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ManJewellery

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Website: http://part-b.crimsoncactus.net
Location: Melbourne, Australia
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ManJewellery 2011

ManJewellery was the second in Part B’s series of one-day-only jewellery ‘happenings’.

On the 20th of November 2011, the research jewellery group Part B held an exhibition of jewellery for men, displayed on live models, in a setting where men are often seen to congregate. An inner city bar!

The above, and following photographs document the works as worn on the day.

If you make it to the bottom you'll also see a few shots of the event, and of course, the artists.

Thanks for coming along to see our show!

Part B

  

Photographs by Marc Morel © 2011

 

a.l.i. Alexander | Modelled by John Boyland

Tobacco ring. Cast from cigarette tobacco into sterling silver. 2011

www.alialexander.com.au

   

Justine Austen | Modelled by Andrew Weatherill

Melbourne constructivism. 2011

http://web.me.com/justine.austen

   

Dianne Beevers | Modelled by Geoffrey Beevers

Boutonniere (PET). PET Polyethelene version. 2011

    Melissa Cameron | Modelled by Bruce Cooper

Coasting. Cardboard, steel. 2011

melissacameron.net

      Femi Coppi | Modelled by Daniel Robertson

Rock Jar. Nickel silver, flock, rubber. 2008

www.femicoppi.com

  

Maddy Green (Index Designs) | Modelled by George Nickels

Architecture collection

Ring. Silver. 2011

Cufflinks. Silver. 2011

Artist profile: flickr - indexdesigns1

    

Mary Hackett | Modelled by Paul Keller

Spine. Forged mild steel. 2011

http://nmhmetalworks.com.au

   

Beka Hannah | Modelled by Tim Dubois

Bones of my enemies. Copper, brass, glass, porcelain teeth, bones. 2011

On a wing & a prayer. Copper, brass, glass, praying mantis. 2011

www.oneclockworkrabbit.com

   

Jill Hermans | Modelled by Gabriel Anderson

Untitled brooch. Shibuichi. 2011

www.jillhermans.com

  

Gillian Hillman | Modelled by Lewis Rattray, Sam Gipson, Geoffrey Bacon

(Models left to right)

Brooch - Silver, 18ct gold. Brooch - Silver, 18ct gold. Necklace - Silk, silver.

Pendant - Silver, 18ct gold, onyx. Ring - Silver, black sapphires 2.96ct.

Ring - Silver, star diopside. Cufflinks - Silver

Brooch - Silver, tourmaline. Brooch - Silver, pure gold, steel.

Necklace - Oxidised silver. Pendant - Silver, 18ct black spinel.

Ring - Silver, garnet. Ring - Silver, iolite.

*There is an additional brooch visible in the photo that is not listed.

www.gillianhillmandesign.com

    

Tassia Joannides | Modelled by Peter Burke

Rubber cuff. Recycled bicycle inner tubes, zipper, thread. 2008

Tube neckpiece. Recycled bicycle inner tube, zipper, thread. 2008

 

Inari Kiuru | Modelled by Shaun Tan, Marcos Guzman

(Models left to right)

Armour for the heart. Steel, glass. 2011

Windy day anchor. Lead, iron, 18ct gold. 2011

www.inarikiuru.blogspot.com

  

Lindy McSwan | Modelled by Sean Kelly

A curly one. Sterling silver, found steel. 2011

   Karyn Nankivell | Modelled by Duncan McMurtrie

Lanyard. PVC, sterling silver, heat shrink rubber. 2011

Ring. Sterling silver. 2011

  

Belinda Newick | Modelled by Nico Kelly

Domino Man-piece. Sterling silver, neoprene rubber. 2011

www.belindanewick.com.au

  

Stephen Robb | Modelled by Mark Cutajar

Untitled. Brass, copper, gilding metal, mild steel, sterling silver. 2011

stephen-f-a-robb.blogspot.com

 

Christine Scott-Young | Modelled by Marc Morel

Conduit - a modular neckpiece system. Glass beads, 925 silver, thread. 2011

 

Amy Zubick | Modelled by Kurtis Buckley

Black silk tie #2. 100% silk, sterling silver. 2011

 

About Part B

Founded in 2009, the Part B collective meets monthly in galleries in and around Melbourne to discuss jewellery and related art exhibitions. Meeting information is distributed to an email list of local jewellers, comprised of students through to established artists. To date around 40 artists have attended at least one meet. The two happenings held over the last two years have drawn their participants from those attendees, as a minimum of a single attendance is a condition of participation.

