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

Join the JMGA WA

The JMGA WA is always excited to welcome new members, and we offer various membership levels to suit you.

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Become a member of the JMGA WA today!

JMGA is a membership based organisation, representing jewellery and object practitioners throughout Western Australia. As a volunteer non-profit organisation we provide a forum to promote, support and develop the field of contemporary jewellery.

Members enjoy these benefits

‣ Belonging to a local and national network of fellow jewellers, metalsmiths and other craftspeople

‣ Exhibition opportunities and sales events

‣ Access to a range of workshops, presentations and skills demos

‣ Volunteer roles to gain experience with events, exhibitions, social media and more

‣ Support to help reach your creative goals and expand your practice

‣ Your artist profile on our website

‣ Finding friends and mentors from within the industry

‣ Involvement in the JMGA National Conference hosted in Perth 2024!

‣ And much more....

Our membership is open to all levels of expertise and experience, including discounts for students, seniors and regional members.

JMGA WA yearly membership falls between 1st July and 30th June each year.
Sign up before 31st July to be eligible for our Early Bird incentive!

Membership Levels

All membership levels entitle you to the following benefits:

  • Monthly meetings & exposure to guest speakers.
  • Your name included in the Members Gallery on the website.
  • Access to workshops with national & international artists.
  • A comprehensive suppliers list.

Exhibit

Opportunities for members to display works:

  • Biennial members exhibition
  • Fremantle Bazaar
  • JMGA National conference exhibition

Nominations

We encourage all new applicants for any level of membership to include a nomination by an existing/paid member of the JMGA. This is not required for renewing an existing membership, unless that membership is considered lapsed.

To become a member please complete an application form
Applicant's Details
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Membership Level*

Your annual JMGA subscription falls due on 1st July each year. Memberships not renewed before 1st October will be considered lapsed.

*Full Time Student membership applications will require further verification to ensure you are a full time student. We will contact you once you have submitted your application.

**Regional/Interstate Member applies to people who live outside the Perth Metropolitan Area, including people based in other Australian states (The PMA is defined by the state government boundaries, see 
separate documentation for map and further details). 

Areas of Expertise

Please list below any special skills or knowledge you have that you would be prepared to share with other members, either in a workshop or meeting situation (as tutor or speaker, or in group discussion), or that you would be willing to have other members contract you for advice on, should the need arise. e.g. Enameling, anodizing, stone setting, book keeping, wax carving, etc.

Nominator's Details

All new members are encouraged to include a nomination by an existing JMGA member.

Privacy*

As an incorporated body, JMGA WA (Inc) keeps up to date records of members, which is held and maintained by the Secretary, and may be available, upon specific request, for viewing by current financial members only. Unless specified otherwise, your details are recorded on a membership database which is otherwise available only to the Executive Committee for mailing purposes (communications will come to you via email). JMGA WA does not disclose member’s personal information to third parties.

Code of Conduct*

It is a condition of membership that all members agree to abide by the JMGA WA Code of Conduct.

Click here to view the Code of Conduct

List of Objectives*

List of Objectives *Please Note: It is now a condition of membership that members must read and accept the List of Objectives outlined by the JMGA WA Inc.  Find these listed below or in the About Us section of this website:

- Act as a vehicle by which jewellers and metalsmiths can communicate with each other, and those interested in this area;
- Support the advancement of craft in Australia;- Maintain an exchange of information with similar groups in Australia and overseas;
- Publish newsletters and/or magazines which will be of benefit and promote members and membership;
- Generate funds, for the advancement of the crafts of jewellery and metalsmithing in Australia;
- Become a lobbying force in such areas as legislation affecting jewellers and metalsmiths and exhibitions;
- Consolidate the craft of jewellery and metalwork in Australia as an art form.

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Payment Method

Please pay your membership fee via direct deposit to the JMGA WA bank account.

Your membership will not be valid until payment is received.

BSB 806-015
Account 02115777

*Please email a copy of your bank transaction record to our Treasurer at treasurer@jmgawa.com.au

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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.

reflect | refract

3 - 13 October 2024

ENTRIES NOW OPEN! 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 and New Zealand.

Graduate Metal 16

16th September - 11th October 2024

Graduate Metal 16 is an award exhibition of final year works from recent graduates of TAFE, university and polytechnic studios in Australia and New Zealand. APPLICATIONS ARE NOW OPEN! Apply before Monday 22nd April 2024

Involution: Making Jewellery, Creating Change

4th - 6th October 2024

19th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia national biennial conference. Presented in Boorloo / Perth by the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia - Western Australia 4 – 6 October 2024

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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.

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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.

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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).

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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.

Acknowledgement

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.

Become a Member

As a member of the JMGA WA you are entitled to a range of benefits and opportunities. Find out more here

To become a member please complete our membership form

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