Wednesday, 18 July 2012

Practice as a Site for Enquiry III: Unexpected Pleasures Exposed

image of Crayfish Reconstruction (Section 7) by Nicholas Bastin, from seminar media

The Gold & Silversmithing branch of RMIT's new Department of Object Based Practice will be hosting the third annual Practice as a Site for Enquiry seminar on Friday 3 August 2012. This year's topic is the current jewellery exhibition at the NGV, Unexpected Pleasures. Unexpected Pleasures: Exposed will look at the capacity of contemporary jewellery to absorb meaning through making, wearing and belonging. Discussion will be promoted/provoked through a panel with a view toward unpacking the exhibition premise with the broader jewellery community.

Guest Speaker: Dr Susan Cohn, Curator of Unexpected Pleasures
Discussion Panel includes: Warwick Freeman, Manon van Kouswijk, Dr Karin Findeis, Simon Cottrell, Roseanne Bartley, Katie Scott

The seminar will be held from 10:00am until 4:00pm Friday 3 August at two venues:

Registration and lecture from 10:00am at the NGV Inernational's Clemenger BBDO Auditorium, St Kilda Road, Melbourne. (Entry through the north (side) entrance via the Arts Centre Forecourt.)

Followed by a panel discussion at RMIT's Kaleide Theatre, 350 Swanston Street, Melbourne.

Post-seminar drinks 4:30 - 6:30pm at the opening of the RMIT Object Based Practice exhibitions at First Site Gallery, Storey Hall Basement, 344 Swanston Street:

Wondernamel 2012, an annual exhibition of enamelling work by undergraduate students of RMIT Object Based Practice

Doko he Iku (Where is it going?) by Naoko Inuzuka, winner of the 2011 Maggie Fairweather Undergraduate Gold & Silversmithing Residency Award

Urbanhabits by Bin Dixon-Ward
exhibition images from exhibition media

These three exhibitions run from 31 July - 10 August at First Site Gallery, with an opening reception on Tuesday 31 July from 5:30 - 7:30pm and artist talks Friday 10 August at 1pm.

For enquiries and booking forms for Practice as a Site for Enquiry III: Unexpected Pleasures: Exposed, contact

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