I finally made it to see the RMIT student enameling exhibition Wondernamel today, on its last day at First Site Gallery. This year's edition of the annual exhibition, curated by RMIT enameling lecturer Kirsten Haydon, was filled with especially exciting student work.
A painterly approach was taken on vessels by Inari Kiuru and Wendy Korol, contrasting with the subtle patterns on white enamel of Katie Brichford's salt vessel series. RMIT Artist in Residence Naoko Inuzuka's brooches depicted rainclouds seen from different perspectives, including from an airplane window.
Lucinda Knight's series "Girt by Sea" transformed common kitchen implements such as drains and scrubbing brushes with a combination of sifted and painted enamels, and Robyn Hosking's political ceramic and enameled copper object "HMAS Obfuscation" depicted prominent Australian political figures riding kangaroos on a carousel named "House of Parliament".
Lots of interesting enameling work this year!