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The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Queensland Chapter (JMGQ) showcase exhibition, Use, is thematically focused on the concept of tools, while exploring the conceptual breadth and layers of meaning that operate within the theme for contemporary jewellers, metalsmiths and small objects practitioners. Tools are a critical part of any artisan's practice. Jewellers are no longer restricted to the traditional tools of the past, regularly employing digital technologies such as 3D printing and laser cutting into their contemporary practice. New materials often require a new approach by jewellers, often resulting in ingenious and surprising outcomes. Use will explore the intersection between art, craft and design while celebrating the talent of 17 Queensland jewellers and small object makers .

This exhibition is in partnership with Museums & Galleries Queensland and the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Queensland Chapter (JMGQ), curated by Lisa Bryan-Brown.


Banner image above: Jac Dyson, Pocket (Brooches), 2016. Sterling silver, galvanised steel, magnets, found objects, 2cm x 2cm x 1cm (each). Photo: Faun Photography.


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