Visit the new look Metalab blog for part one of an interview with our current exhibitor David Neale. David gives a fascinating insight into his practice and the inspiration behind his beautiful work. …
Added by Metalab on June 1, 2010 at 9:00am —
Metalab is delighted to present Some and None: Jewellery as Graphics, a collection
of jewellery created by Melbourne based goldsmith David Neale. In this body of work Neale borrows techniques from the graphics studio such as painting, collage and line-work, using them at the jeweller's bench to make signs for the body and to tell wearable stories. The result… Continue
Added by Metalab on May 24, 2010 at 9:43am —
Metalab is excited to introduce the innovative and elegant work of Bulgarian contemporary jeweller Nikolay Sardamov, who is renown across Europe for his work using both precious metals and re-cycled materials including rubber bicycle inner tubes.
In conjunction with his solo exhibition Continuum
at metalab which will be showing from 6 - 27 May 2010, Nikolay will be presenting a one-day workshop on… Continue
Added by Metalab on April 27, 2010 at 11:35am —
Cinnamon Lee - Artist Talk Exploring lighting as an element of design6pm Wednesday 28 April 2010
This is an exciting opportunity to meet lighting designer and jeweller Cinnamon Lee and hear her talk about the development of the innovative collection of interactive lighting that comprises her… Continue
Added by Metalab on April 19, 2010 at 9:00am —
Trained as a jeweller and metalsmith Cinnamon Lee has been working with artificial Continue
illumination and the light object since 1999. A fascination with the potential
of new technologies drives both Cinnamon’s jewellery and object design
practice. New electronic light sources allow for an…
Added by Metalab on April 6, 2010 at 2:30pm —
The work in Cinnamon Lee’s upcoming solo exhibition at metalab, Twilight (April 8 - 30) displays a collection of light objects that have been conceived and executed through the eyes and hands of a jeweller. For Cinnamon the relationship between jewellery and lighting is obvious, as lamps can provide decorative accents to spaces in the same way jewellery is able to highlight details on the body.
Cinnamon will be presenting a one-day workshop on Saturday 17 April to accompany her… Continue
Added by Metalab on March 23, 2010 at 11:03am —
See: Melbourne artist Djurdjica Kesic deconstruct interior objects into wearable jewellery in Nomad, opening at metalab THURSDAY MARCH 4 from 6pm.
Do: Join Djurdjica in a workshop on SATURDAY MARCH 6 to create your own wearable works of art. Bookings essential, contact email@example.com for more information.
See: read an interview with Djurdjica and see her studio space at http://metalabgallery.blogspot.com/
Added by Metalab on March 3, 2010 at 10:49am —
March 4 - 25
Opening night March 4 at 6pm
the Nomad series Djurdjica Kesic develops her ongoing interest in home,
place and migration. For Kesic, the house becomes a symbol of something
that evokes a sense of place and stability. More specifically these
ideas are explored in relation to the migrant experience that is in
many ways shaped by transition and movement. The two, house and
migration, appear to be in a dichotomy, of… Continue
Added by Metalab on February 25, 2010 at 10:00am —
metalab kick off 2010 with a newly renovated gallery space and brand new work by Emily Hunt.
6PM THURSDAY FEBRUARY 4
Emily Hunt is a curious artist, creating wearable works that explore and mimic the body. Using silicon to represent skin and muscle, symbolically sewing and wrapping the exterior of the piece, her works create an eerie yet familiar sentiment. Visually and conceptually there is an element of the hidden or concealed as forms are wrapped and intertwined,… Continue
Added by Metalab on January 21, 2010 at 2:00pm —
The metalab and Courtesy of the Artist team Cesar Cueva, Nina Cueva, Claire Sutherland, Debbie Pryor, Pennie Jagiello, Nadja Soloviev and Emily Hunt warmly invite you to our Christmas showing of work, open until Christmas Eve.
