Green Jewellery & Objects Symposium #2 Saturday 24 July 2010 Brisbane Material resources and the associated shifts in thinking are unlikely to be far from relevance to the practices of most jewellers and metalsmiths. The inaugural Green Symposium held in November 2009 started discussion about approaches to green practice, papers were presented by Rebecca Ward, Bibi Locke, Catherine Salter and Christine Dhein. Rebecca Ward discussed the use of discards and natural found objects, materials that have been core to her practice from the start. Bibi Locke critically appraised contemporary jewellery and objects that visually communicate a heightened environmental awareness, while being made from mined silver. Catherine Salter presented her research into the ethical and environmental issues of the jewellery supply chain looking at what choices there are. Christine Dhein discussed the greening of American jewellery and simple changes that can be made to studio practices to minimise environmental damage. The papers were inspiring and thought provoking. The second symposium will be held Saturday 24 July 2010 and will continue the discussion.
The Green Jewellery & Objects Symposium #2 will address the processes, concerns and consequences of making Jewellery and Objects with a heightened environmental awareness. How are green concerns affecting practice? Guest speakers at the Symposium will Christina Miller and Susie Ganch from www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org. ;
Call for Papers Papers are invited from practitioners and postgraduate students whose research engages with the theme of Green Jewellery and Objects. Submissions should be in the form of a one page CV and a 250 word abstract emailed to Elizabeth Shaw at email@example.com Submissions will be reviewed by the Green Symposium Committee. Deadline for Abstracts: 20 June 2010. Notification of Acceptance: 24 June 2010. Selected papers will be published as the Green Jewellery Symposium Papers
Associated Event Christina Miller and Susie Ganch will be visiting Brisbane to present a Radical Jewellery Makeover. All work created during the makeover will be available for sale from July 30 – August 28, 2010 at Artisan Gallery, located at 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Proceeds will benefit collaborative student research scholarships dedicated to responsible studio practices at Queensland College of Art Griffith University and United States based Ethical Metalsmiths. www.ethicalmetalsmiths.org For information about the Radical jewellery Makeover please contact Elizabeth Shaw, firstname.lastname@example.org 07 3735 3153