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Jewellers wanted for 2015 Exhibition

In 2015 selected exhibition themed Attitude As Form. A touring exhibition that will be shown first at the Queensland Collage of Arts and then at Gaffa Gallery to coincide with the Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group Australia Conference in Sydney.
This exhibition invites practitioners in the field of contemporary jewellery to create a visual response to the theme Attitude As Form. The theme of this exhibition comes from a speculation that contemporary jewellery practitioners have particular attitudes that help to shape the final form of their works and takes Lisbeth den Besten’s essays, Borderline Jewellery (2006) & The Golden Standard of Schmuckashau (2014) as the point of departure.…
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Posted by Beau Allen on December 5, 2014 at 9:48am

The One Design Workshop in Perth gets Baubled!

Back at the start of last month, on the 9th of November to be exact, I facilitated a workshop at Contemporary Metal in Perth. The One Design exhibition, installed in the gallery at CM, had opened the previous Friday night and with it the timber iteration of my Clouds pattern had been put on display, fixed to the end wall. Now it was time to take it down and make something of all that laser cut jewellery in potentia!

I had seven eager participants, many of them local makers, who took to the challenge with gusto. It’s a pretty self-explanatory idea – grab the pattern, take it apart, wrestle fellow-participants for the pieces you like best and then with some silk thread, stitch, weave and wind the pieces into jewels that you like. For added interest, colour the wood surface to compliment your thread-colour…

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Posted by Melissa Cameron on December 4, 2014 at 6:18am

2014 Jewellery and Small Objects Graduate Exhibition, Awards and Artist Talks

The Queensland College of Art Jewellery and Small Objects exhibition opens officially tonight Thursday 27 November at 4pm as part of the QCA Showcase events. Tomorrow Friday 28 November at 3pm students will be giving artist talks in the Webb gallery.

Earlier this week at a Sneak Industry Preview the 2014 winners of Industry Awards were announced.

Australian Jewellers Supplies Highly Commended  

M Veronica…

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Posted by jewellery & small objects at qca on November 27, 2014 at 6:12am

One Design in Perth!

Hey Perth! I’m bringing the circus – my One Design exhibition – to meet the family in my birthplace. It’s gonna be huge! (Actually, it’s going to be as big as it was in Sydney and Melbourne, but believe me, that’s quite big enough ;) )

We’re having the opening celebration at Contemporary Metal, Unit 4, 77-79 Howe St, Osborne Park from 6:30pm on Friday the 7th of November. Please come down!

One Design, you say? Don’t know what I’m talking about? (How could you have missed it – it’s all I’ve been talking about for MONTHS!) Check out the…

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Posted by Melissa Cameron on October 31, 2014 at 4:13pm

One Design Workshop – Perth Edition!

Image of the main workshop material, a laser cut pattern in 1.5mm thick timber

Here's another way to celebrate the launch of my One Design collection at Contemporary Metal in Perth. Come along and try your hand at making a jewel or two to take home, using a timber version of the same components I used to make the whole show!

It’s taking place from 10am – 1pm on 9th of November at Contemporary Metal, Unit 4, 77-79 Howe St, Osborne Park, WA, which is next weekend, and I happen to know that there are still a couple of places left, so what are you waiting for? Sign up and come along and we’ll have a play! And did I mention that it’s suitable for ages 10 and up?…

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Posted by Melissa Cameron on October 31, 2014 at 3:54pm

Wild Waters

'Wild Waters' is a Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland (JMGQ) exhibition at Brisbane Square Library featuring works from members including current students and graduates of the Queensland College of Art. 

The exhibition runs until late December and artists talks are planned.…

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Posted by jewellery & small objects at qca on October 17, 2014 at 5:08pm

Haptic InterFace 2014

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Haptic InterFace

The Wearables Lab* is pleased to announce Haptic…

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Posted by elizabeth shaw on October 13, 2014 at 5:30pm

Craft NSW at Gallery 159

Jude Skeers curated an exhibition of works by 14 members of the Art & Craft Society of NSW, it is coming to Brisbane and includes jewellery.

The official opening of "Craft NSW at Gallery 159" - An exhibition of Craft work, by selected member of The Society of Arts and Crafts of NSW will be 3:30 for 4pm on Sunday, 26th October. 

The exhibition will run OCTOBER 26th - NOV 2nd 2014.

Micahel Rippoll Metropolis -   Inspired by images from the Fritz Lang film these are a continuation of my exploration into anti-bling. I don't much like shiny, pristine highly-polished jewellery which shows no sign of being made by human hands. I make jewellery by torturing, beating…

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Posted by elizabeth shaw on October 12, 2014 at 5:35am

Nancy Megan Corwin

I have received the following advice from Matt Dwyer at FIO: I have 2 places available in the Nancy Megan Corwin repousse masterclass running next Fri/Sat/Sun 10/11/12 October. The cost for the workshop is $620 inc GST.

If you are interested in attending the master class you should contact Matt at FIO

Posted by elizabeth shaw on October 6, 2014 at 7:00pm

Tools of the Trade Project

I just got the invitation to the opening of this project in Brisbane.

Tools of the Trade…
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Posted by jewellery & small objects at qca on October 5, 2014 at 2:39pm

 
 
 

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Marcus has finally decided to run an Advanced Stone Setting workshop designed to show you tips and tricks to achieve sharp and accurate collet bezel settings. The workshop will be limited to 5 participants only and is suited to jewellers who have some stone setting experience and wish to refine the look of their setting. Please contact Marcus @ oneofftwo on (03) 51563270 or mail@oneoffftwo.com.au for details.…See More
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