ARCHIVE: JUNK: rubbish to gold Exhibition

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ARCHIVE: JUNK: rubbish to gold Exhibition

THIS CRAFTHAUS EXHIBITION IS NOW ARCHIVED AND THE AUCTION OVER.

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN OUR NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION AND AUCTION PLEASE GO TO  www.rubbishtogold.com

ARCHIVE:

JUNK: rubbish to gold playfully explores ideas of exchange, bartering, gathering, earning and giving by putting on display the entire process of creating the ‘work-of-art’.

All works available to bid on via a silent auction right NOW.    

 

Partnering charities supplied the masses of JUNK jewellery (750kgs in total). Local businesses provided tools and equipment. The School of Jewellery provided a venue for the performance. Jewellers and makers worldwide ‘gifted’ their skills. The participating jewellers and makers by selecting pieces of jewellery from the mountain of JUNK, (re)constructed them into reimagined artworks.

By displaying the process of making as it happens at the School of Jewellery and via live-streams, we sought to shift the focus from finished object to the processes and social interactions that go into the creation of the ‘work-of-art’. The objects we present here are the results of this week-long performance.

Due to the high volume of work created, the exhibition/auction is shown in multiple parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

Website: http://www.rubbishtogld.com
Location: Birmingham, UK
Members: 20
Latest Activity: Mar 27

ARCHIVE: JUNK: rubbish to gold PART ONE

THIS CRAFTHAUS EXHIBITION IS NOW ARCHIVED AND THE AUCTION OVER.

 

IF YOU WOULD LIKE TO TAKE PART IN OUR NEW ONLINE EXHIBITION AND AUCTION PLEASE GO TO  www.rubbishtogold.com

 

All works available to buy right NOW via a silent auction.

MORE objects will be added throughout the week.

This means that all bids will be placed in secret with the winning bids being announced at the end of the exhibition.

It is very easy to place a bid on your favourite item:
Find which item you would like and take a note of it’s number.

PLEASE PLACE YOUR BID IN ENGLISH POUNDS £

Send an email to: auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com
And type in the SUBJECT line:

#[number of object you want to bid on] – [your bid amount]

In the EMAIL: please include your name and what country you live in.

All emails must be received by midnight of the 27th of November, 2015.

Please note: delivery/postal charges will be charged on top of the bid price. 

JUNK: rubbish to gold PART ONE

#1 By Rachel Darbourne. Necklace. Plastic, Latex. 30x5cm

email [#1] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#2 By Jivan Astfalck. necklace. Plastic. 50x5cm

email [#2] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#3 By Sally Collins. Necklace. Feathers, metal, glass. 70x10cm

email [#3] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#4 By Jivan Astfalck. Necklace. Plastic, metal. 40x15cm

email [#4] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#5 By Dauvit Alexander. Bracelet. Metals, fabric, latex, beads. inside dia. 6.5cm. w: 6cm.

email [#5] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#6 By Mah Rana. Ring. Sugru, plastic, metal. 4x3cm

email [#6] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#7 By Sally Collins. Necklace. Metal. 65x15cm

email [#7] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#8 By Sally Collins. Earrings. Crystal, metal, textiles. 8x4cm each

email [#8] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#9 By Mah Rana. Brooch. Metal, paint, plastic, glass. 12x9cm

email [#9] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#10 By Rachel Darbourne. Earrings. Metal, crystals. 6x2cm each

email [#10] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#11 By Laura Brannon. Necklace. Metal, Plastic, cord. 35x5cm

email [#11] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#12 By Sally Collins. Necklace. Ceramic, textiles. 45x10cm

email [#12] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#13 By Mah Rana. Necklace. Wood, crystal, metal, cord. 32x5cm

email [#13] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#14 By Francesca Antonello. Necklace. Plastic, feathers, metal, cord, paint, glass. 40x20cm

email [#14] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#15 By Francesca Antonello. Necklace. Plastic, metal, cord. 50x18cm

email [#15] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#16 By Laura Brannon. Necklace. Plastic, textiles. 27x14cm

email [#16] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#17 By Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace. Glass, metal, thread. 45x15cm

email [#17] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#18 By Maria Hanson. Necklace. Glass, crystal, thread. 70x14cm

email [#18] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#19 By Laura Bradshaw-Heap. Necklace. Plastic, metal, sugru. 100x5cm

email [#19] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#20 By Francesca Antonello. Necklace. Plastic, textiles. 40x7cm

email [#20] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#21 By Rachel Darbourne. Necklaces. Crystal, cord. 36x5cm

