Call for Submissions
MAKER/WEARER/MATCHMAKER – a collaborative jewellery project, initiated by JMGA-NSW and coordinated by Bridget Kennedy
NSW jewellery artists and members of JMGA-NSW are invited to submit a proposal to participate in MAKER/WEARER/MATCHMAKER, a collaboration between JMGA-NSW and the galleries of 2 Danks St, Waterloo, to be run during ARTMONTH, March 2013.
In this project, selected artists will each work with one of the gallery directors from 2 Danks St, producing a small series of works (1-3 pieces) inspired by the director or work exhibited in their gallery, which the gallery director will then wear during Art Month 2013 (March 2013). The works will be developed following a meeting with your gallery director. When your work is not being worn it will be displayed in the gallery.
An online catalogue will be produced documenting the project and the works produced.
The project will endeavour to create an aspect of community and conversation and to challenge boundaries of contemporary jewellery, whilst increasing its profile within the contemporary art environment. Wearers and viewers of the work will be able to reflect on their emotional and physical response to the work via a blog. Each director will be given a journal to document their personal responses to the work.
This project will be managed by Bridget Kennedy, co-director studio 2017, 2 Danks St and secretary JMGA-NSW.
Your submission should include:
– 3-5 images of recent work, presented in a powerpoint presentation saved under your name. Images should carry captions with title of work, year of production, materials, dimensions.
– a supporting statement about these works (max 200 words)
– The gallery/galleries you would preferred to be paired with (optional) – see www.2danksstreet.com.au. Or visit the galleries in Sydney at 2 Danks street Waterloo, NSW 2017.
– a CV (max. 1 A4 page)
Please email your submission to: firstname.lastname@example.org
Submissions due by 9am January 14 2013.
Eligibility and conditions
Submissions will be excluded if incomplete or not meeting the stated requirements.
No late submissions will be accepted.
All jewellery artists resident in NSW or with a JMGA-NSW membership current at time of submission are eligible to submit a proposal.
If selected to participate in the MAKER/WEARER/MATCHMAKER you will be required to become a member of JMGA-NSW, if you do not currently hold membership.
If selected, you will be required to attend the official matchmakers event in late January (date TBC) at 2 Danks Street. All work must be completed and delivered by February 26.
Artists and gallery directors will enter into an agreement covering the loan of the works for the duration of the project.
Artists will retain ownership of their work unless sold.
Copyright of the work will remain with the artist however artists will be required to provide permission for images of the work to be used in the catalogue and additional documentation and publicity of the project.
Questions? Please email Bridget Kennedy at: email@example.com
Just thought I’d put up an image of some exhibition work I completed recently….made from 925 silver and cicada shell legs. It’s amazing how strong these fragile elements become when massed together. I’ll be making some more wearable versions in earrings and pendants for our Christmas showcase which we’ll be installing this coming Monday…..better get back to the bench! – bk
Five days left for our ‘Forever Plastic’ exhibition! If you haven’t already swung by the gallery, you can always take a look at our online catalogue here – ‘Forever Plastic Online Catalogue‘.
one of 14 precious and collectible, wearable and non-wearable jewelleries made by the NZ HandShake jewellers! They’re raising funds to exhibit their work at SCHMUCK, Munich in 2013, and producing a fabulous book about the 2 year project. Studio 20/17 is selling them on behalf of the NZ guys. Tickets are just $4 each and can be purchased here at Studio 20/17.
The gorgeous Rui Kikuchi is over from Japan for a few days. She’ll be showcasing a new body of exhibition work in the gallery for the next 3 weeks. Made from PET bottles that have been hand sawn, shaped and dyed, the works reflects the wondrous underwater environment. Please join us this coming Tuesday 1st Feb 6-8pm to meet the artist and celebrate her work. – BK.
“In manipulating an abundant material in the human world, such as the PET bottle, my aim is to consider the mundane object and recognise beauty within it. In extending our humility to see a value in these materials, it is my hope that we reduce the nonchalant use of goods and that can lead us to experience wonder in the everyday.
Since becoming an adult, I have become very curious about nature and love to pore over books about sea creatures, plants and fungus. I am very lucky to have visited the Great Barrier Reef to see first hand the diversity, colour and strangeness of such an alien world. Being immersed in the ocean, I found sea creatures to be beautiful in their grotesqueness and peaceful in their abundance. Although I am sure that these experiences are influential to my work, I am not conscious of presenting my pieces to resemble marine life, rather as I play and experiment with the material, I learn of the potential that is hidden within it. I find that the material itself speaks and teaches me about what kind of augmentations and transformations it wants to take. Control is not just about domination over a material but also the ability to listen to it and recognise that the material also strives to become beautiful.” – Rui Kikuchi
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.
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 evening taking place on Wednesday 17th March…..in the mean time…..here at the studio we’re planning for 2011 already.
We’re now calling for submissions for our 2011 Exhibition Program. We’d love to hear from artists, and curators working in the area of contemporary jewellery, object and small scale scultpure. Please contact the gallery for proposal guidelines – our details can be found at www.studio2017.com.au.
Mel and I have been busy looking through all the wonderful submissions of georgous work! We were initially worried that we may not have many…and then, in the last 48 hours, phew…..well let’s say, it’s interesting to see how people timetable their lives. Me, I’m not a last minute girl- it’d stress me out too much – I need to know I have some breathing space in case it all turns pear shaped. Other people thrive on the last minute dash. Mel, well she tends to give herself a lot more thinking time, and then gets it all done with minutes to spare….Anyway, as the submission date came to a close, we had a few hard decisions to make, as there was only so much work we could squeeze into our intimate space! A big thank you to everyone who took the time to submit an application. Mel and I are sure there will be other opportunities for exhibitions at the space in the future. We’ve accepted a total of 17 artists (from Sydney, Japan and Melbourne) and when I have a bit more time, I’ll put up some more info and some images.
The next big event for our little studio, is the Danks St Festival. We’re busy working out how we’re going to make the best opportunity from the estimated 25,000 people that are supposed to come through the complex on Sunday 25th October. It sounds like a great (if possibly exhausting) day!
We officially launched the space last Wednesday night, along with opening night drinks for Emma Fielden’s exhibition of beautiful work! It was a great night and Mel and I both spent the next few days justing getting over the whole thing. It wasn’t until after it was ll over that we realised how exhausted we both were……One of the things we learnt, was that our tiny space doesn’t hold alot of people at one time!
BK’s off to Japan!!! Poor Mel, I wish I could pack her in my suitcase. I booked the flight today. Am looking forward to Tokyo and discovering all the art galleries and visiting Deux Poisson Gallery. Was at an artist friends place for a bbq on the weekend and Daniel Goettin was there (he currently has a wonderful show on at Connie Dietzschold Gallery)…turns out he is a big fan of Tokyo, so I have a very long scrawled list of places to see, things to eat, and trains to catch (happy for more ideas from anyone out there)……am very excited, but before that we have our BIG LAUNCH of Studio 20/17 —– lots to do!! Mel and I discovered the difference between normal glass (green tinge) and Star Fire Glass today (much clearer and more expensive)….we now have to decided which one to get to put in our drawer units that we’re having made for the gallery space (do we want all the work to have a slight green tinge? Will anyone really notice?)……….fingers crossed they’ll be ready before the Launch and Emma’s opening!
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….
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