Category: contemporary context

  • 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 […]

  • MJW/Schmuck week 2018

    I’m not going, but about 18 of my closest steel and titanium and enamel and silver and gold friends _are_!

  • Nancy’s Sewing Basket is closing

    The store with my favourite room in all of Seattle is as old as me, and it’s closing…

  • Speaking Out Exhibition – opens Wednesday

    Speaking Out: Art & Politics in Words – September 27, 2017 – November 10, 2017. Home meet the artists at the opening!

  • Enamel workshop and talk – next week

    Melissa will be enameling and talking about enameling for all comers in Oakland next week. Come along!