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As part of the exhibition Unclasped: Discovering Contemporary Greek Jewellery, RMIT Emeritus Professor and renowned Australian Goldsmith Robert Baines will share his insights in this public lecture.
Robert Baines has a reputation as one of the greatest historians and philosophers among art jewellers. For more than 40 years, he has profoundly shaped Australian jewellery, object-making and international historical scholarship.
In this free public lecture, Baines will discuss the ways in which Greek jewellery of the High Classical era expresses wonder and splendour, while contemporary authored Greek jewellery is an expression of the makers passion.
This special event is part of Unclasped: Discovering Contemporary Greek Jewellery, running from 6 February to 3 April as part of the Virgin Australia Fashion Festival’s Cultural Program Project series. The exhibition provides a platform for emerging and established international Greek artists to celebrate their works.
Other speakers taking part in the exhibition include RMIT academic Dr Nicole Polentas, who will present an artist floor talk 26 February, and Bachelor of Arts (Fine Art) (Honours) student Vicky Kanelopoulos who will hold a floor talk 11 March.
Exhibiting internationally, Robert Baines is the winner of major international and national prizes, including the Bayerischer Staatspreis 2005 gold medal at the 57 Internationale Handwerksmesse, München; the Friedrich Becker Preis 2008; the Cicely and Colin Rigg Craft Award, 1997 (the richest craft prize in Australia) at the National Gallery of Victoria; and The Seppelt Contemporary Art Award, 1998 Museum of Contemporary Art, Sydney.
His work as an exhibiting artist goldsmith forms part of prestigious public collections in establishments such as The Metropolitan Museum of Art NY; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris; Schmuckmuseum, Pforzheim; Victoria and Albert Museum, London; Museum für Kunst und Gewerbe, Hamburg; Museum of Fine Arts, Houston; and the National Gallery of Australia.