'Making OUT' is a forum that reflects on the role of making across disciplines through a program of relay conversations, panel discussions, presentations and break-out sessions.
The 17th Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) biennial conference, Making OUT is presented in partnership with RMIT University School of Art, the National Gallery of Victoria and Radiant Pavilion.
The event aims to initiate a dialogue around diverse perspectives on making – as a way of thinking that contributes to ideas; as something that informs and improves how we live; and as an integral element of artistic practice.
- Friday 25 August, 6–8pm
Opening Speaker: Paul Cocksedge
NGV International, Clemenger Auditorium
- Saturday 26 August to Sunday 27 August, 9am–4pm
Conference continues at RMIT University
'Making OUT' invites participants to ask after another's progress, to register how practices of making (and unmaking) are taking shape within the contemporary milieu. In its more provocative guise the title tempts an encounter with a lover's embrace. However interpreted, 'Making OUT' offers an opportunity to gather and engage with a diverse range of approaches to making drawn from practice and discourse emerging from contemporary craft, art and design. Attendees are invited to make off with a playful and progressive outlook inspired by the extended field of 'our' making.
Alex Selenitsch (AU), Beatrice Brovia (IT/SE) & Nicolas Cheng (HK/SE), David Huycke (BE), Fleur Summers (AU), Julie Ewington (AU), Manon van Kouswijk (NL/AU), Meredith Turnbull (AU), Michael Trudgeon (AU), Paul Cocksedge (UK), Public Assembly (AU), Roseanne Bartley (NZ/AU), Tania Spława-Neyman (AU) and Yhonnie Scarce (AU).