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Exhibition  /  10 Sep 2019  -  13 Sep 2019
Published: 11.09.2019
Gemmological Association of Australia (VIC Branch)
Tim Peel. Earrings: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold, 2018. Silver, gold, blue zircon, amazonite.. 2 x 1.5 x 4 cm. Photo by: Tim Peel. 
. The complete title: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold.
. When Sirens call and sailors fall, slowly into the blue below, where men and heroes dare not to go.. Tim Peel
Earrings: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold, 2018
Silver, gold, blue zircon, amazonite.
2 x 1.5 x 4 cm
Photo by: Tim Peel

The complete title: Of a time when stories are told, of a fleece laden with gold.
When Sirens call and sailors fall, slowly into the blue below, where men and heroes dare not to go.

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Intro
Artists from the Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia explore the provenance and identity of the maker. Each piece has been encoded with the maker’s name, leaving the act of recognition to the viewer.

Artist list

Terry Cockrem, Brooke Everett, Henry Hazeldine, ​Sarah Kellett, Desma Noble, Tim Peel, Debbie Sheezel, Chris Sherwin, Rowena Silk
Deliberate marks, and those that are unconscious, both leave a trace of ourselves. Therefore, each work tells a story of who created it, their personal artistic practice and how they relate to the chosen materials and subject matter.


About artists:

Born in London, Chris Sherwin​ has lived and travelled in many countries. He completed his Degree in Design (Gold & Silversmithing) in 1984. Chris worked in Germany 1985 - 1986 which had a significant impact on his skills and design philosophy. He completed a Masters of Arts in Gold & Silversmithing and a teaching Diploma (VET) Practice. Chris was a lecturer in Gold & Silversmithing at RMIT for ten years before becoming the Course Coordinator at Melbourne Polytechnic (NMIT) from 2000 – 2009. Chris has been a practicing Goldsmith, Platinumsmith and Silversmith for 37 years, exhibiting widely in Australia and Germany.

Terry Cockrem is known for his exceptional hand skills and craftsmanship, as well as extensive theoretical, design and practical experience in traditional and contemporary jewellery fabrication. Terry was a finalist in the 2017 JAA Australasian Jewellery Awards. He was the Technical Assistant at RMIT University, Gold & Silversmithing, Melbourne Campus between 2009 – 2013. He is the current Treasurer of the Gold and Silversmiths Guild of Australia, Founder and Director of Rose & Crown Jewellers in Northcote, Melbourne, Australia and Founder of online training site, The Jeweller's Hub.

Brooke Everett​ is an independent creative who works out of her home studio located in Melbourne. Brooke uses many different materials in her making and explores how reinventing found things can find new uses and new life. Jewellery objects need to carry the wearers' stories and remind them of things passed.

Henry Hazeldine graduated with a Bachelor of Fine Arts majoring in Gold and Silver Smithing at RMIT in 2014. He has since studied gem setting at the GSGA, and works within the jewellery industry - specialising in benchwork including design, repairs, casting, and finishing. 

Discovering very early her gift for making beautiful things, Desma Noble​ completed a jewellery apprenticeship over thirty years ago. She now has her own studio Desma Designs designing and handcrafting bespoke jewellery. For 12 years Desma was a lecturer at Melbourne Polytechnic for the Advanced Diploma of Jewellery making, Certificate 2 & 3 courses. Noble is a Gemmologist, Diamond Technologist & Jewellery Valuer. She currently holds a voluntary role as “Keeper of the Punches” on National Council of The Gold and Silversmith’s Guild of Australia and is a past Councillor of the Victorian branch of the Gemmological Assoc. of Australia.

Rowena Silk​ studied a Bachelor of Fine Arts, (Painting), at Monash University, Melbourne, a Postgraduate Diploma in Graphic Design at RMIT, and a Diploma of Engineering Technology, Jewellery Design at Melbourne Polytechnic (NMIT). She also received training in Japanese ink work while living in Japan. Rowena lives and works in Regional Victoria, Australia. Her mediums include two-dimensional works on paper and three-dimensional pieces in metal.

Debbie Sheezel​ was introduced to enamel early in her career, and many years used enamel on large sheets of copper to make large format paintings. She returned to study Gold & Silversmithing at RMIT to further her practise in enamel jewellery and metal work. She then began teaching at RMIT. Debbie now gives workshops when time allows, for the Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia and in her own studio. She was secretary of the Gold & Silversmith Guild of Australia for many years and is still on the council.

​Combining the skills and techniques of traditional fine jewellery with contemporary/art jewellery sensibility resulting in approachable art that reflects the dichotomies of a modern world. Wood, steel, rock, found object combining with silver, gold and gemstones open up a different way of looking at jewellery. Value is used to emphasise meaningfulness. Skilled craftsmanship and precious materials are the vehicles by which message is carried. Tim Peel has developed a practice that embraces technique but strives for the cerebral depths of Art Jewellery. Engaging with new audiences, thinking more critically about jewellery, how they wear it, and the world around them.

​Sarah Kellett​ designs and hand makes bespoke Contemporary and Traditional Jewellery, her interest absorbed in learning the tried and true practices of making beautifully handcrafted jewellery. Sarah's inspiration is found mainly within the four walls of her studio/workshop. She is a second-generation studio jeweller having been mentored by her father Graeme Kellett over many years where exquisite pieces of jewellery have been created with many varied styles and techniques being implemented. The workshop is brimming with interesting jewellery making tools, patterns, stones and collected samples, all of this is often incorporated in her delicately constructed and designed pieces of jewellery.
 

Hours

Tue - Fri: 10 am - 5 pm.

Opening

11th of September, Wednesday, 4 pm - 6 pm.
Sarah Kellett. Pendant: Untitled, 2018.  Rhodocrosite, keshi pearl, 925 sterling silver, wheat chain.. 4 x 45 cm. Photo by: Chris Sherwin. Sarah Kellett
Pendant: Untitled, 2018
 Rhodocrosite, keshi pearl, 925 sterling silver, wheat chain.
4 x 45 cm
Photo by: Chris Sherwin
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Chris Sherwin. Ring: Forget me not ring 2, 2019. .45ct hexagonal Australian sapphire, 750 and 875 yellow gold.. 1 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm. Photo by: Chris Sherwin. Chris Sherwin
Ring: Forget me not ring 2, 2019
.45ct hexagonal Australian sapphire, 750 and 875 yellow gold.
1 x 2.6 x 2.5 cm
Photo by: Chris Sherwin
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Rowena Silk. Piece: That, 2019. Sterling silver, 9ct yellow gold.. 10 x 10 cm. Photo by: Rowena Silk. Rowena Silk
Piece: That, 2019
Sterling silver, 9ct yellow gold.
10 x 10 cm
Photo by: Rowena Silk
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