In February, the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland (JMGQ), opened the exhibition Use at POP Gallery in Brisbane, Australia. Use was curated from JMGQ member submissions by Lisa Bryan-Brown.
From the JMGQ website: Thematically focused on tools and processes, Use explores the conceptual breadth and layers of meaning that operate within this theme for contemporary jewellery practitioners and metalsmiths. At the heart of any artisan's practice, tools and processes provide interesting and reflexive subject matter and a point of entry into contemporary jewellery and small objects practices.
Exhibiting artists: Helen Bird, Jac Dyson, Lois Hayes, Catherine Hunter, Alicia Lane, Catherine Large, Samuel Lintern, Andy Lowrie, Nellie People, Clare Poppi, Kierra-Jay Power, Paola Raggo, Elizabeth Shaw, Katie Stormonth, Rebecca Ward, Helen Wyatt and Xiaohui Yang.
Use is planned to tour regional Australian galleries in 2019/2020. I'll post more details as they become available. The curators essay can be read on the JMGQ website by clicking here.