A quick heads up for those of you not already in the know, I just wanted to say a huge Congratulations!! to our fearless leader on here and now over at SNAG too, Brigitte Martin.This past weekend Brigitte was elected to the position…See More
In this crafthaus blog, I explore the intersection between gender and jewelry with a three-prong approach: interviewing artists who do not shy away from words like “gender issues,” “feminism,” and “sex”; analyzing the work of said artists and the reach of their work via questionnaires; and reinvigorating conversation about gender in jewelry by putting together an online exhibition.See More
1200 Shot Round (breastplate), 11 RPH Cannon (brooch)...so last week when I said that Saturday the 23rd of April would be the last day that the exhibition Body Politic would be visible at Bilk Gallery? Well I spoke too soon! The latest from Gallery Bilk, or more specifically,…See More
Attempts to Kill... - as worn by the artistIt's too late not to sound like a broken record, so here goes:It's the last week to see my exhibition at Bilk Gallery, and owing to the fabulous support shown to me and my work by the good people of Canberra, it's the last time you will see this complete collection of work together anywhere! It closes…See More
Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot, from the Escalation series.Many thanks to Vicki Mason for her excellent set of questions about my works in the Body Politic exhibition. The resulting article Melissa Cameron: Body Politic is up on the AJF website, while the exhibition is currently running at…See More
Come to Bilk Gallery in Canberra tonight for the official opening by Nigel Lendon of my exhibition Body Politic. This is shaping up to be the only chance anyone will have to see this collection of work in the one gallery. I look forward to seeing you there!See More
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Fellow deep sighers, it seems more people in the field are currently looking into these questions. Here is an interesting post by Leslie Ferrin which I saw on Critical Craft Forum on May 19:
"Our work over the years has brought us into direct contact with a few of the perspectives on this issue. Collectors and elderly people who are approaching the final stages of life often become concerned about what happens to the collection…"
"I am in the boomer generation, and when I was starting out life on my own, I didn't want what my parents had, or anyone else's parents, so it is reasonable that the new generation doesn't either. The boomer generation seems to be the…"
"In addition to my artwork, I do silver repair. Very few of the pieces I repair are from silver collectors. Most silver is inherited from family. Some pieces are in bad shape, or the silver is in need of repair after it was broken by the next…"
"This is a really interesting article. I'm a designer, maker and educator, and I've noticed that more and more students coming in are X and Y's. It's easy to label them, and not necessarily fair to paint them all with the same…"