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EXPO ‘Vicki Mason: Vignettes from a suburban front yard’ – Gallery One, Melbourne (AU) – 20 Juin-27 Juill. 2013

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Vicki Mason: Vignettes from a suburban front yard

Vicki Mason: Vignettes from a suburban front yard

Vicki Mason’s new exhibition, Vignettes from a suburban front yard, uses suburban landscape and plants to trace the history, status and social aspirations of a Melbourne suburb, that are then writ large in contemporary jewellery.
Vignettes from a suburban front yard documents and explores ordinary Australian suburban front yards and the plants that inhabit them. Mason observes the plants used in her own neighbourhood to inform us how we deal with nature in an urban milieu. In reading the plants that populate the front gardens of south east Melbourne, Mason tells us not only who we are now but who we were, reflecting the constant cycle of fashion as it relates to plants and garden styles.
Suburban front gardens engage with the public space of the outside world as well as the houses they front, and we all enjoy (or not) others’ front gardens/plants on a street. The plants we choose to grow reflect values that are sometimes traditional and conformist while at other times totally idiosyncratic. Her work, ‘The cheerful pomegranate’ for example, documents her interaction with a local who wrapped plastic flowers around the bare leafless stems of her pomegranate plant one winter – to cheer the garden up.
Mason’s overarching interest is in our ongoing desire for the suburban ideal of the rural idyll. This ideal comes about as the result of thinking about space availability derived from an earlier period in Australia’s history, and Mason suggests this needs critical appraisal. Reviewing the role that suburban gardens play in a city which continues to sprawl is perhaps timely and necessary.

Vicki Mason - Big Tree, Welcome Mat Lawn (triangular) and Standard Roses (red and pink)Big Tree, Welcome Mat Lawn (triangular) and Standard Roses (red and pink)

Vicki Mason: Vignettes from a suburban front yard
Vicki Mason - Brooch: Standard Rose (red) 2013  Powder coated brass, cotton  Photo: Andrew Barcham
Gallery One
31 Flinders Lane
VIC 3000 – Melbourne
Telephone: 03 9650 7775


EXPO ‘Bilk on Tour – Australian jewellery’ – Incinerator Gallery, Victoria (AU) – 15 Sept.-21 Oct. 2012

Bilk on Tour – Australian jewellery

Bilk on Tour


A touring exhibition from Canberra featuring jewellery, glass and metal.

Bilk on Tour is an exhibition curated by designer and teacher Helen Aitken-Kuhnen of Bilk Gallery  in Canberra, surveying the field of Australian jewellery design and metal-smithing, featuring over 30 artists.  It will travel to the
Incinerator Art Space in Willoughby, Sydney (31 Oct 2012-25 Nov 2012), after the exhibition at the Incinerator Gallery.

Bilk on Tour - Australian jewellery - (Jill Hermans brooch)

ARTISTS:  Alice Potter — Alison Jackson — Carlier Makigawa — Christopher Robertson — Cinnamon LeeDore Stockhausen — Eliza Gregerson — Eugenie Keefer Bell — Sophia Emmett — Helen Aitken-Kuhnen — Janice Vitkovsky – Jess Dare Jill Hermans — Johannes Kuhnen — Kath Inglis — Kirstie Rea — Lan Nguyen-Hoan — Marcus Foley — Mark Edgoose — Mark Vaarwerk — Mel Douglas — Tanja Taglietti — Mio Kuhnen — Mel George — Melissa CameronMichelle Taylor — Nicholas Bastin — Clare Belfrage — Tom Rowney — Sarah Rothe — Scott Chaseling — Klaus Moje — Simon Cottrell — Sarah Murphy — Ximena Natanya Briceño — Sue Lorraine — Vicki Mason — Robert Foster.

Melissa Cameron. Ray, 2012. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, 925 silver fixings.Melissa Cameron. Ray, 2012. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, 925 silver fixings.

