I’ve had some fun recently playing with a bit of colour – just finished a new selection of organic beaten gold bands embellished with black and white diamonds, rubies, sapphires and emeralds. Now at Studio 20/17 Project Space, North Sydney. These can also be made from your own gold and gemstones if you have some heirloom jewellery that you’d like to give a new life to. – Bridget Kennedy
I’m a big fan of the work of Sean O’Connell so am pretty damned excited to have a series of his fabulous wedding rings at Studio 20/17 Project Space, North Sydney!
Tantalum is rich, heavy, and deep grey in colour, creating simple yet distinctive rings.
Sean makes each piece individually, using manual machine tools and hand-working wherever he can. He enjoy the process immensely, and this direct contact lends the jewellery a potency and depth that reveals the intimate handmade nature of every ring, bracelet and necklace.
We’re pretty excited with the first of our upcoming exhibitions at Studio 20/17 Project Space! Two fabulous local artists, Nicole Robins and Brenda Livermore, will be exhibiting exquisite fibre based objects and installations. Come along to our celebration drinks and meet the artists – Saturday 11 March, 4-6pm
sobremesa – Nicole Robins and Brenda Livermore
The moment after eating a meal when the food is gone but the conversation and the wine are still flowing
Location: Studio 20/17 Project Space, 53 Ridge St North Sydney
Date/Time: 8 – 25 March 2017
check out their instagram accounts for a sneak peek of some of the work @looselywovenbasketry and @brendaevolution
We’re looking forward to 20/17 – as it’s our year!
It’s going to be a fabulous one.
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To celebrate 9 years at our current location, the festive season, and our Christmas Exhibition (which opens tomorrow afternoon), we’re offering all our very special customers a discount code to be used both online and in store. From midnight tonight, you’ll be able to use the code ‘1dayonly’ to receive 10% off any purchases for the following 24 hours. We look forward to sharing a glass of Christmas cheer with you tomorrow between 4 – 6pm.
I’ve been busting to tell you all about our new artist run project space opening on the north side of our gorgeous harbour….and now I can!
From 1st January 2017, at 53 Ridge Street, North Sydney, we’ll be showcasing all of your favourite contemporary jewellery. We’ll also be working at the bench, hosting an ongoing exhibition program and holding free demonstrations on jewellery making techniques.
With the support of North Sydney Council, Studio 20/17 Project Space will be able to offer a fantastic subsidized exhibition opportunity for emerging and established contemporary jewellery and object artists.
The space is available for artists to exhibit contemporary wearable and object art, including jewellery, textiles, ceramics and glass.
We’re currently inviting proposals from artists and curators for our 2017 program. Applications close 31 January 2017. We only have the subsidised space for one year so get in quick! Download details, or contact Bridget for more information.
Opening hours Tuesday to Saturday 11-5pm. Contact 0411 808 274.
We love collaborating with other creatives. I Recently fabricated a series of brooches designed by Artist, Christopher Hodges, of Utopia Art Sydney for an exhibition at Stanley Street Gallery. The brooches were inspired by Polynesian floral motifs and reference his larger scale sculptural work. The works were hand sawpierced from original artist drawings, ensuring that every small nuance of the artist’s hand was captured in the finished works.
– Bridget Kennedy
I’m enjoying making this new range of commitment rings from recycled gold.Whilst you can’t see it here, featured on the inside of each band is a row of three, small inlaid enamel dots (echoing the colour of the gemstone). A private reminder to the wearer that there are not just two individuals, but also the relationship as the third element that needs love, nurturing and commitment in any ongoing partnership – Bridget.
ps. the image on the right is an inprogress shot with the final touches being applied.
Big melt for new golden jewels
Enjoyed melting down some broken bits of gold chain, single earrings who’d lost their partners decades ago, and old bits of jewellery that had been rattling around in a customer’s jewellery box. The brief was for a pair of large, minimal, with a contemporary tribal twist. I’ve been making a few of these lately and they tick all my ‘sustainable’ boxes! I remember reading somewhere that there’s already enough gold floating around the planet to handle all our requirements, yet we keep digging more and more out of the ground. Not cool.