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EXPO ‘Joungmee Do: Longevity’ – e.g.etal, Melbourne (AU) – 14 Juin-2 Juill. 2011

In Korean folklore, there are ten symbols of longevity: the sun, mountains, clouds, rock, water, cranes, tortoises, deer, pine tree and immortals’ fungus (pullocho). These symbols are representative of man’s deep desire for happiness in the present world and appear in folk paintings as decorative motifs.

Longevity is Melbourne-based Joungmee Do’s response to her exploration of Korean folklore. Her reworking of these auspicious symbols comes in the form of necklaces and brooches. Joungmee’s intricately detailed pieces employ traditional Korean metal inlay techniques (or iybsa) as well as complex etching and metal colouring. The result is work that links contemporary expression with the traditional Korean spiritual and symbolic world.

EXPO 'Joungmee Do: Longevity' - e.g.etal, Melbourne (AU) - 14 Juin-2 Juill. 2011 dans Australie (AU) 260325_10150277882241287_111006746286_9540358_6747891_n
Joungmee Do – neckpiece: Pine tree 2011Stainless steel, steel, fine silver, pure gold, sterling silver
Joungmee DoBrooch -  steel,  fine silver, pure gold

Joungmee Do - Peony neckpiece - Steel, fine silver
Joungmee DoBrooch -  Steel, fine silver, pure gold
Gold inlayed floral brooch – Steel, pure gold, fine silver
Joungmee Do – Bird with Blossom brooch – Fine silver, steel

Joungmee Do

Joungmee DoFloral & bird pendant – silver

Joungmee Dobird brooch
Joungmee Doturtle brooch

Joung Mee Do’s whimsical pieces are created using iybsa: a traditional Korean inlay technique. She also uses etching and traditional metal colouring techniques to incorporate Korean textile patterns, adding fine texture to the surface of each piece 



167 Flinders Lane & 185 Little Collins Street
3000 VIC – Melbourne
Telephone: +61 3 9639 5111


EXPO ‘‘Winter’ Neckpieces’ – studio2017, Waterloo, Sydey (AU) – 3 Mai–4 Juin 2011

‘Winter’ Neckpieces
For the 4th year running we will be hosting our successful annual ‘Winter’ group exhibition exploring the breadth, depth, and width of a particular area of jewellery or the body. Our previous winter exhibitions have showcased contemporary brooches. This year the focus will be the neck.

This year we invite a selected number of Australian and International artists to make contemporary versions of this ancient form of self expression. Expect to see works ranging from eye catching, oversized statement pieces, through to delicate pared back jewels. The only limitation will be that the finished work can be worn around the neck.

New work by :

Karin Jacobsson – Karin Findeis — Helena Bogucki — Karen Thompson — Joung-mee Do — Daehoon Kang — Melinda YoungLauren Simeoni Phoebe Porter — Raewyn Walsh (NZ) — Kristin D’agostino Djurdica KesicMelissa CameronElfrun Lach — Leslie Matthews — Bridget Kennedy — Diane Appleby — Farah Bandookwala  (UK) –  Saori KitaZoe Veness – Michelle Taylor — Vernon Bowden — Naomi Stewart — Valerie Odewahn — Melanie Ihnen — Sheridan Kennedy — Maureen Faye-Chauhan
Melinda Young – tenticular-neckpiece
Lauren Simeoni
Melissa Cameron, White Lace – nonconsecutive planes, 2011. Titanium, silk thread
Melissa Cameron, Watery Gothic Window, 2011. Titanium, 925 silver, stainless steel cable
Phoebe Porter - transit necklace
Elfrun Lach snowflakes-detail
Joung-mee Do   – rebirth
Saori Kita





studio2017 – contemporary jewellery and objects

Studio 20/17
6b/2 Danks St
Waterloo NSW 2017
Ph/fax: 02 9698 7999
Tues – Sat 11 – 6pm


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