Mark Vaarwerk brooch orange
Mark Vaarwerk – brooch orange 53mm materials: expanded polystyrene food box, polystyrene vacuum cleaner casing, permanent marker ink, stainless

Carlier Makigawa  Brooch 2011  Oxidised silver, coralCarlier Makigawa Brooch 2011  Oxidised silver, coral

Sue Lorraine  Beetle  Brooch 2012  heat coloured mild steel, vinyl record  70 X 55 X 20mm   (at BILK on tour)Sue Lorraine  Beetle  Brooch 2012  heat coloured mild steel, vinyl record

"Upon the horizon", Michelle TaylorMichelle Taylor, « Upon the horizon » brooch

Marcus Foley -  Organic Geometry 2012 - yellow & white gold, zirconMarcus Foley -  Organic Geometry 2012 – yellow & white gold, zircon

Jess Dare - Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor - 2011 - Lampwork Glass, Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel, Powder Coated Copper, Titanium Jess Dare – « Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Sailor » brooch – 2011 – Lampwork Glass, Sterling Silver, Stainless Steel, Powder Coated Copper, Titanium

Jill Hermans, Shibuichi Brooch, 2011. Shibuichi, stainless steel pin. Photo by Gabe AndersonJill Hermans, Shibuichi Brooch, 2011. Shibuichi, stainless steel pin. Photo by Gabe Anderson

Simon Cottrell  Brooch: Doubled Double Circles And Over 2012  Monel, stainless steelSimon Cottrell  Brooch: Doubled Double Circles And Over 2012  Monel, stainless steel
chartreuse shard neckpiece  -  kath inglisKath Inglis – chartreuse shard neckpiece  – hand cut from a single piece of PVC


BILK GALLERY12 Palmerston Lane, Manuka
Canberra – AU


Incinerator Gallery
180 Holmes Road,
Moonee Ponds, VICTORIA.
Australia 3039
tel +61 3 8325 1750


Incinerator Art Space
Willoughby, Sydney


EXPO ‘What is it with earrings’ – Bilk Gallery, Canberra (AU) – 5-24 Oct. 2012

what is it with earrings  5-24 oct 2012

whatisitwithearrings 5-24 oct 2012




















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

Once More, With Love


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.


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 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


EXPO ‘The Year was 2006′ – Studio2017, Waterloo NSW (AU) – 19-30 Juin 2012


An exhibition of 100 jewellery pieces made in 2006

The Year Was 2006 Waterloo Australia exhibitions unique custom jewelry custom handmade jewellery exhibitions

2006. It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM and Pluto was no longer classified as a planet. It is often bandied about that art is a reflection of our society; intrigued, we set out to find what 2006 might have looked like in terms of contemporary jewellery. 100 jewellers from across the globe have been invited to present one piece of jewellery they made 6 years ago. Presented as a salon hang, this exhibition will showcase an incredibly diverse array of jewellery and will give an overall snapshot of what these jewellers were thinking, making and the materials they were using all those years ago in 2006.

Alice Potter — Alice Whish — Alida Cappelletta — Amy Renshaw — Andrew Welch — Barbara Cotter — Bernadette Trainor — Beatriz Ruiz — Birgit LakenClaire McArdle — Coconut Lu — Bridget Kennedy — Danielle Butters — Danielle Sweeney — Deborah Rudolph — Diane Beevers — Elfrun Lach — Elfi Spiewack — Emma Fielden — Erin Timony — Francine Haywood — Heidemarie Herb — Helen Mok — Ilse-Marie Erl — InSync Design — Jacomien Labuschagne — Jandy Pannell — Jane Millard — Jane Pollard — Jane Reynolds — Jasmine Matus — Jennifer Gehbauer — Jessica McMullen — Jessica Morrison — Jessica Page — Judy McCaigJulie Usel — Julie Kiefel — Justine Austine — Karen Thompson — Karin Jakobsson — Karina Hunnerup — Karola TorkosKate BartonKath Inglis — Katrina Freene — Kelly McCallum — Kim Ebbeck — Linda Blair — Linda Van Niekerk — Lisa Furno — Luke-John Matthew Arnold — Madeleine Clark — Manuela Gandini — Mark Vaarwerk — Melanie Ihnen — Melinda YoungMelissa Cameron — Mervi Kurvinen — Michelle Kelly — Michelle Taylor — Minnette Michael — Mirca Maffi — Miriam Andraus Pappalardo — Nadine Smith — Naomi Schwartz — Paula Rodrigues — Phoebe Porter — Rachel Bell — Radka Passianova — Renee Damiani — Robi Szalay — Rudee Tancharoen — Sandy Marker — Shan Shan Mok — Sharon Fitness — Sharon Massey — Shauna Mayben – Shimara Carlow — Sian Edwards — Simon Cottrell — Sonya Scott — Stefanie Koelbel — Stephen Gallagher — Susan Frisch — Susanna Dwyer — Suzanne Esser — Szilvia Gyorgy — Tatjana Panyoczki — Teresa Faris — Vernon Bowden — Vicki Mason — Ximena Natanya Briceño — Zoe Brand
Flowering Gum Brooch Susan Frisch – Flowering Gum Brooch 

