A Year in the Making

Fri Aug 04 to Sat Sep 23

Showing At: Address:
16 Edgar Street, Port Hedland WA 6721
Opening Hours:
Monday - Friday: 9am - 4.30pm Saturday: 9am - 3pm


Twelve months, twelve local artist jewellers and twelve different themes have combined to create this unique jewellery exhibition. Developed over the course of a year, A Year in the Making aims to expose new audiences to a diverse range of dynamic, conceptual and contemporary jewellery, raising awareness of the delicate art form and the enduring relevance of work made by hand.

“Jewellery making is often a solitary practice, and in this age, much is driven by computer aided design, new technology and cost savings. I wanted to bring together a diverse group of jewellers to work together and push the boundaries of their normal practice, highlighting the still valid process of the handmade and the underlying narrative and content with contemporary jewellery." – explains Exhibition Coordinator and contemporary jeweller, Claire Townsend.

A Year in the Making involves each of the twelve jewellers choosing a theme that all artists personally respond to by creating a piece. With themes as diverse as 'Connect', 'FIFO', 'Choose your own adventure' and 'Seeing the unseen', makers were challenged by what was often unfamiliar subject matter.

There is a diverse range of jewellers involved in the exhibition, ranging from emerging to well established. These jewellers have worked in traditional through to conceptual practices, using a wide variety of techniques and mediums from sterling silver and copper to enamels, wood, gold and plastic. The resulting works are beautiful and often unexpected pieces, ranging from brooches, neckpieces and rings to larger objects.

Accompanying this exhibition is also a short film giving an insight into a number of the artists and their techniques.

A Year in the Making Video



August 4 - September 23, 2017 Port Hedland Courthouse Gallery, Port Hedland WA
February 4 - March 26, 2017 Bunbury Regional Art Galleries, Bunbury WA

December 16, 2016 - January 21, 2017 Alcoa Mandurah Art Gallery, Mandurah WA
August 18 - October 1, 2016 Carnarvon Library and Gallery, Carnarvon WA
July 12 - August 7, 2016 ArtGeo Cultural Complex, Busselton WA
May 5 - June 17, 2016 Goldfields Arts Centre, Kalgoorlie WA
March 14 - April 16, 2016 Wanneroo Library and Cultural Centre, Wanneroo WA

December 11, 2015 - February 13, 2016 Geraldton Regional Art Gallery, Geraldton WA
November 4 - November 29, 2015 Katanning Gallery, Katanning WA
August 19 - September 12, 2015 Vancouver Arts Centre, Albany WA



Artist Collective

Helena Bogucki, Sarah Elson, Claire Moody, Philip Noakes, Julie Ann Ogilvie, Jill Parnell, Brenda Ridgewell, Leanne Ryan, Jacquie Sprogoe, Claire Townsend, Christel Van Der Laan, Robin Wells


155 artworks, includes floor and wall display cases
A Year in Making Video (on USB) 4.23 minutes, monitor provided
60 - 120 running metres

Education resource (includes teachers notes, curriculum and ideas, glossary of terms, primary and secondary gallery questions)
Free education and public programs (includes public events, artist talks incursion and excursion with schools, discounted ARTBUS, sponsored by Healthway to
promote the Smarter than Smoking message)

Un-Finished Object, Mementos and Jewellery, Viking Knitting workshops

Media on the Move Kit (includes e-invitation template, artwork for hard copy invitation, media release, promotional images, logos and acknowledgements)

Exhibition, ART ON THE MOVE and Healthway panels
Artwork labels
Exhibition brochures (free for distribution)
Short video (created by Chad Peacock) insight into artists and their process ( www.artonthemove.com.au)

Art handling, Condition reporting, Advanced installation of 3D artworks

August 2015 - June 2018
Available WA and interstate

WA $2,750.00 (inc gst)
Interstate to be advised

5 crates, totalling 5.6 cubic metres; exhibition delivered by a dedicated vehicle (WA)

*Extra cost involved