Angst and Jewellery with David Bielander

Workshop  /  ProfessionalPractice   Design   CriticalThinking  /  04 Feb 2020  -  06 Feb 2020
Published: 16.12.2019
Angst and Jewellery with David Bielander.
RMIT City Campus
DEADLINE: 31/01/2020
David Bielander. Neckpiece: Cardboard Crown, 2015. Gold with white gold staples.. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. David Bielander
Neckpiece: Cardboard Crown, 2015
Gold with white gold staples.
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
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The big or the small, the unfounded, the subconscious, the childlike, the own or that of others, the healthy, the ridiculous, the justified, the unnecessary, the overcome... Angst is an interesting sensation it is one that offers a way of reflecting and questioning ourselves and the world around us. This sensation is universal and it seems to be increasing in the world around us recently. Feelings of Angst can both hinder or can empower and we all are experts in our Angst. 
This is a workshop about artistic jewellery practice and using Angst to find new opportunities.

Short course guide description:
In this intensive studio-based workshop we will investigate how we can translate ideas of Angst into an artwork.
How does this idea of Angst become jewellery, and why?
How does this idea become really good jewellery? 
What makes it jewellery?
What will the viewer experience with this work?

Course Content:
In the three day masterclass led by David Bielander, Angst, we will look at the notion of Angst and find ways to translate this.
The Masterclass follows a format that is designed to open up new thoughts and approaches to making by individual artists. Over the three days, the group will participate in an intensive series of activities including group discussions, material based exercises, drawing and model experiments and one on one discussions with David Bielander.

Course Outcome:
The course outcome will provide the participants to bring up ideas from the unconventional starting point of Angst. By drawing from the human condition participants will experiment with positive and negative ideas and material explorations to find new ways of considering and making jewellery. 

About the Teacher:
David Bielander worked as an apprentice goldsmith in Basel and worked for the industrial designer and jewellery maker Georg Spreng before studying under professor Otto Künzli at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich. In 2006 he became the Artistic Assistant to Professor Daniel Kruger at the Academy of Fine Arts Burg Giebichenstein, Halle, Germany and in 2011, an external consultant to the jewellery department at Gerrit Rietveld Academie in Amsterdam. Recipient of the Herbert Hoffmann Prize in 2010, the Francoise van den Bosch Award in 2012 and the Swiss Grand Prix Award in 2017.

Time: 04.02.2020 - 06.02.2020, 9.30 am - 4.30 pm. 6 hours/day, 18 hours in total.
Cost: $450.00 (approx. €405.00)
Language: English.
Participants: Limited participant numbers, the waitlist will take place once filled.
This course is suited to participants with experience in the jewellery, object making or Gold & Silversmithing and those exploring how to expand and take their practice further.
Material: All relevant course materials are included. Participants will be advised again closer to the Masterclass. Examples of work. PPE, Basic hand tools, metal, a book for notes, digital camera.
Additional Information:
David Bielander will present a lecture at RMIT University 5 February 2020 room & time to be confirmed.
A solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki 4-29 February 2020.
Participants will be awarded an RMIT Statement of Participation.
David Bielander. Piece: Pick Your Nose (Pinocchio's Diversity), 2019. Carved wood, elastic.. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. David Bielander
Piece: Pick Your Nose (Pinocchio's Diversity), 2019
Carved wood, elastic.
Photo by: Dirk Eisel
© By the author. Read Copyright.