Masters – Art of Precious Metal Object exhibition

Masters – Art of Precious Metal Object exhibition

Philip Noakes was chosen as one of 11 Australian Artists and the only Western Australian to exhibit at The Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object exhibition, Victoria from the 14th September 2018 to the 29th January 2019. Eight pieces of  his recent sculptural silver works have been selected for the […]

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Philip Noakes article in Oz Arts magazine

Philip Noakes article in Oz Arts magazine

PHILIP NOAKES FIPG A Passion for Silversmithing Philip is one of the foremost silversmiths working and teaching in Australia. In recognition of this the Institute of Professional Goldsmith’s in London granted him Fellowship status in 2016. The only Australian fellow, he is a maker of fine hollowware and exquisite jewellery […]

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Raising a Copper Vessel  Video – Tony Holly

Raising a Copper Vessel Video – Tony Holly

  Contemporary Metal student and studio maker, Tony Holly, documented the making of a copper vessel and produced a short video to demonstrate the stages of hand raising. The work piece begins as a flat disc of metal that is hammered with domed wooden mallets on either a sandbag or […]

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Beyond The Immediate – Design Workshop with Brenda Ridgewell

Beyond The Immediate – Design Workshop with Brenda Ridgewell

  Brenda Ridgewell is the former Director of Jewellery and 3 Design at Curtin University, Western Australia, and has been the recipient of many prestigious awards.  She has exhibited her work throughout Australia, as well as in the USA, Japan, Singapore and the United Kingdom. She is leading a two-day […]

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Helen Aitken-Kuhnen to run 2 workshops in 2019

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen to run 2 workshops in 2019

We regularly invite acclaimed jewellers to visit our studio and provide specialised workshops in specific aspects of jewellery making. In September 2016, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen visited us and ran two three-day workshops in enamelling. Helen is an acclaimed Enameller and artist. With a career spanning 35 years, she is well known […]

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Philip Noakes talk at Lawrence Wilson Gallery   

Philip Noakes talk at Lawrence Wilson Gallery

 

On March 23, 2017, Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery (UWA) played host to a thought-provoking and informative four-person panel discussion entitle ‘Jewellery Today’. The panel of respected and established contemporary jewellers included Contemporary Metal’s Philip Noakes, who was joined by co-presenters Jacquie Sprogoe, Christel van der Laan and Bethamy Linton and […]

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New Studio Opening Night with Dr Robert Bell and  Professor Ted Snell

New Studio Opening Night with Dr Robert Bell and Professor Ted Snell

Dr Robert Bell, Professor Ted Snell and Philip Noakes at the Contemporary Metal opening on the 17 Feb. 2017. Contemporary Metal’s new studio was opened on Friday 17 Feb. 2017 and over 200 people attended the event. It was officiated by Professor Ted Snell, Director of UWA Cultural Precinct and […]

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Panel Discussion: Jewellery

Panel Discussion: Jewellery

Date and Time -Thu. 23 March 2017  6:00 pm – 7:30 pm AWST Location – Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery 35 Stirling Highway University of Western Australia Crawley, WA 6009  Description The nature of jewellery training, practice, exhibition and professional development means that strong international networks underpin successful national practices. But what […]

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Comtemporay Metal opens new Studio 2017

Comtemporay Metal opens new Studio 2017

Thank you for your support in 2016. 2016 has been an eventful year for Contemporary Metal. Claire Townsend (co-founder of Contemporary Metal) and her family moved to the Gold Coast. Claire is truly missed at the studio. Philip Noakes was appointed a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths (London) […]

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