Monday, 22 April 2013

New Edition at Gallery Funaki

New Edition is a showcase of work by 20 contemporary jewellers exploring the idea of the multiple, on at Gallery Funaki from 23 April - 18 May. Featured Australian and international artists include:

Gijs Bakker (The Netherlands)
Renee Bevan (New Zealand)
David Bielander (Switzerland)
Susan Cohn (Australia)
Paul Derrez (The Netherlands)
Bin Dixon-Ward (Australia)
Maureen Faye-Chauhan (Australia)
Therese Hilbert (Switzerland)
Svenja John (Germany)
Jiro Kamata (Japan)
Benjamin Lignel (France)
Nel Linssen (The Netherlands)
Sue Lorraine (Australia)
Marc Monzó (Spain)
Thanh-Truc Nguyen (Germany)
Ribbonesia (Japan)
Lucy Sarneel (The Netherlands)
Lousje Skala (Australia)
Blanche Tilden (Australia)
Manon van Kouswijk (The Netherlands)

Saturday, 20 April 2013

Claire McArdle's Gilty Exhibition

Claire McArdle's new exhibition Gilty opens on Monday 22 April from 6-8pm at No Vacancy Gallery (Jane Bell Lane, Melbourne). Claire's new work looks at the illusions created by precious metal gilding and whether the value of materials is what creates value in a work of art. She asks,

If an illusion deceives your perception does it make the first understanding invalid?

The exhibition runs until 28 April.

Friday, 19 April 2013

Urban Bush Carpenters: The Wooden Esky

The next Urban Bush Carpenters workshop is coming up tomorrow at CERES, East Brunswick.

You might remember me talking about the Urban Bush Carpenters late last year when they helped me build a trestle table to elevate my tiny garden. Well, I got pretty excited about pallets after that, so I joined the UBC as a volunteer.

This time the project is Wooden Eskies and storage containers, once again made from discarded pallets. Fun!

This is what last month's propagation tables workshop looked like:

So if you want to learn to build stuff from next to nothing, for next to nothing, come along! The workshop is from 10am - 2pm at CERES. No booking or special carpentry skills needed; just bring a $5 donation. The project we make on the day can be taken home by one of the workshop participants for a small donation towards materials.

And if you can't make it this time, workshops are generally held the third Saturday of the month. Same time, same place; new projects every time. See the Urban Bush Carpenters calendar for more details on upcoming workshops.

Tuesday, 16 April 2013

Home: Reframing Craft and Domesticity

Home: Reframing Craft and Domesticity is on now at Hatch Contemporary Arts Space, 14 Ivanhoe Parade, Ivanhoe. The exhibition is also the launch of the new Hatch Contemporary Arts Space. Featured artists include Robert Baines, Kris Coad, Susan Cohn, Gwynn Hanssen Pigott, Marian Hosking and Rosslynd Piggott. 

The exhibition runs until 11 May. 

NMIT Jewellery Auction 2013

The 2013 NMIT Jewellery Auction is coming up!

Wednesday 8 May at the Royal Melbourne Hotel (629 Bourke St, Melbourne) the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery students at NMIT will auction off over 50 works by students, teachers and professional artists. Viewing starts at 5:30pm with the live auction kicking off at 7pm. There will also be a silent auction with bidding from 5:30-8pm. All proceeds from the auction go towards funding the 2013 graduate exhibition.

More information and previews of the work will be up on the NMIT Jewellery Facebook page soon.

Sunday, 14 April 2013

Stop TAFE Cuts: Write your Submission!

The Stop TAFE Cuts website has added a new template for writing a submission to the Parliamentary Inquiry into the Role of TAFE. It's a simple form where you can tell your story by answering nine questions designed to direct your answers to relate to the Inquiry's terms of reference. By using this template you don't have to worry about how to construct your submission; you can simply tell your story. Personal experiences can make a compelling argument and are encouraged. You can answer one or some or all of the questions on the template, preview your answers, and email your submission to the Inquiry Committee.

Submissions close this Thursday 18 April, so take a few minutes and tell your story to help save TAFE!