Friday, May 21, 2010

Radical Jewellery Makeover is headed to Australia!

Ethical Metalsmiths is taking Radical Jewellery Makeover further than it ever has before!

“We are really looking forward to hosting a Radical Jewellery Makeover at Queensland College of Art,” says Elizabeth Shaw, Convenor Jewellery and Small Objects. “Ethical Metalsmiths has designed a project that we are excited to share with our students and the community. RJM compliments our teachings about social and environmental responsibility in jewellery.”

Radical Jewellery Makeover project directors Susie Ganch and Christina Miller are honored by the opportunity to share their progressive, collaborative project with the Queensland community. While they are in Australia they will be participating in two symposia as well as leading one of their full-fledged RJM projects.

There is a lot of information in this entry including the down-loadable jewellery donation form!

Here is the event line-up:

Queensland College of Art - Symposium: Sat. July 24th, 2010. Click here to access the call for papers.

Radical Jewellery Makeover week-long making event: Fri. July 23 - Thurs. July 29.

Exhibition of Makeover work: Artisan Gallery: Opening Fri. July 30 from 6-8 PM (exhibition runs from July 30 - Aug. 28, 2010).

RMIT Seminar: Fri. Aug. 9, 2010. Click here to access the call for papers.

For more information:

About the QCA Symposium contact: Elizabeth Shaw at

About the exhibition and sale of Makeover work contact: Shannon McCaskill at (07) 3215 0800

About the RMIT Seminar contact: Mark Edgegoose at

If you are interested in DONATING your old, unwanted jewellery:

Queensland College of Art Griffith University students and participating local jewelers will transform your donations into exciting new jewellery using responsible jewelry techniques and processes.

All work will be available for sale from July 30 – August 28, 2010 at Artisan Gallery, located at 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley. Proceeds will benefit collaborative student research scholarships dedicated to responsible studio practices at Queensland College of Art Griffith University and United States based Ethical Metalsmiths.

Jewellery donations can be made at the following locations:

  • Artisan Gallery, Lvl 2, 381 Brunswick Street, Fortitude Valley, hours 9am-5pm, Monday-Friday, phone: (07) 3215 0800 (contact person: Shannon McCaskill)
  • Jewellery and Small Objects, 226 Grey Street, South Bank, please ring first (07) 3735 3153, or by mailing your donation to: Elizabeth Shaw, Convenor Jewelleryand Small Objects, Fine Art, Queensland College of Art Griffith University, PO Box 3370 South Brisbane 4101.

Please note that donations must be accompanied by a donation form available at each donation drop off location or for download here! Remember to keep the bottom portion for your records. Donations are only tax deductible if you have your jewellery officially appraised. LAST DAY TO DONATE IS WED. July 21st

Radical Jewellery Makeover - Brisbane, AU Donation Form