Transformation 8: Contemporary Works in Small Metals

…is still travelling, and has just hit the University of Arkansas, Little Rock Art Gallery, where it will stay until the 2nd of October. See an image of my piece here. The work has just been cleaned in preparation for this outing so go check it out! And if not for my works, then go to see the amazing pieces by other artists such as Julia Heineccius, Jillian Moore or Stephen Yusko.

I have also just sent six works off to the 2013 Beijing International Jewelry Art Biennial which will go on display from the 28th of September until the 12 October at the Beijing 798 Art Area. I’ll share some images of the works going on display there soon, but if you saw the Seams Seems show in Melbourne then you will have had a partial spoiler as the Coathanger series is one of the two sets of works that I have sent to China.

The Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor exhibition is also still touring Australia and later this week opens at the Tamworth Regional Gallery in New South Wales. On display in Gallery 2, it opens on the 7th of September and closes on the 19th of October, so get in quick!

Also continuing is the My Australia exhibition, curated by Jasmine Matus and on display in a remote Western Australian  location, the Berkeley River Lodge. The artists involved were asked to respond to a theme, namely to detail “‘your Australia’, what Australia holds true to you with a focus on the natural landscape.” (Text from the invitation to participate.) I responded by asking Jasmine to send me some red soil and sand, as she was in a better position than I to access it at the time. She did, and so the series of works I made, entitled Home Ground, feature just that.

Melissa Cameron, Home Ground Brooch, 2013. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, soil,  925 silver. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Home Ground Brooch, 2013. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, soil, 925 silver. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Home Ground Pendant, 2013. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, soil,  925 silver. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Home Ground Pendant, 2013. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, soil, 925 silver. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Home Ground Neckpipece, 2013. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, soil,  925 silver. Image © Melissa Cameron
Melissa Cameron, Home Ground Neckpipece, 2013. Stainless steel, vitreous enamel, soil, 925 silver. Image © Melissa Cameron

My Australia continues until October, but given the remoteness of the (what I hear is an almost pristine wilderness location) display, I encourage you to check out the images on the website.