Australian Design Centre in partnership with JMGA-NSW are calling for entries to Profile 2021, the 7th JMGA-NSW biennial curated award exhibition for contemporary jewellery, objects and metalwork.

Submissions have now been extended until 22 August with considerably increased prize money across the awards.

All participants must be current members of JMGA-NSW. Visit JMGA-NSW to join.

In memory of pioneering Australian jeweller and silversmith, Helge Larsen, a new award has been supported in honour of his achievements.

Profile 2021 judge, Oliver Smith, celebrates Helge Larsen:

Born in 1929 in Copenhagen, Helge was an outstanding jeweller and silversmith of international renown and a pioneer and pillar of Australian craft. His artistic legacy is intertwined with that of his partner Darani, with whom he shared a life-long collaborative dialogue that shaped contemporary jewellery, silversmithing and design over many decades. The fruits of the Larsen & Lewers exchange can be seen in major museum collections around the world, and perhaps more importantly as objects of ritual and symbolic function that are in regular use, or as living jewels worn by those fortunate enough to possess one of these treasures.

For the complete tribute please visit JMGA-NSW

Key dates:
Submissions Close 22 August 2021
Notification of Shortlisted Artists 6 September 2021
Delivery of Works By 1 October 2021
Exhibition 8 October – 17 November 2021

2021 Judging Panel:
Lisa Cahill 
Cesar Cueva
Darani Lewers, AM
Oliver Smith

AWARDS
1.JMGA-NSW Established Contemporary Jewellery Award
$3000 General Category: open to any current member of JMGA-NSW.

2. The Helge Larsen Award - $2,000 Open to any current member of JMGA-NSW

3. JMGA-NSW Emerging Contemporary Jewellery Award
$1500 Early Career Category: open to any current member who is a full time student or who has been practicing for five years or less.

4. Australian Design Centre Award
Opportunity to exhibit in ADC’s window gallery Object Space in 2022.  In consultation with ADC. 

Visit the Profile 2019 exhibition page here.

Image: Dianne Beevers, 2 Strands of Pearls, or More, 2018 Photo: Jenni Curry

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