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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.

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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

27/05/2011

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

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Melinda Young – tenticular-neckpiece

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Lauren Simeoni

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Melissa Cameron, White Lace – nonconsecutive planes, 2011. Titanium, silk thread

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Melissa Cameron, Watery Gothic Window, 2011. Titanium, 925 silver, stainless steel cable

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Phoebe Porter - transit necklace

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Elfrun Lach snowflakes-detail

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Joung-mee Do   – rebirth

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Saori Kita

 

 

 

 

studio2017 – contemporary jewellery and objects

Studio 20/17
6b/2 Danks St
Waterloo NSW 2017
Ph/fax: 02 9698 7999
www.studio2017.com.au
Tues – Sat 11 – 6pm

20/05/2011

EXPO ‘COVET’ – Adelaide Central Gallery, Norwood (Australia) – 29 Avril-28 Mai 2011

Covet

A Survey of Contemporary South Australian Jewellery

Adelaide Central Gallery will stage a survey of most recent works by 15 South Australian Jewellers in the exhibition Covet. The exhibition features works by both established and emerging artists.
The first exhibition devoted solely to jewellery to be staged at Adelaide Central Gallery will feature not only jewellery but also works that relate to the body but are not strictly considered jewellery. These include sculptural pieces that will either be hung on the wall or suspended from the Gallery ceiling.  
Adelaide Central School of Art Inc (ACSA) is an independent, not-for-profit, accredited Higher Education Provider that provides intensive training for students looking to develop a career as a practising artist. The ACSA Gallery is an integral part of the school’s teaching program.

Julie Blyfield, Jane Bowring, Catherine Buddle, Jess Dare, Eliza Gregerson, Christian Hall, Ingrid Kellenbach, Leslie Matthews, Alice Potter, Sarah Rothe, Regine Schwarzer, Lauren Simeoni, Michelle Taylor, Catherine Truman and Sera Waters

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Alice Potter – the Dinosaur’s Blue Rose- 2010 – Cotton, plastic, wood, paint laminate, gold leaf, 925 silver and silk

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Lauren Simeoni- Plumule neckpiece (detail) – Artificial plant foliage, glass beads, 925 silver- 2010

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Jess Dare- Implosion Series- Lampwork glass, sterling silver, steel 2010
Sera Waters- Interior Tract (Knit) #1- 2011- String, cotton, wooden beads and faux pearls

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Catherine Truman - Organic Mechanic Series – Shell, coral, bone, fibre and glass- 2011

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Julie Blyfield - Coastal Brooches  2011

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Regine Schwarzer – necklace ‘Fractal construct’ 2011 – Patinated sterling silver, fluorite crystals

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Regine Schwarzer- Fractal constructs- Patinated nickel silver- 2009

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Regine Schwarzer – brooches ‘Facet forms’ 2011 -Patinated sterling silver, prehnite

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Michelle Taylor - Bits and pieces brooch- Rimu timber, bamboo plywood, merbau timber, mild steel, acrylic and enamel paint, varnish, stainless steel

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Leslie MatthewsThree times-we parted- Breath- and I- sterling silver and polyurethane- 2011

 

 

 

Adelaide Central Gallery
45 Osmond Terrace
Norwood, South Australia 5067 Australia
Telephone +61 8 8364 2809
Facsimile +61 8 8364 4865
Email:gallery@acsa.sa.edu.au
www.acsa.sa.edu.au

 

18/11/2010

EXPO ‘The BOX Project’ – Keeper Gallery, Gaffa, Sydney (AU) – 18-30 Nov. 2010

The BOX project

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Eighteen contemporary jewellers from Australia and New Zealand present work they have made using unexpected materials they received in a mysterious brown box. An unusual earplug neckpiece, shuttlecock earrings and brooches sprouting living grass adorn Gaffa Gallery’s walls amongst many other delightful pieces.

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Curator Jasmine Matus conceptually revisits her childhood busy box, a box full of collected items brought out on rainy afternoons to inspire the making of imaginative objects. Twenty years later, The Box Project involves professional jewellers using complex materials and techniques to bring to life this intriguing past.

 

ARTISTS INCLUDE :
Diane Appleby, Zoe Brand, Melissa Cameron, Zara Collins, Kristin D’Agostino, Sharon Fitness, Liana Kabel, Peta Kruger, Bridie Lander, Jasmine Matus, Carrie McDowell, Sunggee Min, Jessica Page, Alice Potter, Sonya Scott, Lauren Simeoni , Sondi , Melinda Young

 

Here is a sneak peak into some of the materials that the Box Project artists have received in the post. Now all they need do do is weave some magic :

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