The Pavilion that was Radiant

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

Accommodating views with air bnb...

Hellooo Melbourne, what a swish view from our air bnb!

On a night time mission

On a night time mission

The results of gathering materials at short notice from around the city for our install

The results of gathering materials at short notice from around the city for our install

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First stages of set up: we have an L shape structure as our starting point..

Adding final touches to our display..

Adding final touches to our display..

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Laying out the work to decide on its placement- so much colour!

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Moko pendant by Keri-Mei Zagrobelna

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A corner of my install..

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Earrings and pendants from my TRASHED series

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View looking down over Moniek Schrijer and Amy King’s work

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Opening night celebrations! Tuesday’s order jewellers

Captivated audience

Captivated audience

Love the surprised face on seeing this piece

Love the surprised face on seeing this piece

Caroline Thomas' Worry beads hiding in this little sneaky nook

Caroline Thomas’ Worry beads hiding in this little sneaky nook

Friendly faces abound- Melbourne jeweller Rossi Childs shows me her beautifully hand crafted pendant

Out and about- Melbourne jeweller Rossi Childs shows me her beautifully hand crafted pendant

Close up of Rossi's pendant.

Close up of Rossi’s pendant.

Objects by UK silversmith David Clarke- they were very beautiful and strangley cuddly and tender

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

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 as a part of the Radiant Pavilion trail... The door bell rang constantly !

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'

Laila Marie Costa- ‘Who’s afraid of blue, white and yellow’

Roseanne Bartley- Post Cards from the ring road

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

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

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

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

Noticing the subtle differences

A squee moment.. when meeting Zoe Brand. This is some of her work from the show Carousel at 45 downstairs

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

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

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

Co creator of Radiant Pavilion, Claire Mc Ardle wowed us with her show Oaxaca Experienca

Claire Mc Ardle pendant from Oaxaca Experiencia

Claire Mc Ardle pendant from Oaxaca Experiencia- One of my favourites!

Maker and collector united at an opening x

Maker and collector united at an opening x

And then it was time to pack down.. Too much more to be seen and so much more to show!

And then it was time to pack down.. There was much more to be seen and so much more to show!

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