Joondalup: jewellery and metal artists on show at Adorn exhibition

Visual artist Sarah Elson, of Coolbelup, will hold an artist masterclass. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490676
Visual artist Sarah Elson, of Coolbelup, will hold an artist masterclass. Picture: Martin Kennealey d490676

JEWELLERY and metalwork will soon be on show at the Joondalup Art Gallery.

The City of Joondalup will present the Adorn exhibition from March 18 to April 12, featuring the work of Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia WA members.

The exhibition is described as celebrating the “unique choices mankind makes on a daily basis, be they ornamental, rebellious, mythical or wildly creative”.

The gallery will open from 10am to 5pm on Tuesdays to Thursdays and on weekends, and from 10.30am to 5pm on Fridays.

It will also open until 11pm over the Joondalup Festival weekend from April 5 to 7.

Entry is free and all artwork will be for sale.

The City will also present a forum and two artist masterclasses facilitated by Maker&Smith as part of the Adorn exhibition.

Driven to Adorn will be an afternoon forum on March 24 featuring Australian jeweller Katherine Kalaf and six contemporary jewellers and metalsmiths at the Joondalup Reception Centre.

Tickets are $30, including afternoon tea and a sundowner at the Adorn exhibition.

Claire Townsend will host the first masterclass on March 30, focusing on the use of vitreous enamel and mark-making techniques.

Tickets are $100, including materials and morning and afternoon tea.

The class will be held at the Joondalup Art Gallery and no previous experience is necessary.

Also to be held at the gallery, Sarah Elson will hold the second masterclass on March 31 exploring cuttle-bone casting, using recycled silver and encasing other materials such as semi-precious stones.

Tickets are $100, including morning and afternoon tea, and some experience is preferable but not compulsory.

Register at the City’s website.