Opening and artist’s talk

Suddenly free at 6pm tonight? Opening in a few hours is IOTA21: Curiosity and Rituals of the Everyday at the John Curtin Gallery. Register here and I’ll see you there!

Alternatively (or indeed while you’re at that link), RSVP to join us for the artist talk on Sunday. Full details below:

Below are a couple of snaps of the JCG install team. They’re wonderful, beautiful, art-loving install nerds. Thank you all for your perseverance, the piece looks magic!

Connexions officially open!

https://www.instagram.com/p/CGSV3TmnGIt/

After a hiccup and a delayed start, we opened our window display in Paris overnight on October the 13th. So you can finally see the (admittedly abbreviated) Connexions in the real! We’re at Galerie Assemblages as a part of the Parcours Bijoux jewellery festival:

66 rue Legendre, 75017 Paris, France

Exhibition dates are being extended so we can keep our 3 week engagement, so likely closing around November 7th.

Hours: We’re a window display open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. The original COVID-19 friendly way to see a show! And because we’re clustered in a window there’s a few works we couldn’t fit (ok, more like 3/4 of the show) so please peruse those works at your leisure on our website.

Connexions live online!

Connexions website – short film lineup

Today we’re celebrating the launch of the Connexions exhibition website! While you’re there be sure to check out the short films of each exhibiting artist by our mate Brendan Hutchens of Vam Media, with filming assistance from Kantesha Takai of Lola Digital for Emily on Horn Island.

Connexions showcases new contemporary jewellery works by Australian artists Emily Beckley, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Melissa Cameron, Blandine Hallé, Eden Lennox and Sultana Shamshi.

And don’t forget this Saturday is our artists’ talk; click on the link that says Link to Zoom Meeting on this page. It’s on at 11am– Sat October 10th, Paris time, or at:

2 a.m.: Seattle
10:00 a.m.: UK
11 a.m.: Paris
1:30 p.m.: Iran
2:30 p.m.: India
5 p.m.: Perth
7 p.m.: Horn Island
8 p.m.: Sydney
10 p.m.: New Zealand

Hope to see y’all there!

PS.

We are proud to be supported by The Department of Local Government, Sport and Cultural Industries in Western Australia and the Australia Council for the Arts.

Connexions is coming

Melissa Cameron, Emily Beckley, Eden Lennox, Sultana Shamshi, Fatemeh Bourejeni, Blandine Hallé, photos by Rob Frith – names listed clockwise from top left.

Connexions showcases new contemporary jewellery works by Australian artists Emily Beckley, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Melissa Cameron, Blandine Hallé, Eden Lennox and Sultana Shamshi. It debuts at the Parcours Bijoux International Triennial in October 2020 at Galerie Assemblages in Paris, France, then travels to the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial in Perth, Australia, in 2021.

Exhibition dates: 6 – 25 October 2020

Hours: Window display open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week
Galerie Assemblages, 66 rue Legendre, 75017 Paris, France

See the expanded exhibition online www.connexions-exhibition.com from the 6th of October (we have a lot of content in development, since we couldn’t use our grants from the DLGSC and Australia Council as they were intended – to travel to France for the opening) and more via the Connexions Instagram page, where we’re sharing nuggets like this:

https://www.instagram.com/p/CFY55gHHcMb/?utm_source=ig_web_copy_link

And finally, please put the date of our Zoom Artist Talk in the diary: 11am– Sat October 10th, Paris time, or at:

2 a.m.: Seattle
10:00 a.m.: UK
11 a.m.: Paris
1:30 p.m.: Iran
2:30 p.m.: India
5 p.m.: Perth
7 p.m.: Horn Island
8 p.m.: Sydney
10 p.m.: New Zealand

Looking forward to see y’all there!

Deadlines August 2015

I apologised for the lateness on the last of these posts. Little did we know… No, you didn’t just imagine it – there was no Deadlines post in July. It was a HELL of a MONTH, people! Suffice to say, if it stays this hectic around here (watch this space for the 4, yes I said FOUR! shows opening within a week, starting Tuesday) this is likely to become a bi-monthly collection of deadlines. And, as always, I’m soliciting entries, so send me something in the format and it’ll go up the day I receive it. (But, like I mentioned, f.o.r.m.a.t.)

