TempContemp is a TEMPORARY curatorial pilot project experimenting with the exhibition of CONTEMPORARY jewellery – in other words…there’s a new independent gallery space in Brunswick, Melbourne, Australia and we want to show the world ALL the jewellery things!
We envision this space as a pop-up stage for Contemporary Jewellery, during which visitors can delve into the delights of experimental jewellery thoughts, objects and inventions with an emphasis on interactivity between bodies in the space and the works displayed – in other words…we would love a variety of works, activities and discussions around contemporary jewellery. The possibilities are endless so anything remotely related to contemporary jewellery is most welcome!
The aims of the project are:
- To convert a small meeting room within a busy shared jeweller’s workshop, into a space worthy of housing and contemplating ideas around contemporary jewellery.
- To explore Contemporary Jewellery: What is it? Who makes it? Who wears is? What can it be? To examine, and if need be, interrogate the systems that support contemporary jewellery (or hold it back).
- To share these ideas, enthusiasm and education for Contemporary Jewellery with our jeweller community as well as a wider, non-jeweller public.
- To successfully run such a space meeting the challenges of budget and space/location within a shared building.
We are now accepting applications for the first of three planned shows. Due to a tight turnaround we are looking for existing work, but welcome a range of work from object, image, performance, projection or installation to writing – in other words…don’t delay! Apply ASAP with work* that’s already made and just gathering dust. We are interested in work that facilitates discussion.
I Hate Contemporary Jewellery *APPLICATIONS NOW OPEN*
This exhibition will form part of CRAFT CUBED and is the theme of the inaugural curated exhibition, an examination of our home turf through an open callout and challenge, asking makers and thinkers of Contemporary Jewellery to examine what we each love/hate about our current landscape: To defend it, applaud it, question it, seek to improve, or damn it as you see fit.
Application Deadline: Friday, 6 July 2018
Notification of outcome: Friday, 13 July 2018
Delivery of artwork: Friday, 10 August 2018
Exhibition Dates: 24 August – 8 September 2018
Artist Fee: $50 per successful application (details in Application Form)
HOW TO APPLY
Download the Application Form and follow the instructions
For enquiries, please email firstname.lastname@example.org
Do You Copy? (Roger that).
Do you Copy, mimic or appropriate? Has your work been copied? Is imitation the best form of flattery? This second TempContemp exhibition asks you what you think about copying? In what contexts is it ok, or not? What are the ethics of imitation in creative practice? Is it necessary? An inescapable fact of life? Or a punishable offence?
Applications open Monday, 9 July 2018
Application deadline: Friday, 3 August 2018
Notification of outcome: Friday, 17 August 2018
Delivery of artwork: Friday, 19 October 2018
Exhibition Dates: 2 – 17 November 2018
Schmück or Schmock? (Schmück = jewellery, Schmock = the ring of skin removed from the penis after circumcision).
A slightly ambiguous comment made on a Facebook thread questioning the judicial choices that govern the official Schmück selection left us wanting to know more! (We are a long way from Germany, after all) Is your work Schmück? Or more Schmock? Is this a debate between highbrow and lowbrow? Is it a reference to art crafted from detritus? Is it about the act of judgement that deems a work unnecessary or unworthy and casts it aside? Is anyone out there actually making work about (or even with) Schmock? However you read the comment’s meaning – please send us a work that represents your interpretation!
This exhibition will align with Schmück, the Munich Jewellery Week in Germany 2019
Applications open Monday, 9 July 2018
Exhibition Dates: 8 March – 23 March 2019
We are seeking work for exhibition that speaks to any or all of the above themes. They are deliberately left a little vague, in order to be shaped by what we hear back from artists practicing in or around Contemporary Jewellery.
The project is instigated and curated by a trio team consisting of Anna Gray, Laila Marie Costa and Annelies Hofmeyr.
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