Wednesday, 12 December 2012

Exhibition opportunity - Fringe & Festival 2013

Hello Adelaide Jewellers,

Exhibition 'Wear a Piece of Adelaide' is on again!

We are inviting you to participate in this exciting exhibition, taking place during the Adelaide Fringe and Festival, 2013.

Fringe event guide description:

 A collection of beautiful handmade jewellery inspired by Adelaide or made using pieces of the city. This show features collectable, local jewellery designers who have made new work based on their impressions of ADL. Own a bit of Adelaide. Made in Adelaide. Wear your Adelaide.

.         The brief can be taken literally with the use of found objects,
influences of local icons, or just inspired by Adelaide.

.         You can exhibit a single piece or a collection of jewellery.

Expressions of interest - Deadline 7th of January 2013

.         Please send your proposal, along with relevant images and 1 page
C.V. to before the 7th of January.

Exhibition Dates -          15th February - 16th March

Opening Night -           Thursday 14th February

Where:                         Adelaide College of the Arts, TAFE SA

39 Light Square, Adelaide.

Ground Floor Foyer

'Wear a piece of Adelaide' will be exhibited downstairs this time and during the Fringe and Festival there will be many theatre performances taking place at the TAFE, drawing in large audiences.

All jewellery will be for sale on consignment and the gallery will be taking a commission of 50% from the retail price.

We hope you can take part in this exhibition and we look forward to hearing from you,

Please pass this on to anyone you think may be interested, and If you would like any further information, please contact;

Naomi Schwartz - Exhibition Coordinator

0411 026 173



Christie Anthoney

Creative Director

Adelaide College of the Arts TAFE SA

39 Light Square, Adelaide SA 5000

[8] 8463 5083

0405 170 926


Sunday, 4 November 2012

Bowerbird Bazaar Bonanza

This weekend you can find ALL your Christmas gifts at Bowerbird Bazaar - all handmade and all awesome-sauce.

Some names and designers you may recognise....

Georgia Gabrielle Design Studio
Handmade Jewellery by Simone Walsh
Hannah Carlyle
Jane Bowring Jewellery
John Richardson
Katrina Freene
Naomi Murrell
Regine Schwarzer Jewellery Design
Renee Damiani Jewellery
Sarah Rothe Jewellery & Design
Vanessa R Williams

Grab yourself a coffee, a home-made baked good and have a wander - looking forward to seeing you there!

Thursday, 25 October 2012


American Jewellers Dr Nicole Jacquard and Molly Gabbard
are exhibiting works made in response to the influences of
new materials, techniques and environment.

Opening Night : Thursday 1st November from 6pm to 8pm
Opening Speaker: Catherine Truman

Exhibition runs: 2nd to 25th November

Tuesday, 23 October 2012

New work by Leslie Matthews

Chiaro Oscura - Leslie Matthews

Leslie Matthews: Brooches 2012

New explorations in colour, texture and materiality, contrasting elements and symmetry of form are gathered together in this latest collection of contemporary jewellery and objects by Leslie Matthews.

JamFactory CollectorSpace

October 27 - 8 December

Leslie Matthews

Catherine Truman preview at Gray Street Workshop

Tuesday, 11 September 2012

Rhinanon Vernon Roberts Collection

The full Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection is still on display at the Art Gallery of South Australia until THIS SUNDAY.
Seen it once?
See it again!
You have five days.
Hurry up and scoot to AGSA to appreciate amazing jewellery!
detail: Vicki Mason, Australia, born 1966, Hybrid cluster (black/red) brooch, 2007, Melbourne, PVC, polyester thread, sterling silver, 4.0 x 6.2 x 1.4 cm; Rhianon Vernon‑Roberts Memorial Collection 2007, © Vicki Mason, Photograph: Terence Bogue

20 Years: Rhianon Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection of contemporary Australian jewellery

Gallery 19a
Free Admission

Sunday, 29 July 2012


Scope at the Jam

The JamFactory Metal team have been hard at work fixing up new spaces to display their lovely jewels. Come along Thursday 9 Aug, 5 - 8pm for a glass of vino and a gander at what it is each of the Jamites do.

Friday, 27 July 2012


'some call it SALA, we call it a jewellery olympics !! 


