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Behind the Scenes: Morris and Watson
Wednesday 27th May 10:30 am - 12:00

If you are currently doing one of our classes or have previously done a class we are pleased to be able to offer this rare opportunity to take a guided tour through this refinery which includes Australasia’s largest machine manufacturing chain department as well as their fabricating/alloying and casting departments.

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The Back of The Brooch with Lisa Woods
  a 3 Week Master class for practicing jewellers 
THURSDAY EVENINGS STARTS 14th MAY 6:00 pm - 9 pm

This is a workshop based around exploring the variety of pins and catches used to attach brooches to clothing.  Whether your brooch is made from metal, fabric, wood or rubber etc, be it huge or tiny, heavy or light  what will work best as an attachment for the piece, the wearer and the maker.
Make sure you don't miss out,  contact us now!  

Ilse-Marie Erl was back in Fiji again last month for the official opening of the Nailaga Women’s Resource Center and a community event at the Sofitel Denerau where her MOP Group helped raising funds for the family of a local artist afflicted by a terminal illness. 

The members of the Mother of Pearl (MOP) Group are dedicated to improving the living standards of remote and regional villages and communities by producing original handicraft, jewellery and art items.

They use traditional materials such as voivoi (similar to flax), handmade clay beads, mangimangi (coconut fibre), masi (tapa cloth) and sustainably farmed Mother of Pearl shell together with modern materials to produce indigenous designs with a contemporary twist.
Pearl: Jewellery show
MASTERWORKS GALLERY
4 - 27 May 2015

In 2013 the Victoria and Albert Museum in conjunction with the Qatar Museums Authority held an exhibition on Pearls. This exhibition looked at the long and fascinating history of pearls from the natural to the advent of manufactured pearls. Taking Inspiration from this illustrious material are twelve artists who have used pearls as the starting point for their work.
The twelve artists are Vanessa Arthur, Cath Dearlsey, Peter Deckers, Jane Dodd, Sharon Fitness, Karl Fritsch, Victoria McIntosh, Brendon Monson, Mieke Roy, Moniek Schrijer, Lisa Walker and Raewyn Walsh.

Fine Company | Exhibition
 

CORBANS ESTATE
ARTS CENTER
 

Renee Bevan, Joanna Campbell,
Octavia Cook, Jane Dodd,
Mia Straka and Jasmine Watson

Fri. 17 April - Sun. 17 May 2015 | FREE

Fine company features a selection of six established contemporary jewellers with distinct ways of making. These current day jewel makers respond differently to the history and boundaries of jewellery to contemporise this art form. The exhibition showcases: a collection of Jane Dodd’s infamous bear paws; Octavia Cook’s eye catching and sometimes eye gouging jewels; Jasmine Watson’s intricately patterned enamel pieces; Renee Bevan’s performance based jewellery; Mia Straka’s neckpieces influenced by traditional weaving and basketry; and Joanna Campbell’s works inspired by her love of textiles and antique lace. In using both precious and non-precious materials through traditional and nontraditional means, their jewellery practices refer to ideas of craftsmanship, aesthetics and adornment.

 

Jewellers floor talk
Sat. 9 May, 11am | Free


 

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