Once More, With Love

Once more, with love, opening very soon.

The Once More, With Love exhibition, curated by Suse Scholem and Simon Cottrell opens next week at Studio 20/17 in Sydney.

Suse has put together a great website for the show, that will be updated with images of the pieces in the future. Perhaps more importantly she has put up links to a lot of compelling reading in the Resources section of the site. Here you can read up on the issues to find out why she was so passionate about bringing the Ethical Metalsmiths concept of the Radical Jewelry Makeover to Australia, which culminated in this exhibition.

In keeping with the ideas of the exhibition there is a lecture being given next Tuesday, with the opening celebration to follow on Saturday.

“Cause and effect: is there such a thing as sustainable practice?”

Tuesday 31st July 6 – 7:30pm (6:30pm start)
Featuring: Suse Scholem, Sean O’Connell and Dr. Karin Findeis
with Simon Cottrell and Zoe Brand  on hand for questions and panel discussion.

Spaces are limited so please RSVP to exhibitions@studio2017.com.au for this free event, by Friday July 27 2012.


The exhibition itself opens on the 31st of July also, so if you’re so inclined you can pop in before the lecture. It features works made from recycled jewellery pieces as collected by Suse and remodeled into new jewels by:

Zoe Brand, Melissa Cameron, Sarah Carlson, Simon Cottrell, Anna Davern, Sian Edwards, Karin Findeis, Susan Frisch, Jill Hermans, Alison Jackson, Tassia Joannides, Julie Kiefel, Ali Limb, Vicki Mason, Regina Middleton, Sean O’Connell, Suse Scholem, Vicky Shukuroglou, Ute Roeseler , Melinda Young, Mark Vaarwerk.

And of course you can check it out over a glass of bubbles at the opening celebratory drinks on Saturday:

Once more, with love
31st July – 18th August 2012
CELEBRATION DRINKS – Saturday 4th August 4-6pm

Please head along to see these one-of-a-kind works by this diverse array of artists.

My previous posts about the concept, the acquisition and sorting of materials, my materials and the start of making my piece.