This annual exhibition, originating in Munich and now its fiftieth year, is widely recognised as the premier exposition of international contemporary jewellery. It is an honour for an artist to be selected for inclusion and we are equally honoured that RMIT Gallery has been chosen as the venue outside Germany to present this prestigious body of some sixty works. Year after year the names of the contributors comprise a role call of some of the most renowned and innovative jewellery practitioners. Likewise, the outstanding quality of the work reflects a mastery of materials both traditional and experimental, continuously challenging and reinventing the formal conventions and concepts of wearable jewellery.
Exhibition dates: 5 June – 18 July 2009
Evert Nijland, Riflessa, bracelet, glass & silver, 2007.
Timothy Information limited, Unkown 4, brooch, metal & paint, 2007.
Robert Baines, Meaner than Yellow, pendant, silver, powdercoat, paint, 2008.