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

October 2024

Conference: Saturday 5th October
Gallery Visits & Talks, Open Studios: Sunday 6th & Monday 7th October
Workshops pre and post conference
Headlining exhibitions opening during conference

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

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.

The full program will be available to download on the website closer to the conference


  • One day of presentations, with speakers from across the country as well as respected international guests. For the full list of presenters click here

  • 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 delegates are supported by morning tea, lunch and afternoon tea provided on the Conference day.

  • Exhibitions, including the JMGA National Award Members Exhibition, Graduate Metal 16, Identities in metal: Alister Yiap Gallery

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.

For any questions and queries, please email the conference committee at

Conference Committee
Conference Co-ordinator: Tineke Van der Eecken
Graduate Metal XVI Exhibition Co-ordinator: Robin Wells
reflect | refract JMGA National Award Exhibition Co-ordinators: Jacquie Sprogoe & Barbara Cotter
Workshop Co-ordinator: Claire Townsend
Presenter Liaison: Melissa Cameron
Conference Consultant: Barbara Cotter
Secretary & Administration: Susannah Kings-Lynne
Treasurer: Daphne Ling
Sponsorship: Sultana Shamshi & Robin Wells

We would like to acknowledge the generous support from our sponsors for the Conference and it's associated events.



Involution: Making Jewellery, Creating Change


Conference Day: Saturday 5th October
Headlining Exhibitions:
Graduate Metal XVI: 16 September - 10 October
reflect | refract: 3 - 13 October
Gallery Visits & Open Studios: Sun 6th - Mon 7th October
Workshops pre and post conference: TBC


Walyalup/Fremantle, WA

Tickets & Registration

Registration Open!
Early Bird Period: Wed 15 May – Mon 29 July 2024
Registration forms and payment details click on the registration button

Early Bird Pricing
Full early bird price $160
JMGA member early bird $140
Student early bird $100

Full Price (from Tuesday 30 July)
Full price $180
JMGA member $160
Student $120

For full details click here


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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