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Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award

Exhibition dates 29 June – 28 July 2013

In 2013, Bendigo Art Gallery hosted the Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award for the first time in partnership with Buda Historic Home and Garden, Castlemaine. This award is a unique biennial exhibition which aims to encourage, foster and promote excellence and innovation in Australian metalwork as well as cultivate an understanding and appreciation of silversmithing to a wider audience. The award was established in 1988 by Buda Historic Home & Garden to commemorate the significant contribution to nineteenth century Australian gold and silversmithing by Ernest Leviny whose family lived at Buda for 118 years.  The 2013 award exhibition brought together a survey of work by 55 artists from across Australia at varying stages of their careers, highlighting the diversity and calibre of current contemporary practice.

The award exhibition was held at Post Office Gallery, a satelite space of Bendigo Art Gallery, at 51 – 67 Pall Mall, Bendigo.

Selected works from this exhibition were on display from Thursday 8 August - Sunday 1 September in Arts Centre Melbourne's Smorgon Family Plaza. 

A full-colour exhibition catalogue is available from the Bendigo Art Gallery Shop and the Bendigo Visitor Information Centre for $15

 

2013 AWARD WINNERS

Professional Silversmiths

Joungmee Do, Reflection, 2013, steel, copper, brass, gilding metal, nickel silver, sterling silver, fine silver, fine gold. Photo: Ian Hill
 
Karl Millard, The Ashlar Shuffle, 2013, copper, sterling silver, stainless steel, brass pepper grinder. Photo: Ian Hill
 
Tracy Pateman, (Travelling tea kit) Teapot #5, 2013, 925 silver, titanium, stainless steel mesh. Photo: Ian Hill

The Leviny Commemorative Award

Sponsored by A&E Metal Merchants and Buda Historic Home and Garden. Recognition for excellence in silver design, craftsmanship and originality in silversmithing and metalsmithing of a functional or non-functional nature.

Award $1000 cash and materials to the value of $1000
Winner Joungmee Do, Reflection, 2013, steel, copper, brass, gilding metal, nickel silver, sterling silver, fine silver, fine gold. Photo: Ian Hill

 

Arts Centre Melbourne Silver Award (Acquisitive)

Sponsored by the Maxwell and Merle Carroll Fund and the Victorian Arts Centre Trust. Recognition of excellence in silver design, craftsmanship and originality by an artist inspired by, or interpreting, any branch of Australian performing arts.

Award $8000
Winner Karl Millard, The Ashlar Shuffle, 2013, copper, sterling silver, stainless steel, brass pepper grinder. Photo: Ian Hill

 

The Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Societies of Melbourne, Yarra & Central Victoria Emerging Artist Award

Silversmithing and metalsmithing of a functional or non-functional nature.Recognition for excellence in silver design, craftsmanship and originality by an emerging artist.

Award $1500 cash
Winner Tracy Pateman, (Travelling tea kit) Teapot #5,2013, 925 silver, titanium, stainless steel mesh. Photo: Ian Hill

 Students and Recent Graduates 

       
Jo Hawley, Untitled, 2012, sterling silver, 26 x 19 x 3cm. Recent graduate of Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE. Photo: Ian Hill
 
Rei Minohara-Starke, Stream of Sunshine – drinkware, 2011, sterling silver, 23.5k yellow gold foil, keum-boo. Photo: Ian Hill
 
Jessamy Pollock, Fold Brooch, 2012, anodised aluminium, stainless steel. Photo: Ian Hill

e.g.etal Design & Development Award

For work that has potential to be developed into a limited edition production range. This award includes the opportunity for the work to be on display at e.g.etal gallery for a determined period of time. The winner of this award will also have access to advice and mentoring regarding the development of a range of work for sale through e.g.etal.

Award $650 cash, mentoring and display in e.g.etal
Winner Jo Hawley, Untitled, 2012, sterling silver. Photo: Ian Hill

 

P.J.Williams & Associates Award

For innovative design and craftsmanship in gold and silversmithing in holloware, flatware or sculpture.

Award $500 cash
Winner Rei Minohara-Starke, Stream of Sunshine – drinkware, 2011, sterling silver, 23.5k yellow gold foil, keum-boo. Photo: Ian Hill

 

The Gold and Silversmiths’ Guild of Australia Award

For excellence in jewellery design and craftsmanship.

Award $750 cash
Winner Jessamy Pollock, Fold Brooch, 2012, anodised aluminium, stainless steel. Photo: Ian Hill

 

2013 AWARD FINALISTS

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen
Justine Austen
Angela Bakker
Sylvia Ballerini
Carolyn Barker
Emily Becher
Vito Bila
Safira Blom
Rose Boddam-Whetham
Robin Bold
Sean Booth
Olivia Boyle
Ximena Briceno
Melissa Cragg
Julia deVille
Joung Mee Do
Mark Edgoose
Marcus Foley
Robert Foster
Allona Goren
Wayne Guest
Jo Hawley
Jill Hermans
Annelies Hofmeyr
Sarah Johnston
Kate Jungwirth
Soo Been Kim
Saori Kita
Wendy Korol
Carmen Lam
Bethamy Linton
Danielle Lott
Trephina Mackay
Caroline McQueen
Lindy McSwan
Karl Millard
Rei Minohara-Starke
Christopher Mullins
Sarah Murphy
Maria Natoli
Danae Natsis
Asha Nicholas
Larah Nott
Tracy Pateman
Ellen Pittman
Nicole Polentas
Jessamy Pollock
Stephen Robb
Jana Roman
Beatrice Schlabowsky
Vicky Shukuroglou
Janine Tanzer Blanche Tilden
Katherine Wheeler
Katherine Yaroslavceff    

 

JUDGES

Tim Fisher, Senior Curator Arts Centre Melbourne
Emma Goodsir, Director, e.g.etal, Melbourne
Daniel McOwan,  Director, Hamilton Art Gallery
Clare Needham, Curator, Bendigo Art Gallery
Professor Ray Stebbins, Former Head of Gold & Silversmithing RMIT University

 

 

The Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award 2013 was proudly supported by

BUDA Historic Home and Garden
Arts Centre Melbourne

A&E Metals


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