Click here to read Vivien Bedwell's review of the Use exhibition for Garland Magazine.
Join us at the opening of our next exhibition 'FIVE'. The opening event is on Saturday 8th July, at 88 Gallery in Redcliffe, 4pm - 6pm.
Registration will open Thursday 15 June 2017
Early Bird (Thursday 15 June - Wednesday 19 July)
JMGA member: $240.00*
Full price (from Thursday 20 July)
JMGA member: $270.00*
Saturday night party: $50.00
A purpose other than beauty – new work by JMGQ members Helen Wyatt and Paola Raggo
Opening drinks Tuesday 30th May 6-8pm
and Artists Talk on Saturday 17th June 3pm
Studio 2017 PROJECT SPACE (53 Ridge Street North Sydney)
JMGQ has engaged independent Arts Writer and Curator Lisa Bryan-Brown to develop and curate a juried exhibition to tour. JMGQ's last independently curated and juried exhibition was Ornamentomology which was launched just under a decade ago in 2008!
You are welcome to share this call with your friends, but remind them that they will need to join JMGQ to apply. Also note, the deadline for submissions is 16 July. All memberships lapse on 30 June, so you'll need to remember to renew your membership in a timely manor.
This JMGQ membership exhibition is thematically focused on the concept of tools, exploring the conceptual breadth and layers of meaning that operate within this theme for contemporary jewellers, metalsmiths and small objects practitioners. Essential to any artisan's practice, tools provide an interesting and reflexive conceptual point of entry into contemporary jewellery and small objects practices.
While traditional tools and their use remain an essential part of a contemporary J&SO artist's training, working within an artistic context can lead to the development of ingenious applications for processes and unexpected uses of materials. The rise of 3D printing technologies and lasercutting devices mean contemporary jewellers are now incorporating these modern mass-production tools into their work as well.
Furthermore, jewellery itself can be understood as a kind of tool within the act of adornment. The way wearable artworks function to articulate ideas related to the status and identity of their wearer is fertile territory within the premise of this exhibition, particularly when the potential to relate these ideas back to the making processes is considered.
With these ideas in mind, what does it mean to work in a bespoke, hand-made way in the face of the widespread uptake of modern technologies? What is the place of these new technologies within the modern jeweller's bench? With the increase in cheaply available mass-manufactured jewellery, what is the role of hand-crafted contemporary jewellery in design? And how does a jeweller’s relationship to their tools, whatever they may be, influence the works they create?
POP Gallery, Brisbane, October 18 – 29 2017
Exhibition will be available to tour Australian venues from 2018-2019. Artists will have their artworks returned at the conclusion of the exhibition tour.
Apply to exhibit
Entry is open to all members of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland (JMGQ). If you are not a member of this organisation but are interested in applying to participate in the exhibition, you can apply for membership at www.jmgq.com.au
Entries must be emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org by 16 July 2017
All applications must include the following:
Artist Statement – no more than 500 words
Artwork Proposal – 1-3 pages describing your proposed work for the exhibition. Can include sketches, words, and indicative images.
1-2 page CV
5 to 10 images of recent works (please title each image with your name, work title and year, e.g. JaneSmith_Bracelet2016). Please do not send files bigger than 3mb, 72dpi images preferred.
This is a juried exhibition. Entries will be judged by a panel of selectors against the selection criteria outlined below. The artist statement and artwork proposal should reflect a consideration of these points.
Conceptual relationship of the artwork proposal to the theme as outlined in the exhibition synopsis
Craftsmanship and quality of work as illustrated by the images of recent works
Ingenuitive use of a particular tool, technique or application
Launching in Brisbane at POP Gallery, Queensland College of Art, this exhibition will present a critical look at contemporary jewellery and small objects practices within Queensland.
The exhibition will tour to venues throughout Queensland and possibly interstate. There will be a chance to align a program of practical workshops/ other public programs and events with the exhibition tour, subject to venue demand and resources.
A professional illustrated catalogue will be produced to accompany and document the exhibition.
16 July Applications submitted
23 July Successful applicants notified
03 September Some work ready for catalogue photography
10 September All catalogue content finalised
15 October Final works for exhibition delivered
The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland is offering three bursaries to current financial members to attend the upcoming JMGA conference "Participation + Exchange" (12-14th July, 2013). The bursary will cover the registration fee of the conference. All other associated costs including travel, accommodation and satellite conference events are not included in the bursary and will need to be covered by the recipient. The recipient must be available for the full three days of the conference.
If you would like to be a part of this exciting endeavour, we are asking for a statement of no more than 150 words on why you would like to participate and how attending the conference would enhance your practice. Members whose entries respond appropriately to the theme will be selected and then submitted to a random draw. The Judges' decision will be final and no correspondence will be entered into.
Entries need to be submitted to the secretary Karah Sinden by Sunday 16 June 2013.
The deadline for the Call for Papers is 31 January 2013.
We are interested in papers from the fields of jewellery and metalsmithing that explore the links between individuals and communities, both real and virtual, through participation and exchange.
The conference theme has been chosen to specifically focus on collective participation and inspirational initiatives in contemporary practice.
