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Goldmuseum Taipei - Metal Crafts Competition 2018.
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Talking Points

Exhibition  /  29 Aug 2017  -  02 Sep 2017
Published: 21.08.2017
Nyx Mathews. Object: Studies of space and elevation, 2017. Brass, plaster, found materials. 30 x 25 x 24 cm. Current 3rd year, Bachelor of Visual Arts.. Nyx Mathews
Object: Studies of space and elevation, 2017
Brass, plaster, found materials
30 x 25 x 24 cm
Current 3rd year, Bachelor of Visual Arts.
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Intro
Talking Points presents recent works from artists designers connected with the gold and silversmithing program at Australian National University (ANU), School of Art and Design.
The backdrop for this exhibition is the boardroom table located at ANU house in Collins Street. We present a diverse range of dialogues, interests and concerns that have emerged through ANU gold and silversmithing studio over the last five years. The meeting table seems an appropriate platform for the interests of this exhibition presents, as it is a place where complex dialogues converge. Themes explored include cross-cultural enquiry, material and sensorial concerns and the intersection of diverse visual languages.

Historically, the terms Goldsmith and Silversmith have described a set of practices that engage in a highly controlled manipulation of metals. The term Goldsmithing has typically described the discipline responsible for the creation of fine jewellery and silversmithing attributed to larger scale ritual and/or domestic metalwares.

Today though the widespread advancement in material technologies, the skills of the goldsmith or silversmith are applied not only across an extraordinarily expansive range of metals, but can and do often include the highly controlled use of just about any material ... for example aluminium, borosilicate glass or even plastic waste.
What is the significance of our discipline today? The craft has also continued to provide a unique and sophisticated mode for expression and lens for understanding our world through practice-led enquiry. 
In a post-industrial setting, disciplines with deep roots that connect past with present - like gold and silversmithing - provide a valuable mechanism for making sense of and speculating about societies, cultures and environments that are continually under construction.

This exhibition is held in conjunction with Radiant Pavillion: The Melbourne Jewellery and Object Biennial.


Exhibiting Artists:

Current Students:
Haley Clarke, Matt Freeman, Da Ye Kim, Kristina Neumann, Nyx Mathews, Megan Stewart, Steve Worthington, 

Current Postgraduate Candidates:
Phil Agius, Bifei Cao, Lisa Chia-Liang Kao, Thomas O’hara, Gilbert Riedelbauch, Blanche Tilden, Bic Tieu

Alumni:
Alison Jackson, Simon Azzopardi, Zoe Brand, Robert Foster, Halie Rubenis, Lauren Simeoni, Phoebe Porter, Barbara Ryman, 

Visiting Scholars:
David Clarke, David Walker
 

Opening

5.30 - 7.30pm, Tue 29 August,
To be opened by Professor the Hon Gareth Evans AC QC
 
Bifei Cao. Object: Bond - In process, 2017. Australia brand baby milk powder, Wood glue, Baby oil, Pigment, Silver plated copper. 18 x 33 x 39  cm. PHD Graduate, 2017. Bifei Cao
Object: Bond - In process, 2017
Australia brand baby milk powder, Wood glue, Baby oil, Pigment, Silver plated copper
18 x 33 x 39 cm
PHD Graduate, 2017
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Zoe Brand. Pendant: Tell Me Everything; I was Only Joking; How is this Relevant, 2017. Clear Acrylic, cord. 8 x 8 x 0.6 cm. Graduate, Bachelor of Visual Arts, with First Class Honours, 2015.. Zoe Brand
Pendant: Tell Me Everything; I was Only Joking; How is this Relevant, 2017
Clear Acrylic, cord
8 x 8 x 0.6 cm
Graduate, Bachelor of Visual Arts, with First Class Honours, 2015.
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Matt Freeman. Cutlery: Arterial cutlery, 2017. Corten steel. Each piece 25 cm long. Current 2nd yr. Bachelor of Visual Arts. Matt Freeman
Cutlery: Arterial cutlery, 2017
Corten steel
Each piece 25 cm long
Current 2nd yr. Bachelor of Visual Arts
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Blanche Tilden. Necklace: Flow 3, 2017. Flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium. 22 x 25 cm. Photo by: Grant Hancock. Current PHD Candidate, 2017.. Blanche Tilden
Necklace: Flow 3, 2017
Flameworked borosilicate glass, titanium
22 x 25 cm
Photo by: Grant Hancock
Current PHD Candidate, 2017.
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David Walker. Piece: Vortex, 2016. Patinated copper, wax. 26.5 x 20 cm. Visiting Artist, Current Honorary Research fellow. David Walker
Piece: Vortex, 2016
Patinated copper, wax
26.5 x 20 cm
Visiting Artist, Current Honorary Research fellow
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