ISLAND WELCOME at the Migration Museum
3 August to 29 September
82 Kintore Avenue, Adelaide
Island Welcome is a group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of greeting. Inspired by the welcome garland found in many traditional island cultures, the artists have each made a neckpiece interpreting the theme of ‘welcome' in response to current Australian immigration and refugee policy.
Alice Whish: Necklace
Titled: Crossing the Shoreline, banksia & barnacles.
Materials: Porcelain and Silk
Size: 600 long.
RENOVATE YOUR JEWELLERY BOX
Join jeweller Alice Whish at Gaffa for a jewellery studio workshop. Through the act of play we will renovate your jewellery box, discovering what you love to wear, repair, treasure and discard. We will use the items to inspire a new jewellery piece to make and/or design on the day.
*Select 6 to 10 pieces of your jewellery to bring to class (maximum)
*bring a photograph of valuable items
* or bring the cheapies and come and play.
1 day course with Alice Whish
SATURDAY 12 October
SATURDAY 19 October
VENUE: GAFFA STUDIOS
281 Clarence Street Sydney, NSW, 2000
LACE STAR This brooch can be found in the collection of the Powerhouse Museum Sydney. Enamel on laser cut steel. It is from a series of works developed for the Exhibition Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor: 100 Women 100 Brooches 100 Stories. Toured by Artisan QLD
Alice Whish: Brooch
Title: Lace Star
Materials: Enamel on Steel
Size: 68mm across
TOUCH PINS a series of 6 ochre pins made for the exhibition EXCHANGE Object Gallery Sydney. This exhibition was the result of a 3 year project working with Galiwinku Artists Rose Mammuniny and Mavis Ganumbar. Each artist presented works made over three years.
These pins were purchased along with a shark necklace of Rose Mammuniny's for the Vernon-Roberts Memorial Collection of Contemporary Australian Jewellery, Art Gallery of South Australia.
Alice Whish: Pins
Title: Touch Pins
Material: 925 Silver, yellow & red ochre
Size: 20mm across
Photographer: Orlando Luminere
A maker of contemporary jewellery across precious and non-precious materials.
Alice Whish is one of a distinctive group of Australian jewellers who have come from a rural background in New South Wales. Her work continues to have a strong connection not only to the wide brown land, but also to the sky above. Over 10 years she has worked with women in north-east Arnhem Land on collaborative jewellery projects. She holds a Bachelor of Visual Art from Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney University, a Master of Art, Fine Art in Gold and Silversmithing from RMIT and a Master of Higher Education from the University of New South Wales.