Works available for purchase will be on display from our three venues; metalab (Surry Hills), CotA Bourke Street (Surry Hills) and CotA The Strand (CBD).
EMILLIE, WENDY HANNAM, CLAIRE SUTHERLAND, REBECCA KIM, KATH INGLIS, NINA ELLIS, GRETCHEN… Continue
Added by Metalab on December 12, 2009 at 12:57pm —
Please join us for the opening of our November exhibitions from two interstate artists Jane Bowden (Adelaide) and Melissa Cameron Melbourne), come and give them a warm Sydney welcome!
November 5, 6 - 8pm
Exhibition running until November 26
m1 Jane Bowden 'Wrapped'
Bowden’s exquisitely handcrafted exhibition pieces are based on the process of applying textile techniques to metal. Woven forms such as bracelets, necklaces and rings are created with volume and… Continue
Added by Metalab on October 31, 2009 at 11:44am —
Join Melinda Young at metalab SATURDAY OCTOBER 24 AT 2PM.
Take a walk through 'unnatural, naturally' with one of the exhibitions collaborating artists and enjoy 'a littering of frippery and fakery, jewellery and objects'!…
Added by Metalab on October 15, 2009 at 12:11pm —
Jane Pollard's pollinate
exhibition and Pennie Jagiello's Coral Wreath
both close at metalab today. We posted an interview with Jane a few weeks back and now we have one with Pennie - to discover more about her beautiful, thoughtful work and a sneak peek at her in her gorgeous garden check out:
Next week we will feature the girls from unnatural, naturally - Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young
Added by Metalab on September 24, 2009 at 2:00pm —
Opening Night October 1, running until October 29
M1: unnatural, naturally
Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young
With a delight in finding expressions of the ‘natural’ in the ‘unnatural’ (and vice versa), Simeoni and Young exploit the potential of found objects in their work, playing with colour and materiality. The conceptual ideas for this exhibition have been developed using a shared sketchbook, which migrates back and forth between their studios. The exhibition… Continue
Added by Metalab on September 19, 2009 at 12:30pm —
Read about Jane's background and inspiration, see great images of her new works and studio at:
Added by Metalab on September 9, 2009 at 2:22pm —
Sydney based, self taught jeweller Jane Pollard has been creating wearable objects from found and collected materials for the past 15 years. Pollard is fascinated by the nostalgia and passion held by vintage haberdashery, buttons and buckles and adds to the objects stories and lifespans by transforming them into contemporary jewellery.
The forms made are inspired by the objects Pollard finds and receives, and are underpinned by her commitment… Continue
Added by Metalab on September 9, 2009 at 2:15pm —
Last Thursday the wonderful Grace Cochrane opened metalab's two Sydney Design exhibtions:
m1: Siting the Circle - Cesar Cueva and Sabine Pagan
m2: Lost and Found - Peta Kruger
continuing until August 27.
An interview with Peta Kruger is up on our blog: metalabgallery.blogspot.com
Images of the installation and opening night guests are on our Flickr site.
Details on both exhibitions below:
m1: Siting… Continue
Added by Metalab on August 12, 2009 at 3:22pm —
Opening THURSDAY MAY 7 6PM by the wonderful Grace Cochrane.
metalab1 Phoebe Porter with Location Devices
In 2005 Phoebe relocated from Canberra to live and work in Melbourne. That experience generated this body of work. It was an experience she came to define as being about connectdness; about finding her way in a new city, as well as staying in touch with the place she had left.
metalab2 Gilbert Riedelbauch with Highlights
As much as the… Continue
Added by Metalab on May 1, 2009 at 1:24pm —
Opening 2nd April, 6pm to 8pm
Linda van Niekerk
Thinking of herself as a conceiver of wearable sculpture rather than a jeweller van Niekerk’s work is bold, visually striking and deceptively simple.
In this body of work van Niekerk explores the fundamentals of ‘Balance’ in several of its guises; shape,… Continue
Added by Cate Salter on March 27, 2009 at 8:51am —