Tineke Van der Eecken
19th National JMGA Conference 2024
Robin Wells
Alister Yiap
Bethamy Linton

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Dr Aly de Groot

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Presentation

Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Overview

Dr Aly de Groot will be teaming up with Dr Louise Hamby to present a paper exploring the introduction of contemporary methods to the traditional practices of the Indigenous makers of eastern Arnhem land, Gapuwiyak.

Dr Aly de Groot is an Australian contemporary fibre artist from Garramilla-Darwin. Inspired by her empathy for marine life and ecosystems, she has been dedicated to learning, using, and teaching contemporary basket-making processes for over two decades. Aly is a PhD graduate from the College of Indigenous Futures Arts & Society at Charles Darwin University, where she is currently the Lecturer in Indigenous Australian Art. Working alongside Indigenous elders and traditional makers, notable collaborative projects include 3 large scale public artworks with Larrakia Elder, Aunty Billawarra Lee, and an award winning fashion collection with Gapuwiyak Culture and Arts. The presentation will be done remotely from Darwin.

Dr Louise Hamby

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Presentation

Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Overview

Dr Hamby will be teaming up with Aly de Groot to present a paper exploring the introduction of contemporary methods to the traditional practices of the Indigenous makers of eastern Arnhem land, Gapuwiyak.

Dr Louise Hamby is currently a Visiting Research Fellow in the School of Archaeology and Anthropology at the Australian National University with a focus on Indigenous fibre arts, the material culture of Arnhem Land, Indigenous collection-based research and digital repatriation and re-documentation of museum collections and archival material. An honorary associate of Museum Victoria since 2003, Dr Hamby has worked on a number of collaborative curatorial projects working with Indigenous Australians. Threaded objects continue to be an area of her research and collection.

Everett Hoffman

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Presentation Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Workshop TBC

Overview

Everett's paper “Converging Objects of the Universe”, explores the intersection of jewellery and found objects in developing a queer narrative of becoming. He will also be running a workshop alongside the conference.

Everett Hoffman is a cross disciplinary artist, curator, and writer, based in Philadelphia, PA. He has achieved his BFA and MFA, and completed many residencies across America, most recently completing a three-year residency at Penland School of Craft. His writings have been featured in multiple publications, and he has exhibited widely across America and also Greece. Everett is a finalist in Art Jewellery Forum’s 2024 YOUNG ARTIST AWARD.

Julia Heineccius

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Presentation Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Workshop 3 & 4 October Fremantle Art Centre

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Julia will be presenting a paper discussing how artists and scholars are looking at the effect of process videos on our perception of our own skills and capacities, and our understanding of material behaviour.

Julia Heineccius studied at the University of Washington, and earned her MFA in Metalsmithing from Cranbrook Academy of Art in 2012. She has completed a number of residencies, exhibited throughout America and Europe, and currently lectures in jewellery and metal at North Seattle College. Julia creates functional and sculptural objects, but pursues jewellery as a concept, a form of art, and a set of techniques. Julia is also conducting a workshop based on the idea of constructing and deconstructing prior to the conference day.

Kaori Juzu

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Workshop

Dates 1-3 October & 7-9 October

Fremantle Art Centre

Overview

Kaori will be running two enameling workshops at the 2024 JMGA National Conference in Perth.

Kaori Juzu is a contemporary jeweller originally from Fukuoka, Japan. After completing her apprenticeship under Per Suntum in 2008, she has established her own very successful practice, allowing her opportunities to work, exhibit and teach in various cities across the world. Her work focuses on enamelwork, pushing the boundaries, using simple materials while employing a sophisticated mix of techniques. Most recently, Kaori is a 2023 Loewe Foundation Craft prize finalist.

Michelle Broun

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Panel Moderator, Presentation & Discussion

Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Overview

In 2023, Michelle Broun conducted a survey of Indigenous Jewellery and Body Adornment entitled ‘Linking Past and Present’ ahead of the 2024 JMGA National Conference, funded by the Department of Local Government, Sport & Cultural Industries. She will be facilitating a speaking panel with Indigenous artists on this subject.