Come and join us at Zu design next Friday 3rd August 6-8pm, for the opening of the grass is greener 

There are 15 exhibitions opening that night in Adelaide Arcade, and we’re looking forward to a fun SALA evening.

102-103G Gay’s Arcade, Balcony Level
Monday - Thursday 10am - 5pm Friday 10am - 6.30pm Saturday by appointment phone 8224 0433
Zu design


This is very exciting news! Sarah Rothe has new studio + mini gallery, nestled in the heart of the city.
 NOW.. to celebrate this event and a chance for you all to come up and check out the new space AN OPENING... with the fabulous Jane Bowering

Gray Street Workshop + expo !

Gray Street Workshop invites you to an exhibition of new works by its partners and tenants. Come and see how a wild idea is transformed into a tangible object. The materials, the techniques, the time, the passion and the process. Don't miss this exciting opportunity to visit Adelaide's internationally renowned contemporary jewellery workshop nestled in the heart of the city.
Artist talks and demonstrations between 2pm and 5pm Sunday 12th of August only.
Exhibition dates: 2th August till 26th August
Gallery hours: Friday and Saturday 11am - 5.30pm, Sunday 11am to 4pm
Open Studio Sunday 12th August 11am to 5pm

Jess Dare -process

Inner West Open Studio Jaunt

5 studio's -12 August - YOU CAN DO IT !
Meet the artists and designers on the west side in their natural habitats. Five studios will open their doors to the public for one day only during the SALA festival. 
** download info studio jaunt map here:

Gate 8 show off !


Tuesday, 3 July 2012

Sam's Place is a great place !

an oppotunity for Craft South members :

Craftsouth is currently seeking expressions of interest from Accredited and Associate members who wish to research, develop and produce work for exhibition in the South Australian Museum between September 2012 and July 2013.

Inside SAM’s Place is a collaborative project between Craftsouth and the South Australian Museum (SAM), which has produced an innovative and successful exhibition program since 2002. The project involves artists working ‘inside the museum’ to promote public understanding, appreciation and enjoyment of South Australian visual art, craft and design.

Selected artists will: 
be offered access to the Museum’s extensive collections, processes and staff;
develop new works for display in the Museum;
and may also be invited to develop and present educational activities for schools (workshops, talks, demonstrations).
Two artists / artist teams will be selected for the 2012 - 2013 program and paid an artist's fee. Each artist’s project will span a period of six-months. All interested artists are required to complete an application, as outlined in the attached. Before making an application, artists are strongly advised to participate in a behind-the-scenes tour of the SA Museum and Science Centre on Thursday 12 July from 3pm - 4pm. We also encourage applicants to discuss their project with Craftsouth prior to submitting an application.

For more information or to discuss your project, please contact: Craftsouth on (08) 8410 1822 or email: /


'hornaments' - Laurosto Collection

Sunday, 17 June 2012

Reminder - NCJA

Entries close THIS FRIDAY!

The Gallery’s major exhibition for the year! NCJA is an aquisitve prize sponsored by Griffith City Council and held at Griffith Regional Art Gallery biennially. The exhibition features contemporary jewellery by Australia’s best designers. It’s inspiring, intriguing and brings a whole lot of excitement. If you love contemporary design this exhibition is not to be missed

Click here for Entry Form

Thursday, 14 June 2012

Molly does America - at Gray Street Workshop

The gorgeous Molly Gabbard is gracing us with her exciting insights into the history and current contemporary jewellery scene in America. Thursday 21 June - details below.



Gray Street Workshop’s resident Fulbright scholar, Molly Gabbard from Indiana, USA is presenting a talk on Jewellery in America.

This is a chance to gain some rare insights into the history and current contemporary jewellery scene in America.

Molly received a prestigious Fulbright scholarship to work at Gray Street for 12 months with the aim of researching the representation of animals in Indigenous art, endangered native wildlife in Australia, and to undertake a mentorship with Catherine Truman.

Molly has an exciting, fresh and energetic approach to life and jewellery, so please join us for this informative and entertaining artist talk.
 Come enjoy some culture, wine and nibbles !

Please book as places are limited

Date: 21stJune

Time: 6:30pm to 7:30pm

Cost: $3 - covers the talk, a glass of wine and nibbles.

