2013 CONFERENCE CALENDAR

FRIDAY 5 JULY

5pm – 6:30pm: ‘Confluence Influence’ JMGQ Members’ Exhibition Opening Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane CBD

TUESDAY 9 JULY

10am – 5pm: ‘Talking Through Jewellery’ Master Class – Laura Bradshaw – Heap Day 1: Installation Space (River Studios), QCA Griffith University, South Bank

WEDNESDAY 10 JULY

10am – 5pm: ‘Talking Through Jewellery’ Master Class – Laura Bradshaw – Heap Day 2: Installation Space (River Studios), QCA Griffith University, South Bank

9am – 5pm: ‘Reinterpreting Traditional Stone Setting Techniques’ Master Class Regine Schwarzer Day 1: S03_1.23 J&SO Studio, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

6:30pm – 7.30pm: ‘Convergence’ JMGA WA Inc and ‘Profile’ JMGANSW Exhibition Opening Percolator Gallery, Paddington 7pm – 9pm: ‘Join’ Contemporary Artisans Collective Exhibition Opening Pickle Gallery, Windsor

THURSDAY 11 JULY

9am – 5pm: ‘Reinterpreting Traditional Stone Setting Techniques’ Master Class Regine Schwarzer Day 2: S03_1.23 J&SO Studio, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

10am – 5pm: ‘String Fundamentals’ Master Class Tricia Flanagan Day1: S02_6.19 Fine Art Meeting Room, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

8am – 3pm: Toowoomba Bus Trip Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba

6pm – 8pm: ‘Six Jewellers Six Ways’ Ari Jewellery Gallery Workshop New Farm

8:20pm: ‘Pecha Kucha’ State Library of Queensland, South Bank

FRIDAY 12 JULY

8:30am – 9:30am: Registration – State Library of Queensland, South Bank

9:30am – 4pm: Conference Day 1 – State Library of Queensland, South Bank – Welcome and Introduction – Peter Deckers (Key Note Speaker) – Helena Bogucki: Tales of a Shipwrecked Jeweller

– Roseanne Bartley: Thinking Big with Something Small – Christine Scott-Young: Charged particles: the story of Part B (so far…) – Alison Stone: Nepal – Norman Cherry: Transplantation: a Sense of Place and Culture 5pm – 7pm: ‘Graduate Metal’ Exhibition Opening

Project Gallery and Webb Gallery, QCA Griffith University, South Bank 7pm – 8:30pm: ‘Participate’ JMGA Member and Delegate Exhibition Opening Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Woolloongabba

10am – 4:30pm: Conference Day 2 – State Library of Queensland, South Bank – Introduction – Tricia Flanagan (Key Note Speaker) – Genie Lee: Between You, Your Object and the space in-between

– Ian Were: Storytelling – Objects and Narrative – Mary Hackett: Blacksmith Doris – Johanna Zellmer: Place.ment: Precious Objects, Global Exchange and Human Encounter – Kevin Murray: India Australia Dialogue-An Indian Rite of Passage for Australian Jewellery 6.30pm – 10.30pm: Pin Swap and Conference Dinner

The Greek Club, West End

SATURDAY 13 JULY2013 CONFERENCE CALENDAR

SUNDAY 14 JULY

10am – 4pm: Conference Day 3 – State Library of Queensland, South Bank – Laura Bradshaw-Heap (Key Note Speaker) – Kristin D’Agostino: Dipping a toe in the participatory realm: Project versus Practice – Alan Preston: Fingers History for JMGA – Melissa Cameron: How to become an Artist jeweller: a community Case Study – Mel Young and Lauren Simeoni: An Unnatural History… of a natural collaboration – Rebecca Steiner: An Exploration into Making Practices: Collaboration and Disruption in Jewellery – Closing Address 5pm – 7pm: Closing Function

The Ship Inn, South Brisbane

9am – 4pm: ‘Textile Techniques with Metal’ Master Class – Norman Cherry Day1: S03_1.23 J&SO Studio, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

9am – 5pm: ‘Creating and Presenting Small Object Photography for Publication’ Master Class Peter Deckers

Day 1: S02_3.05, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

10am – 5pm: ‘String Fundamentals’ Master Class Tricia Flanagan Day 2: S02_6.19 Fine Art Meeting Room, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

TUESDAY 16 JULY

9am – 4pm: ‘Working with ‘Crin’ a Chilean Horse Hair Weaving Technique’ Master Class Paola Raggo

S02_6.19 Fine Art Meeting Room, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

