Category Archives: Curatorial projects

Deep Scarlet Red Pen Project

I order my pens from the USA to come all the way to Australia. This is because there are some colours that are not available in shops here.

In my last order I accidentally ordered 10 ‘DEEP SCARLET RED’ pens instead of 1. It’s not worth returning them. What am I gonna do with all these pens?!

I decided to send a deep scarlet red pen and some paper to a number of other creative folks that I know. There are no rules. They can use any media. They don’t even have to use the pen.

It’s just a bit of fun to see what people come up with. And cause I love sending and receiving snail mail!

View all of the the project contributions here.

 

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Moving Towards Light

Moving Towards Light 

Group exhibition curated by and including artwork by Michelle Genders

2nd to 20th September 2015

Tacit Contemporary Art Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

Artwork included:

For those who would like to defeat their fears

 

About the exhibition:

This exhibition included a select group of 28 contemporary jewellery/object artists from Australia (NSW and VIC) and the rest of the world (UK, Germany, Taiwan, New Zealand, Slovakia, Japan, Greece, Spain, Mexico and USA). The selected pieces engage with the concept of light and its opposites: as it is conceived as a wavelength, a physical quality of mass, an emotional state, and/or a spiritual path. This exhibition was a part of the ‘Radiant Pavilion’ jewellery and object trail in Melbourne.

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Perfect Mutations

Perfect Mutations

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

2nd to 20th September 2015

Chrissie Cotter Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

45 pieces by 45 artists from Australia and the rest of the world. Showcasing the diversity of practice in the field of jewellery and object making. Communicating poetry, expression and narrative through objects that we interact with. This exhibition was included in the ‘Edges Borders Gaps‘ conference program.

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On The Horizon

On The Horizon

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

20th to 30th March 2015

Gaffa Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

An exhibition of jewellery/objects that speculate on possible futures. How will out bodies, society and environment change as we continue to develop advanced technology?

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Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

6th to 16th March 2015

Gaffa Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

An exhibition exploring jewellery, or anything else wearable, as a medium that can make comment on politics, ethics and contemporary society because it is worn in a public space.

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Let Your Hair Down

Let Your Hair Down

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

20th to 30th March 2015

Gaffa Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

Undo your hair and let it fall freely.
Relax and enjoy yourself.
Go wild.
Tell me your innermost feelings.
Don’t keep anything a secret.

Featuring experimental jewellery by a collective of artists from Taiwan.

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Dark Metamorphosis

Dark Metamorphosis

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

6th to 16th February 2015

Gaffa Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

An exhibition of jewellery/objects that are in transition. An exhibition about powers that we don’t fully understand that cause a change. A large and amorphous feeling that you can’t quite pin down. Something you feel in your gut or your heart or the field of your whole body. We will be going to dark places in this exhibition. We will be facing our fears and perhaps finding something to protect us from them.

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Honed

Honed

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

23rd January to 2nd February 2015

Gaffa Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

This exhibition featured a select group of  jewellery/object makers who are, or in the process of, becoming masters of a particular technique. Each uses a different technique and materials, and has spent many hours crafting the pieces on display.

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For the exhibition catalogue, I interviewed each of the artists included in this exhibition regarding their art practice.

Read the interviews here

 

For the ‘Insights‘ event, that was a part of the ‘Radiant Pavillion’ festival in September 2015, I undertook a presentation about this exhibition.

Read the presentation here

Earworms

Earworms

Group exhibition curated by Michelle Genders

9th to 19th January 2015

Gaffa Gallery

Part of the ‘Unlimited Substance‘ series of exhibitions curated by Michelle Genders

 

About the exhibition:

A pop song that gets in your head, repeats over and over, and won’t go away is known as an “earworm”. The jewellery equivalent of an earworm is a piece of jewellery that you can’t stop wearing.

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