Friday, 9 February 2007

Two jewellery notices: JMGA in Adelaide and Kruger in Melbourne

inside out: JMGA 2008 Conference: FINAL CALL FOR PAPERS
13th Biennial Conference of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Adelaide

inside out will build on the momentum of previous JMGA conferences and explore jewellery and object making inside the Australia, Asia and Pacific region and outside the conventions of mainstream practice. The conference will bring together practitioners, educators, collectors, critics and cultural theorists for three days of discussion, debate, interaction and the exchange of ideas.

Conference papers are sought on jewellery and object making in the Australia, Asia and the Pacific region under the following four themes:

  • cross cultures exploring regional, ethnic and indigenous approaches to practice

  • culture of the body looking at the body as a site and/or subject for representation, performance, fashion and movement;

  • cultural sites investigating personal, public and institutional perspectives on objects and practice;

  • techno culture engagements with technologies new and old.

Submissions addressing these themes are invited by way of abstracts for papers.

abstract requirements
Initial submissions should take the form of a 400 word abstract. The deadline for abstracts is Friday 2nd March 2007. Submissions should be emailed to Andrew Welch, Chair of the JMGA 2008 Conference Steering Committee:
refereeing of papers
The selection of papers will be made in two stages. All abstracts will be reviewed and then authors will be invited to submit full papers for juried selection.
key dates
Deadline for abstracts: 2 March 2007
Notification of accepted abstracts: 26 April 2007
Deadline for full papers: 1 August 2007
Notification of accepted juried papers: 8 October 2007
Deadline for revised papers: 22 November 2007

Anyone interested in holding a workshop or exhibition is encouraged to contact:
Workshops: Andrew Welch:
Exhibitions: Debbie Pryor:

From the Known to the Unknown
Masterclass, 20th-23rd February, 2007. RMIT Gold and Silversmithing
An Artist's Journey
Public Lecture, 21st February, 2007. 6pm, RMIT Storey Hall
Daniel Kruger Jewellery
Exhibition, 13th Feb.-3rd March, 2007. Gallery Funaki
Prof. Daniel Kruger is a visiting researcher in the RMIT Gold and Silversmithing research program 'Urban Settings' for the RMIT Institute in Design. This event is an RMIT Gold and Silversmithing collaboration with Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.

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