100s of Rings, by forty artists
Opens Friday 2 October 2009
Studio IngotShop 2, 234 Brunswick St
Fitzroy Victoria 3065
ph 03 9415 6000
The ring is a symbol universally interpreted as a marker of an emotional or spiritual bond. This simple object has always reflected the wearer and communicated a social context. As a symbol, the ring has always generated mystery, power, magic and desire.
Since its earliest appearance in archaeological finds, the ring has always been a subject of historical reflection. Design and materials have communicated both the artist’s voice and the wearer’s desires. One of the few items worn that is worn daily, a ring serves as both a talisman and reminder.
As a poignant gift the ring communicates: Affection, Love, Betrothal, Commitment, Engagement, Mourning, Celebration, Congratulations, Friendship, Luck or Thank you.
In a contemporary context, rings approach the definition of sculpture. They may please or provoke, sending a powerful communication from the wearer about their personal style or beliefs.
Platinum, white gold , silver, corian, recycled plastic, diamond, ruby, pearl, titanium, yellow gold, green sapphire, black diamond.
Artists:Brendan Adair-Smith Annaig Bidan Jane Bowden Katherine Bowman Madeleine Brown Michelle Cangiano Michael De Vildosola Raymond de Zwart Jeanette Dyke Nina Ellis Norman Fell Michael Fletcher Yuri Fujiyama Darren Harvey Barbara Heath Nicky Hepburn Birgit Holdinghausen Pennie Jagiello Bridget Kennedy Rebecca Kim Anette Kortenhaus Fiona Kwong Catherine Large Katheryn Leopoldseder Coconut Lu Shine Myung-ok Shin Belinda Newick Mary Odorcic David Parker Cass Partington Rebecca Pocock Amy Renshaw Sarah Ross Regine Schwarzer Zoe Jay Veness Kathryn Wardill Robin Wells Leonie Westbrook
Studio Ingot represents over 60 Australian jewellery and silversmithing artisans.Studio Ingot Shop 2, 234 Brunswick St
Fitzroy Victoria 3065
ph 03 9415 6000
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Tags: Amy Renshaw, Anette Kortenhaus, Annaig Bidan, Barbara Heath, Belinda Newick, Birgit Holdinghausen, Brendan Adair-Smith, Bridget Kennedy, Cass Partington, Catherine Large, Coconut Lu, Darren Harvey, David Parker, Fiona Kwong, Jane Bowden, Jeanette Dyke, Katherine Bowman, Katheryn Leopoldseder, Kathryn Wardill, Leonie Westbrook, Madeleine Brown, Mary Odorcic, Michael De Vildosola, Michael Fletcher, Michelle Cangiano, Nicky Hepburn, Nina Ellis, Norman Fell, Rebecca Kim, Rebecca Pocock, Regine Schwarzer, Robin Wells, Sarah Ross, Shine Myung-ok Shin, Yuri Fujiyama, Zoe Jay Veness
26th of September, 11am – 6pm
“A Little Bazaar” is all about out-of-the-ordinary hand-made jewellery and objects.
The focus of this event is to celebrate you – the designer, your concepts and
your creations. A little market that’s a little… bizarre.
The market will take place in The Beresford Hotel’s courtyard, 354 Bourke
Street, Darlinghurst NSW, opposite from the Object Gallery on the 26th of
September, the last Saturday of the month. The bazaar will get bustling from
11am – 6pm.
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8th September – 3rd October 2009
Inform Contemporary Jewellery, Christchurch
a series of nine new brooches:
“My practice evolves around play, fun and random happenings. I work with silicone because it offers the flexibility, changeability and tactility I need to produce playful wobbly wearable beings. These brooches have a life of their own, often prompting the wearer to jiggle wiggle wobble and bounce along with them. They attract smiles and encourage interaction with others”.
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blank space gallery374 Crown St Surry Hill Opening night is Thursday 15th October from 6pm til 8pm, at blank space The exhibition will be running daily until Wednesday the 28th of October
Ten female graduates/staff from the Design Centre Enmore have united for a second year running to exhibit on a theme, this year being girls against gold.
In 2009 the artists are questioning the preciousness of traditional materials commonly used in jewellery. Stimulated by both a contemporary viewpoint on material value as well as a reaction to inflated gold prices they will be exploring materials and ideas not conventionally applied to jewellery.
The ten female artists have created an exhibition of quirky, unique and handmade contemporary jewellery and objects aimed to inspire, provoke thoughts, capture the imagination, while exploring the question ‘what makes something precious’.
The participants 2009 are: Majella Beck, Jenny Daskalakis, Lisa Furno, A Mi Kim, Nikki Majajas,
Jasmine Matus, Radka Passianova, Natasha Marcus-Taylor, Bernadette Trainor, Janis Valdivia
An added bonus for gallery visitors will be ‘ten girls in ten days’. Each day that the show is running will see one the ten participants staffing the space and available to answer any questions about the works. All are welcome to attend this event, much of the work will be available to purchase and 5% of all sales will be donated to Breast Cancer Australia.
For all enquiries please visit tenmoregirls blog
Opening night is Thursday 15th October from 6pm til 8pm, at blank space The exhibition will be running daily until Wednesday the 28th of October.
blank space is located on 374 Crown St Surry Hills and Opening hours is Mon – Sun 11am – 6pm
This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for
the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.blank_space
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Tues 15th Sept – Sat 10th Oct , 2009
Artist floor talk Sat 3rd Oct at Pieces of Eight Gallery, 4pm.
Djurdjica Kesic completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons) in Interior Design at RMIT University Melbourne in 1999 and taught there for several years. A strong drive to create tangible objects has seen her develop this passion, and in 2007 she completed an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology and Metal-smithing (Jewellery), Box Hill Institute. The same year saw her work selected and exhibited as part of the Filippo Raphael Fresh Award at Craft Victoria where she was a finalist.
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