*** NEW ADDITIONS, including THE BIG ONE (you know, in Germany?)***

JOBS –  THERE’S NEW ONES! It’s always a notable occurrence 😉

Now, more than ever, you might want to check out deadlines for yourself. (The main reason for no post from me was that I did not keep up with my Feedly stream of blogs in this last month – where I get my deadlines from – so it’s not unreasonable to assume that a few might be lurking in the shadows of the internet, waiting for you to happen upon them…)

  • CaFE – Call For Entry site: check out the site and sign up for email updates. America focused. (I’ve given up re-listing appropriate deadlines from their newsletter – it’s just too long…)
  • In the UK? Sign up to the benchpeg newsletter,  professional jewellery news, delivered weekly. Euro/Britain focused.
  • Klimt02. Newsletter. Epic site. Enough said.
  • Snag’s Springboard – you can get that in an RSS feed, so each new entry will come straight to your chosen portal. America focused.

*** THE AUGUST ADDITIONS***

*** Carstairs Residency Prize. Australians “Applications are now open for the Carstairs Residency Prize. Mid-career Australian visual & media arts, craft or design practitioners are encouraged to apply for this month-long residency at the breathtaking Bundanon Trust situated by the Shoalhaven River, NSW from 4 July – 1 August 2016.” Apply by 29 August 2015.

Finally, it is almost upon us… Radiant Pavilion! Taking place all over Melbourne. 1st – 6th September, 2015.

…ok… So.. If you need an explanation about this event WHERE THE HELL HAVE YOU BEEN?! No, really, it’s ok, you’ll make it through, just click the link above, ok, look, we can work through this together SO LONG AS YOU GO SEE MY SHOW! And say hi to Jill (from me) and compliment her on the installation and her incredible work. And, you know, look at a book or two to encourage this sort of collaboration in future, after all, it’s in a book shop. “A BOOK SHOP!

There, that was easy, wasn’t it??

*** Call for Artists: Superstition and Belief. “Artists have dealt with myth, religion, belief, fantasy, dreams for centuries. Dragons, saints, druids, churches, tribal ceremonies, all of these can be classified as potential subject matter for this exhibit.” Entry deadline: September 4, 2015

“The Sarah Spurgeon Gallery at Central Washington University, … will host the INTERSTATE juried exhibit. The exhibition is open to all media and subject matter… The juror for the INTERSTATE exhibition is Jennifer Navva Milliken, Curator of Craft at the Bellevue Arts Museum.” Opportunity closes on September 4th.

CALL FOR ENTRIES | Materials: Hard & Soft National Contemporary Craft Competition & Exhibition. September 4th, 2015

WE ARE SNAG: Contemporary Smiths. “Seeks images of works crafted using traditional or contemporary smithing processes including, but not limited to: vessels, objects, sculpture, jewelry, and architectural works. Juried by Sue Amendolara, Greg Gehner, and Tom Muir, this online exhibition intends to embrace the work of contemporary smiths.” Snag Membership required. Deadline September 6, 2015.

Be a part of our 21th International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Fine Craft.
$8,000+ in Awards. “Craft Forms 2015, the International Juried Exhibition of Contemporary Crafts, will be on display at the Wayne Art Center from December 4, 2015 – January 30, 2016.” This opportunity closes on September 10th, 2015

“Secret” National Juried Exhibition, at Arc Gallery and Studios. JUROR: Joan McLoughlin of The McLoughlin Gallery, San Francisco, CA. Exhibition Dates: November 7, 2015 – December 6, 2015. September 13th, 2015

*** CONFERENCE Parallels – Journeys into Contemporary Making is a rare opportunity to hear over 25 leading international and local makers, designers and curators share their view on the changing worlds of craft and design.” NGV – Melbourne. International Craft and Design Conference & Talks, 17 / 18 September 2015

The Cultured Pearl Association of America, Inc. (CPAA)’s Sixth International Pearl Design Competition 2015-2016. Deadline 17 September 2015

The annual Smithsonian Craft Show is a juried exhibition and sale of contemporary American crafts and design. September 20th, 2015

The LEAP Award. “The program recognizes exceptional emerging talent in the contemporary craft field and provides opportunities for these early career artists to bring their artwork to the consumer market.” Deadline to apply: September 30, 2015.

*** der Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern. Schmuck/Talente – if you need a description, you probably shouldn’t enter… Deadline October 1st – same time every year, folks.

*** People near RISD – this one is for YOU!: Artist Fellowships “Through generous funding by the National Endowment for the Arts, the RISD Museum is pleased to offer Artist Fellowships for 2016–2017. Two selected artists receive stipends of $10,000 each, professional development support, and the opportunity to work closely with the Museum’s collections and staff members.” Deadline October 1st.

