Thank you to everyone who came to the opening of my installation ‘A Year of Time’ and the group show that I co-ordinated ‘It’s been 10 years’. What a fabulous exclamation mark to put to the end of a jam packed year. The shows are on until the 23rd December so there’s still time to come by and swap ‘some time’ for part of the installation.
Thank you to everyone who came along to our celebration drinks on Saturday afternoon. We were so busy we forgot to take some pics.
We thought we’d show a few images of the festive install instead!
Please join us for celebration drinks this Saturday 6th November 2010 4 -6pm
The exhibition showcases works by Rhonda Dwyer & Penny Snars
Scratching through the layers of rubble and soil, a tiny reflection caught their eyes. A shimmer in the earth-they had found something. And it was precious.
Rhonda Dwyer and Penny Snars have harnessed their passions of metal to create a series of tiny vessels & jewels, each unique and precious. Using carving, raising and forming techniques they have created an abundance of miniature treasures.
The Exchange Project is a collaborative effort between students from the Sydney College of the Arts: Jewellery + Object Design course and the Whitireia Community Polytechnic: Bachelor of Applied Art Jewellery students in New Zealand.
Students from each course were asked to select one material and construct a piece of writing and swap them with one of their counterparts across the Tasman Sea to inspire them to create one, or a small series of, jewellery works as a direct response to the both the writing and the material.
The results of this lively and inspiring exchange will be shown in an exhibition curated by lecturers from SCA and Whitireia at Studio 20/17 from the 6th July- 18th July 2010, with celebration drinks on Saturday 10 July from 4-6pm
Stay tuned for more… in the meantime you can follow the progress of the project in the lead up to the exhibition on The Exchange Project blog: http://scawhitireia.wordpress.com/
The studio is currently on Holidays but Bridget and I are have returned and are preparing for the 2 Danks st opening on the 21st January. 2 Danks st opens with Sculpture 2009.
All galleries will be exhibiting sculpture. Along with works from 8 of the other galleries, Studio 20/17 will be exhibiting work by Mark McClelland in the Aboriginal & Pacific Art Gallery.
Studio 20/17 will showcase work by Bridget and myself. The show is called on.off (referencing the space) and will run from 21st Jan – 7th Feb.
We’ve got some wonderful images coming in of the work that is going to be in the Winter Brooch exhibition. We have 11 artists all up who will be exhibiting work (including us). I can’t wait to show it all to the fascinating people who visit the Danks Street complex…..(had someone come in the other day who just totally ‘got’ my coal/beeswax and silver neckpiece – it was so great – made my day)…..the work coming in has such a wonderful array of materials, processes and concepts – woo hoo!!
Spent the day in the studio with Mel (yes, it WAS both our days off) – we were both very focussed on making work for the Hope St markets, although I kept getting distracted with the brooches that I’m making for the show. Am having fun playing and not being too precious with ‘precise technical making’ (Mel would be horrified with the amount of solder I’m using and the sloshing around that is going on). Am experimenting with ‘painting’ with the metal and being a bit free-er with the whole soldering thing…then I’m going to use paint with a few other materials mixed in…not sure how it’s going to work out – but that’s where the fun is. Mel says they should be wearable (argh) – and I suppose they should – but I’m looking at making them ‘wall brooches’, a kind of little installation.
We realise we’re in a fabulous location and that there are lots of wonderfully creative artist/designer/makers out there….so we’d like to offer our space for exhibition of your gorgeous and adventurous work………we’re putting out a CALL FOR SUBMISSIONS for exhibitions of work for a few exhibitions each year (we’re still nutting out how many we can deal with…argh, the admin!!! – we want to make our own work too)!! The people that wander in and out of the Danks St Arts Complex are an interesting and fascinating bunch, either interested in the arts, artists, or involved in the arts in some other way. Whilst we realise our space is a small one, it’s a wonderful opportunity to showcase your work to this audience. So, for anyone interested , please drop us an email at studio2017(at)optusnet.com.au, and a couple of images of your work you and we’ll send you out some info….