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19th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference 2024

Meeting  /  05 Oct 2024
Published: 26.04.2024
19th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia Conference 2024.
WA Maritime Museum
Management:
Melissa Cameron
DEADLINE: 01/05/2024
Kaori Juzu. Installation: 108 Points of View, 2021. Enamel, glass, copper, 18kt gold, patinated Shakudo, bi-colour metal. 70 x 70 x 3.5 cm. Photo by: Anders Beier. 
. 108 small-scale sculptures of wearable jewellery are presented in this tableau which showcases a variety of enamelling techniques. The work is inspired by the significance of the number 108 in Buddhism, with temples in China and Japan tolling their bells 108 times at midnight on New Year’s Eve as a ritual of purification. The pieces of jewellery are created from remnants of previous projects and take simple abstract forms. In contrast to traditional enamelling techniques, here, the melting process has been disrupted to create areas of high contrast across the surfaces.. Kaori Juzu
Installation: 108 Points of View, 2021
Enamel, glass, copper, 18kt gold, patinated Shakudo, bi-colour metal
70 x 70 x 3.5 cm
Photo by: Anders Beier

108 small-scale sculptures of wearable jewellery are presented in this tableau which showcases a variety of enamelling techniques. The work is inspired by the significance of the number 108 in Buddhism, with temples in China and Japan tolling their bells 108 times at midnight on New Year’s Eve as a ritual of purification. The pieces of jewellery are created from remnants of previous projects and take simple abstract forms. In contrast to traditional enamelling techniques, here, the melting process has been disrupted to create areas of high contrast across the surfaces.
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Intro
The JMGA Conference Committee are pleased to announce the details of the upcoming biennial Conference. Taking place at the WA Maritime Museum, just outside of Boorloo/Perth, in Walyalup/Fremantle, this famed biennial event returns to the Western Australian coast for the first time since 2010.
This year’s stellar speaker line-up includes international guests Everett Hoffman (USA) - recent finalist for the AJF Young jewellers award, Thai jeweller Rudee Tancharoen speaking about traditional casting techniques and Julia Heineccius, educator and maker from the USA.

The conference highlights important First Nations artists, curators, and researchers from across Australia. Local Indigenous curator Michelle Broun, who has recently completed a survey of Indigenous Jewellery and Body Adornment, will lead a panel speaking with Indigenous makers. We’ll also hear a paper from the partnership of Dr Aly De Groot and Dr Louise Hamby, discussing the introduction of contemporary methods to the traditional practices of the Indigenous makers of eastern Arnhem land, Gapuwiyak.

Surrounding the conference day are dynamic workshops, two of which will be led by another special guest, Kaori Juzu (Japan/Denmark), a 2023 Loewe Foundation Craft prize finalist. She will be joined by Everett Hoffman and Julia Heineccius in teaching workshops around the city. Kaori will also feature at an In Conversation gallery event the day after the conference with Melissa Cameron.

Following on from our main Conference Day, Sunday the 6th of October will be given over to a stack of exhibition events, including gallery tours and artist talks, touching down at various venues throughout Walyalup/Fremantle and Boorloo/Perth. It will finish with a Perth tradition, a sundowner in Walyalup, to debrief while watching the sun dip into the Indian Ocean. This is one not to be missed!

Our extensive exhibition line-up (ten shows confirmed and counting!) is a rare opportunity for artists to showcase their rich contribution to contemporary jewellery in WA, and it coincides with the second Indian Ocean Crafts Triennial. This adds even more exhibitions and events to see in WA from August - October 2024!

To be a part of the exhibits, hurry over to the reflect | refract and the Graduate Metal exhibition pages to register. https://www.jmgawa.com.au/pages/whats-on-3

To view the full program and book online:
https://www.jmgawa.com.au/feature-page/2024-national-conference

Conference presenters and workshop leaders include:
Everett Hoffman (USA).
Rudee Tancharoen (Thailand).
Julia Heineccius (USA).
Kaori Juzu (Denmark/Japan).
Michelle Broun (Australia).
Sharyn Egan (Australia).
Nicole Monks (Australia).
Aly De Groot (Australia).
Dr Louise Hamby (Australia).
Melissa Cameron (Australia).
 
Kaori Juzu. Necklace: La Roue de Fortune, 2021. Enamel, copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, pigment. 48 x 35 x 5.7 cm. Photo by: MindGap. Kaori Juzu
Necklace: La Roue de Fortune, 2021
Enamel, copper, silver, brass, gold leaf, pigment
48 x 35 x 5.7 cm
Photo by: MindGap
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Everett Hoffman. Object: I believe in you, 2022. Bronze, Vintage rhinestones, light fittings. Photo by: Everett Hoffman. Everett Hoffman
Object: I believe in you, 2022
Bronze, Vintage rhinestones, light fittings
Photo by: Everett Hoffman
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