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18/12/2014

Take a HORSE, get a conversation piece …….

Take a HORSE, carefully cut it in pieces, and you get a neck-piece ….. no, a conversation-piece …..

for my part, I was fan of  THIS « Horses » ! :

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Izabella Petrut -  "Blood on the ground" necklace – plastic toy, acrylic paint, copper, silk thread, varnish, 2013 Izabella Petrut -  « Blood on the ground » necklace – Innocent project – plastic toy, acrylic paint, copper, silk thread, varnish, 2013

The “Innocent” project gives me the chance to express an issue I am very much concerned with: the abuse against animals. The plastic toys are a way of representing an innocence that can only imply the horrible things that could / might have happened. I cut the animal toys the way butchers do, whilst others I use in twisted positions. After that I melt them, creating situations that I imagine they end up in. I paint them in lively colors that are not specific to those animals and this way the first impression of the audience is of a happy piece of jewelry and only then, after a closer examination, they truly see the animal and its suffering. Most of them are hand painted so that every brush stroke I make allows me to connect with that animal and feel it’s pain. The electroformed pieces represent the animals that live in cold metal cages, while the silk represents a natural material that stands for blood (red silk) and the darkness of the night (black silk). By creating more feminine pieces of jewelry I am trying to nurture those animals’ suffering.
1% of all money made from selling these pieces of jewelry will be donated to an animal shelter.
Materials: plastic toys, electroformed, alpaca, silver, paint, varnish, onyx, silk, pigments, copper, gold leaf. Izabella Petrut

Izabella Petrut -  Innocent project – "Horse doing 9 to 5"   necklace – plastic toy, copper, pigment, silk thread, 2013   Izabella Petrut -  Innocent project   – « Horse doing 9 to 5″   necklace – plastic toy, copper, pigment, silk thread, 2013

Izabella Petrut, The Circus, necklaceIzabella Petrut, The Circus, necklace

by Rebecca-Hinwood ?? (AU) -take a HORSE .....by Rebecca Hinwood (ACTivate: Un-Earthing Jewellery workshop, Australian National University, School of Art Gold and Silversmithing, Canberra, AU)

Roxana Davidescu 'con el pensamiento de ella...' Horse necklace - JOYA Barcelona 2014Roxana Davidescu ‘con el pensamiento de ella…’ Horse necklace – JOYA Barcelona 2014

anat golan White Steed 1 - mettre CETTE photo sur article !! OKAnat Golan – White Steed 1 -

Anat Golan brooch/medallionAnat Golan brooch/medallion 2014

Tabea Reulecke - Idar Oberstein - 2004Tabea Reulecke – Idar Oberstein – 2004

Levan Jishkariani – Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany – necklace, n.t., 2013, wood, perspex, paper, leather, polymer clay- winne...Levan Jishkariani – Fachhochschule Trier, Idar-Oberstein, Germany – necklace, n.t., 2013, wood, perspex, paper, leather, polymer clay- winne… (Marzee graduate show 2013)

Réka Lörincz  Necklace: The Good the Bad and the Flawless 2011  Plastic, gold, pearl, textileRéka Lörincz  Necklace: The Good the Bad and the Flawless 2011  Plastic, gold, pearl, textile

Anna Davern Brooch: Hunter and Hound, 2006 Copper, found biscuit tin. 8,5 x 3,5 x 0,5 cm Photo: Terence BogueAnna Davern Brooch: Hunter and Hound, 2006 Copper, found biscuit tin. 8,5 x 3,5 x 0,5 cm Photo: Terence Bogue

Tanel VeenreTanel Veenre

Sari LiimattaSari Liimatta Object: Expectations, 2006
Glass beads, metal pins, paper price labels with threads, piece of a jewellery, plastic toy
Jewellery sculpture

Felieke van Der Leest  Crazy Horse  Brooch - textile, silver, gold, plastic -   Charon Kransen Arts (SOFA NY 2012)Felieke van Der Leest  Crazy Horse  Brooch – textile, silver, gold, plastic -   Charon Kransen Arts (SOFA NY 2012)