Where: Gray Street Workshop,
              10 Sydney Place,
              Adelaide SA 5000

Saturday, 9 June 2012

2006 - and some hot SA jewellers

Studio 20/17


An exhibition of 100 jewellery pieces made in 2006

19th – 30th June 2012
CELEBRATION DRINKS - Saturday 23rd June 4-6pm

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 BriceƱo, Zoe Brand

Last chance to view -  ‘Public Displays of Attention' - Claire McArdle - closing NEXT Saturday 16th June 2012

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New 'Showcase 500' publication

For all those who want to be published.... check it!

I'm pleased to announce a two-month call for entries for a new 500 Series
gallery book of handmade contemporary jewelry from Lark Books: Showcase 500
Necklaces. The opportunity closes on August 1, 2012. That is a short window
of time, so I ask you please to share the call for entries promptly with
your entire jewelry-making community, including peers, associations,
schools, students, and all online forums as well as social media like
Twitter and Facebook, and to respond to it yourself in a timely way. As
always, we hope to receive a wide array of entries from around the world.

I'm also pleased to report Lark has converted to using an online entry
system; entries are now online only, through a portal provided by Juried Art
Services. Here is the link for the informational prospectus and to enter:

You'll find all the information you need at that link, so please follow the
instructions carefully, but here are some key points:

We'll accept jewelry in all materials with all techniques and design styles,
including both wearable and conceptual but biasing toward the wearable,
simply because most readers prefer seeing wearable jewelry in these books.
Jurying will favor more recent work, and so we ask you to submit very recent
or current work from no earlier than 2010. The submission limit is two
pieces (one photo of each, with an option of one or two alternate or detail
photos per piece). 'Necklaces' can include neckpieces, chokers, torques,
collars, operas, ropes, chains, bibs, etc. There is no charge for entry for
this book; Lark is covering the Juried Art Services cost. We strongly prefer
work that has not been previously published in book form.

The JAS form will walk you through the process, but a few notes:
1. No need to complete the Artist Statement section.
2. Please read and follow Lark's Digital Image Submission Guidelines.
3. We encourage early entries, especially to avoid having any last-minute
difficulties with the new entry process: Complete the process ahead of the
deadline so you're assured of having time to resolve any technical issues
you might encounter.

For questions about registering with Juried Art Services or uploading your
material to the site, contact For other questions about
the book, please direct them to Hannah Doyle at And
please be sure to join Lark Jewelry & Beading on Facebook at for updates and future calls for

We invite you to copy the web ad for the book at for your own website
or blog, or to share it on your Facebook page, linking either to that link
or to the JAS page at, whichever you prefer.

We are very excited about this book, the third jewelry book since the 500
series evolved into 'Showcase 500'. Showcase 500 Rings
( ) just published in May, and Showcase 500 Beaded
Jewelry ( will publish in August. We know Showcase 500
Necklaces will be a book devoted to work of creative excellence and
innovation, and we invite and welcome your contribution to the book.

Thank you very much.


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Lark Jewelry & Beading

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Wednesday, 6 June 2012

Next meeting

Let's keep the catch-up ball rolling!

Next Jewellery SA get together will be at the JamFactory Metal Studio Friday 22 June at 6pm.

Again, there is no agenda for this meeting, but we always love to share any news, upcoming exhibitions, exciting info and general jewellery thoughts.

We'll be indulging in a pot-luck curry dinner so please bring something to share if you can - a curry, a condiment, eager cutlery - rice and papadams will be provided - and please bring something to drink.

JamFactory - Metal studio 
Top level, 19 Morphett St 

Any issues give Alice a call - 0401002119.
(As it will be after hours you will have to call someone to come down and let you in)

Looking forward to it, and please pass on to all xx

Tuesday, 5 June 2012

Exhibition Opportunity

Lord Coconut is hosting an exhibition and is seeking participants:

Lord Coconut is seeking expressions of interest for his latest exhibition, Art of the Cuff, which is part of the 2012 Melbourne Fringe Festival.
Each exhibition participant will be given a French Cuff to customise and asked to reflect the contemporary jewellery in-store and how the cuff links to your own artistic practice.
If you are interested in participating or wish to find out more, contact Mark on”

Reblogged from melbourne jeweller

Monday, 21 May 2012

did you know Julie Blyfield recently went to Japan ?

... well she did, and here are a few images.

Tokyo Street gold plate  dragster....

