You might have guessed that I am post-posting.
Yes, I am back in Melbourne and as I was lying awake at 4.30 this morning, I thought that I might as well use my extra jet-lag time to my advantage and catch up on the blog.
The intention project was our last project and the one that we got the most time to work on. It ended up being only about a week as we had to allocate 2 days to setting up our exhibition.
At the end of the summer academy there is an open day with all of the studios open for the public to come and have a look at what we've been doing. It is not supposed to be an exhibition as such, more an open studio, but a lot of the courses set up exhibition style displays. We thought it best to put on an exhibition as a studio tour wasn't really a great way for people to see what we've been doing - our work being so small and all. One of the painting courses was about still life and they had left the still life props set up surrounded by the large canvasses that the students were working on (I've got photos for another post).
The room we used for the exhibition had wooden slab lined walls which I thought was going to be problematic but we managed to put together a cohesive and elegant show (if I do say so myself!)
This is Sooyeon Kim's work in the foreground and the photo gives you an idea of the space. That white stuff in the background that looks like snow is a huge pile of salt!
A close up of one of Sooyeon's pendants - leather, gold, thread and pearls
Peter Sahle's work.
and a close up of one of the brooches - silver, gold leaf and coral (?)
and a close up. This is a bangle. We are doing a swap.
Elisabeth Reichl - laminated paper neckpiece and acrylic ring with gold tag. The neckpiece was bought by a collector which we were all very excited about.
and a close up - paper and paint.
Yamuna Valenta - textile and marbles
Yamuna again - copper.
Lucia Rizzieri - silver, copper, textile and paint
and another close up. You can see that we were quite creative in overcoming the problems with the wooden walls.
one of Anja's morsels - silver, gardening gloves and something spiky!
and my favourite work of hers - felt, silver and thread.
Melanie Sinnhofer's work was a display of photographs as her work wasn't object based...
And Wolfgang Löffler
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and the guillotine ring. If you tap the red bar on top, the razor chops down and shazam! No finger!
Not really, there's a stop built into it but it was quite difficult to release it while you were wearing it.
More photos can be found over at the Jewellery and Other Stories blog.