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Members’ Exhibition

What Goes Around: an exhibition of contemporary Western Australian jewellery and objects

tg_engine_room_logo_72dpiWhat Goes Around is the 12th biennial award exhibition for members of the Jewellers & Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA WA Inc.). The exhibition will be held at Turner Galleries, Engine Room 1 from November 25 to December 17, 2016.

More than 100 new works by 46 of WA’s leading contemporary jewellers and metalsmiths will be on display. Works span a variety of subject matter, all pertaining to and reflecting on the exhibition them of “What Goes Around”. Styles and materials used by JMGA WA artists vary widely – some use precious metals and gemstones, others use recycled or found objects, natural materials, paper, plastics, beads or enamel.

Exhibition details

For opening times and gallery address, download a copy of our  exhibition flyer


Prizes will be awarded to artists for their work in three categories: Technical Excellence; Best Interpretation of the Theme; and Outstanding Student Work. Judging will be undertaken by jeweller and silversmith Philip Noakes (recently appointed as Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, London), and Dr Dorothy Erickson (internationally exhibiting artist jeweller, historian and author).

A People’s Choice Award will provide an opportunity for visitors to vote for their favourite work. The winning artwork of the People’s Choice Award will be announced on Monday December 19.

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Time Frame Exhibition

Time Frame – An exhibition of painting, jewellery, sculpture, textiles and photography.

The exhibition features work by a number of WA artists, including jewellery and enamel works by JMGA WA member – Jill Parnell

"I miss go" by Jill Parnell

“I miss Go” by Jill Parnell

The exhibition runs until 14th October

at Kidogo Art House (rear 47 Mews Road, Fremantle)
Opening Hours 11am – 4pm

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7 – 17 July 2015
Opening Night Saturday 11t July 4 – 6pm
Depot II Gallery, 2 Danks Street, Waterloo, NSW
Tue – Sat 11am – 6pm
Closed Sun and Mon

An Exhibition showcasing the work of Western Australian Contemporary Jewellers

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Showcasing a diversity of materials and sculptural techniques Betty will transform a collection of raw materials into new jewellery forms. Working with kiln fired vitreous enamels, fold-formed and anodised metals, fabrics, rubber and resin-set objects Betty’s approach will provide a visually engaging residency with much appeal to the public. Betty will conduct artist talks and demonstrations as part of her residency whilst exhibiting artists from the Main Gallery will conduct hands-on workshops with the public to reveal the endless possibilities of merging the mediums, textiles, jewellery and sculptural forms.



TUE – FRI 10AM – 5PM, SAT & SUN 11AM – 3PM


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Dr Dorothy Erickson Twenty First Century Work

This exhibition at Artsite runs until 23rd November

Internationally recognised Australian artist jeweller Dorothy Erickson has successfully exhibited internationally since 1979 and is represented major collections including the Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim, Germany, Victoria & Albert Museum, London, Koch Collection Switzerland, Australian National Gallery, Art Galleries of Western Australia, South Australia and Queensland, the Powerhouse Museum, NSW, and Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston Tasmania.

This exhibition celebrates forty five years of jewellery and includes newly commenced pieces for her Connections Collection, based on research into her antecedents and their occupations in Australia, Scotland, Wales, England and Sweden.

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Parts of the Story

Parts of the Story
Christel van der Laan

Christel Van Der Laan will be showing this exhibition at Stanley Street Gallery until 22nd November, the link below will take you to the website.

Contemporary jewellery is often concerned with the personal stories and journey of the maker.

The selection and composition of materials to give form to thoughts, feelings and memories,

is often the most challenging and exhilarating part of the process of making.



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Members Exhibition

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Members’ Exhibition
Fri 17 Oct to Sun 26 Oct
Open 10am to 4pm daily (and until 8pm on Friday evenings)
Pop Up Shop, Central High St Mall, Fremantle (opposite Culley’s Tea Rooms)

Please email queries to


Staffing Roster (last updated 17/10/14, 8.47am)




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Visual Art and Jewellery Design Graduating Exhibition 2013

Visual Art and Jewellery Design Graduating Exhibition 2013

The works of 42 students will be exhibited throughout the campus which has been transformed into a large gallery space.

The exhibition opening is on Wednesday 4th December at Central Institute of Technology, 12 Aberdeen Street, Northbridge.

The exhibition will be open to the general public from 6.00pm.
The award ceremony will be conducted at 6.30pm.

view 5 – 11 Dec, 10-4.45pm weekdays , 10.30-4.45pm Saturday


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Bazaar 2013

Christmas marketThe Jewellery & Metalsmiths Group of WA Inc will again have a stall at the Fremantle Arts Center Bazaar. Come down and have a look at the new look stall and purchase some unique handcrafted items for Christmas.

Friday 6 Dec: Night Market 5-10pm
Sat 7 & Sun 8 Dec: 9am-5pm

Bazaar 2013


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Red to Wear:Wrap up and announcement


Dear Artists,
We would like to thank you all for taking part in the RED TO WEAR exhibition. For those of you who were able to visit the gallery we loved putting a face to the work and catching up with lots of old friends. For those of you who live in distant parts we would be delighted to see you in Sydney (and I’m sure that between Stanley Street Gallery and the very generous network of contemporary jewellers here in Sydney we would be able to offer you some accommodation).

In the initial brief for RED TO WEAR we expressed our interest in offering a solo exhibition. We have selected Christel van der Laan from Western Australia – congratulations. Christel’s work At Any Price and Dead Weight created a lot of interest and generated some very interesting conversations among the viewing public. We certainly look forward to seeing more of her work.

As you are probably already aware, the RED TO WEAR exhibition was for us, the first of many such exhibitions. We are very keen to host and curate exhibitions of contemporary jewellery. We would like to briefly explain how you could be involved:

Exhibitions like Red to Wear, that take up the whole of our gallery space can be discussed/proposed, however, there is also a section of the gallery we call The Tank which is available for solo, small group or themed shows, (if you have a look on line at some of the gallery images you will see The Tank). We call these exhibitions Tank Shows and would encourage artists to submit proposals for their work to be seen in this space.

We look forward to discussing this information in detail with you. Please don’t hesitate to ask questions or to make contact. We are a friendly pair and as practicing artists have a good understanding of what it is like to approach galleries.

Warm regards
Merilyn and Liza

Merilyn Bailey
1/52 – 54 Stanley Street, Darlinghurst, NSW 2010
T: 02 9368 1142 ∗ M: 0407 406414 ∗ E:

ABN: 971 578 356 24


JMGAWA: Congratulations to Christel Van Der Laan! We look forward to seeing your work. Enjoy the process!

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