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We had previously indicated we would hold it in 2012, as is expected of a biennial conference. This is not a decision we have taken lightly. We apologise for being a little slow in responding to requests for information, but we were hesitant to publish information until we had made some crucial decisions.
Most of you will be aware that Queensland has had its fair share of natural disasters this year. In Brisbane while most things are up and running, there is still a long way to go in terms of returning to 'normal'. The effect of such an event cannot be underestimated; many people are still without homes, and many businesses are yet to reopen. To put it simply, we’ve had to direct our attention and energies elsewhere in the short term. We are confident that scheduling for 2013 will allow us the time and space we need to organise an exciting and dynamic conference. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
What we can tell you now is that we are extremely pleased to have confirmed the title and theme, the venue and the dates.
Participation and Exchange valuing the participative community
JMGA CONFERENCE 2013
12-14 JULY 2013
State Library of Queensland.
We are pleased to confirm the State Library of Queensland as a sponsor and will be using their fabulous venue for the conference.
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So it's a lovely autumn evening, I'm hanging out with my mateys Mr V and Miss Baker, curry, beer and love is just rolling on through the house. I have already hijacked Miss Bakers blog, and hence she has insisted that I should post here, because clearly I have been a bit slack of late. So here is a very non jewellery related post (execpt the fact that I'm hanging out with jewellers). Conversation has digressed, dear, I wish you were all here hanging out and talking troll dolls and shrinking Styrofoam with us.
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Finished and unfinished Tak pieces on my bench
I am about to graduate. My final presentation will be on February the first. So right now everything is chaos! My graduation Project is called “I want Tak” and the project consists of one hundred necklaces that seem identical but are all unique if you look at them carefully.
The repetition of something presupposes that there is or was an original. I am interested in working with the principle of the copy instead of the original.
If one hundred people were to record the same song from the radio onto a cassette tape, the song would appear to sound the same on all tapes, but if you were to analyze all one hundred tapes, you would hear differences in all one hundred recordings. Background noise, quality and clarity; even though each contains the same song. Additional sounds are added and details from the original are lost. The work I am making somewhat resembles this effect.
I have never really been interested in producing series in larger quantities. In fact, I enjoy producing my work myself, this means I can produce a smaller quantity then when I would use intermediate goods. I am working on the theme “copy”, so it seemed appropriate to develop a series that would actually reach more people than the pieces that I normally make. A series that is relatively easy to produce, yet unique. An affordable series consisting of unique pieces. Better yet, unique copies!
The enamel I use is light transparent and a bit stubborn, which I normally wouldn’t like. In this case this particular enamel, helps me to make all the pieces slightly different from each other. Somehow it is impossible to make to perfectly homogeneous pieces with this powder, all the parts are basically imperfect. The sizes of the ornaments are the same and the colour is about the same, but they are all a bit different, all with their own flaws.
Wearing Anne Achenbach’s jewellery
Wearing Anne Achenbach’s jewellery
Today I was wearing a necklace, or a pendant made from a bike, made by my dear friend Anne Achenbach. She took an old folding bicycle and sliced them in to elegant pieces. Her series consist of brooches and pendants.
Kolor Exhibition Cologne
For the last past weeks I have only been working on “I want Tak” and haven’t had a lot of time for other stuff. But there was one exhibition I visited last week. It was a mixed exhibition from students who study on the FH Duesseldorf departments; Photography, Architecture and Product Design.
The location was one of my favourite things about the exhibition. The Exhibition was in an old cream factory in Cologne, Germany.
What a great post!!! Thanks a bunch Phylicia!!!! Totally Rocking!
I first came across the "I WANT TAK" project on the AJF blog. It was just so nice to see something so fresh and new, and as I've mentioned before, I was totally sucked in by the concept and the marketing. Brilliant! I've placed my order and can't wait to receive it in the post in the coming weeks (I hear Miss Baker has two coming in her direction). Whoo Hoo! There may still be a few left, so I reckon you too should support this great project.
I can't wait to see what Phylicia does next.
Cheers - Z
ps. Just a heads up. You might notice that some of the links aren't in English, thats because Phylicia lives in Germany. ya.