Open Call: Radiant Pavilion

Open call  /  17 Sep 2014  -  01 Feb 2015
Published: 17.09.2014
DEADLINE: 01/02/2015

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Radiant Pavilion is a project that aims to create a new platform for presentation, participation and investigation in the jewellery field. During one week, with a programme that includes exhibitions, workshops, seminars and open studios, all the interested people is invited to participate. Call for artists at 1st February 2015.
Radiant Pavilion is a celebration of the many aspects of contemporary jewellery and object practice. Open to local, national and international artists at any stage of their career, the event brings makers, wearers, galleries, collectors, curators, theorists and the public together in a week of investigation, collaboration and exchange.

With a program ranging from exhibitions and workshops to seminars and open studios, Radiant Pavilion will promote the field to a new audience while offering makers from across the globe the chance to present their work and connect with their peers and the general public.

In coordinating an active program of events, Radiant Pavilion aims to support and celebrate the contemporary jewellery and object field by:
_Creating a new platform for presentation, participation and investigation
_Connecting artists, theorists, collectors, wearers and appreciators from Australia and around the world
_Growing the audience by increasing visibility and awareness
_Building sustainable interest and appreciation for the art form
_Establishing a southern focal point for the global field

Claire McArdle began an education in Gold & Silversmithing in 2007 at RMIT University. She travelled to Estonia for a semester of her Honours year after which she decided to curate an exhibition of Estonian and Australian contemporary jewellery and objects. This exhibition was held in Melbourne in 2013 and is traveling to The Estonian Museum of Applied Art and Design at the end of 2014. There was an accompanying book which included several essays.
Claire has held six solo exhibitions and her work has been exhibited internationally in Thailand, Hong Kong, USA, United Kingdom, Germany, France, Austria and The Netherlands. She has undertaken residencies in Australia, Mexico and Iceland and she recently won first prize at Contemporary Wearables '13. She holds a studio in Melbourne.

Chloë Powell has worked in the contemporary jewellery and object field since 2007. Most recently managing the inaugural Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery at Gallery Funaki, she has also assisted on the 2008 Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia's biennial conference and contributed to Art Jewelry Forum. Chloë spent a semester on exchange at the Gerrit Rietveld Academie, Amsterdam later assisting Dutch curator and art historian Liesbeth den Besten on her book On Jewellery: an International Compendium of Contemporary Art Jewellery (Arnoldsche 2011) and on the international exhibition Ontketend! Grenzeloze Sieraden (Jewellery Unleashed!) at the Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (now Museum Arnhem), Netherlands.

In coordinating multiple events into a cohesive program, Radiant Pavilion will be a platform for the presentation and exploration of contemporary jewellery and objects. There is no overarching theme to the event, though its activities must have a contemporary art jewellery and/or object basis.

The program aims to develop further connections within the field, as well as extending the reach to a wider audience, through the publicity and promotion of the event as a whole. Presenters will also reach new audiences through connecting with each others' existing networks.

We welcome project proposals of exhibitions, installations, live performances, seminars, workshops, open studios, one-off events, projections, artist talks, lectures and the presentation of work in non-traditional environments. We also encourage a strong consideration of the context and display of the work along with new and collaborative ways of making, cross discipline practice and fresh presentation methods.

Each artist/presenter is responsible for the planning and delivery of their own project, such as venue hire and launch costs
. Radiant Pavilion manages the marketing and publicity of the program as a whole, including the creation and distribution of a foldable pocket-sized map of events.

The program will be selected by an assessment committee to ensure its quality and feasibility.

There is an application fee of $10 and an administration fee of $40 per selected project ($30 for students)

We aim for Radiant Pavilion to be focused in the Melbourne CBD and inner metropolitan area, making it a largely walkable trail across the city and surrounding suburbs. Activities selected for inclusion in the program should be accessible for the duration of the program but may also extend beyond these dates (except in the case of one off events).
See the website for a list of possible spaces in Melbourne.

Claire McArdle and Chloë Powell at

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