SNAG Trunk Show – Open to the Public

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Saturday, May 18, 2013 3:30–6:00pm

Fairmont Royal York Hotel
Ontario Room (Conference Floor)
100 Front Street West, Toronto, ON, Canada M5J 1E3

Come shop and purchase work directly from SNAG members at the 3rd Annual Trunk Show Sale! Coinciding with the Society of North American Goldsmiths annual conference in Toronto, Canada, this year’s event offers 2 ½ hours of the latest in studio jewellery. Conference goers and public alike are encouraged to attend this event, undoubtedly the incandescent epicentre of contemporary metal art and jewellery.  

Visa and Mastercard accepted only. All credit card transactions are processed in US dollars

Coordinated by:  Natalie O’Neal and Andrew Kuebeck
For additional information contact Natalie O’Neal:
541-345-5690 or

Harbourfront Happenings!!




It’s all happening this friday at the Harbourfront Centre.

Be sure to come down a check out all the 9 exhibitions dedicated to jewellery and metal work. !!




April 20- to June 16, 2013  (unless otherwise indicated)
Opening April 19, 6:00 – 10:00 p.m.
Harbourfront Centre Exhibitions

FRIDAY, May 17, 2013   5:30 – 11:00 p.m.

235 Queens Quay West Toronto, ON
Hours of Operation:



RE: Position                      

Curated by Melanie Egan and Paul McClure

This exhibition brings together seven artists who mine the past and present
to create works that in various ways comment on consumerism,
social mores and the dialogue between the functional, decorative and art object. Boris Bally, Cal Lane, Myra Mimlitsch-Gray, Amelia Toelke, Meghan Price, Jonathan Wahl and Zeke Moores

Image Credit: Cal Lane




 Dialogue: International Contemporary Jewellery                    

Curated by  Noel Guyomarc’h

Whether self-referential, or emerging from an introspective approach or social critique, contemporary jewellery goes against mainstream ideas and values.

Selected artists include: Despo Sophocleous (CAN), Simon Cottrell (AU), Anya Kivarkis (USA), Arata Fuchi (JAP/IT), Kaori Juzu (DK), Annie Tung (CAN) and others.

Image credit: Despo Sophocleous





Repeat Repeat

Curated by Melanie Egan

The exhibition will highlight multiples.  New Canadian work that is über contemporary, chic and desirable; wearable, accessible and sublime!

Bande des Quatres [Erin Wahed + Janis Kerman] QC; Van McKenzie ON;

Karen Konzuk BC; Eric Petersen ON; Anneke van Bommel ON; 

Lana Filippone, ON; Colleen Baran  BC; Cinelli + Maillet [Lisa + Jean-Sébastien] ON

Image Credit: Karen Konzuk






Family Album

Harbourfront Centre’s Artist-in-Residency Programme is truly one of a kind, fostering artists as varied and unique as the experience it offers. For all those who have taken part, there is a kinship. It demonstrates the strength of a community that stands together and a program that stands apart. It is our family album.

Curated by Meredith Robb and Sarah Dobranowski

Micah Adams, Catherine Allen, Marina Babić, Alisha Marie Boyd,
Gillian Batcher, Leif Benner, Suzanne Carlsen, Sarah Dobranowski,
Jay Joo, Annette Van Leeuwen, Margaret Lim, Elizabete Ludviks,
Anna Lindsay MacDonald, K. Claire MacDonald, Adriana McNeely,
Shelly Purdy, Heather Rathbun, Meredith Robb, Karli Sears,
Wendy Shingler, Greg Sims, Annie Tung, Andrée Wejsmann,
and Patrycja Zwierzynska

Image credit: Meredith Robb






Quintet:  A Conversation in Design         

May 3 – 20, 2013

Paul McClure, Wing-Ki Chan, Shona Kearny, Katharina Möller and

Martha Glenny

Image credit (clockwise from upper left): Katharina Möller, Martha Glenny, Shona Kearny, Paul McClure, Wing-Ki Chan




EIM (Exhibition in Motion)         

Enwave Theatre

A fundraising event for the Society of North American Goldsmiths, fashion show and party.  Ticketed.

Image credit: Donald A. Stuart







SPARK: Graduates of George Brown College’s Jewellery Arts 

The Centre Shop at Harbourfront Centre




Outdoor Onsite Exhibitions

May 15 – 18, 2013

Alternative and unconventional venues showcasing contemporary jewellery.



Curated by Suzanne Carlsen

This will be Carlsen’s second curated exhibition in her family’s RV.  Carlsen is a graduate of the Ontario College of Art and Design.  Her most recent body of work, Google Flight 636-2, comments on our dwindling lack of differences and loss of individuality. The work questions our loss of identity due to globalization.  My work whether it be this series or those of previous ones balance hand embroidery and metal to present social symbols in unusual ways, emphasizing ideas of value, status and ornament.





This End UP

Student work from Sweden, Finland and the USA

Curated by Julia Heineccius, Nadège Roscoe-Rumjahn and Iris Eichenberg
An exhibition of international jewellery by students from the Cranbrook Acadamy of Art (Michigan), Konstfack (Sweden), and Saimaa University (Finland), displayed within a shipping container on the Harbourfront Centre site.

Made You Look


Opening the Thursday as part of the SNAG exhibition crawl Made you Look Presents INSIDE OUT

An outside-the-box Jewellery Studio and Gallery in Toronto’s edgy Parkdale neighbourhood, invites you to see a humerous show of contemporary art jewellery that only a maker can truly appreciate!

Here’s a studio visit interview that TIJF created a few weeks back, enjoy!

made you look from suzanne carlsen on Vimeo.

Another Studio Visit



TIJF visited Shelly at her studio a few weeks ago. See below for the tour and conversation.
Sat May 11ths is the last day of Shelly’s studio open house so if you have a chance be sure to pop in.

TIJF visits Shelly Purdy Studio from suzanne carlsen on Vimeo.


Amazing Video!!

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The making of “Pass The Sugar, Sweetheart” by Mike Sharpe

Toward the exhibition
Moving Metal – Canadian Silversmiths: Innovations from a 6″ disc
AGO Giftshop
May 1-30, 2013

Check out this really amazing video!

Jewel Envy



New life exhibition opens tomorrow!!! TIJF visted Jewel Envy and Gillian Batcher gave us a little sneak peak into the shop and studio. Enjoy the video!

Pin Ball Festival Launch Party!!!


Studio Huddle Visit

from suzanne carlsen on Vimeo.

March 27th Textile Museum of Canada -Opening Reception-



Click HERE for more information


March 1st: Jewellery Social at Studio Huddle

Hope to see you all there!