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christmas at BILK

opening friday 18th november, 6pm more >

THE FINAL FRONTIER

Contemporary Jewellery Explorations of the Cinematic Future
Gaffa Gallery, 281 Clarence Street, Sydney
from 3 - 13 November 2011. more >

Craft Australia Sustainability Forum 2011

musing on a sustainable practice more >

Unexpected Pleasures: the art and design of contemporary jewellery

Book and Exhibition
curator/editor Susan Cohn

National Gallery of Victoria,
Melbourne Australia: April July 2012

Design Museum,
London UK: 5 December 2012 3 March 2013

Ontketend (Jewellery Unleashed!)

See work by many contemporary jewellers including mark vaarwerk.
Curator: Liesbeth den Besten
Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (MMKA)
5 November 2011 5 February 2012

Utrechtseweg 87
6812 AA Arnhem
The Netherlands
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ADD TO CART!!

a small selection of mark vaarwerks are now available for purchase on-line via bigcartel! more >

contemporary wearables '11

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery
Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition

531 Ruthven St. Toowoomba
Queensland Australia 4350
Ph (07) 46886748

10 September to 16 October 2011 inclusive

(the work shown left has been acquired by the Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery) more >

NOT PRETTY?

26th August - 10th September 2011

Metalab
10b Fitzroy Place,
Surry Hills, NSW 2010
Australia


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UNNATURAL ACTS

August 2-28

Velvet da Vinci Gallery
2015 Polk Street (near Broadway)
San Francisco, CA 94109




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THIS HEMISPHERE

the other hemisphere shows in sydney

june 2-30
supa centa moore park
cnr todman ave and south dowling street.

contemporary wearables '11

7/5/11
yesterday i rushed to the post office to make the deadline for applications. with a healthy hour or two before closing time. wish my three brooches well.

(they are made out of polystyrene food boxes, PMMA broken car brake light covers, cellulose acetate cigarette filters, colouring pencil, sterling silver, stainless steel)

im a super cycler!

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THE OTHER HEMISPHERE
april 12-27 VENTURA LAMBRATE MILANO

"Nine Australian Design practices have produced work inspired by the theme The Other Hemisphere. Each design requires the user to peer into the world that the object creates and in doing so describes the act of looking into another place whether that is yourself, the earth, elements of light and sound, another world or the universe; literally or conceptually. As a result, the exhibition fuses the simultaneous facts of this and the other, there and here." Curator Sarah K

DANIEL EMMA
EMMA ELIZABETH
BLAKEBROUGH+KING (B+K)
PLASTIC FANTASTIC
FLYNN TALBOT
BEN MCCARTHY
ELLIAT RICH
MARK VAARWERK
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australian design review article
The Other Hemisphere 05.04.11

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dedece design article
The Other Hemisphere @ Milan Design Week 2010

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NOT PRETTY?

Atrium Gallery
The Glasgow School of Art
8-22 Apr 2011
Preview 15 Apr, 6-8pm
Contemporary jewellery and objects created by 9 male makers from Scotland and Australia

Nicholas Bastin (pictured left)
Jonathan Boyd
Cesar Cueva
David Goodwin
Christian Hall
Andrew Lamb
Grant McCaig
Michael Pell
Mark Vaarwerk more >

mark vaarwerk

needs help! needs leftovers from your arty pursuits!
if you do lots of colouring in then maybe you can help me. i need peoples who can save me their pencil shavings, which i would like to use to colour some of my brooches (similar to those in the link below). Other items that you would otherwise throw out could also be useful, like wasted marker pens, empty printer cartridges - anything that may have tiny remnants of ink or colour. if you think you can help contact me on mark@vaarwerk.com more >