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Robert Baines

Jeweller
Published: 01.05.2020
Robert Baines Robert Baines
Place
3099 -  Nutfield
AUSTRALIA
Mail:
robert.bainesE-mailrmit.edu.au

Intro
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 more than fifty years. His works are in prestigious public collections in Great Britain, Germany, France, Poland, USA, New Zealand, and Australia.
 

Statement

Broadly I have made pieces that manifest a chosen subject. A fundamental condition is that jewelry captures human drama and in that is a wealth of possibilities. There is an endeavor to build a contemporary statement referencing cultural history. There are dangers in this strategy as the work could be hastily dismissed because of its seeming preoccupation with historicity.
My primary interest is in the history of the goldsmith and the artifact that makes it manifest. This basically starts with Bronze Age gold technology and the jewelry meanings over that broad period of Greek Gold of the High Classical Era (which includes the Etruscan period in particular). Subsequent jewelry histories have their wonder and offer abundant potential subjects to “play with.” Historical jewelry is a social and political document that is available to research, reinterpret, and question its authenticity.

 

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2022:
Fair  09 Mar 2022 - 13 Mar 2022  Schmuck 2022.
2021:
Exhibition  05 Jun 2021 - 17 Jul 2021  Rings !.
Lectures  08 Apr 2021 - 08 Apr 2021  On the High Wire by Robert Baines.
Fair  10 Mar 2021 - 14 Mar 2021  CANCELED / Schmuck 2021.
2020:
Award giving  23 Jun 2020 - 23 Jun 2020  Friedrich Becker Prize 2020 Winner.
Meeting  21 May 2020 - 24 May 2020  Jewellery Symposium Haxthäuser Hof 2020: Follow your Bliss.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2020 -   One World: 40 Artists Respond To Covid-19.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
2019:
Lectures  26 Oct 2019 - 26 Oct 2019  Larger than Life. A lecture by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  08 Oct 2019 - 18 Oct 2019  Formosa on My Mind. Contemporary Jewellery Object of Taiwan.
Exhibition  06 Sep 2019 - 05 Nov 2019  MasterMakers.
Lecture  26 Jul 2019 - 26 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Lecture  19 Jul 2019 - 19 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Lecture  12 Jul 2019 - 12 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Lecture  05 Jul 2019 - 05 Jul 2019  Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines.
National Tsing Hua University, Arts and Design.
Workshop  01 Jun 2019 - 28 Jul 2019  Precious Objects: Object and Association with Robert Baines.
Fair  13 Mar 2019 - 17 Mar 2019  Schmuck 2019.
2018:
Exhibition  21 Oct 2018 - 07 Nov 2018  Intimate Friendships by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  16 Oct 2018 - 03 Mar 2019  Fake News and True Love: Fourteen Stories by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  09 Mar 2018 - 11 Mar 2018  Returning to the jewel is a return from exile by Galerie Biro.
Exhibition  17 Jan 2018 - 03 Mar 2018  Living Treasure and Fabulous Follies by Robert Baines.
2017:
Exhibition  13 Dec 2017 - 03 Jun 2018  Jewellery. Made By, Worn By.
Exhibition  25 May 2017 - 28 May 2017  High Wire by Robert Baines.
Exhibition  04 Apr 2017 - 07 May 2017  Friedrich Becker Prize 2017 Exhibition.
Fair  08 Mar 2017 - 14 Mar 2017  Schmuck 2017.
Award giving  04 Mar 2017 - 04 Mar 2017  Friedrich Becker Prize 2017 Winner.
Award  02 Jan 2017 - 10 Jan 2017  Friedrich Becker Prize 2017.
2015:
Fair  11 Mar 2015 - 17 Mar 2015  Schmuck 2015.
2014:
Exhibition  08 Nov 2014 - 15 Jan 2015  Words and Works from a World Away.
Exhibition  20 Jun 2014 - 05 Oct 2014  glAmour.
Exhibition  08 May 2014 - 11 May 2014  Gallery Loupe at Collective 2 Design Fair.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
Award  07 Mar 2014 - 04 Apr 2014  Friedrich Becker Prize 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  30 Nov 2013 - 23 Feb 2014  Pensieri Preziosi 9: Contemporary Australian Jewellery.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 06 Jun 2013  SCHMUCK 2013 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Exhibition  30 Apr 2013 - 06 Jun 2013  SCHMUCK 2013 at Legnica Jewellery Festival SILVER.
Award  09 Mar 2013 - 09 Mar 2013  Herbert Hofmann Prize 2013.
Fair  06 Mar 2013 - 12 Mar 2013  Schmuck 2013.
2012:
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Marzee at Collect 2012.
Fair  14 Mar 2012 - 20 Mar 2012  Schmuck 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  04 Oct 2011 - 13 Nov 2011  Robert Baines: Frisches Fleisch - Fresh Meat.
Exhibition  10 Mar 2011 - 02 Apr 2011  Australian Jewelry Topos.
2010:
Exhibition  07 Nov 2010 - 20 Feb 2011  Returning to the jewel is a return from exile.
Exhibition  26 Feb 2010 - 10 Apr 2010  Schatzkammer Australien – Treasure room Australia.
2009:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2009 - 15 Mar 2009  Returning to the jewel is a return from exile.
2008:
Award  03 Jun 2008 - 29 Jun 2008  Friedrich Becker Prize 2008.
Exhibition  11 Apr 2008 - 02 May 2008  Karl Fritsch and Robert Baines.
2005:
Fair  10 Mar 2005 - 16 Mar 2005  Schmuck 2005.

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Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Book:  Le Stanze del Possibile. An Exhibition Catalogue. Marobin, NichkaHannah Gallery:  Barcelona,  2019
Article:  Mad Exhibition Explores Fake News, Sensationalist Headlines, And Conspiracy Theories Through Jewelry. BWW News Deskwww.broadwayworld.com:  New York,  2018
Article:  Robert Baines, Intertwining luxury. Morozzi, CristinaThe Moodboarders Magzine:  Pomezia,  2016
Book:  Jewellery 1970–2015. Bollmann Collection. Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2015
Book:  Words & Works from a World Away. McArdle:  Melbourne,  2013
Book:  Fabulous Follies, Frauds and Fakes. Baines, RobertAustralian Scholarly Publishing:  Melbourne,  2013
Book:  Karl Fritsch: Ninkern. Kruger, Daniel; Rothmann, Gerd; Baines, Robert; Hufnagl, Florian; Fritsch, KarlBraunbook Publications:  Wellington,  2012
Book:  More Amazing Schmuck Stories. Australian Scholarly Publishing:  Melbourne,  2010
Catalogue:  Robert Baines: Metal. Object Australian Centre for Craft and Design:  Sydney,  2010
Book:  Preziosa 2009. Cutting the mirror. An aesthetic lexicon. Le Arti OrafeLe Arti Orafe:  Florence,  2009
Book:  Just Must. International Jewellery Art Exhibition. Kodres, Krista; Veenre, Tanel; et. al.Arnoldsche Art Publishers:  Stuttgart,  2008
Book:  Bracelet 'Java La Grande. Macmillan Art Publishing:  Melbourne,  2005
Book:  Partyline: A, AAA, AAA-Redevent. RMIT University Press:  Melbourne,  2004
Book:  Robert Baines: Bloodier Than Black: AAA,AA - REDEVENT. Drutt, HelenGalerie Biró:  Munich,  2000
Book:  The Intervention of Red Robert Baines Goldsmith Artificer. Galerie Biró:  Munich,  1997
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