Michelle Broun is a proud Yindjibarndi women residing on Whadjuk Nyungar Boodja. Michelle has worked in the arts and cultural sector for 30 years - as a textile designer, curator, cultural planner, and creative producer, in both the not-for-profit and government sectors. In 1995 she was co-curator of Women’s Work Land and Spirit which toured to Beijing at the Forbidden City during the UN Conference on Women- then nationally in Australia to 17 venues with support from Art On The Move and Visions Australia. She was lead Curator of Ngalang Koort Boodja Wirn, WA Museum, Boola Bardip where she collaborated with community to create a narrative of identity, diversity, spirituality, and the resilience of West Australian Aboriginal people and places. As Curator of Australian First Nations Art at John Curtin University she curated Tracing the Art of a Stolen Generation – the child artists of Carrolup. This exhibition honours the child artists of Carrolup Native Settlement, who between 1946-1951 produced hundreds of vibrant artworks, mainly landscapes under the tutelage of their teacher Mr. Noel White. It toured to Manchester and Glasgow in 2022 as part of the UK/Australian Season of Culture. It acknowledges the legacy of the Stolen Generations and prompts conversations about Australia’s true history, issues of empire and structural racism. Michelle is currently enrolled in a Masters of Cultural Heritage and Museum Studies at Deakin University. In 2024 she will undertake a 10,000 thesis in relation to a major collection held at the Museum of Victoria. She was recently appointed to the Indigenous Reference Group at the National Museum of Australia.

Nicole Monks

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Panel Discussion

Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Overview

Nicole Monks is a multi-disciplinary creative of Yamaji Wajarri,Dutch and English heritage living and working on Worimi and Awabakal Country (Newcastle).

Monks’s practice is informed by her cross-cultural identity, using storytelling as a way to connect the past with the present and future. Her works take a conceptual approach that are embedded with narratives and aim to promote conversation and connection. An award-winning designer and artist, Monks crosses disciplines to work with furniture and objects, textiles, video, installation and performance. Across these varied forms of contemporary art and design, her work reflects Aboriginal philosophies of sustainability, innovation and collaboration.

Rudee Tancharoen

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Presentation

Saturday 5 October

WA Maritime Museum

Overview

Rudee will be speaking about traditional PaAo casting, the jewellery and installations she has created with this process, and potentially a short demonstration.

Rudee Tancharoen lives and works in Bangkok, Thailand. She is a contemporary jeweller and a director of Atelier Rudee, the first international academy of contemporary jewellery in Thailand. She has completed studies in Thailand and Italy, and her work has been published and exhibited in Europe, America, Australia, and Asia.

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LINTON ATELIER opening event

Saturday 4 May

Bethamy Linton has set up a new workshop, studio, classroom and gallery space in Bassendean, and is hosting an open studio to welcome people in. She will have some fellow artist friends on site for the day as well.

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Two-Needle Beading Workshop with Gretchen Stolte

Sunday 24 March and 7 April, 2024

In this two-session workshop, Gretchen will guide participants through the traditional process of two-needle beadwork with the goal of making a pendant while learning about Nez Perce beading traditions.

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Stirling Open Art Studios

10 and 17 March 2024 from 10am-4pm

In 2024 the City of Stirling have 18 local artists in 11 locations inviting you to view their work and chat about their creative processes.

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JMGAWA Christmas Party and Pin Swap

Tuesday 12 December 2023, 6-8.30pm

Our annual Christmas party and Pin Swap event is back on! This is our opportunity to catch up with our fellow jewellers in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, and to have a bit of fun.

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Serendipity

2 - 19 November 2023

Solo exhibition of new work by Felicity Peters

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Stone and Lace

23 September 2023, 10am - 3pm

Stone and Lace is a collaboration between Tineke Van der Eecken and Desert Fire Designs. The jewellery collection is inspired by Tineke's grandmother's lace-making and uses some of Desert Fire Designs exquisite stones.

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The Donnelly Verandah Residencies Exhibition

15-24 September 2023

Each year the Donnelly River Village invites artists to visit the village and respond to the iconic 1950s timber milling village in WA’s southwest.

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Members Only Open Studio

Thursday 12 October 3-6pm, and Sunday 22 October 3-6pm.

You are invited to a JMGA WA exclusive open studios event. Tineke is inviting all JMGA WA members to visit her home studio for an opportunity to view the collection from her recent collaboration with Desert Fire Designs, Stone & Lace.

