Re-source - prospects for contemporary jewellery and object making 14th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Biennial Conference
The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia is holding its 14th Biennial Conference in Perth, Western Australia, from the 9-11 April, 2010 with workshops in the three days preceding and the week following. The conference brings together practitioners, educators, collectors, critics and cultural theorists for three days of discussion, debate, interaction and the exchange of ideas.
Re-source focuses on harnessing and reinterpreting resources - the natural materials and the innovation of makers - to further enhance and encourage a vibrant creative industry in jewellery and object making in Australia and beyond. The Conference has three main areas of focus:
Unearthing the past: contemporary practice as a statement of history
Materials exploration: technology as a process, and process as a resource
Prospecting future directions: progressing the old and new
Call for papers
Submissions for Conference Papers addressing one of the above themes are sought.
Initial submissions should take the form of a 300 – 400 word abstract together with a one-page CV. The deadline for abstracts is 31 May, 2009. Submissions should be emailed to Jacquie Sprogoe, Coordinator of the JMGA 2010 Conference firstname.lastname@example.org
Refereeing of papers:
The selection of papers will be made in two stages. First Stage: All abstracts will be reviewed. Second Stage: Authors will be invited to submit full papers for juried selection.
Deadline for abstracts: 31 May 2009
Notification of accepted abstracts: 14 August 2009
Deadline for full papers: 13 November 2009
Notification of accepted juried papers: 29 January 2010
Deadline for paper revisions: 26 February 2010
Anyone interested in holding a workshop or exhibition in conjunction with the Conference is encouraged to contact:
Workshops: Jacquie Sprogoe email@example.com
Exhibitions: Carrie McDowell firstname.lastname@example.org