09/11/2014

EXPO ‘WWWA’ – Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design, Tallinn (EE) – 7 Nov. 2014- 18 Janv. 2015

WWWA [Words & Works from a World Away (Sõnad ja tööd sealt kaugelt)]Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design
A collaboration of Estonian and Australian jewellery artists
WWWA - estonia
OPENING 7 november 2014 – 5pm
Kuraator: Claire McArdle

What do they say about us on the other side of the world?
And what do you know about them?
This exhibition unites the northern and southern hemispheres through the work of jewellery and object artists from Australia & Estonia. In each country statements were collected from ordinary members of the public about their knowledge and opinion of the other country. Each artist chose a statement about their country from someone on the other side of the world. The piece they made is a reaction to this statement.
Words spoken across the globe invite a personal study of our own culture and a reaction to other’s perceptions of who we are. Each piece is a navigation of an outsider’s perspective and the resulting realisations and revelations about our own identity.
The two cultures have been explored through unverified perceptions and understandings. The resulting objects are repositories of both cultural and personal narratives. They examine the global flow of information between two physically and culturally separate countries and provoke an international exploration of self.

Linda al-Assi [EST] — Robert Baines [AUS] — Nicholas Bastin [AUS] — Robin Bold [AUS] — Zoe Brand [AUS] — Melissa Cameron [AUS] — Anna Davern [AUS] — Mark Edgoose [AUS] — Rita-Livia Erikson [EST] — Ulvi Haagensen [EST] — Mary Hackett [AUS] — Kirsten Haydon [AUS] — Nils Hint [EST] — Naoko Inuzuka [AUS] — Annika Kedelauk [EST] — Inari Kiuru [AUS] — Aija Kivi [EST] — Keiu Koppel [EST] — Katarina Kotselainen [EST] — Teresa Lane [AUS] — Urmas Lüüs [EST] — Kadri Mälk [EST] — Claire McArdle [AUS] — Hans-Otto Ojaste [EST] — Kaire Rannik [EST] — Anne Reinberg [EST] –  Adolfas Šaulys & Mari Relo-Šaulys [EST] — Mark Vaarwerk [AUS] — Anita Van Doorn [AUS] — Tanel Veenre [EST]

Tanel Veenre,   Metsik eljas I/Wild Beast I, 2012 Eesti/Estonia Photographer: Marc MorelTanel Veenre,   Metsik eljas I/Wild Beast I, 2012 Eesti/Estonia – Photo: Marc Morel

Nils Hint  - Words & World from a World Away. Austraalia ja Eesti ehtekunstNils Hint

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Estonian Museum of Applied Art & Design
Lai tn 17,
Tallinn 10133
Estonia, Tallinn

Open Wed-Sun 11.00-18.00

06/08/2012

EXPO ‘Once More, With Love’ – studio2017, Waterloo, Sydney (AU) – 31 Juill.–18 Aout 2012

Once More, With Love

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Many people are unaware of the darker side of jewellery production – the ethical issues, including the exploitation of workers, damage to the environment, resource depletion, as well as health issues for jewellers themselves. As makers of jewellery we acknowledge that our field interacts with complex notions of ‘want’ versus ‘need’. Hence we are aware of the importance of taking responsibility for how our individual practices may affect the needs and livelihoods of communities and environments globally.

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Once More, With Love is a not-for-profit travelling jewellery exhibition raising concepts of sustainability, recycling and ethical production. The project involves over 30kg of unwanted jewellery items donated by the Australian public which have been reworked ‘with love’ for this exhibition by a diverse selection of twenty one contemporary jewellers all with a proven interest in ethical making and recycled materials.  The works created for Once More, With Love propose a potential new life cycle for materials, while creating space for reflecting on their origins. The project is an opportunity for people to experience what creative minds can do with recycled materials in an everyday studio context.

