Hotting up back home

Shows, shows, shows! If you’re in Melbourne it’s time to go see some shows!

I hope you’re happy, Melbourne. You are being absolutely blasted with jewellery and related metalsmithing exhibitions right at the minute (and heat, so I’ve been hearing…) I’m not going to go into all of them, Karen Thompson over at Melbourne Jeweller takes care of that monthy so there is no need, but I will say that there is still time to get to the Monash MADA – Monash Art Design Architecture – end of year exhibition at the Caulfield Campus, as it closes on the 30th of November.

And speaking of both Monash and current exhibitions, I would like to wish a warm congratulations to Marian Hosking for her recent success, picking up the 2012 Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award for her remarkable work Clearing. Thankfully this exhibition, being held at the NGV Australia, doesn’t close until the 21st of July next year so I may get a chance to see it!

Marian Hosking, Clearing, 2012. Mixed media. Image used with permission of the artist.

One more show that I just missed seeing while recently in Melbourne – because it hadn’t quite opened yet – is Melt at Hand Held Gallery in the city. I cannot heap high enough praise on the irrepressible Jill Hermans or the inconceivable Chloe McColl, so I will say it simply, just go and see it! Hand Held is at Suite 18 Paramount Arcade, 108 Bourke St, Melbourne. Open Tuesday – Saturday, 12-5pm.