2 August - 8 September 2019
Noosa Regional Gallery
Use is a new exhibition of contemporary jewellery and small objects, exploring the impact of ‘tools’ in artisan practice, developed by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland. Selected artists: Helen Bird, Jac Dyson, Lois Hayes, Catherine Hunter, Alicia Lane,Catherine Large, Samuel Lintern, Andy Lowrie, Nellie Peoples, Clare Poppi, Kierra-Jay Power, Paola Raggo, Elizabeth Shaw, Katie Stormonth, Rebecca Ward, Helen Wyatt and Xiaohui Yang.
Image: Catherine Large, Multichrome (detail) 2017, Group of Multichrome Shovels. Photo: Michelle Bowden,Visuall
Fri, 14 June to Sun, 21 July
Hervey Bay Regional Gallery
A contemporary object exhibition featuring selected works by members of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (Queensland Chapter). Thematically focused on the concept of tools and processes to explore the conceptual breadth and layers of meaning which operate within this premise for jewellery practitioners and metalsmiths.
'USE’ is a touring exhibition in partnership between Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (Queensland Chapter) Inc. and Museums & Galleries Queensland. This project is supported by the Visions regional touring program, an Australian Government program aiming to improve access to cultural material for all Australians; the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland; the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body; Liveworm Studio; and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University.
The State of Shine
Expression of Interest - Radiant Pavilion 2019
Next year, JMGQ will present an exhibition The State of Shine at Radiant Pavilion 2019, in Melbourne. This is a juried members’ exhibition, with a panel of experts in the field selecting the artists and works, and we are currently seeking expressions of interest for the exhibition and its development. Radiant Pavilion is a celebration of the many aspects of contemporary jewellery and draws on the strong community surrounding contemporary jewellery and objects in Melbourne, Australia and around the world.
Radiant Pavilion aims to:
Radiant Pavilion is a biennial event and began in 2015.
We are looking for significant new work to be produced for this exhibition. This work should have been created over the last 12 months or be in development at the time of application. The work must specifically respond to the exhibition brief, which can be found below. For full details please see The State of Shine Expression of Interest. This document includes the project specifications, associated costs, important dates and selection criteria.
What: “The State of Shine”. An exhibition of selected works by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland, to be showcased at Radiant Pavilion Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial.
When: 9 - 14 September 2019
The State of Shine seeks to showcase the shining and vibrant contemporary jewellery and metalsmithing community in Queensland. Through the medium of jewellery and objects, the exhibition will be an exploration of what it means to design and make in Queensland.
The State of Shine strives to draw out themes and connections between artworks, to begin a discussion about what is it to design and make in Queensland, as well as the broader framework of Australia. How does place, impact on thinking and making within the sphere of contemporary gold and silversmithing?
Note: 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 and follow the links.
Please contact us on email@example.com with a subject heading of “The State of Shine” if you have any question or queries.
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 Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (Queensland Chapter) Inc.