Presented in Walyalup/Fremantle by the
Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia - Western Australia

October 2024

Headlining Exhibitions Open: Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th October
Conference: Saturday 5th October
Gallery Visits & Open Studios: Sunday & Monday 6th/7th October
Workshops pre and post conference: TBA

The JMGA is delighted to invite our diverse community back to Whadjuk Noongar Country in W/Fremantle, to share an inspiring line-up of workshops, presenters, exhibitions, and events.

More information on registration, timetable, speakers, exhibitions and workshops coming soon!

Our conference theme “Involution: Making Jewellery, Creating Change” has resonated with creatives, curators and scholars from around the country, as well as around the world. We have carefully crafted a lineup of unique and unexpected voices from diverse areas of our field. Through the workshops, presentations, and tours we are deepening skill, developing practice, and witnessing the current state and the future trajectory of our field. Amongst it all, we will also hold space to engage and celebrate with one another, as colleagues, as friends.

Our conference takes place at The WA Maritime Museum in Walyalup/Fremantle, located by the water in this iconic port town. With excellent access to public transport, providing a convenient connection to Subiaco and Perth CBD, where our major exhibitions will be on display.


  • One day of presentations, with speakers from across the country as well as respectedinternational guests.

  • Dynamic workshops running pre and post Conference.

  • Opportunities for studio and gallery tours with unique access to local jewellery artists’studios.

  • Network opportunities encouraging connections with fellow artists and conference delegatesare supported by morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided on Conference day.

  • Exhibitions, including the JMGA National Members Exhibition, Graduate Metal 16, Identities in metal: Alister Yiap Gallery, and an Indigenous Jewellery exhibition, featuring and curated by First Nations artists and makers.

Coinciding with the JMGA conference is IOTA:24, the Indian Ocean Craft Triennial. Its flagship exhibitions and festival program (over 50 exhibitions and events) will feature the best craft of the Indian Ocean region. Several of these events will be in partnership with JMGA exhibits.

For more information please check back later this month, alternatively you can email the conference committee at

Conference Committee
Conference co-ordinator: Tineke Van der Eecken
Graduate Metal 16 Exhibition co-ordinator: Robin Wells
Curator Indigenous Jewellery: Michelle Broun
reflect/refract Exhibition co-ordinators: Jacquie Sprogoe & Barbara Cotter
Workshop co-odinator: Claire Townsend
Presenter liason: Melissa Cameron
Conference consultant: Barbara Cotter
Secretary & Administration: Susannah Kings-Lynne
Treasurer: Daphne Ling
Sponsorship: Kathy Aspinall & Sultana Shamshi



Involution: Making Jewellery, Creating Change


Conference Day: Saturday 5th October
Headlining Exhibitions Graduate Metal 16 & reflect/refract: Thursday 3rd - Saturday 5th October
Gallery Visits & Open Studios: Sunday & Monday 6th/7th October
Workshops pre and post conference: TBA


Walyalup/Fremantle, WA


Early bird offers and day rates will be available.
Discounts for students and JMGA members.

More Info

More information on registration, timetable, speakers, exhibitions and workshops coming soon!
Conference registrations open late February 2024
Graduate Metal: Aplications now open
reflect/refract JMGA National Exhibition: Entries open 12th February


For all enquiries please contact the conference committee


JMGA WA acknowledges the Traditional Owners of country throughout Australia and recognises their continuing connection to land, waters and community. We pay our respects to them and their cultures; and to elders both past and present.

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