Tuesday, March 27, 2012
Friday, March 23, 2012
Tuesday, March 20, 2012
THE YEAR WAS 2006.
It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM, the Yellow Wiggle retired for health reasons, Pluto was no longer classified as a planet and the price of 925 Silver was about 52 cents/gram.
It is often said that art is a reflection of our society; so we thought we might test this theory out.
Studio 20/17 is calling for the ambitious number of 100 jewellers who were making work back 2006.
DEAD LINE FOR EXPRESSION OF INTEREST - 27th April 2012
EXHIBITION DATES: 19th - 30th June 2012
+ One piece of jewellery per artist made in 2006
+ One page artist CV
+ One highres image of the piece (preferably on a white background)
+ Caption details (title, materials, dimensions and approx month the piece was made)
+ $20 artist fee to be paid on submission (deadline for EOI 27th APRIL 2012)
For more information, please contact Zoe Brand - firstname.lastname@example.org Phone + 61 2 9698 7999 or +61 416 069 881
Please feel free to forward this on to any and all.
Zoe Brand - Exhibition Coordinator at Studio 20/17
Monday, March 19, 2012
It has been just over a month ago since I set out with Nina ‘activities’ Baker, my jewellery traveling buddy, to attend JEMposium the much-anticipated jewellery conference in the delightful and unexpectedly sunny and wind free Wellington, NZ. As you may well know, there are two ways for things to go once you have returned from the rabbit hole. Either you’ve come back feeling depressed, insignificant, ‘hands up in the air’ overwhelmed, I call this hung-over or well-hung. Conversely you return recharged, eager to get your hands dirty and the only word you want to hear is ‘YES’. I am delighted to report I came home as fresh faced as a daisy with a torrent of ideas to ponder and plans to put into action.
JEMusing #1 - Dreaming of Fidels.
Many of the sticking points that keep reappearing in my mind after JEMposium revolved around sitting at a table, often the actual table was different, but in many instances it was situated in a café called Fidels. We ate there everyday, in fact twice on some days, and it wasn’t only that the food was de-licious, but it just seemed to have a certain air about it that was just conducive to free flowing and open conversations. My dinning companions were a varied lot and the caliber of jewellers passing through my midst was rather thrilling. While I spent two delightful days being talked at, I found that what happened around the eating table was just as, if not more engaging.
JEMusing 3# - Bottle of Vodka, a hotel room, and 2 jewellers.