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Glass in Isolation

23 September - 1 October 2023

27 artists will be exhibiting a selection of their work in this exhibition, celebrating the individuality of work from glass artists in Western Australia.

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Members Only Open Studio

Saturday 12 August 2023, 2 - 5pm

You are invited to a JMGA WA exclusive open studios event. As we all work in personal spaces largely in isolation, this is an opportunity to share our inspirations, our workspaces and our work with each other.

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Arborea by Tineke Van der Eecken

20 May - 25 June 2023

‘Arborea’ explores the world’s forests through precious objects such as jewellery and sculptures, as well as poetry and photography.

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Birds Rained by Bethamy Linton

18 May - 4 June 2023

An exhibition of a new body of work and also development work toward the St. George’s Cathedral Patricia Pigeon bequest commission.

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Philip Noakes: Sculptural Survey

8 - 25 February 2023

Philip Noakes is widely celebrated for his unique visual language and the exceptional quality of his work. He has earned a reputation over many decades as a consummate craftsman and an original and innovative artist within the expanded world of metal

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Tributaries by Tineke Van der Eecken

Saturday 11 February 2023

Artists talk by Tineke Van der Eecekn alongside her touring exhibition Tributaries, currently on show at Rockingham Arts Centre.

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REGENERATE Members Exhibition

30 September - 9 October 2022

2022 sees the return of The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia WA biennial members exhibition.

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TRIBUTARIES

6 November - 19 December 2021

A new body of work by multidisciplinary artist Tineke Van der Eecken explores the fibres of flora, fauna, and human systems in her show Tributaries.

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Connexions

28 September - 16 October 2021

Connexions showcases new contemporary jewellery works by Australian artists Emily Beckley, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Melissa Cameron, Blandine Hallé, Eden Lennox and Sultana Shamshi.

This event has passed

Get it on!

6 November 2021, 2-4pm

Get it on! is an interactive event that lifts the lids on the jewellery on display and allows visitors to experience the artwork in a more hands on manner than most exhibitions allow.

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Counterpoint

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 20 November 2021

The artists in COUNTERPOINT have created works that emphasise, clarify and contextualise their practice by contrasting or juxtaposing different elements.

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VISION 40th Anniversary Members Exhibition

Friday 25 September - Friday 16 October 2020

VISION is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects showcasing the range and diversity of talent of its local makers.

This event has passed

ADORN Members Exhibition

Monday 18 March - Friday 12 April 2019

The Adorn exhibition showcased unique contemporary jewellery and objects by the members of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA (JMGA WA Inc).

This event has passed

REVEAL Members Exhibition

Saturday 11 August - Saturday 8 September 2018

This exhibition showcased the latest creations by 40 of WA’s leading contemporary jewellers and metalsmiths from members of the JMGA WA, Inc.

Involution: Making Jewellery, Creating Change

5th October 2024

19th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia national biennial conference. Presented in Walyalup/Fremantle by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia - Western Australia 5th October 2024

Graduate Metal XVI

16th September - 10th October 2024

Graduate Metal XVI is an award exhibition of final year works from recent graduates of TAFE, university and polytechnic studios in Australia and New Zealand.

reflect | refract

3 - 13 October 2024

In celebration of the achievements of the members of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA), this exhibition will survey the current state of contemporary jewellery in Australia.

Dorothy Erickson: Più di Cinquanta

21 March – 30 June 2024

This exhibition celebrates over fifty years of designing and making jewellery by Western Australian born Dorothy Erickson as part of Perth Design Week 2024.

Metamorphosis

17 May - 13 July 2024

Artists in collaboration with plants

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LINTON ATELIER opening event

Saturday 4 May

Bethamy Linton has set up a new workshop, studio, classroom and gallery space in Bassendean, and is hosting an open studio to welcome people in. She will have some fellow artist friends on site for the day as well.

This event has passed

Two-Needle Beading Workshop with Gretchen Stolte

Sunday 24 March and 7 April, 2024

In this two-session workshop, Gretchen will guide participants through the traditional process of two-needle beadwork with the goal of making a pendant while learning about Nez Perce beading traditions.

This event has passed

Stirling Open Art Studios

10 and 17 March 2024 from 10am-4pm

In 2024 the City of Stirling have 18 local artists in 11 locations inviting you to view their work and chat about their creative processes.

