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12/02/2013

EXPO ‘Bloom and Blush’ – Bilk Gallery, Canberra (AU) – 16 Fevr.-23 mars 2013

Classé dans : Australie (AU),Exposition/Exhibition,GALERIES,Kath INGLIS (AU),Peta KRUGER (AU) — bijoucontemporain @ 0:57

a BANG! Showcasing : new work by Peta Kruger and Kath Inglis in their exhibition ‘Bloom and Blush‘ opening next Friday the 15th at Bilk Gallery

 

a BANG! Showcasing new work by Peta Kruger and Kath Inglis in their exhibition 'Bloom and Blush' opening next Friday the 15th at Bilk Gallery - gallery@bilk.com.au - Bilk GalleryPalmerston Ln, Griffith, ACT 2603

Bloom and Blush
Peta Kruger and Kath Inglis
16th February – 23rd March 2013This is a colourful new collection of works by Adelaide based jewellers Peta Kruger and Kath Inglis. The artists have worked through their respective materials of metal and plastic to create wearable blooms of pattern and colour.Peta Kruger
ʻThe flora that I feel most acquainted with is not from nature but from decorative patterns found at home – on textiles, illustrations, ceramics, glassware and other costume jewellery, which make reference to their original source but grow and change over time with different fashions and materials. These motifs form the basis of a botanical collection of my own.ʼ-

Kath Inglis
ʻIn recent times, the carving tools that fit ever so well in my hands are often replaced with domestic tools. The steam iron, sandwich press and oven are ʻnew toolsʼ that offer new processes of heat and fusion to my work. Multicoloured collages of cut and carved PVC form into patterns of growth – a two-speed economy ranging from the curious growth-like plodding pieces to dynamic explosions of boom and bust.

 

 

Bilk Gallery
Palmerston Lane, Manuka, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory 2603
Griffith, ACT 2603
tel +61 2 6162 2761
gallery@bilk.com.au

30/09/2012

EXPO ‘Peta Kruger: This Fool’s Gold’ – Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne (AU) – 4 Sept.-6 Oct. 2012

Peta Kruger: This Fool’s Gold  – Pieces of Eight Gallery  (Melbourne, Australia)  04-Sep-2012 – 06-Oct-2012

This spring, Adelaide based jeweller Peta Kruger installs This Fool’s Gold, her new solo exhibition at Pieces of Eight Gallery. Her new work, created exclusively for this exhibition, comprises entirely of painted brass works, demonstrating a continued link between her practice as an illustrator and jeweller. These wearable works are lively, and informed by her much loved jewellery collection from childhood. Working with the large dimensions of the façade, Kruger has also created over scaled interpretations of her work, painted on board.
This exhibition follows her recent mentorship with German jeweller Karl Fritsch and is her first solo exhibition in Melbourne.
The jewellery collection that I grew up treasuring included plated orchid souvenirs, Disney charms, leather gum leaves, ‘tiger eye’ and painted plastics. It was by observing and interacting with these pieces that I came to understand the basics of object construction. There was very little materially precious jewellery; colour and shape was what I valued most.
Brass is a material that can be used to learn the basics of jewellery making, and I take great comfort and pleasure in continuing to work with it. It allows me to cut, bend and stick parts together in a playful and spontaneous way, slowly discovering a collection of shapes and patterns with which I am happy.” Peta Kruger, June 2012.

Peta Kruger: This Fool’s Gold  Place: Pieces of Eight Gallery  (Melbourne, Australia)  04-Sep-2012 - 06-Oct-2012

Peta Kruger  Brooch: This Fool’s Gold,  Brass, silver, paintPeta Kruger  Brooch: This Fool’s Gold,  Brass, silver, paint

Peta Kruger  Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold  Brass, silk cord, paintPeta Kruger  Neckpiece: This Fool’s Gold  Brass, silk cord, paint

 

 

Pieces of Eight Gallery
28 Russell Place
VIC 3000 – Melbourne
Australia
Telephone: +613 9497 8121
website: www.piecesofeight.com.au
mail: marketing@piecesofeight.com.au

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

13/06/2011

EXPO ‘Pieces of Fate’ – Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne (AU) – 24 Mai-2 Juill. 2011

 Have you ever come across a piece of jewellery, and thought to yourself, this must have been made for me… And there it was, just sitting there, quite simply, waiting to be found.