Me , Chris, Prof  Shinohara, Ikuo  and students at Tokyo University of the Arts

 Me amongst the amazing hand raised copper 'Heads' made by Prof. Shonhara, Ikuo ( Lecturer at the Tokyo University of Arts)

last image is Miho Noka inside CAJ standing by her work made from dyed and recylced plastic

*thanks for sharing Jewels

Thursday, 17 May 2012

New dot-ning (because we all have the time to maintain MORE online pages)


Just in case Facebook and Kitandcaboodle weren't enough....
But it's also a good opportunity to see other maker's works, gain new contacts and grab exhibition/competition opportunities. Go have a look-see! 

All jewellers look at the back of the brooch

A quick plug for an interesting online exhibition idea - Behind the Brooch

"I have always thought that the back of any jewelry piece is as important as the front. I always try to have something on the back of my pieces as a surprise for the wearer and also because I think it says a lot about the maker. Most of the work I do has a detail on the back, I enjoy very much doing it.

Lately I started making brooches but I was very curious to see how other artists were making their pin backs and the back of their designs. I looked for inspiration everywhere but it was very hard to find images of the back side of the brooches.

This is why I think having an online exhibition in Crafthaus about showing the front and back side of a brooch will be a great and very inspirational tool for a lot of artists.

This exhibition is open to all and in any medium.

DEADLINE: August 1st, 2012.

Artist Notification will be via email on September 1st, 2012.

The exhibition will run from October 1st to November 1st, 2012.

To be eligible for this exhibition, submitted work must be designed and made by the artist.

Your entry must include:
  • Up to 3 pieces .jpg images (front and back side of the brooch)
    72 dpi no larger than 800 pixels in any direction
  • Title of the brooch, material list and dimensions
  • A brief statement of your work
Send your entry materials to Lorena Angulo at this email address

more info -

Wednesday, 16 May 2012

Blandine Bardeau at Bauhaus

image © Blandine Bardeau

I don't usually admit that i spend time perving at jewels at Bauhaus, but I must share with you this beautiful find – a small selection of work by London based artist-fashion designer- jeweller Blandine Bardeau, 'plastic fantastic!!
go have a squiz and check out her website.
"In the traditional case, there is a breadth of transformational opprtunity. The boundaries between the human, natural, and supernatural worlds are porous. Humans can become birds, rivers, lightning, the wind...
This extraordinary movement across boundaries, this fluidity of identity...We have lost the habit of transformation. We have destroyed the mythological creature we could once become. Scandinavian tattos are merely fad and fashion, no real transformation at all... We have no myths. We have no transformations." Grant Mc Cracken, Transformations, 2008. . Another review from 5000 here :
*Please send an email if you'd like to share  some kind of jewellery interest, news, issue or perv.

Thursday, 10 May 2012

short notice -YOUNG BLOOD MARKET

Young Blood: Designers Market
The Young Blood Designers Market is back!
This is your chance to showcase your ideas to design hungry fans who share your passion for innovative and intriguing design.
You’ll also get access to industry, media and commercial contacts to launch your products into the design stratosphere.
The Powerhouse is looking for designers from the entire spectrum of design – whatever your field - from fashion, furniture and jewellery to product, homeware and lighting design.
Entries must close Monday 14 May 2012. Download all the forms and information at the link below.
Young Blood Designers Market
Friday 27- Sunday 29 July 2012; 10am - 5pm
Powerhouse Museum: Young Blood

Welcome to a new Trendy Market

via Leonie Westbrook : 

A new online marketplace providing a creative space for emerging and established artists and designers.

The focus is on handmade one-off or short run high-end jewellery, interior design, handbags and art pieces representing high quality and innovative design.
Check out  Trendy Market if you are interested in selling your artwork @ (Melbourne based).
Please contact Magdalena via email with any questions,

*thanks lovely Leonie for sharing this opportunity !

Sunday, 6 May 2012

National Contemporary Jewellery Award

Opportunity at Griffith Regional Art Gallery
The Gallery’s major exhibition for the year! NCJA is an aquisitve prize sponsored by Griffith City Council and held at Griffith Regional Art Gallery biennially. The exhibition features contemporary jewellery by Australia’s best designers. It’s inspiring, intriguing and brings a whole lot of excitement.
If you love contemporary design this exhibition is not to be missed Click Here for entry Form


*note LEMEL TRAY is our new notice board

Thank you to everyone who attended the jewellery meeting friday night at Gate 8, caught up on loads of news -'some die-hards discussed till dawn !