This event has passed

JMGAWA Christmas Party and Pin Swap

Tuesday 12 December 2023, 6-8.30pm

Our annual Christmas party and Pin Swap event is back on! This is our opportunity to catch up with our fellow jewellers in a casual and relaxed atmosphere, and to have a bit of fun.

This event has passed

Serendipity

2 - 19 November 2023

Solo exhibition of new work by Felicity Peters

This event has passed

Stone and Lace

23 September 2023, 10am - 3pm

Stone and Lace is a collaboration between Tineke Van der Eecken and Desert Fire Designs. The jewellery collection is inspired by Tineke's grandmother's lace-making and uses some of Desert Fire Designs exquisite stones.

This event has passed

The Donnelly Verandah Residencies Exhibition

15-24 September 2023

Each year the Donnelly River Village invites artists to visit the village and respond to the iconic 1950s timber milling village in WA’s southwest.

This event has passed

Members Only Open Studio

Thursday 12 October 3-6pm, and Sunday 22 October 3-6pm.

You are invited to a JMGA WA exclusive open studios event. Tineke is inviting all JMGA WA members to visit her home studio for an opportunity to view the collection from her recent collaboration with Desert Fire Designs, Stone & Lace.

This event has passed

Glass in Isolation

23 September - 1 October 2023

27 artists will be exhibiting a selection of their work in this exhibition, celebrating the individuality of work from glass artists in Western Australia.

This event has passed

Members Only Open Studio

Saturday 12 August 2023, 2 - 5pm

You are invited to a JMGA WA exclusive open studios event. As we all work in personal spaces largely in isolation, this is an opportunity to share our inspirations, our workspaces and our work with each other.

This event has passed

Arborea by Tineke Van der Eecken

20 May - 25 June 2023

‘Arborea’ explores the world’s forests through precious objects such as jewellery and sculptures, as well as poetry and photography.

This event has passed

Birds Rained by Bethamy Linton

18 May - 4 June 2023

An exhibition of a new body of work and also development work toward the St. George’s Cathedral Patricia Pigeon bequest commission.

This event has passed

Philip Noakes: Sculptural Survey

8 - 25 February 2023

Philip Noakes is widely celebrated for his unique visual language and the exceptional quality of his work. He has earned a reputation over many decades as a consummate craftsman and an original and innovative artist within the expanded world of metal

This event has passed

Tributaries by Tineke Van der Eecken

Saturday 11 February 2023

Artists talk by Tineke Van der Eecekn alongside her touring exhibition Tributaries, currently on show at Rockingham Arts Centre.

This event has passed

REGENERATE Members Exhibition

30 September - 9 October 2022

2022 sees the return of The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia WA biennial members exhibition.

This event has passed

TRIBUTARIES

6 November - 19 December 2021

A new body of work by multidisciplinary artist Tineke Van der Eecken explores the fibres of flora, fauna, and human systems in her show Tributaries.

This event has passed

Connexions

28 September - 16 October 2021

Connexions showcases new contemporary jewellery works by Australian artists Emily Beckley, Fatemeh Boroujeni, Melissa Cameron, Blandine Hallé, Eden Lennox and Sultana Shamshi.

This event has passed

Get it on!

6 November 2021, 2-4pm

Get it on! is an interactive event that lifts the lids on the jewellery on display and allows visitors to experience the artwork in a more hands on manner than most exhibitions allow.

This event has passed

Counterpoint

Wednesday 3 – Saturday 20 November 2021

The artists in COUNTERPOINT have created works that emphasise, clarify and contextualise their practice by contrasting or juxtaposing different elements.

This event has passed

VISION 40th Anniversary Members Exhibition

Friday 25 September - Friday 16 October 2020

VISION is an exhibition of contemporary jewellery and objects showcasing the range and diversity of talent of its local makers.

This event has passed

ADORN Members Exhibition

Monday 18 March - Friday 12 April 2019

The Adorn exhibition showcased unique contemporary jewellery and objects by the members of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA (JMGA WA Inc).

This event has passed

REVEAL Members Exhibition

Saturday 11 August - Saturday 8 September 2018

This exhibition showcased the latest creations by 40 of WA’s leading contemporary jewellers and metalsmiths from members of the JMGA WA, Inc.

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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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