Monday, 30 April 2012

NMIT Jewellery Auction 2012

The NMIT jewellery auction is coming up! 58 jewellery pieces donated by students, teachers, alumni and Melbourne artists will be up for auction on Wednesday 9th May at the Royal Melbourne Hotel, 629 Bourke Street, Melbourne. Pieces can be viewed from 5:30pm, with the live auction starting at 7pm and a silent auction throughout the evening, closing at 8:30pm. Proceeds go toward funding the NMIT graduate exhibition, which will be held in November 2012.

I will be donating a pair of earrings for the auction. Photos coming, as soon as they're finished!

A selection of pieces can be previewed on the NMIT Jewellery Auction 2012 Facebook page.

Friday, 13 April 2012

ASUMetals Alumni Exhibition at SNAG

The annual Society of North American Goldsmiths (SNAG) Conference will be held in Phoenix, Arizona this year. Exhibitions, workshops, seminars and demonstrations will take place over four days from 23-26 May 2012. The 42nd annual SNAG conference includes presenters and workshop demonstrators such as German goldsmith Bettina Speckner, American mokume-gane expert Steve Midgett and American enamelling artist Jessica Calderwood. Register now if you're planning to be in the area!

Exhibitions include ASUMetals: Alumni Exhibition, an collection of works from gold and silversmithing artists who studied at Arizona State University in Tempe, Arizona, where I completed my Bachelor of Fine Arts in metalsmithing in 2004. Decades of former students will be represented in the exhibition, including one of my recent brooches. The exhibition will be held at Night Gallery, 2000 East Rio Salado Parkway, Tempe Marketplace, Tempe, Arizona and will run from 4 - 27 May.

Friday, 6 April 2012

Preview: Showcase 500 Rings

Showcase: 500 Rings is now available for pre-order on Amazon. My work Mnemochronology No. 4 will appear in the book, which will be released on 1 May. This is the first book in the redesigned 500 series from Lark Books The "Look Inside" feature is now enabled on Amazon, so have a look!

Tuesday, 3 April 2012

The Sleepless Hero

The Sleepless Hero, a new exhibition of jewellery objects by Nicholas Bastin, is on now at Craft Victoria until 21 April 2012. The work is a collection of jewellery objects that appear to be remnant accessories of new super-real characters, exploring possible new contexts of the archetypal hero in contemporary urban mythology.

I won't be back in Melbourne until the last day of the show, but I'll do my best to get there!