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Brunswick Iconic - Emily Becher September 09 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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Artwork by AWOL CREW
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ARTIST BIO
Emily Becher graduated in 2012 from NMIT with an Advanced Diploma of Engineering Technology – Jewellery, and was awarded ‘Best Hand Skills’ of her graduating class by The Gold & Silversmiths Guild of Australia of which she is now a member. Her work has been exhibited in numerous jury selected exhibitions including The Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award 2013, Graduate Metal ‘13, Contemporary Wearables ‘13 and the 2013 Beijing International Jewellery Art Biennial, amongst many other local collaborative exhibitions.
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Gone AWOL
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ARTIST STATEMENT
Many of Melbourne’s suburbs are renowned for their extensive display of street art upon the facades of the suburbs, Brunswick included. It’s one of the Iconic attractions that many Melbournians are proud of.
And yet these iconic works of art never last forever.
Less than 2kms from Arbor in Brunswick West there WAS a stunning display of talent from the AWOL crew. Now in 2014 this magnificent collaboration by Adnate, Slicer and Itch of the AWOL crew has partially been destroyed.
The piece of jewellery I’ve created for this exhibition portrays a combination of fragments of this iconic artwork. It is intended to wear as a single piece, but is fragmented to represent the deconstruction of what was once an iconic piece of street art. This piece is my way of celebrating and preserving it’s beauty before it’s lost forever.
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Materials: Sterling silver, 9c yellow gold, thermal coloured Titanium, Titanium mesh necklets
Price: $2,670

Brunswick Iconic - Luna Zucchi August 29 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft.
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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East Brunswick Auto
East Brunswick Auto
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ARTIST BIO
Luna Zucchi likes eating ice cream, hanging out with her cats, days on the beach and creating intricate pieces of jewellery. She was drawn to jewellery by her interest in art and design, and the need to create with her hands. Each piece is carefully designed and made in her studio based on the west side of Melbourne. Delicate patterns, interesting forms, found objects and imagery are incorporated in her designs.
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East Brunswick Auto Brooch
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ARTIST STATEMENT
Around 11 years ago I lived in East Brunswick and stumbled across an old disused building. Even in its neglected state the once mechanics workshop displayed character and charm. The brooch I have created is a reflection of the shapes, forms and textures of the buildings exterior and hand painted signage. ‘East Brunswick Auto’ can still be found on the corner of Lygon and Albion Street.
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Materials: Sterling silver
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Brunswick Iconic - Mel Miller August 15 2014

In this exhibition, Brunswick Iconic, jewellers were asked to photograph a space, building, artwork or sign in the suburb of Brunswick and respond to it through their craft. 
Work is available to view in the window of Arbor until 14th September 2014
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Fleming Park, East Brunswick
 Fleming Park, East Brunswick
 
ARTIST BIO
Mel Miller completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2009, after migrating to Australia from the United States in 2006. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally including at the international exhibition of young designers Talente (Munich, 2011), in Australian Jewellery Topos touring in the Netherlands, USA and Australia (2009-2011), and in New Traditional Jewellery touring in the Netherlands and Germany (2010-2011). Mel's work has been awarded the Small Beautiful Objects Award in 2008 and featured in publications including 500 Enamelled Objects (Lark Books, 2009), New Rings: 500+ Designs from Around the World (Thames & Hudson, 2011) and Showcase 500 Rings (Lark Books, 2012). Mel has lectured in gold and silversmithing at RMIT University and is currently a Teacher of Jewellery at Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE.
 
 
 Fleming Park (spring, sunset) by Mel Miller
 
ARTIST STATEMENT 
My work explores the significance of our interpretations of place and the development of a sense of belonging, through the observation of seemingly ordinary places in Brunswick and Melbourne's inner north. Fleming Park (spring, sunset) is the second landscape brooch in this series which looks at East Brunswick's Fleming Park.

But our urban landscapes are in constant flux, and after I finished the first brooch, the landscape changed. Oddly, when the decade-long drought broke and the rain began to fall, everywhere you looked in Brunswick, apartment buildings began to grow. Fleming Park's sunsets are now partially blocked by a seven storey concrete apartment block, whose tall walls and tiny windows show up in this piece.

The urban landscape is filled with mundane materials, and here they are set as if they were precious jewels. And look! In this light, they are. They take on preciousness, they command attention, and they begin to tell their story. I have chosen these materials because they are the only materials that tell this particular story - a photograph can't capture precisely this impression.

The work is informed by an Impressionist concern for the transient effects of colour and light. Once the light has changed, only the memory of this place at this moment can remain. But it is the record of this memory that reveals something magical.

Materials: Sterling silver, bouncy balls, felted wool, sapphire, tourmaline, Mexican opal
Price: $700