We want papers that explore, investigate, uncover or expose participation and or exchange in practice within the fields of jewellery and metalsmithing. Approaches for this may include but are not limited to:
Paper Submission details
Abstracts will be blind reviewed. Notification of the acceptance of abstract will be by 18 February 2013. Successful applicants will be requested to submit their full paper.
Submission of papers:
Full papers will be required by 17 May 2013.
All papers will be vetted by the committee.
All papers accepted for the conference will also have the opportunity to be submitted for consideration for the refereed conference publication.
KEY DATES 2013
31 January Deadline for abstracts
15 February Notification of accepted abstracts
17 May Deadline for full papers
12,13,14 July Conference
Event Notification and Call for Papers
13 November 2009 Queensland College of Art Griffith University, Brisbane, Queensland
A half day symposium addressing the processes, concerns and consequences of making Jewellery and Objects with a heightened environmental awareness. How are green concerns affecting practice?
Guest Speaker: Christine Dhein, educator, author, jeweller, founder of Green Jewelry News, and assistant Director of the Revere Academy of Jewelry Arts in San Francisco will present her research into Green Jewelry practices. www.christinedhein.com
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: 21 September 2009.
Notification of Acceptance: 5 October 2009.
Selected papers will be published as the Green Jewellery Symposium Papers
Associated Master Class
Christine Dhein will teach a two-day, studio-based Master Class on Green Studio Techniques. Saturday 14 and Sunday 15 November Queensland College of Art Griffith University, South Bank Brisbane.
Here are the latest Master Class Details and related information, if you’d like me to email you the pdf enrolment forms for the Master Classes or further information about Open Day please let me know.
Cloisonné Enamel with Carolyn Delzoppo - HURRY only a couple of spots left.
Carolyn Delzoppo is renowned for her jewellery featuring the traditional technique of cloisonne enamel on metal. She has been exhibiting her cloisonne jewellery and miniature art works for two decades and has received many awards both in Australia and internationally, including Japan, the United States and Spain. Her work is available in galleries throughout Australia and she is in high demand to pass on her enamelling knowledge having taught in the United States of America, Germany and most states of Australia.
Leading New South Wales based enamellist Carolyn Delzoppo will teach a focused 2 day Master Class focused on Cloisonné Enamel. This is a repeat of the popular classes Carolyn taught in July 2007 and February 2008; ‘I thoroughly enjoyed Carolyn’s workshop. Her classes were very well structured and allowed me to learn techniques easily.’; ‘Carolyn’s thorough teaching enabled me to further my skills. This generated much more confidence and “excitement” with what is possible in future works.’ Comments from participants.
Fees (inc GST):
QCA STUDENT $110.00
JMGQ MEMBER $165.00
Non QCA, Non JMGQ $190.00
Date: Saturday 22 and Sunday 23 August 2009
Time: 9.00 am – 3.00 pm (includes 1 x 15 minute break and 1 x 45 minute lunch break)
Venue: The Jewellery & Small Objects Department S03 1.23, Queensland College of Art Griffith University,
226 Grey Street,South Bank Brisbane.
Diffusion With Sheridan Kennedy - NEW
Ever designed something you thought could go into production, but not progressed beyond there?
Ever thought how many one off pieces you need to make in order to make a reasonable income?
Leading Australian Contemporary Jeweller Sheridan Kennedy is a Sydney based graduate from Queensland College of Art and a PHD candidate at Sydney College of Art. Her practice includes public art, product design, collaboration with fashion designers and one off artwork. Her work is represented in the collections of the Queensland Art Gallery, The Art Gallery of Western Australia and the National Gallery of Australia. She exhibits regularly in Australia and internationally.
Course Outline: Sheridan Kennedy will lead a focused 1 1/4 day Master Class which explores techniques for turning designs into production ranges including planning the marketing and promotion.
• Why move from the ‘one off’ to the production range.
• Maintaining quality.
• Practical and conceptual considerations.
• How can you turn your work into viable production range that maintains the integrity of your own work?
• Once you’ve got the production line, what do you do with it?
Fees (inc GST):
QCA STUDENT $88.00
JMGQ MEMBER $132.00
Non QCA, Non JMGQ $154.00
Dates + Time: Friday 18 September 6.30 pm – 8.30 pm & Saturday 19 September 10.00 am – 5.00pm
(includes 1 x 15 minute breaks and 1 x 45 minute lunch break)
Venue: The Jewellery & Small Objects Department S03 1.23,
Queensland College of Art Griffith University, 226 Grey Street, South Bank Brisbane.
GRIFFITH UNIVERSITY OPEN DAY
9 August 2009 09:00 am - 02:00 pm
The Gold Coast, Nathan and South Bank campuses will be open: why not visit Jewellery and Small Objects at Queensland College of Art South Bank? The studio will be open and staff and students will be there to answer your questions.
1800 073 875
IMPRESSIONS with Marian Hosking - FULLY BOOKED, sorry to those who missed out.
You don’t have to miss out on Marian’s visit completely, don’t forget Marian’s opening at Artisan on Thursday 6 August. Visit http://www.artisan.org.au/
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