Lecture: W.E.McMillan Collection – 1980s RMIT University

Lecture: W.E.McMillan Collection – 1980s RMIT University

Wednesday, August 30 at 6:00pm — 7:00pm

The third lecture in a series that explores the W.E.McMillan Collection of jewellery, silverware and precious objects, award-winning pieces by Gold and Silversmithing students of the School of Art dating back to the 1960s. This lecture will delve into the expanding practice of RMIT Gold & Silversmithing students of the 1980s.

Robert Baines is an Emeritus Professor of RMIT University. His knowledge of the W.E.McMillan collection, its student artists, its history and its importance is considerable. Robert Baines work is collected in numerous international museum collections, including National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne; The Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg and Musée des Arts Décoratifs, Paris. He is the recipient of international awards, amongst them the Bayerischer State Prize (2005) and Friedrich Becker Prize (2008) from Germany; and the Cicely and Colin Rigg Craft Award (1997), the richest craft prize in Australia. In 2017, he was shortlisted for the LOEWE Prize.

RMIT University City Campus
​Building 80, Level 2, Room 7 Swanston Academic Building
​427–433 Swanston St, Melbourne

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Lecture presented with Radiant Pavilion

Mark Edgoose, ‘Teapot’, 1984, silver, steel, pyrex, 23x26x11cm. Photo: courtesy RMIT University Art Collection