The jewellery team at Hong Kong Baptist University have been busy setting up the exhibition.
Why Jewellery? 2 is installed and ready for viewing. If you are in Hong Kong please visit!
Saturday 1 July is the last day to see Why Jewellery 2 in Brisbane! So if you haven't been to see it yet, you are running out of time. We have received lots of wonderful feedback, it is great to hear that the exhibition is starting conversations.
If you miss seeing the exhibition in Brisbane your next and final chance will be in Hong Kong later in the year!
Of course our website has images, but we all know it makes a difference seeing jewellery in the flesh.
We were really fortunate to have photographer Craig Stewart at the opening to capture the excitement. Craig took all of the photos in this posting.
We have received enquiries about purchasing works. The exhibition isn't a selling exhibition, but, we can pass on enquiries to the artists. Some artists may have similar works available and others may be happy to sell to you provided you can wait until the exhibition closes in Hong Kong.
After a marathon effort the exhibition is installed and ready for the public!
Marathon is a slight exaggeration, we had a great team of enthusiastic helpers.
It was exciting to unpack the works from Hong Kong and to look for relationships between all of the works to plan the install.
The opening is on Wednesday 14 June 6-8 pm. We hope you'll join us!
Yippee the works from Hong Kong are on their way!
Why Jewellery? will be open to the public from Tuesday 13 June. The official opening will be on Wednesday June 14 at the Project Gallery Queensland College of Art Griffith University Brisbane.
We are looking forward to receiving the HKBU works.
The 2017 exhibiting artists are:
From HKBU Hong Kong
Ching Sze Yin, Cicy
Chang Ting, Tiffany
Chung Ka Pang, Adrian
Chung Po Chui, Zoe
Hung Sheung Yee, Shirley
Li Wing Ka, Kaka
Lui Siu Fung, SF
Ma Ho Ching, Marco
Man Kwan Yee
Ngai Yan Chi, Kara
Pang Chung Yi, Joey
Tang Mung Sze
TAM Tak Hei
Wong Ka Hei
Yeung Long Hei, Benny
From QCA GU Brisbane
Recent graduates and current third year students in the Jewellery & Small Objects major at Queensland College of Art Griffith University have been invited to submit their expression of interests to exhibit in the 2017 Why Jewellery? exhibition.
In 2017 the exhibition will open first in the Project Gallery at QCA.
The Hong Kong gallery booking is for September 2017. The exhibition will be shown in Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery.
The expressions of interest are due 30 April.
13 artists will be selected from drawn from the current QCA 2017 3rd years and graduates from the last two years. To be considered you must complete the expression of interest form and email it with your images to jsoexhibitions by 30 April.
Planning is underway!
We are pleased to announce that Why Jewellery #2 is in planning to be launched mid 2017.
This time the exhibition will debut in Brisbane before touring to Hong Kong.
We will post more details soon, but what we can tell you now is that the exhibitors will be selected from the current students and alumni of the Jewellery Studio at AVA Hong Kong Baptist University and from Jewellery and Small Objects at QCA Griffith University.
We had a good turn out for the opening, thank you to everyone who came.
When the exhibition was installed in Hong Kong it included a blackboard where the audience was asked to write/draw their response to the question 'Why Jewellery?'
For the exhibition in Brisbane we have a clip board with pencil and paper asking the audience to respond to the question 'Why Jewellery?'
It was good to see it being used. We will compare the responses from Hong Kong and Brisbane...
Please join us on Friday night for the Brisbane opening of Why Jewellery?
Students, graduates and staff from HKBU and QCA are exhibiting.
From Academy of Visual Arts, Hong Kong Baptist University
Chan Cho Kiu, Bunchi
Chan Pak Kin
Chan Yuet Yi, Cherry
Chan Wing Sze, Cissy
Chan Hiu Tung
Cheuk Wing Sze, Mandy
Chim Chi Ho
Li Ka Yee
Lin Ling, Muki
Ng Sze Yu, Cecilia
Tse Lok Kwan
Wong Ming Sum, Wesley
Wong Wing Han, Pinky
Wong Ying, Percy
Lecturer of Jewellery Dr Ching Sze Yin, Cicy
From Queensland College of Art Griffith University
Line Sagmo Arnesen
Convenor of Jewellery and Small Objects Elizabeth Shaw
It was fun to unpack the boxes of work to reveal the pieces for the exhibition. Nick and I had seen them all before in Hong Kong, but for everyone else helping it was exciting to see the works from HKBU for the first time.
There are some definite similarities between the ideas being explored through jewellery. The materials being used are diverse. And appear to be used for both their aesthetic and symbolic value. There are, as would be expected, works in metal, silver, copper, brass and gold. There are works with gem stones and enamel. But there are also pieces that feature photographs, tooth picks, desposible lighter heads, hair and throw away plastic. The works that have originated from two different university departments in different countries sit well together to make an impressive exhibition.
We are pleased to announce that the exhibition will open in the Webb Gallery at QCA soon. It will be interesting to see the works installed again in a different venue. No doubt new discussions will arise.
If you are in or around Brisbane please join us on Friday 18 September 6-8pm for the opening.
A project that has emerged from the Jewellery studios at Academy of Visual Arts, the Hong Kong Baptist University and Queensland College of Art, Griffith University - See more at: http://ava.hkbu.edu.hk/2015/05/why-jewellery-24-3052015/#sthash.fSIT4oGh.dpuf