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Early bird deadline
Only 8 weeks to go until the JMGA-NSW conference 2015, edgesbordersgaps and preparations are in full swing. The deadline for the early bird rate is May 14 so go to the conference website for registration.  One day passes are also available.

The program has just been posted on the website. Have a look at who is talking

Call out for the book sales table
As in previous conferences, there will be a book sale table where new catalogues and books can be purchased.  If you have any new catalogues or books that you would like us to sell at the conference email with the name of the item, number of copies and price.

Get the word out
Find attached our promotional flyer for you to distribute in your own networks – coffee shops, shops, evening classes, educational institutions, email – wherever you think a fellow jewellery lover might be lurking! Download JMGA conference 2015 flyer

If you are able to help before or during the conference let us know! We are all volunteers and need your help even for a small amount of time. Go to to express your interest.

A great way to get to know your fellow jewellers is to share some time with them! 

So, if you'd like to offer billeted accommodation to one or more interstate or overseas jewellers, please drop us a line via the contact form, located under the HOME button. 

Alternatively, if you're from out of town and looking to be billeted, please also contact us and we will do our best to match you up with someone. Please note, our role is just to put people in touch with each other. We take no responsibility for what may happen after that!

There are still places left for some of the workshops being held in the week before and after the conference. You don't need to be attending the conference to participate in a workshop however conference delegates will be given priority.

We are very excited to have 16 contemporary jewellery exhibitions being held in Sydney during the conference including the mobile and virtual Delegates Exhibition,  Graduate Metal XIV and JMGA-NSW Profile 2015. Go to for details of all the exhibitions.

Student Event
Jewellery 101: A Forum BY Students FOR Students
WHEN?      Thursday 9th July 2015 3:30 - 5:30 PM,  nibbles & drinks from 3pm
WHERE?   Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney, Kirkbride Way, Lilyfield NSW

This is a chance for students of Contemporary Jewellery to get to know each other, make connections, get inspired and exchange contact details!

Everyone is welcome and encouraged to give a loose ‘two minute’ introduction of themselves, accompanied by one powerpoint slide. We would like to get to know your practice so photos of your own work is encouraged. Samples of possible slide styles are attached. Talking is not compulsory - Feel free to come along for the ride and find out what other contemporary jewellery students are interested in and making.

Something to pique your interest
Hang on a Minute

Situated on the edge, working within spatial and temporal borders, Hang on a Minute operates like the glue, the staple or the quintessential JMGA conference (GAP) filler.
Paying homage to Otto Künzli’s seminal work Automatenfotos (1976) Hang on a Minute is a pocket-sized program of Jewellery led actions. The project re-imagines, via playful intimate guerilla actions, the relations between site, body(s) and the ‘dots, lines and surfaces assigned to it’.
Actions are scheduled to occur during conference breaks and perform as a supplement (as with any good accessory) to the main conference proceedings. 
Keep an eye/ear out for further notification.  

What to bring: Yourself, a friend, a smart phone (tablet or digital camera), a mono coloured t-shirt and if possible a Selfie stick. Updates to materials list may occur closer to the event 

Provocateur: Roseanne Bartley  

There’s more on the website – check it out
We have more special events in the program. Follow the link to discover them:

We look forward to seeing you there!

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