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Reconstructing Our Second Skin: Gender in Contemporary Jewelry

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
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Spoke too soon...

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
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Body Politic - last days

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
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Melissa Cameron commented on Melissa Cameron's blog post Body Politic in the Canberra Times
"Thanks Brigitte :-)"
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"Congrats on this well-written article. Good insights!"
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Body Politic in the Canberra Times

Kerry-Anne Cousins has written a piece, published today in The Canberra Times, about my Body Politic exhibition at Bilk Gallery, entitled Body…See More
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Body Politic: the interview

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
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Friends, politicians, Canberrans, lend me your bodies...

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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Body Politic

You'll find me in Canberra next week for the opening of the Body Politic exhibition, where I'll also be giving a lecture and having a chat with the Gold and Silversmithing students at ANU on Friday afternoon.More images via the Bilk website, Facebook and…See More
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"You are welcome! Looking at the exhibit again, I couldn't help thinking how much has changed since 2011, that exhibit was such a groundbreaking idea..."
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"Thanks for the ManJewellery flashback, it's a nice reminder while I'm deep in the dungeon making that there's another more fun/frivolous side to this business ;) xx m"
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"Me either Dauvit! Whoa, how time flies! Thanks to Brigitte for the reminder ;)"
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The Justified Sinner commented on Melissa Cameron's group ManJewellery
"I cannot believe that this was five years ago! Thanks for reminding me."
Feb 9
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Intimate Immensities

artist Serideh KarimiI'm currently involved in a beautiful online exhibition at the new Garland Magazine. My work has been featured along a slew of other poetic works by craft artists from all over, under the theme Intimate Immensities. The exhibition was curated by…See More
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Spoke too soon...

Posted on April 24, 2016 at 4:30pm 0 Comments

1200 Shot Round (breastplate), 11 RPH Cannon (brooch)
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…

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Body Politic - last days

Posted on April 20, 2016 at 8:04pm 0 Comments

Attempts to Kill... - as worn by the artist
Attempts to Kill... - as worn by the artist

It's too late not to sound like a broken record, so here goes:

It's the last week to see my exhibition at…

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Body Politic in the Canberra Times

Posted on April 2, 2016 at 12:17am 2 Comments

Kerry-Anne Cousins has written a piece, published today in The Canberra Times, about my Body Politic exhibition at Bilk Gallery, entitled…

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Body Politic: the interview

Posted on March 29, 2016 at 5:00am 0 Comments

Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot, from the Escalation series, as worn by the artist.
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…

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At 5:36pm on February 10, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…
You are welcome! Looking at the exhibit again, I couldn't help thinking how much has changed since 2011, that exhibit was such a groundbreaking idea...
At 9:05am on January 4, 2016, Brigitte Martin said…

Thanks for signing up again with crafthaus.  Your membership is valid through January 15, 2017.
Now that you’ve successfully re-registered you can get even more involved. This means, you’re not just getting the whole crafthaus picture... you are a part of it. Your contributions via blogs, photos, and discussions will enrich our open crafthaus environment immensely, so please let us know what’s going on in your art life! Don't hold back! 

Thanks for being a crafthaus member!

At 9:57pm on June 2, 2015, Katja Toporski said…

Thanks you!

At 4:50pm on January 23, 2012, Leisa Rich said…

No idea what was in it. I refreshed which tin, and I had gotten it at an estate sale. Sorry I couldn't help!

At 4:23am on January 21, 2011, Tamsin Leighton-Boyce said…
Brilliant. I might get a chance to pop to UWE in March- (see how busy you are though!)- otherwise I am exibiting at our new show 'Life's a Bench' Studio K162 Renate Scholz, Klugstraße 162, Munich.
At 2:39am on January 21, 2011, Tamsin Leighton-Boyce said…
Just saw you are going to be at UWE- I did my enamel training with Elizabeth Turrell- she is brilliant.
At 2:37am on January 21, 2011, Tamsin Leighton-Boyce said…
I dont have a UK stockist at the moment- I am doing some work for the Oxford Ethical Fashion show in March and then off to Schmuck in Munich. Where are you doing your residency?
At 3:26pm on January 15, 2011, The Justified Sinner said…
Congratulations on the front page!
At 1:40pm on January 6, 2011, The Justified Sinner said…

Melissa! Thanks for the comments. I am very pleased to hear that you are going to be in the UK in March. Perhaps we could meet up?

I have sent an email to Llantarnam Grange, mentioning that you plan to visit. Louise, who runs the gallery, is wonderful.

At 7:13am on January 1, 2011, Brigitte Martin said…

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Mixed media sculpture based on my son Ky's childhood.
Copper, earthenware, encaustic, mica, teeth, resin, patina.
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