Precious Objects: Object and Association with Robert Baines

Workshop  /  01 Jun 2019  -  28 Jul 2019
Published: 14.06.2019

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“Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft”, goldsmith and emeritus professor at RMIT University, Robert Baines has maintained an international profile with exhibitions, awards, lectures and publications for fifty years. Prof. Robert Baines was appointed as the Year 2019 Artist-in-residence / Visiting Professor of National Tsing Hua University. It’s a great honor to invite Prof. Robert Baines hosting a specific creative workshop during the June to July at Nanda campus of NTHU.
The lecture series: Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines takes place on 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of July.

Lecture 1: 5th of July, Friday, 2 pm - 4 pm.
1969 -1995 The Pathway from Orthodox Gold and Silversmithing to the Artist Goldsmith.
In 1970 Robert Baines finished his education in gold and silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This knowledge base led to an enquiry into the Bronze Age goldsmith processes and particularly the techniques of Nineteenth-Century jewellery takers. From this empowered craft position he continued to make his personal objects that are evidence of subject and meaning.

Lecture 2: 12th of July, 2 pm - 4 pm.
1995 to the present day Intervention of Red Archaeometallurgy.
Personal research of jewellery history
High Wire
The Crinkle and Crankle of Wire Perception
Endangered Pink and the story of fallalery Glamour

Lecture 3: 19th of July, Friday, 2 pm - 4 pm.
1995 to the present day History works
The Schatzkammer
Bracelet "Java-la-Grande"
Fake News and True Love

Lecture 4: 26th of July, Friday, 2 pm - 4 pm
1995 to the present day Fabulous Follies
The Official History of the Compact Disc
The BC and the AD of the CD


Robert Baines

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Robert Baines. Brooch: Endangered Pink. Silver, electroplate, lacquer.. 4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm. Robert Baines
Brooch: Endangered Pink
Silver, electroplate, lacquer.
4.5 x 4.5 x 1.5 cm
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