Tuesday, 12 June 2012

The year was 2006

I am delighted to be a part of the illustrious line up of makers participating in this forthcoming exhibition at Studio 20/17... 

The exhibition features 100 jewellers from around the world. It is on from 19 - 30 June 2012 with celebration drinks from 4 - 6pm on Saturday 23 June. 

Here are the details from the Studio 20/17 invitation:
2006. It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM and Pluto was no longer classified as a planet. It is often bandied about that art is a reflection of our society; intrigued, we set out to find what 2006 might have looked like in terms of contemporary jewellery. 100 jewellers from across the globe have been invited to present one piece of jewellery they made 6 years ago. Presented as a salon hang, this exhibition will showcase an incredibly diverse array of jewellery and will give an overall snapshot of what these jewellers were thinking, making and the materials they were using all those years ago in 2006.

Alice Potter, Alice Whish, Alida Cappelletta, Amy Renshaw, Andrew Welch, Barbara Cotter, Bernadette Trainor, Beatriz Ruiz, Birgit Laken, Claire McArdle, Coconut Lu, Bridget Kennedy, Danielle Butters, Danielle Sweeney, Deborah Rudolph, Diane Beevers, Elfrun Lach, Elfi Spiewack, Emma Fielden, Erin Timony, Francine Haywood, Heidemarie Herb, Helen Mok, Ilse-Marie Erl, InSync Design, Jacomien Labuschagne, Jandy Pannell, Jane Millard, Jane Pollard, Jane Reynolds, Jasmine Matus, Jennifer Gehbauer, Jessica McMullen, Jessica Morrison, Jessica Page, Judy McCaig, Julie Usel, Julie Kiefel, Justine Austine, Karen Thompson, Karin Jakobsson, Karina Hunnerup, Karola Torkos, Kate Barton, Kath Inglis, Katrina Freene, Kelly McCallum, Kim Ebbeck, Linda Blair, Linda Van Niekerk, Lisa Furno, Luke-John Matthew Arnold, Madeleine Clark, Manuela Gandini, Mark Vaarwerk, Melanie Ihnen, Melinda Young, Melissa Cameron, Mervi Kurvinen, Michelle Kelly, Michelle Taylor, Minnette Michael, Mirca Maffi, Miriam Andraus Pappalardo, Nadine Smith, Naomi Schwartz, Paula Rodrigues, Phoebe Porter, Rachel Bell, Radka Passianova, Renee Damiani, Robi Szalay, Rudee Tancharoen, Sandy Marker, Shan Shan Mok, Sharon Fitness, Sharon Massey, Shauna Mayben, Shimara Carlow, Sian Edwards, Simon Cottrell, Sonya Scott, Stefanie Koelbel, Stephen Gallagher, Susan Frisch, Susanna Dwyer, Suzanne Esser, Szilvia Gyorgy, Tatjana Panyoczki, Teresa Faris, Vernon Bowden, Vicki Mason, Ximena Natanya Briceño, Zoe Brand

Wow! What a roll call... 

MAJOR thanks to Zoe Brand, Melanie Ihnen and Bridget Kennedy at Studio 20/17 for their ongoing support to all of us in the jewelling community and for undertaking such a massive exhibition - this is going to be quite the show!

So what was I up to in 2006??? I had just started teaching at Enmore Design Centre, I moved my studio from sharing in the city with the marvellous Diane Appleby to a more low-tech and modest set up in my attic and I fiddled around with lots of funny little oddments of narrative jewellery, mostly brooches. Here is the piece I have submitted for the exhibition:

The bear who wanted to be a squirrel, 2006, Oxidised 925 Silver, German Costume Jewellery component, Vintage Robyka Russian Vodka Drink Stick

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