DRIVEN TO ADORN – FORUM & WORKSHOPS

 

Jewellery has adorned the human body since time immemorial. It has fascinated us, bewitched us, caused murder and mayhem. We have coveted it. Over the ages jewellery has had many purposes beyond just ornament; as talismans, symbols of faith, tokens of love and esteem, trade guarantees and denoting status and authority.

Join us for a day of conversations about contemporary craft, jewellery and object making on Sunday 24 March 2019 at the City of Joondalup, and for workshops delivered by Claire Townsend and Sarah Elson, on Saturday 30 and Sunday 31 March respectively. (Registrations open from 4 February 2019.)

We are delighted to partner with the City of Joondalup in the presentation of a public program to complement the JMGA-WA (Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA) exhibition ‘ADORN‘ to be held at Joondalup Art Gallery 18 March-12 April 2019.

It has been a pleasure to connect with this group of makers over the last few months and to explore their motivations, plans and challenges, in preparation for this program.

DRIVEN TO ADORN – a forum for craft conversations

Pitching at the right level

Eminent jeweller and gallerist Katherine Kalaf will make a special presentation at the ADORN forum about her experience representing international and Australian jewellers and makers in her Cottesloe gallery, as well an insight into her incredible archive.

6X6: Six Slides for Six Minutes,
followed by a conversation about craft futures in WA.

Six contemporary jewellers and smiths will regale us with a snapshot of a particular area of their practice, prior to a panel discussion about future directions for the craft sector in WA.

Melissa Cameron recently returned to Perth after six years in Seattle. Melissa will share with us what she’s been up to and what she’s learnt on the other side of the pond.

Sarah Elson is this year’s recipient of the City of Joondalup Inside-Out Billboard Commission and a member of Art Collective WA. You may have seen her work in the City’s Community Invitation Art Award last year? After over 20 years teaching at Curtin, she’s embarking on a new stage in her career.

Susannah Kings-Lynne is one of the co-founders of Wayward Jewellers Society. Susannah hones in on the reality journey – after training and going it alone – or rather with a bunch of kindred spirits.

Bethamy Linton has generations of silversmithing in her blood. Bethamy provides insights into the historical progress of silverware and new ways of meeting the market.

Claire Townsend has over 20 years teaching experience and was instrumental in setting up Contemporary Metal with Philip Noakes. Claire is passionate about training and support for contemporary jewellers.

Alister Yiap works across a variety of design, art and making disciplines, from jewellery to sculpture. Alister is a well known face in the fashion and design world of WA; he balances award-winning creative work with ongoing teaching work at North Met TAFE.

ABOVE
Bracelet: Carlier Makigawa, sterling silver, 2003.
Neckpiece: Gillian Rainer, sterling silver, 2003.
Ring: Katherine Kalaf, 18ct yellow gold, amethyst and topaz, 2003.

Submit your short film for Real to Reel 2019!

We are continuing our adventure with short films about the diversity of craft in all its forms. And will again host ‘Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival’ in WA later this year – with tour dates across Australia too.

You can submit up to three short films to the Crafts Council UK that have been made since January 2016. Fees and terms apply. Read on for more details.

If you decide to submit your film, please let us know. We are eager to capture films created in our region for potential inclusion in other film festivals and events, so send us a link to your film/s.

Real to Reel: The Craft Film Festival is dedicated to craft and the moving image. Created by the Crafts Council UK, this will be its fourth rendition and continues its mission to highlight the sheer depth and scope of craft from around the globe.

SUBMISSIONS ARE INVITED NOW!  ** DEADLINE 4 February 2019.

More details….

WHAT TYPE OF FILMS?
All genres are encouraged, from documentaries, to story-led films to animation: if your film explores making, skills and materials, in the broadest sense, the selection panel would like to see it. The Crafts Council UK is committed to promoting and celebrating diversity. Applications from currently under-represented groups in contemporary craft, including applicants with disabilities and minority ethnic backgrounds are encouraged.

Short films – up to 30 minutes in length – only.
Films must have been made after 1st January 2016.

FEES APPLY (IN BRITISH POUNDS)
The submission fees for up to three films are:
£40 | 7th Jan – 21 Jan 2019
(Today £10 = AU$18 approximately)

Final deadline is 4 February 2019.

More details

You will need to upload your film to a hosting service such as Vimeo, YouTube, Wistia, etc for the selection panel to view the film.

If your film’s original language is not English, it will only be accepted if submitted with English subtitles.

Your film must be your own work, and you should have obtained copyright or relevant permissions for all images and films used in your piece.

Filmmakers of productions selected for screening will be notified by Friday 8 March 2019 and will be required to submit a ProRes file on an NTFS-formatted USB or hard drive by Friday 15 March 2019.

In case of selection, the copyright holder automatically authorises The Crafts Council to screen the film during the London festival and for additional screenings in the UK and internationally to take place before May 2020 free of charge and to use publicity material about the author(s) and/or the film, as well as a clip of the production for promotional purposes through press and the internet. The clip may also be included on the Crafts Council website and tour host websites.

For more details on how to apply and the online application go to:

https://www.craftscouncil.org.uk/opportunities/real-to-reel-the-craft-film-festival