The Once More, With Love project was started in 2010 by Suse Scholem, a contemporary jeweller from Melbourne who is passionate about sustainability and the power of art and community engagement. Suse was inspired by the activities of the American group Ethical Metalsmiths, who have significantly increased ethical/sustainability awareness in the American jewellery industry.  The Once More, With Love project grew from the success of a Melbourne-based jewellery recycling project organised by Suse.  As interest in the project grew, a significant number of jewellers became involved, and internationally respected jewellery artist Simon Cottrell, took on the role of co-curator. Along the way, the project has attracted significant patrons such as Dr Kevin Murray, Vice President of the World Craft Council, Asia Region, and Katie Scott Director of Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.

After Sydney, the exhibition will be heading to Canberra in October 2012 and then to Melbourne in early 2013.

In addition to the touring exhibition, the Once More, With Love project will involve events in each host city incorporating community discussions; as well as an ongoing website www.oncemorewithlove.com with information about issues relevant to the ethical sustainable implications of jewellery resources. The entire project was conceived with the aim of bringing the entire breadth of the jewellery community together to enter a dialogue around sustainable/ethical practice.  The project will be culminating in a weekend seminar in Melbourne Autumn 2013 which is still in planning

 

The artists involved in Once More, With Love include:
Zoe BrandMelissa CameronSarah CarlsonSimon CottrellAnna DavernSian EdwardsKarin FindeisSusan FrischJill HermansAlison JacksonTassia JoannidesJulie KiefelAli LimbVicki MasonRegina MiddletonSean O’ConnellSuse ScholemVicky ShukuroglouUte RoselerMelinda YoungMark Vaarwerk.

Melinda Young’s process (1,2,3) :Picture

Melinda Young 1

Picture Melinda Young 2 – ‘Grid neckpiece’ 925 Silver, Turquoise, Howlite, Acrylic Mirror, Epoxy, Silk Thread

Melinda Young - 'Scatter neckpiece' Lapis Lazuli, Sodalie, Scrap Acrylic, 925 Silver, Silk ThreadMelinda Young 3 – ‘Scatter neckpiece’ Lapis Lazuli, Sodalie, Scrap Acrylic, 925 Silver, Silk Thread

Zoe Brand - 'Between Sydney/Canberra' used postal bagZoe Brand – ‘Between Sydney/Canberra’ used postal bag

Regina Middleton - 'sylvia's pin' : electrical wire, shell, coral, freshwater pearls, cultured pearls, fake pearls, + other mystery bag materials, silver, steel pin    (from the "Once More, With Love" project/exhibition)Regina Middleton – ‘sylvia’s pin’ : electrical wire, shell, coral, freshwater pearls, cultured pearls, fake pearls, + other mystery bag materials, silver, steel pin

 

 

Studio 20/17
2 Danks St, Waterloo, Sydney

 

Gallery Bilk

12 Palmerston Lane, Manuka
Canberra

07/08/2011

EXPO ‘Unnatural Acts’ – Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (USA) – 2-28 Aout 2011

Unnatural Acts

a contemporary jewelry project from Australia

EXPO unnatural acts

The exhibition is curated by Lauren Simeoni and Melinda Young. Ten participating artists constructed natural and organic forms from man-made material to create jewelry that is unnatural, naturally. Unnatural Acts is an exhibition that began as a project among friends and has since traveled through Australia and New Zealand. Velvet da Vinci is the only US venue for this project. Exhibition catalog $15

 

Participating artists:
Anna Davern, Caz Guiney, Kath Inglis, Bridget Kennedy, Peta Kruger, Sim Luttin, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Lauren Simeoni, Mark Vaarwerk, Melinda Young

Unnatural Jewelry
To coincide with the exhibition unnatural Acts, Lauren Simeoni is presenting a jewelry workshop focusing on the theme unnatural jewelry. Participants will be encouraged to experiment with and deconstruct a variety of found materials while developing and working to a theme. This workshop will be hosted by the Metal Arts Guild and held at Velvet da Vinci. Workshop will be held from 10 to 4 on August 6th.
Reservation required; space is limited.

