Time: March 15, 2010 at 6pm to May 8, 2010 at 7pm
Location: THINKspace at Masterworks
Street: 77 Ponsonby Road
City/Town: Ponsonby, Auckland
Website or Map: http://www.masterworksgallery…
Event Type: a, very, cool, interactive, ongoing, experimental, project
Organized By: Masterworks Gallery
Latest Activity: May 3, 2010
A retrospective exhibition of Kristin D'Agostino's "Broach of the Month Club", a collaborative year long project between 12 makers, 12 wearers and 12 brooches in 2008/2009. Check out http://broachofthemonth.blogspot.com/ for fun, photos and wearer comments.
The Broach of the Month Club was created in an effort to reinstate the community aspect of traditional craft into contemporary jewellery culture. It focuses on the emotional and physical experience of wearing.
1.a. To bring up (a subject) for discussion or debate.
b. To announce: "We broached our plans for the new year."
2. *Variant of brooch
"I would argue that craft will revive its radical aspect only if it returns to engaging in collaborative production and addressing its audience by speaking in the vernacular."
Shales, Ezra. "Technophilic Craft"
American Craft Magazine April/May 2008
"Borderline jewellery is about borders, about going beyond borders, over the border. Borderline artist jewellers can't live in the reality of showcases, galleries and museums. They need other ways to establish a bond with people, with people other than the usual jewellery audience."
Den Besten, Leisbeth "Borderline Jewellery" On Location making stories: siting, citing, sighting.
Coinciding with this exhibition, Masterworks intiated a new Broach of the Month Club with clients and friends of the gallery as the new wearers. See photos and discussions on the new Broach of the Month Club on http://bommasterworks.wordpress.com/
The Broach of the Month Foundation would like more BOM Clubs to pop up around the world. If you are interested in setting one up in your city contact Kristin via the blog address above.