Friday, September 21, 2012


Okay it's spring and if you've had the first lick of sunshine you may be feeling like this....
...if so we have the workshop just for you.

Box Hill Institute has partnered up with the Melbourne Fringe Festival and clever kids Jessica Morrison (that's me) and Coconut Lu (one of my favourites) to present the festive workshop.....

Broken jewels, ugly jewels, paper clips, garden twine, fabrics, feather dusters, magical things you can’t throw out but have no clue with what to do…..?
Artists and creators of playful jewellery label ‘ Princess C, Lady J and the Upper Crust’, Jessica Morrison and Coconut Lu can help!
Bring your favourite broken gems and useless bits and over a four hour workshop we will help you magic them into a gorgeous pair of earrings fit for a Carnival…(or just dinner with your mates)

What to Bring:
As many items to be repurposed as possible
Your best imagination
Drawing pad and pencil/pens
Not essential but if you have your own pliers/ hand tools, please bring them

We will supply:
Sterling silver wire for earring hooks
Basic tools and electrical equipment
Two creative minds eager to share

Please be aware that we will be making in a functioning jewellery workshop so please wear leather covered toe shoes and bring a hair tie.

Saturday 6th of October

Box Hill Institute
Whitehorse Campus          
1000 Whitehorse Road
BOX HILL  Victoria

Melways reference: 47 E9

How much?

To book your place, please phone Jo Knowles at Box Hill Instituite's  Centre for Creative Industries on 9286 9654 

Friday, September 14, 2012

The year was 2006

'The year was 2006'

An exhibition of 100 jewellery pieces made in 2006

19th – 30th June 2012

Image taken at Studio 2017 6b/2 Danks st, Waterloo NSW of exhibition The Year was 2006

Okay I know this is very late....even appalling late but I have been flat stick and this is the first chance I have had to record this event in my blog. Naughty really considering I was lucky enough to be evolved in this great exhibition with the clever cats at Studio 2017  June this year.  Read their blurb below and check out the the number of great artists included in this show.  I was in excellent company.

The Year was 2006

2006. It was a common year that started on a Sunday. John Howard was PM and Pluto was no longer classified as a planet. It is often bandied about that art is a reflection of our society; intrigued, we set out to find what 2006 might have looked like in terms of contemporary jewellery. 100 jewellers from across the globe have been invited to present one piece of jewellery they made 6 years ago. Presented as a salon hang, this exhibition will showcase an incredibly diverse array of jewellery and will give an overall snapshot of what these jewellers were thinking, making and the materials they were using all those years ago in 2006.

Alice Potter, Alice Whish, Alida Cappelletta, Amy Renshaw, Andrew Welch, Barbara Cotter, Bernadette Trainor, Beatriz Ruiz, Birgit Laken, Claire McArdle, Coconut Lu, Bridget Kennedy, Danielle Butters, Danielle Sweeney, Deborah Rudolph, Diane Beevers, Elfrun Lach, Elfi Spiewack, Emma Fielden, Erin Timony, Francine Haywood, Heidemarie Herb, Helen Mok, Ilse-Marie Erl, InSync Design, Jacomien Labuschagne, Jandy Pannell, Jane Millard, Jane Pollard, Jane Reynolds, Jasmine Matus, Jennifer Gehbauer, Jessica McMullen, Jessica Morrison, Jessica Page, Judy McCaig, Julie Usel, Julie Kiefel, Justine Austine, Karen Thompson, Karin Jakobsson, Karina Hunnerup, Karola Torkos, Kate Barton, Kath Inglis, Katrina Freene, Kelly McCallum, Kim Ebbeck, Linda Blair, Linda Van Niekerk, Lisa Furno, Luke-John Matthew Arnold, Madeleine Clark, Manuela Gandini, Mark Vaarwerk, Melanie Ihnen, Melinda Young, Melissa Cameron, Mervi Kurvinen, Michelle Kelly, Michelle Taylor, Minnette Michael, Mirca Maffi, Miriam Andraus Pappalardo, Nadine Smith, Naomi Schwartz, Paula Rodrigues, Phoebe Porter, Rachel Bell, Radka Passianova, Renee Damiani, Robi Szalay, Rudee Tancharoen, Sandy Marker, Shan Shan Mok, Sharon Fitness, Sharon Massey, Shauna Mayben, Shimara Carlow, Sian Edwards, Simon Cottrell, Sonya Scott, Stefanie Koelbel, Susan Frisch, Susanna Dwyer, Suzanne Esser, Szilvia Gyorgy, Tatjana Panyoczki, Teresa Faris, Vernon Bowden, Vicki Mason, Ximena Natanya BriceƱo, Zoe Brand