SYDNEY CRAFT WEEK OFFICIAL PROGRAM EVENTS
'Landlines'- Melinda Young Jewellery and vessels
October 1 - 13
Celebration Drinks - October 11 -6-8pm
Landlines is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and small woven vessels by Melinda Young. The work in the exhibition is a response to the colour and texture of the landscape of Broken Hill and the APY Lands, the coastline of Arnhem Land and the Illawarra Escarpment, all areas where Young has lived and worked over the past few years. This is work that is made whilst travelling across and on the land, using deliberately portable, yet labour-intensive and meditative processes of making. Coil weaving for the vessels, hand-coloured and rolled metal beads threaded onto hand-spun linen cord for the jewellery. The Landlines series pays homage to these places as a series of wearable landscapes and intimate vessels, inspired by the particular patina of the land and sea.
OPEN STUDIOS SATURDAY 10TH MARCH 2018
We're open this upcoming saturday 10th March for GAffa Creative Precinct Open Studios!
Our Annual Christmas showcase
Opening night: Thursday, December 7th
6pm - 8pm
Ground Floor 281 Clarence Street Sydney
Join us to toast our first year in the city with the opening of our annual Christmas showcase S P A R K L E - presenting stunning pieces by a selection of our Atelier artists.
Our opening night on 7th December coincides with great exhibitions upstairs at Gaffa Creative Precinct Gallery, including the JMGA NSW "Takeaway" exhibition and Gaffa's own "Made at 281" exhibition of works by Gaffa Creative Precinct Artists.
Also on the night, artist Guy Morgan will be showcasing his latest paintings at his pop up on the ground floor.
S P A R K L E continues until December 23rd
Works on view Thursday 12th October 6 – 8pm and – Friday 13th October 10am – 5pm
‘PREVIEW’ evening drinks - Thursday 12th October – 6pm – 8pm
Held as part of the inaugural Sydney Craft Week program, ‘Preview’ is a presentation of new contemporary jewellery collections by Studio 20/17 Atelier founder Melanie Ihnen and gallery artists Jennifer Fahey and Stephanie Said.
Melanie Ihnen’s new works pay homage to her signature minimalist aesthetic and mixed metals technique. The subtle variations in silver, gold and grey tones are complemented by the finest precious and semi-precious gems.
Jennifer Fahey’s new range expands on her successful series of 3d printed nylon combining precious metals with colourful semi-precious gems further exploring the elegant repetitions that give her work its sinuous style.
Stephanie Said’s work uses the core element of the hinge allowing pieces to shift, fold and evolve, creating sound and reflecting light. Stephanie will be presenting her latest collection of infinity folding rings which can be worn over the knuckle or closed, revealing or concealing hidden diamond pattern variations