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Julie Blyfield

Book  /  Artists
Published: 28.02.2008
Julie Blyfield.
Stephanie Radok
Dick Richards
Edited by:
Wakefield Press
Edited at:
Kent Town
Technical data:
104 pages, Hard bound, colour photographs, text in English, 28 x 13 cm
ISBN / ISSN:
9781862547636
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Julie Blyfield at work.
Julie Blyfield at work

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Intro
This beautifully designed and illustrated book celebrates the life and work of Adelaide-based Julie Blyfield – one of the finest jewellers in Australia.
This beautifully designed and illustrated book celebrates the life and work of Adelaide-based Julie Blyfield – one of the finest jewellers in Australia. Her innovative and creative artwork is featured in private and public collections throughout Europe and the US and, most recently, at la Musée des Arts Décoratifs in Paris.

This monograph features two essays, one by art critic and artist Stephanie Radok who has followed Julie’s career closely for the last twenty years and writes from a position of familiarity with her work and its concerns. The other essay, by curator Dick Richards, takes a more extended point of view and places Julie’s work in an historical context.

Julie Blyfield contains a gallery of more than sixty full colour pages of images of Julie’s exquisite jewellery and metalwork. It also has photographs of her methods and source materials. Blyfield is also shown at work in her studio and there is a selection of photographs that clearly explain her techniques. The book will be an inspiration to artists, craft persons, collectors, curators, educators and students.
Blyfield’s unique work is discussed in a national and international context. The book is enriched by Grant Hancock’s superb photography which captures the essence of Blyfield’s exquisitely crafted jewellery and objects. This monograph is unique in that Julie has kept meticulous records of her work from the outset of her practice and Grant Hancock, Australia’s finest photographer of craft objects, has recorded her work from the schuster-nicole-schuster-nicole-beginning-2016-2016.

Throughout Blyfield’s career significant touchstones and turning points associated with specific ideas, objects, events and people have influenced her designs. Her work has rich intellectual layers and she incorporates many aspects of South Australian history, including encounters with Aboriginal cultures, migration, and the archival collections of the South Australian Museum, and the Adelaide Botanic Gardens.
 

Remarks

About the authors 

Stephanie Radok was born in Melbourne and immigrated to the USA in 1955. She later returned to Australia where she completed a BA from the University of Adelaide and the Canberra School of Art and an MA in Fine Art from the University of South Australia. She has been an exhibiting artist since 1981 and is now a nationally respected art critic who has written numerous catalogue essays, and reviews and articles for art journals.

Dick Richards has long been associated with the Australian art scene, as a jeweller, art lecturer and curator. During the last decade he held various positions at the Art Gallery of SA (AGSA), including Curator of Applied Arts and the Historical Collection, Curator of Decorative Arts, European, Australian and Asian Art. He was also responsible for the gallery’s metalwork and jewellery collections, including 19th-century Australian silver and gold. His own jewellery has been exhibited in Adelaide, Sydney and Canberra. 
 
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