 

Participating artists:
ANNA DAVERN is one of Australia’s most respected contemporary jewellers. Her practice straddles the visual arts, jewellery and fashion. She gained her undergraduate degree in Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney College of the Arts and her post-graduate studies and subsequent Masters degree were completed at RMIT, Melbourne. Davern works from her studio in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. She exhibits regularly and has held two major solo exhibitions at Craft Victoria, Melbourne. She has been represented in numerous Australian and international group exhibitions. She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has participated in residencies in Sydney and Tallinn, Estonia.

EXPO ‘Unnatural Acts’ - Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco (USA) - 2-28 Aout 2011 dans Anna DAVERN (AU) annadavernrocksearrings3web
Anna Davern « Rocks » Earrings

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Anna Davern « Rocks » Earrings 

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CAZ GUINEY‘S concept-based practice engages with public space, attempting to establish a dialogue among the landscape, the object and the body. Her work draws on the urban fabric as a source of material and inspiration for jewelry. Guiney’s work includes site-specific jewelry installations and responding enthusiastically to briefs such as unnatural Acts.
In 1995, Guiney completed a Bachelor of Art in Jewellery and Metalsmithing at Monash University, Australia. Since 1997 she has exhibited throughout Australia and in New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Germany, Chile and the USA and held three solo exhibitions. She has been the recipient of two New Work Grants from the Visual Art & Crafts Board of the Australia Council and an Arts Development Grant – Creation from Arts Victoria. Currently she teaches in the Jewellery and Visual Arts Departments of the Northern Melbourne Institute of Technical and Further Education (NMIT).

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Caz Guiney « Cocoon » Brooch

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KATH INGLIS was raised in Darwin and moved to Adelaide to study jewelry. After graduating from the South Australian School of Art in 2000, Inglis continued to develop her practice by working from a number of studios, including the renowned Gray Street Workshop, JamFactory Metal Design Studio and soda and rhyme. The workbench is now located in a gorgeous home studio in suburban Adelaide surrounded by a native garden. Inglis’ practice is multi-faceted and includes frequent exhibitions in national and international galleries, large-scale collaborative public art projects and teaching. Inglis is also a member of the Craftsouth board.

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Kath Inglis  « Blue Pollinator » Brooch

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BRIDGET KENNEDY completed an Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design at the Design Centre Enmore, NSW in 2005. She was then awarded the College Achievement Award and the Jewellery and Object Design Scholarship (a one-year residency within the College). In 2006 she was awarded first prize in Graduate Metal X, an exhibition of works representing 64 recent ‘jewellery and object’ graduates from art schools around Australia. She was also selected as a finalist to exhibit in the 2006 City of Hobart Art Prize, and more recently was the winner of the ‘emerging artist’ category in the 2008 JMGA (Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia) NSW Profile Award. In 2008, she opened Studio 20/17, a contemporary jewelry gallery with fellow jeweler, Melanie Ihnen. The gallery is committed to increasing the profile of contemporary jewelry within the wider arts arena.

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PETA KRUGER worked as a graphic designer and illustrator before studying visual arts at the Adelaide Centre for the Arts, South Australia. After finishing her degree she worked for Scott Wilson and Jane Adam, both based at Cockpit Arts in London and on returning to Adelaide, completed an associateship in the Metal Design Studio at the JamFactory. Her first major solo exhibition was held at Metalab, Sydney in 2009 followed by the JamFactory in 2011. In 2011 she will be undertaking a mentorship with German/New Zealand jeweller Karl Fritsch with the assistance of a Jump Mentorship grant from the Australia Council for the Arts. She is currently based at the JamFactory in Adelaide.