9am – 4pm: ‘Textile Techniques with Metal’ Master Class – Norman Cherry Day 2: S03_1.23 J&SO Studio, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

9am – 5pm: ‘Creating and Presenting Small Object Photography for Publication’ Master Class Peter Deckers

Day 2: S02_3.05, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

WEDNESDAY 17 JULY

9am – 4pm: ‘Textile Techniques with Metal’ Master Class – Norman Cherry Day 3: S03_1.23 J&SO Studio, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

9am – 5pm: ‘Creating and Presenting Small Object Photography for Publication’ Master Class Peter Deckers

Day 3: S02_3.05, QCA Griffith University, South Bank

THURSDAY 18 JULY

9am – 4pm: ‘Textile Techniques with Metal’ Master Class – Norman Cherry Day 4: S03_1.23 J&SO Studio, QCA Griffith University, South Bank


       

My Statement 

CONFLUENCE / INFLUENCE

JMGQ MEMBERS EXHIBITION 2013

In conjunction with the JMGA 15th Biennial Conference

PARTICIPATION + EXCHANGE

Seeing the exhibition “Unexpected Pleasures:  The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery– curated by Susan Cohn, resulted in a major jolt to my conceptual thinking and approach to my work.

This year I am absorbed by the related essays in the catalogue that give the works a definitive cohesion, and expands, for me, the whole philosophy of contemporary jewellery.

A more ongoing influence on/dialogue with my work has been the marine environment and its sustainability,  working with a series entitled “Unspecified Species”

Being constantly and intimately aware of the fragility of  the cycle of life, this lent itself well to the fragile medium of hot glass that I pursued for several years (and still utilize where needed), Recently, I have been exploring the more stable medium of metal, and  occasional found objects.

My work is now merging the design elements of ephemeral fragments of marine organisms that infallibly have a very simple repetitive structure (and their inevitable side-kicks of “trash” ) with the philosophy of the contemporary aesthetic as related through essays  from Susan Cohn’s “Unexpected Pleasures”

In this context, I am looking at the relationship between making and wearing, between maker and the (potential ) wearer.

As  a designer/maker I will be exhibiting new work relating to this juxtaposition of natural & industrial design -specifically  referencing the work of Lucy Sarneel as a jumping off point, and  also the work of Otto Kunzili.

Two or more related components are often designed to be worn together on the body in any relationship the wearer chooses , thus often creating a new dialogue to the initial concept.

Ref:   Unexpected Pleasures  – The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery
Edited by Susan Cohn
ISBN – 13: 978-0-8478-3814-1

Images above:  2 of my works exhibited in “Confluence/influence”  at Brisbane Library


      Dr Tricia Flanagan – a keynote  speaker at the Conference

Peter Decker giving a keynote speech

 

PARTICIPATE   Exhibition – at the Wooloongabba Art Gallery

Below 2 of my works exhibited : “Planktonic Cellulis”  &  “Broken Thread”

Above:    At the opening of  “PARTICIPATE”

 

Here’s some of the works that I really enjoyed……..

Clare Poppi @ Artisan
Shan Wu @ Graduate Metal
Andrea Caligiuri @ Graduate Metal
Jacquelene Reid @ Graduate Metal
Participate + Exchange Jandy Pannell Artist
“Just help yourself why don’t cha” by Bridget Kenney @ “the white box” Griffith University – many, many wax rings with a solid gold one in the centre (that you couldn’t reach). Viewers were invited the choose one to keep for $5.00!

THE CONFERENCE RELATED MASTER CLASSES:

I attended two Master Classes

Peter Decker’s “Creating and Presenting Small Object Photography”

The class was sent out to the street to ask people to wear our jewellery ( however they wished ) and be photographed. Here are some of my favourites:

The 2nd master Class I attended was “String Fundamentals” with Dr. Patricia Flannagan

We span, we twinned, we wove, we dyed………. Tricia was an inspired and patient teacher.
…..and so from raw linen fibres, I am now making dyed waxed linen thread to use in conjunction with my precious metal jewellery.


The class spinning and weaving

 

Living in remote Queensland, the conference was a wonderful opportunity to meet and interact with like-minded people, to see work that previously was only accessible to me on the internet, and to hear the opinions and philosophies of the “movers and shakers” in the contemporary jewellery world. Thank you Liz Shaw and Catherine Large for organising such a well-planned and thought provoking time. And a huge thank you to ARTSLINK, whose grant made it possible for me to attend.

Life ( well, my jewellery ) will never be the same again!!

 

At the closing party……..