All the jewellery was an exhibition that existed in relationship with Lisa Walker’s retrospective at RMIT Design Hub Gallery. This exhibition of workshops tackled key questions about contemporary jewellery. It brought together a community of jewellers, gallerists and collectors and those in the professions that support jewellery-making into weekly conversations. Each week a different question was publicly debated and the structure of the workshops took multiple forms: a discussion, a masterclass, a performance, a seance, for example.
All the jewellery was an expansive equivalent of Lisa’s show in the number of participants and in the vast terrain of ideas and perspectives we intended to uncover over the period of both exhibitions. Each workshop was represented as a film within the exhibition, forming an archive of the current discourse around contemporary jewellery.
All the jewellery will be accompanied by a book designed by Ziga Testen, published by the Bowen Street Press.
All workshops were held 12:30 – 1:30pm on Wednesdays.
Free, all welcome.
Lisa Walker, Claire McArdle, Chloë Powell, Mark Edgoose, Mikala Dwyer, Robyn Healy, non/fiction Lab at RMIT, Debris Facility, Hannah Presley, Roseanne Bartley, Su san Cohn, Manon van Kouswijk, Meredith Turnbull and Behn Woods, RMIT Gold & Silversmithing.
Kay Abude, Suzie Attiwill, Blake Barns, Roseanne Bartley, Nicholas Bastin, Fionn Batcherlor, Ciaran Begley, Ricarda Bigolin, Vito Bila, Robin Bold, Barbara Bolt, Helen Britton, John Brooks, Bonny Cassidy, Yu Fang Chi, Justin Clements, Su san Cohn, Gretchen Coombs, Anna Davern, Laura Deakin, Julia deVille, Bin Dixon-Ward, Clementine Edwards, Melody Ellis, Else Fitzgerald, Fiona Fitzgerald, Smiljana Glisovic, Anna Gray, Tarryn Handcock, Ceri Hann (Public Assembly), Kirsten Haydon, Loni Jeffs, Tassia Joannides, Danius Kesminas, Manon van Kouswijk, Spencer Lai, Simone LeAmon, Bridie Lunney, Vicki Mason, Alex McGuire, Chantal McDonald, Kelly McDonald, Lindy McSwan, Kate Meakin, Jane Morely, Natalia Milosz-Piekarska, Scott Mitchell, Kevin Murray, Peta Murray, Belinda Newick, Tiffany Parbs, Michaela Pegum, Sean Peoples, Lynda Roberts (Public Assembly), Myles Russel-Cook, Katie Scott, Rachel Simoons, Tallulah Storm, Lucinda Straham, Jessica Tan, Blanche Tilden, Michael Trudgeon, Renee Ugazio, Lisa Waup, Louise Weaver.
Films: Antuong Nguyen
Curators: Kate Rhodes and Nella Themelios
RMIT Design Hub Gallery Team: Kate Rhodes, Nella Themelios, Erik North, Tim McLeod, Layla Cluer, Michaela Bear, Ari Sharp, Simon Maisch, Gavin Bell, Jessica Wood, Síofra Lyons, Ian Bunyi, Luke Pringipas
This exhibition was a part of the 2019 Virgin Australia Melbourne Fashion Festival, Melbourne Art Book Fair organised by the National Gallery of Victoria and Melbourne Design Week 2019, an initiative of the Victorian Government in collaboration with the NGV.
Images from Lisa Walker's workshop, photography by Jacqui Shelton