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Peta Kruger « Onion Ring » Brooches

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SIM LUTTIN recalls that her earliest memory of what she wanted to be when she grew up was an inventor. She has a Masters in Metalsmithing and Jewelry Design, Indiana University, USA and a BFA in Gold and Silversmithing, RMIT, Melbourne, Australia. Luttin has held solo exhibitions in Melbourne and Sydney as well as participating in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally. In 2009 she was commissioned to make the prestigious Emeritus Medal for the Australia Council for the Arts. She won the Alma Eikerman Award for Metalsmithing while studying at Indiana University, and has been the recipient of an Australia Council Emerging Artist New Work Grant. Luttin has pieces in the collections of Galerie Marzee, NL and the Art Gallery of South Australia, and work included in numerous publications. In addition to her contemporary jewelry practice, Luttin is the Gallery and Exhibitions Manager at Arts Project Australia, Melbourne.

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Sim Luttin « Somewhere There Exists…#1″ Brooch

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NATALIA MILOSZ-PIEKARSKA initially attained a degree in Design/Visual Communication before going on to complete a BA (Honours) in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, Melbourne. Natalia now works from her Melbourne based studio as a contemporary jeweler and artist, making and participating in a diverse range of exhibitions and projects. Natalia also teaches at RMIT within the Gold and Silversmithing Department and is currently undertaking a six-month internship in London, UK, with renowned fashion jeweller Scott Wilson as part of the British Council, Australia’s Realise Your Dream Program. Natalia’s primary focus lies in the realm of amuletic and talismanic adornment. With much of her research delving into various aspects of superstition, folklore and ritual, her work explores our human inclination towards charmed objects and the power of belief.

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Natalia Milosz-Piekarska Necklace

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LAUREN SIMEONI is an Adelaide-based artist working from the Gate 8 workshop collective. Simeoni has a Bachelor of Arts in Gold and Silversmithing from Canberra School of Art; a Design Associateship at the Jam Factory and a 1-year mentorship at Gray Street Workshop in Adelaide followed this. She exhibits nationally and internationally including five solo exhibitions, is the recipient of numerous grants and has undertaken several public art commissions. Her work appears in numerous publications and is held in collections including the Art Gallery of South Australia. Simeoni also guest lectures at universities and actively participates on South Australian Craft and Arts boards and projects. Simeoni is currently working on the ongoing collaborative exhibition project unnatural Acts with Melinda Young.

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Lauren Simeoni « Controlled Burn » Brooch

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MARK VAARWERK is a modern day alchemist. He is renown for his innovative and inventive jewellery practice that focuses on the transformation of throwaway plastics, masterfully rendering mundane materials into items of preciousness and intrigue. Vaarwerk completed an Associate Diploma of Arts (Jewellery) at the Sydney Institute of Technology, Enmore in 1997. Since graduating he has exhibited his work extensively nationally and internationally, most recently at Ventura Lambrate 2011, Milan. He has been the recipient of Research Grants from the Australia Council for the Arts and participated in several residencies in the UK. His work has been included in numerous publications and he has shared his unique material knowledge through teaching workshops at universities and colleges around Australia.
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MELINDA YOUNG completed a Master of Visual Arts in 2002 at Sydney College of the Arts. She has participated in over 100 exhibitions in Australia and overseas since 1997, with recent solo exhibitions in Sydney, Adelaide and Melbourne. Since 2008 she has also been working on unnatural Acts, a collaborative exhibition project with Lauren Simeoni. In 2008 she won the JMGA, NSW Profile Award for an established artist. Her work has been included in several publications and is held in public collections including The Art Gallery of South Australia and the Museum of Art, Architecture and Design, Oslo, Norway. Young has had a professional involvement with contemporary craft and design as a curator and writer, and through employment in galleries. She has taught jewelry at a tertiary level since 2000 as well as conducting exhibition workshops at galleries and universities in Australia and New Zealand. She currently teaches at COFA, University of NSW and Sydney College of the Arts.

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Melinda Young « Coraline » Neckpiece

 

 

Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street (between Pacific and Broadway)
San Francisco CA  94109 – USA
tel 415.441.0109

 

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