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Pieces of Eight Gallery presents Pieces of Fate, a group exhibition of exquisite handcrafted pendants. Drawing inspiration from Professor Robert Baines, who coined the term, the exhibition includes works from 37 of the gallery’s represented artists who broadly explore the idea of an objects fate. Within the pendants various manifestations lay inherent intentions, purposes and appeal; an unquestionable right to exist. What then becomes its destiny?
Historically, pendants have provided all kinds of meaning and perceived powers for the wearer. Pieces of Fate explores how the modern day pendant can tell a story, possess magical powers or provide particular protection to an individual. It playfully engages with conversations about how materials, symbols and personal concepts give power or inscribe meaning to a piece of jewellery, and consequently how this may cause it to potentially determine its wearer.
With the making of each pendant, the artist was asked to record who or what the pendant may be for. This confidential text travels with the piece as a secret exchange between the creator and wearer of the pendant. As Kevin Murray states in his essay about the exhibition, « These incantations represent an important step forward in the restoration of jewellery power. They’re more than reflections on the personal inspiration of the jeweller. They also anticipate how the pendants will be experienced by the wearer. »

 

Participating artists
Bridget Bodenham — Cesar Cueva — Cinnamon Lee — Craig Spark — David Parker — Djurdjica Kesic — Dougal Haslem –  Elfrun LachJin-Ah Jo — Justine Austen — Karla Way — Katie Jacobs, — Katrina Freene — Katrina Tyler — Krista McRae — Lucy Folk — Marcus Foley — Mark Edgoose — Melinda Young — Meredith Turnbull — Nadja Soloviev — Natalia Milosz-Piekarska — Nicky Hepburn — Nina Oikawa — Nina Ellis — Pennie JagielloPeta Kruger — Raymond de Zwart — Shimara Carlow — Sian Edwards — Sim Luttin — Steffi Kalina — Tamara Dixon — Teresa Lane — Tessa Blazey — Tim Fleming — Zoe Crowder

 Meredith Turnbull, Nadja Soloviev, Tim Fleming, Marcus Foley, Mark Edgoose From left:  Meredith Turnbull, Nadja Soloviev, Tim Fleming, Marcus Foley, Mark Edgoose

EXPO 'Pieces of Fate' - Pieces of Eight Gallery, Melbourne (AU) - 24 Mai-2 Juill. 2011 dans Australie (AU) blank fate_main_large dans Cinnamon LEE (AU)Katrina Freene, Zoe Crowder, Lucy Folk, Craig Sparks, David Parker

fate_large2 dans Djurdjica KESIC (AU)
From left: Tessa Blazey “Geo neckpiece”– Bridget Bodenham “In Spirit” — Teresa Lane “The weight of a large bird falling”

fate_large3 dans Elfrun LACH (DE)
From left: Katie Jacobs “Memento mori” — Shimara Carlow “Yin and Yang” — Djurdjica Kesic “An amulet for a traveller” – Sim Luttin “Ode to Craft”

fate_large4 dans Exposition/Exhibition
From left: Justine Austen “Beauty and the Beast” — Steffi Kalina “Time Piece” — Dougal Haslem “The Crossing”

fate_large6 dans Gal. Pieces of Eight (AU)
From left:  Elfrun Lach “Universal Amulet” — Jin-Ah Jo “For the monkey, rat and dragon” –  Natalia Milosz-Piekarska “Instrument” of Divination” 

 

 

 

Pieces of Eight Gallery
28 Russell Place
VIC 3000 – Melbourne
Australia
Telephone: +613 9497 8121

website: www.piecesofeight.com.au
mail: marketing@piecesofeight.com.au

18/11/2010

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

The BOX project

EXPO 'The BOX Project' - Keeper Gallery, Gaffa, Sydney (AU) - 18-30 Nov. 2010 dans Australie (AU) tumblr_lbzb2o3mYl1qzame0

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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36956_137193439627588_125597760787156_391456_2394307_n dans Jasmine MATUS (AU)tumblr_l2n4ptlsHs1qzame0 dans Kristin D'AGOSTINO (NZ)

 

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