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Brunswick Iconic - Ellinor Mazza September 14 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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Former Brunswick Hosiery Mills
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ARTIST BIO
Ellinor Mazza is a Melbourne based jeweller and designer. Obsessed with geometric shapes and how they appear and repeat in our everyday lives, she seeks to build these forms into comfortable, wearable designer pieces. Working in a number of materials and methods, Ellinor maintains a strong focus on Australian production and hand fabrication.
Ellinor completed her Advanced Diploma in Engineering (Jewellery) at Northern Melbourne Institute of Technology in 2006.
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Knitting Mills, 2014
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ARTIST STATEMENT
The hosiery mills in Albert street, Brunswick closed down last year, the last of its kind in Australia. The specialised equipment in the factory has been sold to an overseas manufacturer.
I used the lines and form of the beautiful old sign to influence my design. Through the use of handmade chain, buttons and hand stitching I explored the everyday objects that once were made by hand, then moved to being created through manufacturing and are now mostly imported from countries where they are pumped out in the millions and are often made using the cheapest materials and processes available.
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Materials: Sterling silver, cotton thread
Price: $590
 

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 - Aimee Sutanto September 05 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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Former Australian Liquorice Factory chimney
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ARTIST BIO
Aimée Sutanto is a Melbourne-based independent jeweller. Her main focus of work revolves around the deconstruction and reconstruction of cubes and their derivatives. With a background in Fine Art, jewellery manufacturing and jewellery design, her work aesthetic ranges from traditional to contemporary to conceptual pieces. She works from her bench at her studio in Chapel st, Windsor.
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For the Origin is the Past, for the Past is the Foundaton
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ARTIST STATEMENT
Brunswick to me has always been a district with a sense not unlike that of an irony, a nostalgic picture in grey of the days that have passed with the strong touch of urban and industrialisation. What stood out to me was an ornate chimney in octagonal shape in a warm red terracotta brick, which I later on found out to be a former Australian Licorice Factory chimney, a very successful firm for most part of last century until it was closed in 1985. Very well preserved, the chimney is a reminder of the growth and strength of the company through those decades, especially in Brunswick.

The focus of my work is both on the visual aspect of the chimney and the reiteration of the concept of foundation and growth. The shape of bricks are originally rectangular and I have used open construction of cubes instead which I have made askew (symbolising changes) into the shape resembling bonbon wrapping, the twisted wires resembling that of licorice. The pieces are then tessellated mimicking brick stacking, forming a foundation on which the construction radiates, growing and expanding.
Materials: Sterling silver
Price $900

Brunswick Iconic - Sarah Wallace September 01 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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ARTIST BIO
I am a jewellery and small object artist based in Melbourne. I completed my undergraduate degree in gold and silver-smithing and I’m currently working towards my Masters of Fine Art at RMIT.
Although I enjoy working with precious metals, my recent projects utilise materials not normally associated with jewellery such as concrete, mild steel, wood and flyscreen. Investigating these materials and the related techniques in a jewellery and small object context was the starting point for my most recent project.
My design process is initially research driven. Works start with sketches, I then respond intuitively through the exploration of my chosen materials. Shapes that evolved from the sketches develop further and are refined through the making process. I am particularly interested in the tension between the internal and external space of abstract objects. The boundary between what is contained and what is excluded is my primary focus. I explore this through extensive material exploration and intuitive making processes to create works that investigate the concepts of positive and negative volume and space.
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Untitled (Vessel)
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ARTIST STATEMENT
In this work, I aim to show my interest in positive and negative space as well as non-traditional jewellery materials. The concrete, paint and steel also reflect an industrial and urban art aspect of Brunswick.

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  
 

Brunswick Iconic - Arbor Winter Window Exhibition, 2014 August 06 2014

Our annual winter window exhibition opens next week and we hope you can join us...