Hello, welcome back to my jewellery blog!
This year is zipping by so quickly! I just realised it’s been a month since my last post. A lot has been happening, high flying, exhibiting and now I have two exhibitions and my final hand in for my graduate diploma approaching in November…Eeek! So much to do, may the force be with me!
Today I thought I’d share some snaps from my travels abroad recently with my jewellery pals Tuesday’s Order. We were selected to take part in Radiant Pavilion: a contemporary jewellery and object trail in Melbourne, which was masterminded by two fantastic jewellers and spokeswomen Claire Mc Ardle and Chloe Powell. We were very fortunate as a group to receive funding from Creative New Zealand in order to travel to Australia to take part in the week long festivities of Radiant Pavilion and also exhibit our show Park Where You Want at Fort Delta Gallery, managed by the wonderful James Bowen.
Our exhibition was a great success and on the whole I really valued the firsthand experience of getting a feel for the contemporary jewellery scene and its community in our neighbouring country. Making connections with people and feeling the shared value placed on the work we all do was reaffirming.
Being in another environment away from your own, I find always makes me more aware of my identity. I noticed this both on a personal level as well as the differences and similarities in our contemporary jewellery ‘culture’ or perhaps attitude is a more fitting word here.
But on with the snaps! more to be discussed at a later date when Tuesday’s Order give a public presentation of our Radiant Pavilion experience
Hellooo Melbourne, what a swish view from our air bnb!
On a night time mission
The results of gathering materials at short notice from around the city for our install
First stages of set up: we have an L shape structure as our starting point..
Adding final touches to our display..
Laying out the work to decide on its placement- so much colour!
Moko pendant by Keri-Mei Zagrobelna
A corner of my install..
Earrings and pendants from my TRASHED series
View looking down over Moniek Schrijer and Amy King’s work
Opening night celebrations! Tuesday’s order jewellers
Love the surprised face on seeing this piece
Caroline Thomas’ Worry beads hiding in this little sneaky nook
Out and about- Melbourne jeweller Rossi Childs shows me her beautifully hand crafted pendant
Close up of Rossi’s pendant.
Objects by UK silversmith David Clarke- they were very beautiful and strangley cuddly and tender
Salon Rouge opens her gallery doors to an unsuspecting audience at Crossly street opening night
Up on the fourth floor and in the reception of an old school jewellery plating service awaits a little jewellery exhibition by Laila Marie Costa as a part of the Radiant Pavilion trail… The door bell rang constantly when you stepped in to have a look!
Laila Marie Costa- ‘Who’s afraid of blue, white and yellow’
Roseanne Bartley- Post Cards from the ring road
Searching the streets for our shadow on Roseanne’s walking tour- re-imagining moments pre- jewellery with #myshadowwears
On day 4 I kept seeing this woman and her earrings through out the day on my journey around the city. Eventually I ran into her at an opening that evening and got chatting . It turned out Judith was a jeweller herself and was giving a presentation the next day with her frien Victoria. Judith’s wearing Earrings by Australian jewellers Lauren Simeoni & Melinda Young- I really love their work
Victoria Cleland, after presenting with Judith Torzillo on their project about Young Jewellery collectors. Victoria (a collector herself) pictured here wearing her Lucy Sarneel pendant
Noticing the subtle differences
A ‘squee’ moment.. when meeting Zoe Brand. This is some of her work from the show Carousel at 45 downstairs
NZ barrister Garth O’Brien gives us delicious fudge and a presentation on his contemporary jewellery collection
Garth’s collector coat bejeweled with pieces by Warwick Freeman and Octavia Cook
Co creator of Radiant Pavilion, Claire Mc Ardle wowed us with her show Oaxaca Experienca
Claire Mc Ardle pendant from Oaxaca Experiencia- One of my favourites!
Maker and collector united at an opening x
And then it was time to pack down.. There was much more to be seen and so much more to show!