

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)

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  • 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

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

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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

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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

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15th May: Mr Kitly, ‘Intimacy & crafts – Objects by South Korean makers‘ [link]; “Intimacy & Crafts is an exhibition that looks at exploring a particular kind beauty in crafts, beauty that is often identified with use, the beauty of intimacy. This beauty of intimacy is one that comes from the outlet of expression from the makers themselves, hand to the object. Machined processes cannot replace the craft of the hand and the diminishing hours of labour often result in products becoming heartless objects that lack significance and longevity.“; until 31st May

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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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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]

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  • 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

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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

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28 02 2015

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