After the success of Radiant Pavilion in 2015, it will again return for 2017 with over 200 leading and emerging Australian and international artists.
It will be set across 62 venues, and will feature a stunning array of 80 events around the city of Melbourne.
Discover a lane paved in gold leaf.
Drink sake out of handmade cups.
Explore contemporary jewellery as a gesture of greeting and the ways jewellery is used to make a promise to another.
RMIT’s Francis Ormond statue will be made splendid with fine adornment, a swarm of unidentified insects take up residence and discover jewellery left out in the street. This and so much more.
Artists include: Robert Baines, David Bielander, Liv Boyle, Helen Britton, Susan Cohn, David Huycke, Inari Kiuru, Vicki Mason, Lindy McSwan, Manon van Kouswijk, Sam Mertens, Yutaka Minegishi, Prue Venables and many others.
Melbourne has a thriving hub of contemporary jewellery makers alongside Amsterdam and Munich. With a rich tradition and comprehensive offering, it is home to a diverse and generous community of artists, galleries and studios.
Co-directors, Claire McArdle and Chloë Powell have curated an inventive and exciting program including street works, exhibitions, performances, installations, artist talks, masterclasses and open studios.
‘We wanted to bring together a program of events that show the breadth and depth of jewellery making here in Australia and across the world. Artists have responded overwhelmingly, and this year we have been able to bring more events in this week-long celebration of jewellery and object making’, say Chloë Powell and Claire McArdle.