The Center for Craft, Creativity & Design. Craft Research Fund – Exhibition, Project, Graduate Research and Travel Grants (up to $15,000.) (More detail – Crafthaus. )Application Deadline: October 9, 2015.

SYMPOSIUM! Keystone Metals Forum II at Touchstone outside of Pittsburgh, PA, will take place Friday to Sunday, October 16th–18th.

*** SYMPOSIUM:

The Seattle Metal Guild’s Symposium Committee are pleased to broadcast the details of the upcoming 20th Anniversary Northwest Jewelry and Metals Symposium. This year’s stellar lineup includes the dynamic designer-creator partnership of Jessica Rosenkrantz and Jesse Louis-Rosenberg – better known as Nervous System, jewelry artist and writer Jillian Moore, object maker Christine Clark, blacksmith John Rais and artist Jennifer Trask.

Saturday, October 17th, all day!

SYMPOSIUM MJSA ConFab is set to for Oct. 18 at the Fashion Institute of Technology, New York City. October 18th, USA.

*** The Saul Bell Design Award. Recognizing distinction in jewelry design – affilliated with Rio Grande (and therefore Berkshire Hathaway – aka Warren Buffet.) Entries accepted Aug. 5–Oct. 23, 2015

*** Revere Academy. “The New Student Scholarship contest is open to everyone who has not attended the Revere Academy before. The winner receives an all-expenses-paid round trip from anywhere in the US to San Francisco, including air, lodging, tuition and fees for any regular 3-day class at the Revere Academy in San Francisco.” This opportunity closes on October 31st, 2015

The AJF Artist Awards: AJF Artist Award cycle will open the application process in September 2015, with a deadline of November 15, 2015. Information about the purpose of the award, entry criteria, application requirements, and deadline will be available on AJF’s website in August/September 2015.

‘By Hand’ A National Biennial Fine Craft Competition and Exhibition. Juror: Elisabeth Agro. Deadline: Nov 12, 2015.

*** Hip Pop is a bridging program designed to help emerging artists enter the high-end craft show market. Application process opens September 1, 2015. First application deadline: November 13, 2015.

*** Jewelry Edition Workshop – Pittsburgh, PA. December 5th. Jewelry Edition is a web based exhibition and pop-up experience showcasing the work of emerging and early career jewelry artists. Two of its creators – Kat Cole and Laura Wood are hosting a workshop. Register by November 30.

*** Reis Nichols Jewelers is looking for a CAD designer/ bench jeweler to join our existing team of nearly a dozen jewelers. Closing December 12, 2015.

*** Jewelry Industry Summit. “The Open Forum on Sustainability & Responsible Sourcing in the Jewelry Industry.” Planned for March 2016 immediately preceding the JA/NY trade show.

***2016-17 Artist in Residence Program – Mendocino, CA. The AIR program brings emerging and established artists to this unique art center in rural Northern California. The deadline for 2016-17 applications is April 11, 2016

Rolling + Undated Opportunities

Artners Gallery, an online jewelry gallery selling fine art jewelry, is seeking new jewelry artists.”

Bag an Internship at Current Obsession Magazine. “We are looking for motivated interns for 2015 and it’s shaping up to be a fantastic year to join our team!”

++refresh++Klimt02 offers to students (Master or Bachelor degree) or professionals the opportunity to undertake internships for a period of 4 to 6 months. We offer different positions depending on the candidate’s skills and profile. Work at Klimt02 isn’t a “bench work” and most of the time will be spent in front of a computer / thinking. For this role it is very important to be aware of what is currently happening in the jewellery field, how the industry works but also it’s a theoretical work.”

Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry – Dallas, TX. The Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry is a 2-year, full-time appointment with primary responsibility to support the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design.

New Jewelry Artist Studio and Gallery seeks work.Paul Bierker: “I am opening a new state of the art production gallery in Pittsburgh PA… I am hoping to find new candidates to showcase in this location… I seek various styles with renewable materials as a big plus. Please message me here [Crafthaus] or send info to Paul (AT) Paulmichaeldesign.com. Pittsburgh Artists are STRONGLY encouraged to send work.

Artist in Residence in the Industrial Monument Jakob Bengel – Idar-Oberstein, Germany. 1-3 month residency for jewellers in the factory, including stipend and accommodation! Looks amazing.

Assistantships, Residencies, Volunteering & Employment at Touchstone Center for Crafts, Farmington, PA.