These jewellery happenings are designed to challenge jewellers and audiences alike, exploring and deconstructing traditional customs of jewellery display in galleries, and the way that this style of presentation influences the viewer's engagement and interaction with jewellery. To participate in this interrogation, artists must have an attendant understanding of current jewellery concerns, in order to question or provoke them in a meaningful way.

With the current popularity of social media and declining local membership of professional bodies (witness the closing of the local Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia branch), it is interesting that a fledgling group is quietly flourishing, especially given its focus on firsthand experience of exhibited works and face-to-face communication.

  

The artists

 

ManJewellery | as it happened...

QR codes on each model held pertinent artist info

  

ManJewellery | as it happened...

ManJewellery, in its natural habitat

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Comment by Susan Crow / East Fourth Street on January 24, 2012 at 4:54pm

As someone that loves to design men's jewelry, this is fun to see.

Comment by Montserrat Lacomba on January 24, 2012 at 4:13pm

Good show!

And I can imagine a similar project in Barcelona but not in Madrid!

Comment by The Justified Sinner on January 24, 2012 at 4:05pm

Edinburgh is cosmopolitan and creative; glasgow is parochial and anti-creative. 

You can be beaten up for wearing natural fibres or bright colours in glasgow. (Not joking.)

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 24, 2012 at 4:03pm
Dauvit, same question for you: Why in Edinburgh but not in Glasgow?

Anyone else here saying that about their location/state? Why?

PS: it would be great if you wanted to spearhead something similar in Scotland. It is such a fun project, I definitely could see this repeated in other cities/countries easily.
Comment by The Justified Sinner on January 24, 2012 at 3:54pm

Good question, Brigitte! I can imagine a similar project in Edinburgh (probably not glasgow) looking very similar.

Comment by Brigitte Martin on January 24, 2012 at 3:52pm
I keep reading your comments that this show is "so metro" and "so Melbourne". Naturally, sitting in the US myself, I am wondering what this means? What makes this show so 'typical' and if there is something such as 'typical Melbourne style' then how does it differ from 'typical Sidney style'?
Thanks!
Comment by Ann Davis on January 24, 2012 at 3:39pm

This is fun!!!  soooo metro!!!!! Great show!!!

Comment by Kevin Murray on January 24, 2012 at 2:02am

Very Melbourne!

Comment by Sandra Murray on January 23, 2012 at 8:13pm

I love the man jewellery and it looks great on the models!

Comment by Lorena Angulo on January 23, 2012 at 6:43pm

It is fabulous, Melissa. I love it ! ;o)

 

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A modern metalsmith/metal artist can be found working in traditional metals as well as in nontraditional materials. The designs can range from the classic to the extravagant, and the techniques can either be centuries old or decidedly current.

The wide range of expression preferences, design options, materials, and processes has lead within our field to unfavorable misconceptions, misunderstandings and in some cases even outright disdain between artists. Can the metal and jewelry field overcome its division and send out a much-needed signal?

We appreciate and respect our historical past and acknowledge that current materials have a rightful place in jewelry/object making!

Arriving at this message is the goal of this traveling exhibition opening at the SNAG conference in Boston 2015, Velvet da Vinci, San Francisco, CA - Aug 19 - Sept 20, 2015, Equinox Gallery, San Antonio, TX - Oct 16 - Nov 15, 2015, Baltimore Jewelry Center, Baltimore, MD - Dec 11, 2015 - Jan 08, 2016, Brooklyn Metal Works, Brooklyn, NY - Feb 5 - Mar 4, 2016.

DETAILS on exhibition premise, call for artists, submission guidelines.....

Rachel and Brigitte will be appearing on the wonderful Jay Whaley Metalsmith Benchtalk Radio Show, talking about the Co:Operation Garnish project, how they came up with the idea, what the project is about and the plans moving forward.

The radio show will be LIVE on air September 25, 2014 @ 6PM EST / 3 PM Pacific.

http://www.blogtalkradio.com/whaleystudios

Listeners can call in during the show via phone, skype, or directly connect via the blog talk website.

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