Goulburn Regional Art Gallery

excessory Contemporary Australian Jewellery

Excessory: Contemporary Australian Jewellery brings together the work of six contemporary Australian jewellery artists who transform everyday and found materials into precious objects, challenging the notions of value and worth traditionally associated with jewellery.

United in their usage of commonplace materials from the world around them – the ‘excess’ of contemporary life – the artists convey ideas about environmental sustainability, social history and Australian culture, demonstrating the conceptual potential of jewellery as an art form.

The regional tour of Excessory: Contemporary Australian Jewellery is managed by Museums and Galleries NSW as part of their touring exhibitions program which aims to provide galleries and museums in regional NSW and throughout Australia with access to high quality and contemporary visual art and craft exhibitions.

Tour Itinerary:
Manly Art Gallery & Museum, NSW    30 July 2010 to 29 August 2010
Rockhampton Art Gallery, QLD    10 December 2010 to 20 February 2011
Grafton Regional Gallery, NSW            2 March 2011 to 10 April 2011
Goulburn Regional Art Gallery, NSW    10 May 2011 to 21 June 2011
Yarra Ranges Regional Museum, VIC   28 June 2011 to 7 August 2011

For more information: http://mgnsw.org.au/exhibit/excessory/

A Museums & Galleries NSW touring exhibition. This project has been assisted by the Australian Government through the Australia Council for the Arts, its arts funding and advisory body.





Public Programs

excessory: Contemporary Australian Jewellery

GRAG will be running four fantastic jewellery making workshops in May/June 2011.
The workshops will coincide with an upcoming touring exhibition
excessory: Contemporary Australian Jewellery.  Places are limited so please book
early, see flyers above for further information on each class.

Saturday 21 May: Workshop1pm—4pm, 
 jewellery making  with artist Tracy Hopkirk (adults and teens) $15

Thursday 26 May at 12.30 : Artist Talk – Tracy Hopkirk - Free

Saturday 28 May: Workshop1pm—4pm,   
jewellery making  with artist Fiona Hammond (adults and teens) $15

Saturday 4 June: Workshop1pm—4pm,  
jewellery making  with artist Walter Brecely (adults and teens) $15

Saturday 18 June: Workshop1pm—4pm,  
 jewellery making  with artist Emma Kidson (adults and teens) $15


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