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christmas rocks!

exhibition. metalab, 10b fitzroy place surry hills sydney. until 24th december 2008
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new website

from the melbourne jewellery gallery e.g.etal. includes a selection of favourites to purchase on line. And some really nice images.
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new blog

ready to keep you informed of all the "courtesy of the artist" and "metalab" events.
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my solo show

please come!

jewellery and object design

design centre enmore sydney institute of technology alumni. featuring mark vaarwerk, sean o'connell and smug designs. more >

6-29 november 2008
mark vaarwerk retrospective

solo show at metalab, sydney
10B Fitzroy Place,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010

p: +61 2 8354 1398

Opening hours
Wed - Fri 11am - 6pm
Sat 11am-5pm
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2 october 2008
entry on indesignlive website

"Contemporary jewellery designer Mark Vaarwerk will be showcasing his new works at his first solo exhibition.

Vaarwerk has a fascination with reused materials, and the application and fusion of these materials with traditional silver smithing and hand-spun fibre techniques. This application has become an obvious design trademark of his work.

Demonstrating the limitless possibilities of everyday materials and things, Vaarwerk utilises base materials such as plastic shopping bags and milk bottle containers and combines them with the precious metals of gold and silver..." more >

Fossik Blog

just in case you didnt make it to Designers Block more >

FOSSIK at the London Design Festival.

18 to 21 september 2008. The collection shown at the Designers Block by FOSSIK will feature australian contemporary jewellery, including a small mark vaarwerk selection. Drop by for a look if you're in the neighbourhood. more >

The Compendium Of Contemporary Jewellery Makers

i have recently (25/8/08) submitted my spread for this voluminous tome... more >

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and here is a sneak preview of my pages...

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workshop "transforming throwaway plastics - some simple techniques" October 1-3 2008

Jewellery and Metal Studio, UniSA, Adelaide.
$380.00 (incl GST and some materials) Limited places!
For further information on the workshop and to register please contact:
Leslie Matthews: (08) 8302 9283,
Alice Potter: (08) 8302 9282,


a small selection of popular mark vaarwerk items for you to purchase. simply email me with your selection to order these individual items. What You See Is What You Get! more >

blog entry

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the sydney design guide 2008-09 edited by viviane stappmanns and ewan mceoin

this is what the sydney design guide says about mr vaarwerk:

"A magician of sorts, Mark Vaarwerk is a most resourceful jewellery designer, and can transform the most basic material into a precious jewel. Vaarwerk rejuvenates disposable and discarded plastic containers, shopping bags, shampoo bottles, and their ilk to give them a second chance as bright brooches with concentric rings of colour. In this way nine three-litre strawberry ice cream topping bottles from Wendy's turned into the wonderful Wendy's Bracelets. Other resources used in the five-piece bracelet series include Paul's milk bottles (white), Barambah milk bottles (blue), Wella Biotouch conditioner containers (yellow) and Only Juice Company bottles (orange). Find them at Workshop Bilk, Metalab and Collect at Object Gallery."
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26 and 27 june 2008, museum of brisbane, city hall
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workshop Bilk, artists' showcase

featuring cinnamon lee and mark vaarwerk
15-27 march 2008

left: star fruit necklace, mark vaarwerk
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left left: ring, cinnamon lee
left right: ring, mark vaarwerk
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workshop. "transforming throwaway plastics" brisbane, 15, 16 march 2008

course content:
* introduction to materials, techniques and equipment
* plastic fusing technique for making sheet
* construction of presses for sheet making and application of the techniques
* string making and application of the techniques

Hosted by JMGQ and supported QCA more >


metalab christmas show. sydney, 6 - 28 december, 2007
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fuse: the exhibition: the website

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