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(11-16 March 2019)!

Click here to view our interactive online catalogue (give it a sec…. it can take a while to load).

Munich’s loss is Melbourne’s gain!

Featuring 30 artists, each with their own bold take on the problem we set before them.


(where Schmuck = jewellery, and Schmock = the ring of skin removed from the penis by circumcision).

Confused? So were we at first, but one by one, our artists have set the scene, described the problem, and even offered solutions!

Featuring works of, in and about jewellery from an array of artists across the globe:

Amanda BartlettAmanda Bergman, Amelia ToelkeAnna Butwell,  Anna Davern,  Áurea PragaCaroline ThomasGabriella Goldsmith,  Hurricane Luke, Ikaros Moushouttas IasonIsabelle Azais, Joshua KoskerKay Guo,  Kirsten Fredericks, Lital Mendel,  Macarena BernalMarie-Hélèn BélengerMarilena Karagkiozi,  Melis Agabigum & Rachel Andrea DavisMiriam ArentzNelly Van Oost, Peter DeckersRachael ColleySophie BeerVanessa White,  Veresa EyblVivienne Varay, Xun Liu, and Yojae Lee

  • Is the work Schmuck? Or more Schmock?
  • Is this a debate between highbrow and lowbrow?
  • Is it a reference to art crafted from detritus?

It’s all this and more! An echo, a critique, an alternative, and a bloody good show.

In timely alignment with the International festival of Schmuck 2019 in Munich, but right here in Australia (because we have terrible FOMO) @tempcontemp and @Northcity4 are hosting our own international Schmuckfest!

Come join us at the opening party on the 15th, or drop into the gallery between 11am-4pm Monday to Saturday (11-16 March) of our special Schmuckweek!


Do You Copy? (Roger that).
(9 – 24 November 2018)

Do you copy…mimic or appropriate? Has your work been copied?

Roger that:  For TempContemp’s second exhibition, twenty artists from around the world have responded to our call, exploring how copying affects and effects contemporary jewellery practice.

Happenstance and the Zeitgeist, homage (both flattering and unflattering), copying as a learning process; a market and media driven necessity; and the unavoidable result of a physical and digital visual-reference-filled world

We examine an array of imitations within creative practice, including the ethics and realities of authorship, authenticity, research and acknowledgement.

Copying: Excusable? Unremarkable? Or a punishable offence?

Featuring: Amanda Croatto, Ana Escobar, Anna Davern, Anna Gray, Bernard Skahill, Carlo Lucidi, Claire McArdle, Emma Grace, Grae, Jane Bowring, Laila Marie Costa, Pamela Camille, Pascaline Rey, Robyn Clarke, Sharon Fitness, Tania Cruz, Veresa Eybl, Vivienne Varay, Welfe Bowyer, Yichen (Eason) Gao.

TempContemp launched with our inaugural exhibition I Hate Contemporary Jewellery on 24 August 2018 :

I Hate Contemporary Jewellery
(24 August – 8 September 2018)

This exhibition was part of CRAFT CUBED: 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 they saw fit.

Featuring: Andrea Ortega, Anna Börcsök, Anna Davern, Antonia Field, Ayesha Patel, Claire Vaganiance, Enrica Prazzoli, Eve Lam, Juliette Claire, Kyla Jay, Laila Marie Costa, Larah Nott, Lisa Furno, Luke Abbot, Matilde Mozzanega, Nicole Kaufman, Nóra Tengely, Renee Hope, Ruth Allen, Vivien Bedwell, Yaroslava Kellerman.

TempContemp is co-curated by Anna Gray and Laila Marie Costa. 

*Developed with Annelies Hofmeyr, over literally hundreds of planning meetings and intense contemporary jewellery discussions*.

These projects have were financially assisted by Moreland City Council’s Arts Investment Grant 2018.