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2015_Frisches Fleisch

RMIT University

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 at 6:00 pm (AEST)

2015_Frisches Fleisch

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Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft, goldsmith and Emeritus Professor at RMIT University, Robert Baines will deliver a public lecture on the nature of art and jewellery. 

Hosted by the RMIT Centre for Art, Society and Transformation (CAST).

"Art-jewellery cannot be completely free of context.  Every material or process has an embedded material cultural history.  The goldsmith has an inescapable history but this is not a burden, conundrum or impediment to make an original statement.  New jewellery can be invented and illustrated with fictitious evidence.  Historic or contemporary renderings of the human drama are available for subversion using the jewellery artifact to convey contextual meanings.  Jewellery is the vehicle.


Emeritus Professor Robert Baines has maintained a national and international profile with exhibitions, awards, lectures and publications for more than forty years.  His works are in prestigious public collections in Great Britain, Germany, France, Poland, USA, New Zealand, and Australia.  In the research areas of artist goldsmithing and archaeometallurgy he received a Winston Churchill Study grant (1979) and this was followed by Senior Fulbright and three Senior Andrew Mellon Conservation Fellowships at the Metropolitan Museum of Art in NY.  In Germany he has received the Bayerischer Staatpreis gold medal (2005); Friedrich Becker Preis (2008)and Herbert Hofmann Preis(2013).  Most recent books published are Bracelet-Java-la-Grande (2006) and More Amazing Schmuck Stories by Robert Baines (2009) and Fabulous Follies Frauds and Fakes (2013).

Introduced by Head of the RMIT University School of Art, Professor Julian Goddard. 

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When & Where

Building 80, Level 7, Room 1. RMIT City Campus
445 Swanston Street, Melbourne
Victoria 3000

Wednesday, 16 September 2015 at 6:00 pm (AEST)

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