Jueves 30 de abril – 7pm
“Sin Título” Estudio de Joyería
Dr. Mora 9, 2o piso interior 22
– A quick reminder that I’m giving an artist lecture tomorrow night at Bainbridge Island Museum of Art.
“Join artist-jeweler Melissa Cameron as she presents her work through images and words in the BIMA Auditorium. This event is a special Meet the Artist presentation in conjunction with her 2014 Artist Fellowship through Artist Trust. Thu, Apr. 30, 2015 6:30pm — 8:30pm”
If you’re in Sydney today please go say hi to my mates (and/or their jewellery), all from the Part B collective. They’re up from Melbourne and at Studio 20/17 for the second launch of the show Oh Opal!
They’re having celebration drinks from 4-6 pm at the gallery, with further details (and some images of the wonderful installation) on the Studio 20/17 site, as well as the Part B blog.
If you do get along, please say a big warm ‘Hello!’ to the Particles and the Studio 20/17ers from me!
no, my work didn’t travel. My piece was a bit of a let down, so it fulfilled its obligations in attending the first show, but was thereafter retired…
The online version of our Part B ManJewellery exhibition has been live on Crafthaus since Monday. The discussion that has ensued in the comments section is worth a look, the politics of jewellery for men being one interesting thread.
In another thread, one local agitator* has also suggested that the show was ‘Very Melbourne’. I thought, as I read the comment, “That’s gonna be a hard one for the (predominantly) international audience to follow.” To my surprise, many people chimed in with their local reference cities, of places that in their opinion would and would not play host to a similar exhibition/project.
Moderator Brigitte Martin did ask about the archetypes of Melbourne and/versus Sydney style. I could list off some in reference to women’s jewellery that have been told me, and some that I have experience of, but in terms of (artist-created) jewellery for men, I think we’re in un-or-under-explored territory. Doncha think?
And as for the ‘so metro’ comment, I’m not sure if that means metropolitan, or metrosexual… It’s been a while since I heard the latter, which makes me wonder if the meaning has morphed recently? If it’s the former… hmm. Does it refer to the work, or the models?
Sunday saw Part B’s ManJewellery event at Beer Deluxe in Melbourne. There will be an online exhibition of all of the works coming up soon, but I thought I’d share some images of the piece I created for ManJewellery, as worn by TurboModel on Sunday afternoon.
The piece features stacked coasters, sliced into slivers, which sandwich a piece of sandblasted steel between the layers for strength. I liked the aesthetic of the slivered coaster so much I made myself a brooch to match, out of enamelled steel.
In that case I redrew one of the slivers onto the enamel using graphite. I was pretty happy with the outcome, I have to say, even if the work looks a little unfinished at the edges. I’ll be posting about that over on the Heat Exchange blog soon.