Tuesday 30 January 2007

inside out - JGMA 2008 conference themes

Next year's jewellery conference in Adelaide opens up alternative spaces for ornament in cultural exchange, the body, public space and technology.

inside out: JMGA 2008 Conference (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.

Four themes are:

  • 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

Anyone interested in holding a workshop or exhibition is encouraged to contact: Workshops: Andrew Welch: andrew.welch@unisa.edu.au; Exhibitions: Debbie Pryor: debbie.pryor@jamfactory.com.au

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