Melbourne Design Fair + more

Next month, thanks to Maker&Smith who are headed to Melbourne Design Fair, my works will be exhibited with my dear colleagues and friends Sarah Elson and Eden Lennox.

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Curated by the National Gallery of Victoria and delivered in collaboration with the Melbourne Art Foundation, Melbourne Design Fair is an annual platform for designers, commercial galleries, design agencies and organisations to come-together under one roof to promote and sell the best collectible design from Australia and the world.

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Details from M&S:

Maker& Smith presents selected works by three eminent WA jewellers at Melbourne Design Fair 2023

Maker & Smith will take part for the first time in Melbourne Design Fair in May!

We were delighted to accept the invitation to participate and are thrilled to showcase three extraordinary and contrasting Western Australian jewellers from our curated Directory: Sarah Elson, Eden Lennox, and Melissa Cameron.

We will be the only exhibitors from WA! If you are in Melbourne 18-21 May – find our display at Booth C9 (near the Bar & Lounge!)

Sarah Elson‘s brooches, pins and rings are cast and assembled with a focus on the ephemeral and precious nature of flora. Equally sumptuous as adornment on the body, as artwork on the wall or in a cabinet of curiosities. Sarah Elson is a member of Art Collective WA.

Eden Lennox‘s new collection is fizzing with humour and energy, inspired by the disgracefully aging dames of the punk era. As Eden says, “punk’s not dead, she’s just gone to bed”. Eden is repurposing amongst other materials, knitting needles into outrageous rings.

Melissa Cameron‘s ‘Body/Politic’ series uses enamel on steel to make two-tone pixels that are assembled to be read in binary code. Melissa featured in two short films in the MFF21 program and made the epic ‘Juukan Tears’ for the inaugural Indian Ocean Craft Triennial, IOTA21.

MELBOURNE DESIGN FAIR is at the Melbourne Convention and Exhibition Centre.
An initiative of @ngvmelbourne and #melbournedesignweek .
Open 18-21 May 2023. Book tickets here.
Find our display as part of HALLMARK at Booth C9.

from the Maker&Smith website

Please drop by check out the exhibit (especially those of you who might have received M&S invitations and who were thinking “what the hell is this about?” – yeah, that was us!) and check out some classic and brand new pieces by us, most of them never-before shown in Melbourne.

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I recently updated the formerly named ‘highlights’ section of the blog (the pending changes to the main website are at grant application stage, again, so I’m treating that section of the blog like a website ‘best-of’) to call it Spotlight, and added some images and text from of my last year of practice. I also took the opportunity to add some teasers for upcoming collaborations, namely:

Current research includes:

1/ collaborating with architect leads vittinoAshe alongside Brendan Moore (Southwest Aboriginal Land and Sea Council) and Syrinx on the preliminary development of the upcoming Fremantle Biennial Pavilion.

earlier, on this site…

Yes, that is happening!

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