Category: contemporary context

  • NYCJW – Sarah Elson + Melissa Cameron

    NYCJW – Sarah Elson + Melissa Cameron

    The talk I recently recorded for New York City Jewelry Week goes live on their YouTube Channel this week. It’ll be up on Thursday New York time, so Friday here in Aus, and for most of the rest of you, somewhere in between! It’s a long and involved one-sided conversation so if you have any […]

  • IOTA:24

    IOTA:24

    The Indian Ocean Triennial Australia – otherwise known as the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial owing to its craft focus – is already in the planning stages for the 2024 edition. As an artist I was heavily involved in the last one – my piece Juukan Tears was in one of the keystone exhibits, and the […]

  • My article in Autor 2022

    My article in Autor 2022

    I forgot to mention, I wrote an article! I kinda did it by accident (longtime readers may remember the story, but I never revealed the piece before) when Autor magazine asked for photos and comments about ‘failure’. I cribbed from my blog post, did a rewrite to include thoughts that have come to me in […]

  • US exhibit, AUS opportunity

    US exhibit, AUS opportunity

    So for all of you on the big southern biscuit, the National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2022 is calling. From their email: The National Contemporary Jewellery Award is back!We can’t wait to celebrate the newest addition to the collection along with the NCJA 30th anniversary in October.We’re very excited to see all the amazing work and […]

  • Edith Cowan commemorative pin featured in WA Parliament

    Edith Cowan commemorative pin featured in WA Parliament

    Welcome dear friends, to a picture of me posing with several WA Politicians, in the WA Parliament foyer. Obviously fans of the WA parliament will have already seen this collage pop up in their FB feed but at the risk of boring those people I’ve screen cap’d it to share with y’all (in other words, […]

  • Garland Magazine

    Garland Magazine

    I had a piece published last month in Garland Magazine’s 25th issue Craft Currencies – Value is in our own hands. Editor Dr Kevin Murray saw the work and asked me to write about the series Juukan Tears Offcuts that I made last year, through the lens of high/low, rich/poor, gallery/gift shop craft. It is […]

  • Talkfest 2021

    Here we go… The Value Chains JMGA online conference begins tomorrow evening (AEST) with Simon Cottrell, the co-chair of the original and postponed conference, and includes Roseanne Bartley, Claire McArdle, Julia Wild, Jonathan Zalakos and Joanna Zellmer. This is followed by matt lambert with “Other People’s Business: What makes a material new and what does […]

  • IOTA21

    The Indian Ocean Triennial Australia 2021 is coming! I must’ve mentioned it a bit, in passing at least, as my new work Juukan Tears will debut as a part of the festival when it opens in September. But what is it? Well, it’s a presentation of new works from a curated selection of artists from […]

  • Juukan Caves Anniversary / Virtual Indigenous Film Fest 2021

    Yesterday marks 1 year since the destruction of the Juukan Shelters, a traditional site of the Puutu Kunti Kurrama and Pinnikura (PKKP) peoples located in the Pilbara area in the northwest of Western Australia. If you’ve been following this blog for the last few months you’ll know that I have made the facts of that […]

  • Today’s Q + A

    For your delectation and delight, I present the live stream feed from today, conveniently queued up to the start of our q + a chat! We chatted, we answered questions, we got off topic (prompted by a comment, though) and I ranted, just a little. As you would guess there’s 1 hr 24 mins of […]