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Karin Findeis
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  • Angela Porritt
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Profile Information

Country
Australia
City
Sydney
I am a contemporary jewellery....
Maker, Educator, Writer, Other
Website/Blog Address
www.karinfindeis.com
About
The foundations of my work are based in the jewellery tradition; however, the real focus lies in the role that objects play in our lives. Through the use of materials such as wool (felt), lead, hair and (chemically-produced) crystals, alongside precious metals, the conventional becomes personal. In making my objects I draw on broad interests and curiosities such as belief systems, history, science and photography. The underlying ideas behind my work consider jewellery as fragments and remnants: as visual narratives that have evolved from the origins of history, culture, and fascinations. The result is ‘bijoux’, jewellery that plays in the spaces between our understanding of the body and the object.

My current work interrogates and investigates contemporary jewellery practice and the possibilities that objects may hold as communicators of culture. More specifically, a focus is placed on the impacts that collecting, classification and museology have had on the relationship between objects and memory in both private and public domains. Recent work explores these ideas through the themes of visibility and invisibility, and the consequent relationships of jewellery and ‘intimate objects’ to these concepts. I am interested in the philosophical presence of objects through addressing the notions of transience, perception, memory and collecting: that is, the place these objects take in people’s lives.
Contact Details
PO Box 839
Rozelle NSW 2039
E: kfindeis@excite.com
M: 0434 977 197

Karin Findeis's Blog

Studio space available

A studio space suitable for a jeweller is now available at Sophia St Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. The Studio is approx. 60sq. meters and is shared with 2 other jewellers and a photographer and we are looking for an independent, friendly creative jewellery person to share this space with us.

It is a secure space with 24 hour…

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Posted on April 7, 2011 at 20:30

Studio space available, Sydney

A studio space suitable for a jeweller will soon be available at Sophia St Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. The Studio is approx. 60sq. meters and is shared with 2 other jewellers and a photographer and we are looking for an independent, friendly

creative person to share this space with us.

It is a secure space with 24 hour access. We are close to Central Station, Crown St, Palloys, a 15 min. brisk walk to A&E/ HOJ, and not so far from Bourke St Bakery. . . Facilities…
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Posted on January 30, 2011 at 6:36

Studio space available, Sydney

A studio space suitable for a jeweller will soon be available at Sophia St Studio in Surry Hills, Sydney. The Studio is approx. 60sq. meters and is shared with 2 other jewellers and a photographer and we are looking for an independent, friendly

creative person to share this space with us.

It is a secure space with 24 hour access. We are close to Central Station, Crown St, Palloys, a 15 min. brisk walk to A&E/ HOJ, and not so far from Bourke St Bakery. . . Facilities…
Continue

Posted on August 27, 2010 at 16:02

Call for Expressions of interest: website development

The Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Australia-NSW Inc. invites expressions of

interest from suitably qualified web developers to redesign and rebuild our

website.

JMGA-NSW is a not-for-profit member-based organisation for contemporary

jewellery and object-making. We are seeking to update our website as an

interactive information hub to better serve our members and the jewellery

community.

Submissions should address the following priorities that JMGA-NSW… Continue

Posted on March 10, 2010 at 22:15

Awkward Objects: A Symposium

Awkward Objects addresses the processes and consequences of making objects. It challenges perceived boundaries of aesthetics, functionality and subject matter in disciplines that are often considered or expected to be “palatable”. The presentations consider a range of means of treading those boundaries and promise to mention the unmentionable.

Convened by Karin Findeis, the keynote speaker is Dr Damian Skinner, recipient of a 2009 SCA visiting research fellowship, and curator of… Continue

Posted on July 31, 2009 at 4:30

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At 20:00 on December 28, 2008, Cate Salter said…
Hi Karin

Its great to have you join up.

There is lots of stuff you can do on kit and caboodle - put images, news and events up, ask/answer stuff in the forums, join a group, chat and yes, you can even pimp your page. Its easy to move elements around and to change the format, take a look in the settings.

Just remember kit and caboodle is a public network, its aim is promotional, so be sure to only put up personal details that you are comfortable with. There are privacy and email options in the settings.

Kit and caboodle is an ideal place to put up posts about exhibitions or any current news that you have. There is a lot of interest in the network, both locally and overseas. It would be great if you posted regularly in the blog, you can choose to have blog posts on your page and/or on the front page. Add some images and links too.

Anytime you have a problem, or cant work something out, let me know.
Cheers
Cathy
 
 
 

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