MasterMakers Public Programs

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5 September – 9 November 2019

RMIT Gallery
344 Swanston Street, Melbourne

Public Programs throughout the exhibition MasterMakers

Curator's Floor Talk
Join MasterMakers curator Mark Edgoose as he takes discuss his contemporary jewellery exhibition MasterMakers.

DATE Friday 6 September
TIME 12:30–1:30pm
LOCATION RMIT Gallery

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Mentoring: Process & Outcomes
Insistent. Gestures. at RMIT Gallery (running concurrently with the contemporary jewellery exhibition MasterMakers) brings together the work of five artists who live, work or were born in Asia to explore personal narratives, diasporic identity and the use of repetition. In this talk, curator Yu Fang Chi and her mentor Kate Rhodes discuss the mentoring process and outcomes from both sides of the relationship.

Featuring artists: Kazumi Nagano, Yong Joo Kim, Chen Chun Tai, Cyrus Tang and Yu Fang Chi

DATE Tuesday 10 September  
TIME 12:30–1:30pm
LOCATION RMIT Gallery

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Making is Knowing: jewellery panel discussion
Join artists Eli Giannini, Tassia Joannides and Prof Michael Trudgeon in this panel discussion which explores the process of making to drive design development and transformation of materials. It relates to ways of 'getting to know materials' through durational labour and a making process that considers working with materials as a constant process of learning and sometimes play.
 
DATE Thursday 19 September
TIME 5:30–6:30pm 
LOCATION RMIT Gallery

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MasterMakers: artists reflection on the masterclass
Masterclasses are presented as a new way of approaching making in the studio, a way of thinking and feeling about the relationship between tool and experiencing materials through hand and mind.

Join Bix Dixon-Ward, Nicholas Bastin and Marian Hosking as they unpack the masterclass experience.

DATE Friday 4 October
TIME 12:30–1:30pm
LOCATION RMIT Gallery

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MasterMakers: the jewellery master class legacy
Join curator, lecturer and jeweller Mark Edgoose for this spirited discussion about the importance of skill and training in creating contemporary jewellery.

DATE Tuesday 8 October
TIME 11–12noon
LOCATION RMIT Gallery

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'Formosa on my mind' jewellery Master Class floor talk
‘FORMOSA ON MY MIND’ is an exhibition outcome of Emeritus Prof. Robert Baines (RMIT) teaching residency in NTHU, Taiwan.

His workshop and lectures focused on the origins of an idea and the strategies to develop a subject using single line drawing, collage and assemblage.

Join him in this floor talk about the exhibition and masterclass, along with Prof I-Ying Chiang (Beatrice)

DATE Tuesday 8 October
TIME 4–5pm
LOCATION Site 8 Gallery, RMIT School of Art

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Coveted relationships: the collector & the jeweller
Join Katie Scott, the Director of Gallery Fuanki, in conversation with artists as they explore the relationship between the collector and the jeweller.

DATE Thursday 31 October
TIME 5.30–6.30pm
LOCATION RMIT Gallery

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Image: Bin Dixon-Ward 2012, Double Tumble Ring andTumble Ring, Nylon, Acrylic Paint (Photo: Jeremy Dillon)