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    This site is dedicated to jewellery events, exhibitions and opportunities; a site for contemporary jewellery practitioners to refer to. Hopefully it encourages us all to make more, view more and be more.

Funding for Craft and Design

The Notorious B.I.G. may have said Mo Money Mo Problems, but here at Craft Victoria we say: Mo Money Mo ARTS PROJECTS! Happening in April is our Funding for Craft and Design workshop where we’ll be looking at various funding opportunities that are available for every craft maker and artist. Whether you would like support … Continue reading

Arts SA’s Emerging Curator’s program

Are you interested in curating? Applications are open for Arts SA’s Emerging curator’s program. Funding of $4800 will be provided to a curator, whose career is in its early stages, to prepare and install two exhibitions for a 12 month period; in Arts SA and selected offices in the State Administration Centre. The aim of the opportunity … Continue reading

Robert Baines: Metal

Tamworth Regional Art Gallery NSW, 11 February – 24 March 2012 Robert Baines is one of Australia’s foremost artist goldsmiths and a researcher of archaeometallurgy and Bronze Age gold works. With a career spanning more than 30 years, his work is based around the historical context of jewellery, often referencing notions of the fake, the … Continue reading

Women with Clever Hands: Gapuwiyak Miyalkurruwurr Gong Djambatjmala

We’re so pleased to be adding to our Indigenous exhibition repertoire as we present Women with Clever Hands: Gapuwiyak Miyalkurruwurr Gong Djambatjmala – an incredible survey of fibre work by women artists from Gapuwiyak in northeast Arnhem Land. Curated by Dr Louise Hamby and with assistance from Lucy Wanapuyngu, the Women with Clever Hands touring exhibition comes to … Continue reading


Phenomenal is extraordinary; it is also that which is perceptible through the senses or immediate experience. Phenomenal is an exhibition of drawings and small-scale sculptures that respond to Akiyoshi Kitaoka’s visual illusions, Hafiz Shirazi’s mystical poetry and information collected by the Hubble Space Telescope. The opening is on Wednesday the 28th of March 6-8pm and … Continue reading

Nicholas Bastin’s The Sleepless Hero

Exhibition 8 Mar – 21 Apr, 2012 Nicholas Bastin’s The Sleepless Hero is an exhibition that constitutes a collection of jewellery objects that appear to be the remnant accessories of new super-real characters, invented from associations from both popular culture and traditional mythology. The work touches on issues relating to the portrayal of the hero and the … Continue reading

Nature and Structure

nature and structure Carlier Makigawa March 13, 2012  to  April 5, 2012 Fragile structures project and expand in unplanned growth. Lines – define volumes and transparencies to explore movement, form – an illusive, simultaneous grasp of life, exploring boundaries of formal definition of the relationship and tension between like and unlike. Carlier Makigawa February 2012 … Continue reading

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery

UNEXPECTED PLEASURES The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery A Design Museum, London touring exhibition Unexpected Pleasures looks at what we mean by jewellery from a number of different perspectives.  Taking as its starting point the radical experiments of the Contemporary Jewellery Movement that challenged a conventional understanding of the language of personal adornment, and … Continue reading

Northcity4 presents: New Zealand’s 2012 jewellery Jemposium: who, how, when, what, where and why?

New Zealand’s recent contemporary jewellery conference, Jemposium, saw an array of international makers, curators, critics, collectors and admirers congregate to speak about aspects of the field. Vicki Mason will report on her experience of the symposium and with other Melbourne delegates who attended, discuss key themes, topics, trends and the broader programme of events. Vicki … Continue reading