Here is a bit of exciting news you may not know.
  • Jane Bowering Jewellery has a new shmanzy city studio. Room 411, 38 Gawler Place -in the old Edmets Building. Go and say hi + check out her new digs next time your visiting Roche Burmeister ( now AJS), but  please give Jane a call prior 0401092262
  • Jam associates Nadja Mahes, Minnette Michael + Natalie Gock all have stunning new ranges of jewellery on display at Jam Factory retail stores. Minnette + Natale also have some pieces in Locavore - a tableware exhibition in the new ShowRoom gallery also at the Jam. Check it out !
  • The all too fabulous Hannah Carlyle is off to Haystack Mountain School of Craft in Maine, USA june 10-22 with Helen Shirk. Followed by traveling for 7 weeks visiting galleries and foodie haunts. If you have any suggestions for her -send an email via her website. Not jealous much.
  • Stay tuned -Hannah will host a workshop of new tricks when she returns at the Jam.
  • Hannah is also embarking on some collaborative pieces with studio-mate Leanne Marshall 'Plastic Fantastic' to be exhibited at studio 20/17 in October this year
  • Gallery Studio 20/17 has extended entries to be a part of an exciting exhibition 'The Year was 2006'. Zoe is looking for 100 jewellers to participate -see here and also see previous posting. Great opportunity to exhibit in a great Sydney gallery 

Sunday, 29 April 2012

Opportunity for a mini exhibition at Urban Cow Studio

Here is a great opportunity to have the main cabinet front and centre at Urban Cow Studio for a whole month!  On behalf of the lovely Georgia Gabrielle at Urban Cow studio you are invited to apply for a Mini Cabinet show, deadline next week...

Mini Cabinet Application -Urban Cow is a gallery with a fantastic reputation and has been exhibiting and promoting South Australian artists work for 15 years. We have a huge amount of walk through traffic including regular tourists. Always striving to be an interesting unique space for artists to share their work.
Urban Cow has had a wonderful time exhibiting the Mini Cabinet artists over the last 2years. We have had great feedback from customers and artists alike. With some wonderful sales, some artists even selling out!!!! We are now expanding to have 2 feature cabinets, one to facilitate jewellers and one to facilitate objects (ceramic, felt, glass, paper, fabric, metal etc) makers. We are inviting you to apply for the space from July 2012-July 2013. Your artworks will be on display for a month in our busy little gift shop. You will also have a mini opening that will coincide with the gallery space upstairs, meaning that we will have 3 exhibition openings on the one night…..three times the people at your opening J, three times the promotion JJ and three times the exposure JJJ. The mini cabinet exhibition fee is $80 (to be paid upon acceptance), this will hold your space. Would you like to apply? Do you know someone else that might like to apply? 
Commission: Urban Cow take 50% commission after GST has been deducted. Please note that the mini cabinet space is 105cm X 45cm X 24cm. 

Please contact 8232 6126 AND also to .au, attention Dana @ mini cabinet for more info x

Ciao see you all this Friday at Gate 8 for the next Jewellery SA get together.

Tuesday, 24 April 2012


Hello, Studio 20/17 needs your help finding 100 jewellers to participate in an upcoming exhibition:   WANTED:  100 JEWELLERS.

Please find attached an invitation to PARTICIPATE in an exciting exhibition hosted by Studio 20/17 in Sydney. 

It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM, the Yellow Wiggle retired for health reasons,

 Pluto was no longer classified as a planet and the price of 925 Silver was about 52 cents/gram.

 It is often said that art is a reflection of our society; so we thought we might test this theory out.

Studio 20/17 is calling for the ambitious number of 100 jewellers who were making work back 2006.


EXHIBITION DATES: 19th - 30th June 2012


+ One piece of jewellery per artist made in 2006

+ One page artist CV

+ One highres image of the piece (preferably on a white background)

+ Caption details (title, materials, dimensions and approx month the piece was made)

+ $20 artist fee to be paid on submission (deadline for EOI 27th APRIL 2012)

For more information, please contact Zoe Brand -  Phone + 61 2 9698 7999 or +61 416 069 881MORE HERE

Please feel free to forward this on to any and all.

Kind regards,

Zoe Brand

Exhibition Coordinator – Studio 20/17