PORTFOLIO AND EXHIBITION PROPOSALS FOR LINCOLN CENTER ART GALLERIES – entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

The Peoria Art Guild. “Currently accepting submissions, and are sending out a call to artists, around the world and at all stages in their careers, to submit their portfolios for consideration.”

Commissioners’ Choice Invitational Lone Tree Arts Center.– entry via CaFE, but instructions on the linked site (hint, scroll down).

Contemporary Metal in Perth have updated their class timetable and there is some great stuff on offer. Check it!

Tributaries: Call for entries. The Metal Museum, in Memphis, has an ongoing call for exhibitions from emerging and mid-career artists. First deadline Feb 2013, for upcoming shows, and they keep applications on file for 2 years.

The Imperial Centre for the Arts + Sciences in North Carolina have a permanent exhibition call out, with shows booked 2-3 years in advance.

JOBS

Half Time Instructional Support Technician: Suny-New Paltz

Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry. “The Research Associate for Contemporary Jewelry is a 2-year, full-time appointment with primary responsibility to support the Margot B. Perot Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design in the coordination, research, and overall development of the Dallas Museum of Art’s exhibition and publication of the Rose-Asenbaum Collection of Contemporary Jewelry.” Needs reading ability in German…

Jewelry and Metalsmithing teaching positions available for adult classes. EatMetal, Inc studio in the Hoboken and Jersey City area. This opportunity closes on September 5th, 2015

Instructor, Jewelry Manufacturing Arts (On-Campus Bench Jeweler). “Teach Graduate Jeweler (GJ) and Jewelry Manufacturing Arts (JMA) lab class course content creating a positive, constructive, and productive learning environment in which to deliver the On-Campus JMA GJ Program.” Opportunity closes on October 9th, 2015

 ***Bench jewellers / Goldsmiths wanted – Nanaimo , British Columbia , Canada. Alchemy Adornment is hiring! We are looking for a talented goldsmith/bench jeweler to join our team. Apply to info@alchemyadornment.com with a cover letter and resume. This opportunity closes on December 23rd, 2015.

*** Professor of Jewelry. Join SCAD Savannah as a full-time professor of jewelry to support this unparalleled program. No date on this, but the sooner the better.

Out & about – jewels & jewellers

August this year is shaping up to be a belter; I have the One Design exhibition opening in Sydney on the 1st with the workshop following later that month, while more of my works will appear in three other exhibitions opening in that same 31 day bracket, in America, Ireland and Italy. And most of this will happen while I’m in Germany!

I’m heading over to Erfurt for a two-week stretch to be with my mentor/friends Elizabeth Turrell and Beate Gegenwart and several of the second group of Heat Exchange artists, where we will be doing a group residency for two weeks at the Kuenstlerwerkstaetten. At the end it is planned that we will present a small showing of our ‘research findings’ to the community there.

To help me get over there, I’m pleased and proud to share that just last week I was amongst those awarded an Artist Trust Fellowship. Artist Trust is a Washington based organisation that supports Washington State-based artists with a merit based (rather than project-based) cash award.

The fellowship awards are given to around fifteen artists annually, with the focus on music, media, literary and craft disciplines every even-numbered year, and emerging fields & cross-disciplinary, performing, visual and traditional & folk arts in odd numbered years.

In receiving the award, artists commit to: “participating in a Meet the Artist event held outside their place of residency yet within Washington State. The purpose is to outreach to underserved populations that are not aware of the artist and/or have little access to art.” So now I’m investigating where and who I should talk to, and hoping that wherever it is they can get past my accent to understand the content.

One thing I do know about it already, it won’t be happening in August…

Crafthaus Project Grant

**SHAMELESS SELF PROMOTION AHEAD**
[this is a blog, right? shameless self promotion behind then too, eh?]

Please, please, please go to Crafthaus and vote for my project. The voting section is at the bottom of the page (hint – I’m number 4.) If you don’t fancy reading it all, put simply, my project is to go to the SNAG conference in the US next year, to help install the Heat Exchange exhibition that I’m co-curating with Elizabeth Turrell and Beate Gegenwart.

Should I be the successful recipient, I have to then blog about my project as it happens, on Crafthaus. Given that requirement it might raise the bar around here too…

 

Day 5 – samples

I decided on two courses of action to improve on Friday’s performance. Fire layers with less enamel on them, and individually.

This way I get to play around with each layer, treating each as as a separate work, yet as a part of the structure that makes up the whole vessel.

Copper woven in and around the hoops with a coating of white enamel.

Copper black from being fired, and pasted down with enamel.