Contemporary Wearables ’11 presents a selection of works by Australia’s most creative jewellery designers. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery and the Toowoomba Gallery Society devised the award exhibition in 1989 to promote the profile of contemporary jewellery artisans. Over 100 entries were received and 50 artists were selected to include their work in this touring exhibition.
A Sustainable fashion is not fashion that will last the test of time, although it can also have that meaning. As consumers have become more aware in recent years, sustainable fashion is more to do with the elimination of waste, utilising recyclable materials to have a new life, while also focusing on the ethical treatment of workers. As consumers grapple with the sustainability and ethics of mass production these 80 Melbourne makers offer a gentle—and beautiful—alternative. From clothing and shoes to jewellery and hats this guide showcases the incredible talent of the Melbourne creative scene.
A very special selection of impressive pieces by more than 180 artists from forty-two countries. From those that look back to classic forms and materials to the most daring, experimental, and surprising ideas, each of the five hundred necklaces included in this book has something that makes it unique and relates strongly to today's social, cultural, and artistic reality.
The new trends in earring design and craftsmanship explored through myriad styles, forms, and concepts.
A new wave of designers and artisans are creating earrings that push the boundaries of jewelry design. Drawing on unique sources of inspiration to incorporate symbol and meaning, they are redefining the earring as more than a mere ornamental piece.