Happy Holidays!

We’re looking forward to 20/17 –  as it’s our year! It’s going to be a fabulous one. Subscribe to our mailing list to keep up to date

Just who was that man? Call me!

An open invitation to the ‘gentleman’ who was responsible for the unleashed dog that ran through my artwork on exhibit at The Coal Loader Centre for Sustainability as part of the North Sydney Art Prize and then insulted me by giving me $10 towards the costs of damages. When I received the news that I […]

‘Deck the walls’ Images

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!

Orange ‘diamond’

A private commission I completed recently – a special birthday present for a fabulous artist whose work graces the foyer of the MCA. Guess who?

‘MotherCraft’ Opening – Effie Milos & Melissa Turner

Woah, what a fantastic turnout we had at the ‘MotherCraft’ Opening last Saturday the 8th! Our festive guests relished the delights on display while mingling with the artists (Effie Milos & Melissa Turner) and nibbling home made quiche!  We would like to thank everyone who came along, for a thoroughly enjoyable evening! Remember, ‘MotherCraft’ will […]

Sheridan Kennedy’s ‘O Tremblant !’

Thank you to everyone who came along to the opening of  Sheridan Kennedy’s ‘O Tremblant’ last Saturday ! Kennedy’s wonderfully alive, attention seeking jewels were widely enjoyed! If you are yet to experience ‘O Tremblant’, make sure to pop on in before Saturday the 1st of September.

transcript from Mel Miller’s ‘Local Colour’ artist talk

A few people have been enquiring as to whether there was a written copy of Mel Miller’s fabulous artist talk. For those of you who missed the talk, or want to review it again, Mel’s kindly posted it on her blog which can be viewed at http://melmillerjewellery.blogspot.com.au/2012/07/local-colour-artist-talk.html. cheers, bk.

Studio 20/17 is hiring

Studio 20/17 is hiring! Interested in gaining industry experience in the arts? We’re looking for an enthusiastic part time/casual gallery curator/assistant with a passion for contemporary jewellery. You’ll need to be available to work 2 days a week (one of those a Saturday), be a people person, team player, organised with an attention to detail, and […]

Upcoming Artist Talks in Sydney – THIS SATURDAY

This Saturday 7th July at 3.30pm, Melbourne Artist Mel Miller, will be talking about her current Solo exhibition ‘Local Colour. It’s sure to be really great!! We’re excited! Gaffa have perfectly timed another Melbourne artist talk at 2pm, just before Mel’s talk. Nicole Polentas and Christopher Earl will be presenting alongside their Exhibition PSYCHOMANTEUM. Hope […]

New work in the gallery

We have a new display of work by Melinda Young. Included is the fabulous necklace below made from Blue Agate and Sewing Thread.

rings for blokes – and more!

Studio 20/17 would like to welcome David Cruickshank to the gallery. David has brought us in a selection of beautifully handcrafted titanium and 18ct gold rings. So if you’re in the market for a special ring for your man, please be sure to check these out. They can be made up in any size within […]

Sneak Peek – Opening celebration tomorrow night

  Bridget is currently in setting up our new exhibition – HandShake.  Peter Deckers has just emailed us some images of the works and I thought we would give you a sneak peek of what’s on show. Don’t forget the celebration drinks are tomorrow night – Tuesday 9th August. We usually have our drinks on […]

Karin Findeis – artist talk last Saturday

We were fortunate to have Karin in the gallery last Saturday discussing her work. It was a fabulous insight into the concepts and processes behind the body of work on exhibition. A very popular event. I wonder if we should hold more of these? – BK

Anna Davern – New in the gallery

Anna Davern has sent us some new bangles to match her wrapped rings already in the gallery. Anna has also sent us some new wrapped rings in 18ct yellow gold. Along with these new pieces Anna also sent a a range of her classic design earrings – Mel

Another chance! (for those of you who missed ‘Artefacts’)

Lucky us! The gallery now has a small collection of work by Penny Snars and Rhonda Dwyer from their ‘Artefact’ exhibition shown in the gallery earlier this year. Here are a few images….these would definately bring a smile to someone’s face this Christmas! – bk

long overdue – a few images from Bundanon

Earlier in the year I was fortunate to participate in an Artist Residency at Bundanon. The landscape there is sublime and the weather was cool and crisp. Here ‘s a few images of work in progress from the series – petroleum polymer series 1 (moss)……to be exhibited in 2011 in an exhibition titled Jewels from […]

oops, a bit late…but….

finally a few moments to upload some snaps from the opening night of Profile ’10 ….a big congratulations to Helen Mok, winner of the emerging category, and Sean O’Connell, winner of the general category – Bridget.


Hi, can’t believe it’s February already! 2010 is looking great. Lots of things happening here at 2 Danks. We have ART MONTH coming up in MARCH! Brenda may Gallery will be hosting a film night on Thursday 18th March and all the galleries will be opening late. There will also be another Danks St conversation […]

more photos from Feast

Wow, what a great way to end the year! The gift of the Depot Gallery, a wonderful installation of fabulous, fun and inspiring work, ham and champers and a great crowd of family and friends! 2010 is here and I spent a productive day at the studio earlier this week freshening up the space, painting […]

our new website is up!

When we’re not at the bench or in the gallery, Mel and I have been honing our IT skills and we’ve recently completed our new website. On it you can see some of the gorgeous work by our gallery artists as well as more information about the studio and what’s currently happening in the space…..check […]

Happy New Year

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 […]


For those who might have been into the space recently, there’s been a new face. It’s Tim, a high school student from Annandale who is interested in studying Jewellery and Object Design. He approached us to do some work experience a few weeks ago. He’s been busy helping us and making some of his own […]

Graphic designer, Photographer etc…

There is no end to the skills we require.  Graphic designers, accountants, sales people, photographer, web designer. Its either this or we outsource to other professionals. As you can imagine in our 1st year of running the studio we haven’t been in a position to outsource. Its a great learning experience, although the experience always […]

thoughts from the Studio…….

Mel has been working hard since she came back from her trip. She has a some beautiful new designs in the studio and we are getting more people through the space…it’s funny….sometimes it’s just so quiet and we wonder where everyone has gone and whether we will ever hear footsteps coming down the hall again […]

Anodising Aluminium

Now for my exciting current project! I am learning the joys of Anodised aluminium. My last lot of work came back from the anodisers with surface pitting, I was told it was the metal, although the previous pieces I had anodised were from the same sheet and they worked perfectly. Supposedly there can be variations in […]

New Work

See below for exciting pieces Bridget is working on for the Winter brooch exhibition. Note the little jump rings, each one soldered to create her beautiful works. Note her messy work bench in the background!

The Carbon Aftermath

The ventilation switch was flicked!!! A few minor adjustments are needed to keep the carbon contained !

bits and pieces

After being caught up in the distractions of admin around the setup of the space…things like installing a phone line (phew -that was a trial and a half), merchant facilities, bank accounts, machinery setup and location, sourcing of a fridge (to store the milk for our daily expresso coffee), creation of a press release (thank […]