Australian Jewellery Topos: Talking about place


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Release date 2011-04-14
Format Paperback
ISBN 9781921875052
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SKU: 218 Categories: , ,


Australian Jewellery Topos displays the work of eighteen imaginative and highly creative Australian contemporary jewellery artists as they engage with topos Greek, literally: place and its multi-layered potential as historical and contemporary place, personal and public place, time and circumstance. These artists are exhibiting and have exhibited together internationally in North America and Europe, at the Gallery Loupe in New Jersey, USA, in 2011, and at the Galerie Marzee in Nijmegen, Netherlands, in 2009.


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Melissa Miller

Nicole Polentas

Robert Baines

Robert Baines has profoundly shaped Australian jewellery, object-making and international historical scholarship. His works challenge our conception of the world as much as they delight with their technical brilliance. Baines is an exhibiting artist-goldsmith and his work is held in many prestigious collections across the globe, including The Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Musee des Arts Dé coratifs, Paris; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; and the National Gallery of Australia. An emeritus professor at RMIT University, Baines also teaches gold and silversmithing.

Baines’s publications include: Partyline (RMIT Press, 2004); Treasure room Australia – Schatzkammer Australien (ASP, 2009); More Amazing Schmuck Stories (ASP, 2010); and Australian Jewellery Topos (ASP, 2010).


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