email [#21] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#22 By Mia Maljokoki. Necklace. Crystal, textiles. 45x6cm

email [#22] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#23 By Karin Roy Andersson. Necklace. Crystal, textiles. 85x8cm

email [#23] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#24 By Farrah Al Dujaili. Earrings. Sugru, metal, plastic. 18x8cm

email [#24] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#25 By Farrah Al Dujaili. Earrings. Sugru, Metal, metal. 50x10cm

email [#25] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#26 By Rachel Darbourne. Necklace. Plastic, cord. 55x10cm

email [#26] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#27 By Francesca Antonello. Necklace. Plastic, textiles, feathers. 58x13cm

email [#27] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#28 By Lana Crabb. Brooch. Metal, plastic, crystal, silicone. 15x5cm

email [#28] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#29 By Farrah Al Dujaili. Ring. Plastic, textiles, metal. 9x5cm

email [#29] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

#30 By Laura Brannon. Necklace. Plastic, cord, silicone. 65x9cm

email [#30] - [your bid amount] to auctionrubbishtogold@gmail.com

Due to the high volume of work created, the exhibition/auction is shown in multiple parts:

Part 1

Part 2

Part 3

Part 4

Part 5

Part 6

Part 7

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Comment by JUNK: rubbish to gold on January 6, 2016 at 8:05am

Hello From JUNK: rubbish to gold! We hope everyone had a fantastic Christmas and New Year.


We have now finally sent all of the sold auction pieces to their new owners. This means if you have not been contacted by us then we are very sorry, but you were not successful in the auction.


Although we had hoped to send out emails to those unsuccessful, due to the huge amount of bids we received this has proven a logistical nightmare and completely unfeasible.


However, if you were not successful then please fear not- we have some exciting announcements for the near future! Watch this space :)

Comment by nisa blackmon on December 18, 2015 at 1:54pm

Brigitte,

Thanks for your reply!  I didn't know if they would notify the unsuccessful bidders or not; maybe they are still working on things.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on December 18, 2015 at 11:23am
Nisa: Hm, I am sure you'll hear from the organizers soon. I was successful and even received my piece just yesterday. Maybe you were overbid?
Comment by nisa blackmon on December 18, 2015 at 11:11am

When will we find out whether or not our bids were successful?

Comment by Mary K McIntyre on November 30, 2015 at 8:44am

Now that all the bids are in, when will you be notifying successful bidders? Would also be cool to see the overall results.

This was a great initiative, hope you raised lots of cash!
Comment by Lieta Marziali on November 15, 2015 at 12:19pm

Fabulous! Sorry, I didn't know about the Mac. Yes, indeed it will be most interesting to sift through all the data, and of course to see the results!

Comment by JUNK: rubbish to gold on November 15, 2015 at 9:22am

hopefully a lot of this will come out in our evaluation once it is all done and dusted!

But we did bring the live-stream "out" so to speak by having it broadcast on a very very large screen (along with an exhibition and information about the project) at the 'mac birmingham', which is a large arts centre that shows art, theatre, cinema etc. This audience most certainly is not a contemporary jewellery crowd, as well as making it accessible to a number of community groups we had been previously working with. 

The feedback from these ought to be interesting!

Comment by Lieta Marziali on November 15, 2015 at 8:40am

Again, it would be interesting to get the analytics on the YouTube stuff. Although, it wouldn't tell you who's in the business and who's not, so to speak. Are you at all planning to take the videos into the wider community, perhaps without telling what it's about? On a personal note, you know I wish I could have taken part but life's so packed as it is at the moment! My travelling into London about twice a week is insane! But am loving the course so can't have it both ways hehehe. Good luck! Looking forward to seeing and knowing more!

Comment by JUNK: rubbish to gold on November 15, 2015 at 8:33am
Hi Lieta, I completely agree, we also are very interested to see how all of these elements will play out!
In addition, some makers shared there working processes online as they made objects, giving both contemporary and non contemporary jewellery audiences a chance to watch certain items be made (as was(and still is) also possible to see on the live-stream on YouTube. I wonder how a glimpse into the process of making affects how we view the finished object?
Comment by Lieta Marziali on November 15, 2015 at 8:22am

I am very interested to see how notions of authorship will affect this project. After all, despite it being a silent auction, the names of the makers are still visible. I am also interested in if, and how, value will be added due to the "limited edition" and "project-specific" nature of each piece, especially in the mind of the possible collector. On the other hand, I am also curious as to who will be doing the bidding, and how much this project is going to "talk" to a non-contemporary-jewellery audience (who, for example, might not know the makers' names). Lots of thinking. Great stuff.

 
 
 

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