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Manuel Vilhena: Jewellery and Other Stories

Workshop  /  02 Aug 2010  -  28 Apr 2010
Published: 29.04.2010
Manuel Vilhena: Jewellery and Other Stories.
Alte Saline Hallein
Management:
Gabriele Winter
DEADLINE: 15/05/2010
Manuel Vilhena. Brooch: Pink Elephant, 2009. Mixed media. Manuel Vilhena
Brooch: Pink Elephant, 2009
Mixed media
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Intro
(...) From the first steps on how to choose relevant ideas to creating and developing work, up to the final stages of presentation and exhibition, students will be given conceptual and practical exercises aimed at stretching their own experience and at creating shifts of perspective on their personal work. (...)
This course is directed at people who want to use jewellery as a form of artistic expression. It is not a technical course per se, although jewellery techniques will be focused upon as a means to formalise conceptual thought.
From the first steps on how to choose relevant ideas to creating and developing work, up to the final stages of presentation and exhibition, students will be given conceptual and practical exercises aimed at stretching their own experience and at creating shifts of perspective on their personal work.
The course is structured on a series of group discussions, lectures and private tuition, allowing time and attention to the needs of each student. Guest lecturers will be an integral part of the course.
The programme will focus systematically on three aspects of the creative process: intellectual, aesthetic and emotional. Each of these aspects will be investigated individually and later combined as a whole. Students are expected to prepare an end-of-course exhibition, performance, or other form of output consistent with their work during the four weeks.
The course aims to present an opportunity to review our position as artists, to ask fundamental questions about being a maker, obtain new ease in self-expression, and assume a new level of quality in personal work.
Finally, the course proposes to give students the necessary conceptual, practical and technical tools for the growth and deepening of their own personal work.
It is important for students to be willing to allow themselves to be put in working situations outside their comfort zone.

Dates and price

Price: € 1.070,- (reduced fee € 750,-)

Time: Aug. 2 - 28, 2010 (4 weeks)

Deadline for application: May 15, 2010

Media: Goldsmith techniques, contemporary jewellery theory

Languages
: English, French, Hungarian, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish

Maximum number of participants
: 12

Requirements
: 1) Essential knowledge of English. The course will be conceived in English throughout. Group discussions and lectures will be in English. Individual tuition can be adapted to the student’s own needs.) Basic knowledge of jewellery techniques. This is not essential but advisable. Teacher and assistant will be able to help students in technical matters.

What to bring
: Personal tools: pliers, files, drill bits, saw blades and all other basic goldsmith tools. The Academy workshop is supplied with basic tools and facilities for casting, milling, wire drawing, etc. Tools can be ordered from suppliers in Vienna and delivered next day at the student's expense, if desired.

Assistant: Flora Vagi

Remarks

For Manuel Vilhena, jewellery always constitutes a process of communication between the work of art, the wearer and the observer. Thus his concept of beauty is radically subjective. His works, which he frequently presents in installations, combines artistic concepts with a sensitive treatment of the material and outstanding spatial mastery.
Manuel Vilhena was born in Lisbon, Portugal, in 1967. He is currently Professor in the Metal Department at the Oslo National Academy for the Arts, Norway (KHIO). He has taught extensively for the past fifteen years in jewellery-related institutions around the world, including the Royal College of Art, London, UK, Hiko Mizuno Jewellery College, Tokyo, Japan, and Alchimia School for contemporary jewellery in Florence, Italy (where he was senior lecturer for six years), Silpakorn University, Bangkok, Thailand, Arts University, Stockholm, Sweden, and ARCO school, Lisbon, Portugal.

Exhibitions
2009 Galerie SO, Solothurn Switzerland, Collect 2009, with Electrum Gallery, London, UK, 2010 Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, NL, Galerie 3, Klagenfurt, Austria

Publications

David Watkins: Jewellery Design Sourcebook, New York, NY 2000
Elizabeth Olver: Jewellery Making , North Light Books, Cincinnati OH 2001
Elizabeth Olver : The Art of Jewellery Design, North Light Books, Cincinnati OH 2001
1000 Rings, Lark Books, Ashville NC, 2004
100 Brooches Lark Books, Ashville NC, 2005
Manuel Vilhena. Brooch: PHD Elephant, 2009. Mixed media. Manuel Vilhena
Brooch: PHD Elephant, 2009
Mixed media
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Manuel Vilhena. Brooch: A Simple Brooch, 2009. Mixed media. Manuel Vilhena
Brooch: A Simple Brooch, 2009
Mixed media
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Manuel Vilhena. Brooch: A Very Curious Elephant, 2009. Mixed media. Manuel Vilhena
Brooch: A Very Curious Elephant, 2009
Mixed media
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Manuel Vilhena. Ring: A Flying house, 2009. Wood. Manuel Vilhena
Ring: A Flying house, 2009
Wood
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