Alice Potter - spotty-necklaceAlice Potter – spotty necklace

Elfrun Lach - 'Corallium Rubrum' necklace - natural red coral branches, Elfrun Lach – ‘Corallium Rubrum’ necklace – natural red coral branches

carlow bangleShimara Carlow bangle
Birgit Laken -   Big Thumbnail, pendant hard fabric, 2006,Birgit Laken -   Big Thumbnail, pendant hard fabric, 2006


6b/ 2 Danks St
Waterloo NSW 2017  (AUSTRALIA)
Ph/fax: 02 9698 7999
Open: Tues – Sat 11 – 6pm
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EXPO ‘Vicki Mason: Botanical Fictions’ – e.g.etal, Melbourne (Australia) 31 Oct.-15 Nov. 2011

“Plants have the potential to tell stories about our lives and the societies we live in.”

e.g.etal presents a new series of pieces by Melbourne-based jeweller, Vicki Mason.
Vicki Mason Tinkering with nature brooches – Powdercoated brass, PVC, thread
Vicki Mason – brooches: The entangled garden 2011 – Powder coated brass, copper and sterling silver, hand-dyed PVC, PVC, polyester, rayon, nylon and viscose thread, cotton interfacing – photography: Johannes Kuhnen

Vicki is enthralled by plants as subject matter and the potential they have to tell stories about our lives and the societies we live in. Her new series of works, ‘Botanical Fictions’, feature an ornamental vocabulary of plant-based forms that Vicki developed over the period of her recent study.

The works combine mixtures of materials and processes. Remnant plastics from the stationery industry are used alongside thread and various metals to create jewellery. Low-tech domestic craft processes and various textile and metal processes/techniques (both hand-fabrication and industrial processes) have been mixed in this series. The traditionally clear identities and conceptual frameworks often assigned to these materials or techniques are blurred and questioned.

“The decorative shapes and motifs created were inspired by my research into indigenous plants found in Australian colonial jewellery and silversmithing objects,” says Vicki. “Furthermore, plant motifs used on Mason’s ironstone china wares (more specifically chinoiserie motifs) and the forms of local endemic plants from the south-east of Melbourne where I currently live, are also explored in the series.”

For Vicki, melding these three very different strands of research was a way of embracing the decorative potential of plant forms of Australian and imported origin in order to combine them to tell a personal story. It is a story that speaks to ideas associated with migration, complexity, abundance, diversity, identity, hybridity and belonging.

“Vicki’s work always displays a unique sense of beauty and innovation,” says Emma Goodsir, director of e.g.etal. “Materials, form, colour and texture combine in a charming way to create beautiful work that is conceptually engaging and technically daring.”
Vicki Mason brooch
Vicki Mason ring ‘Xanthorrhoea’ – Hand-dyed PVC, powder coated brass and silver
Vicki Mason brooches



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



EXPO ‘TRANSMUTATIONS/MATERIAL REBORN’ – Gallery Loupe (USA) – 22 Juin-16 Juil. 2010

This exhibition represents the extraordinary work being produced today by artists who use plastics as a foundational element in their pieces.  These are pieces that span the realms of the sublime and the humorous.  Whether meant for everyday adornment or making a specific statement, for telling a story or giving straightforward aesthetic pleasure, this exhibition demonstrates the vast range of possibilities that plastic affords.

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TRANSMUTATIONS/MATERIAL REBORN is curated by Susan Kasson Sloan who recently jurored Lark Book’s « 500 Plastic Jewelry Designs – A Groundbreaking Survey of a Modern Material. »  Kasson Sloan teaches at the 92nd Street Y in NYC.

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voir aussi article :  EXPO ‘Transmutations : Material Reborn’ – Facèré Gallery, Seattle (USA) 5-24 MAY 2010


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