Exhibition  /  26 Mar 2013  -  28 Mar 2013
Published: 06.03.2013
Studio 20/17
Bridget Kennedy and Melanie Ihnen
Melinda Young. Necklace: Untitled. Melinda, YoungNecklace. Melinda Young
Necklace: Untitled

Melinda, Young

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Maker/Wearer/Matchmaker - Who will the directors be wearing?

Artist list

Saori Kita, Jane Reynolds, Marian Hosking, Shan Shan Mok, Melinda Young, Erin Keys, Alice Whish, Natalie Gock, Larsen & Lewers
Maker/Wearer/Matchmaker is a collaborative contemporary jewellery project for Artmonth 2013. This project is a Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) NSW initiative, coordinated and supported by Bridget Kennedy of Studio 20/17.

Jewellery artists were invited to submit proposals for work that responded to one of nine gallery directors or the art within the galleries at the 2Danks Street complex, Waterloo. The gallery directors then participated in a “matchmaking” session, determining which artists they would be working with throughout the project.

Each artist has created a small series of 1-3 works that the directors will wear within the galleries for the duration of Artmonth. The project will culminate in a 3-day exhibition at Studio 20/17. This exhibition will provide the public with a chance to meet the artists involved and discuss ideas behind the project.

The aim of the project is to increase the profile of contemporary jewellery within the art community, whilst opening a dialogue between maker, wearer and viewer. The project will explore community aspects of jewellery through the documentation of the experience of its participants through the galleries, the exhibition, social media and a blog.