19th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia national biennial conference – call for papers + workshops

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The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia invite expressions of interest for the 2024 conference in Perth, Western Australia. The JMGA have convened biennially since 1980 to celebrate, educate and showcase contemporary jewellery in the region.

The theme; “Involution: Making Jewellery, Creating Change” captures the entangled pushing and pulling of organisms constantly inventing new ways to live with and alongside one another. As creatives, we grow and develop within our fast-changing surrounds; we strive to find meaning, construct metaphor, seek comfort, push boundaries, develop narratives and explore relationships. Through our connections we seek to wander beyond prior limits.

The conference will bring together practitioners, educators, students, curators, collectors, critics and cultural theorists for two days of discussion, debate, interaction and idea exchange. Workshops and exhibitions will run either side of the event.

Submissions now open, click through or email jmgaconference2024@gmail.com *

Deadline 31st March 2023.

* or you can chat to me – I’m committee adjacent so I can point you in the right direction