Flashback 2002 - present
This year Bilk has been in it’s existence for 14 years.
Next year we will be celebrating our 15 years of living. Throughout 2016 we want to be nostalgic, flash back to the beginning of 2002 to celebrate and remember the incredible exhibitions and artists who have supported the gallery.
Every month we will revisit exhibitions and artists who have been part of Bilk, especially those who are still with us now.
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This will lead into 2017 where we will be doing something very special…watch this space as it will be an announcement worth waiting for.
Flashback 2006-2016 celebrating 10 years of Miniature Glass at Bilk.
For this Flashback we are celebrating the incredible 10 years of miniature glass at Bilk. 2006 was the year miniature glass exhibitions began at Workshop Bilk. The first exhibition featured Kirstie Rea, Harriet Schwarzrock, Richard Whitley and Janice Vitkovsky.
The Miniature Glass exhibitions have become a tradition and an eagerly awaited time at Bilk Gallery. Since 2006 Bilk has featured the following esteemed glass artists, who created highly collectible pieces for the exhibitions, including: Klaus Moje, Kirstie Rea, Claudia Borella, Giles Bettison, Tom Rowney, Ian Mowbray, Evelyn Dunstan, Tevita Havea, Jenni Martinello, Kirstie Rea, Ben Sewell, Mel George, Jacqueline Knight, Claire Belfrage, Brian Hirst, Scott Chaseling, Kirstie Rea, Harriet Schwarzrock, Richard Whitley, Janice Vitkovsky, Brain Corr, Mikki Trail, Mel Douglas, Matt Curtis and Tom Moore. At Bilk we have a collection of Miniature Glass on display drop by to see these exquisite pieces.
Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan 2005
For this Flashback we will showcase the Glass Jewellery and objects exhibtion which featured new pieces by
Ian Mowbray, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Lucette Aubort, Scott Chaseling, Ruth Allen, Sophia Emmett, Marcus Foley, Blanche Tilden, Sally Mussett. This exhibtion is well remembered by the Bilk Team for the increadible adaptions of glass into jewellery form.
On display for this flashback is a neckpiece by Lucette Aubort made from hospital IV tubing and glass pieces and a pendant by Scott Chaseling titled "le Bomb".
In 2005 was the year Green Christmas was held featuring new works by;
Cinnamon Lee, Carlier Makigawa, Cinnamon Lee, Christopher Robertson, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Sally Mussett, Marcus Foley, Dore Stockhausen, Ximena Briceno, Sophia Emmett, Vicky Mason, Phoebe Porter, Blanche Tilden
Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan 2004
For this Flashback we will showcase the significant exhibition, M3 - Marian Hosking, Mari Funaki and Carlier Makigawa.
This exhibition showcased works by these three influential and foremost contemporary jewellers in Australia.
On display will be a selected piece from Marian, Mari and Carlier.
In 2004 Workshop Bilk also had a number of exhibitions, the first exhibition was a container show representing Christopher Robertson, Nicolas Harper, Marian Hosking, Gilbert Riedelbauch, Diane Appleby, Oliver Smith, Beate Leonards, Jin-soon Woo and Johannes Kuhnen. There was the annual Christmas exhibition - White Christmas 2, featuring new works by; Carlier Makigawa, Cinnamon Lee, Christopher Robertson, Eugenie Keefer Bell, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Johannes Kuhnen, Nicolas Harper, Sally Mussett, Marcus Foley, Dore Stockhausen and Ximena Briceno.
The Beginning - Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan 2002-2003
In the first two years 2002-2003 Workshop Bilk had a number of exhibitions, representing Sally Mussett, Blanche Tilden, Christopher Robertson, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen, Johannes Kuhnen Carlier Makigawa, Cinnamon Lee, Eugenie Keefer Bell and Nicolas Harper.
One of the highlights of these two years was the exhibition of recent work by Junko Mori and Wally Gilbert who were visiting Canberra as visiting Artists at the ANU. Junko Mori is a Japanese Liverpool UK based metalsmith, who is known for finely forged jewellery, objects in steel and anodised aluminium. Wally Gilbert based in Herefordshire in the UK. He is known for intricately repoused vessels and prints - evoking associations with other periods but are innovative and contemporary.
For this Flashback we have a collection of Junko’s pieces on display. Junko Mori - ‘I am always drawn to the visual impact of an aggregate assembled with many small components and find infinite possibilities of the form multiplied by the vital power beyond the physical space, such as cell division through a microscope. My work consists of multiples of individually forged steel or other metals, and the subtle difference of each piece results from hand hammering. No piece is individually planned but becomes fully formed within the making and thinking process. Repeating little accidents, like a mutation of cells, the final accumulation of units emerges within this process of evolution. The uncontrollable beauty is the core of my concept.’