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Museums & Galleries Queensland in partnership with the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, Queensland Chapter (JMGQ) is seeking expressions of interest for the touring exhibition Use – an exhibition curated by Lisa Bryan-Brown and featuring 17 Queensland jewellers and small object makers.

This JMGQ showcase exhibition 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 Queensland talent.

Proposed exhibition dates

July 2018, 2019 or 2020 program.

Tour enquiries

Museums Galleries Queensland
Andrea Higgins, Exhibition Program Officer
Phone: 07 3215 0846


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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