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Zoe Brand
  • Female
  • New South Wales
  • Australia
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  • Zahrah Habibullah
  • Nicola Louise Reed
  • Jessica McMullen
  • Jewellery + Object Design
  • Gina Frankel
  • Leonie Simpson
  • Amy Robson
  • Eliza Gregerson
  • Colleen Baran
  • nikki majajas
  • Helena Bogucki
  • Catherine Büman
  • JamFactory
  • Kristin D'Agostino

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Zoe Brand joined A MI KIM's group
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tenmoregirls

ten female group who exhibits based on different theme every year.
Aug 8, 2011
Zoe Brand and Eliza Gregerson are now friends
May 18, 2010
Zoe Brand and Bernadette Trainor are now friends
May 13, 2010
JamFactory and Zoe Brand are now friends
May 12, 2010
A blog post by Zoe Brand was featured

Invite to participate in an exhibition - re:production

Please see attached an invitation to participate in re:production.Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested.Adorning almost every surface of a room, re:production is an exhibition of roughly 500 images that document the practices of a diverse range of contemporary jewellery makers.By removing the ‘end product’ of a work and displaying only the documentation in the form of a series of images, the viewer is given a different perspective from which to understand further the…See More
May 4, 2010
Zoe Brand is now friends with Hannah Lingard and Jane Pollard
May 4, 2010
Zoe Brand posted a blog post

Invite to participate in an exhibition - re:production

Please see attached an invitation to participate in re:production.Feel free to pass this along to anyone who might be interested.Adorning almost every surface of a room, re:production is an exhibition of roughly 500 images that document the practices of a diverse range of contemporary jewellery makers.By removing the ‘end product’ of a work and displaying only the documentation in the form of a series of images, the viewer is given a different perspective from which to understand further the…See More
May 3, 2010
Zoe Brand and Emily Snadden are now friends
Jan 5, 2010

Profile Information

Country
Australia
City
Sydney
I am a contemporary jewellery....
Maker, Writer
Website/Blog Address
mwvbrand.blogspot.com/
About
I'm about average hight, I wear glasses and I like to drink beer. Now you may ask, what has this got to do with my work? I would have to admit that this is an excellent question to pose. With my arms flailing around in the air and in an excitable tone I would reply to you, “Everything!! It has everything to do with my work!”. I would then calm down and sink into a deep discussion about why it is that I decided to make Jewellery out of books pertaining to Jewellery or why in fact that I’m drawn to the aesthetic of certain architecture. Words such as, humor, simplicity, structure would be bandied about and much laughter would ensue, I would suggest that perhaps we might go for a beer and continue our conversation. After ordering a round of Coopers we would begin an intense discussion about the state of the Contemporary Jewellery scene in Australia. Following a few more beers, and perhaps a cider we would part ways with the adrenalin pumping through our bodies that only comes with amazing conversation. That would be rather pleasant don’t you think?

But perhaps you're more interested in the fact that I have just graduated from the Jewellery and Object Design Department at the Design Centre, Enmore.

Looking back at the last few years I have noticed several common threads that flow through my work. Principally the involvement of the wearer or observer in a piece, whether it is physical participation in the work or by prompting the audience to question the work, it is a decision I consciously consider when exploring my initial concepts. This communication is of primary concern to me, to initiate, to introduce and to inform those outside our community as well as engaging with those inside with interesting ideas.

Another thread is that of humour. To me humour is the stuff of legends, it lightens the heart and puts a smile on one's face and it makes life just that much sweeter. It can engage a viewer and close boundaries that can appear between a piece and the observer, and can allow a greater understanding of the work.
Contact Details
zowe@hotmail.com
www.zoebrand.com.au

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Alter Ego - The Other I





Like to play somebody you couldn’t possibly be in the real world? Create an alternative personality or persona? Become your own alter ego?



This exhibition invites designers across various disciplines to create an alter ego for themselves and use this creation as a means to push boundaries, explore ideas and create works that they may never have dared to if they were creating as “themselves”.



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Posted on July 31, 2009 at 13:25 — 1 Comment

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At 16:40 on September 12, 2009, A Little Bazaar Jewellery Market said…
Hi Zoe,

I'm organising a hand-made jewellery market & think your creations would be a perfect fit.

“A Little Bazaar” is all about out-of-the-ordinary hand-made jewellery and objects.
The focus of this event is to celebrate you - the designer, your concepts and
your creations. A little market that’s a little... bizarre.

The market will take place in The Beresford Hotel’s courtyard, 354 Bourke
Street, Darlinghurst NSW, opposite from the Object Gallery on the 26th of
September, the last Saturday of the month. The bazaar will get bustling from
11am - 6pm.

The day should be a lot fun but in the end, will be great platform for promoting your brand to consumers who are looking for quality jewellery, as well as a great sales opportunity.

We have had success hosting similar events in the past including Fringe Bar markets & Art Market.

There are already over 25 designers on board and please visit http://www.facebook.com/event.php?eid=123771226327&ref=nf to see some of their works as well as the attached flyer for a summary of the details.

If you're interested or have any other questions, please email me for an application form - alittlebazaar@dialoguepr.com.au

Hope to hear from you soon!
Gena

- The Dialogue crew
At 12:38 on September 2, 2009, Sarah Read said…
Hi Zoe, I,ve just found your blog and am loving it. Wish i could have seen the Alter Ego show. I'd like to get hold of the gaffa book - are there any left?
Cheers
Sarah
At 8:11 on April 12, 2009, Renee Bevan said…
Hi Zoe - thanks - great to hear you enjoy them
Really like the blackboard brooches; the humor in your work is great
Best
Renee
At 9:01 on January 26, 2009, Melinda Young said…
go go gaffa! Have fun tomorrow eve, say a big hello to Phillip for me!
x
At 14:56 on January 25, 2009, Melinda Young said…
Love the earring post (ahem...) Looking forward to reading more. How are you fixed for bevvies this week - apres gaffa opening perhaps?
x
At 9:54 on January 24, 2009, Alice Potter said…
Dig the text blackboard brooches Zoe! yeah baby!
I like the way you think
Mine would say 'beer' haha

xx A
At 17:12 on January 12, 2009, meiyan said…
dude, thisis only i have now ,,hih. but i really like u paper set , i think the newspaper necklace really hot ...
At 7:53 on January 4, 2009, Alice Potter said…
hi Zoe! thanks for your message.

for sure! when you come down to Adelaide we can meet up and i can show you the best pub in the city. and lots of jewellery and arty things too. I was thinking of heading to Sydney again soon (I always say that... it WILL happen soon. It WILL!) so ill drop you a line then too.

and i love the concepts of your work. I want to see more!

I really like this new network thingo! so many cool new people to meet!

take care xx
At 9:21 on December 31, 2008, albert paca said…
love the green grass baby!!!
At 14:50 on December 28, 2008, mark vaarwerk said…
GROOVY!
 
 
 

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