Island Welcome

Island Welcome

30 April—21 May; Mon-Fri 11am-4.30pm; Sat 12-2.30pm

Contemporary jewellers & artists make gestures of welcome in response to Australian immigration policy.

We welcome Perth trained, Melbourne based Artist and Curator Belinda Newick who will speak about the works at 1pm Saturday 30 April followed by the launch at 2pm.

We extend this invitation to you and encourage you to pass it to friends who have experienced relocation to Australia.

Rsvp’s are greatly appreciated to

Check the web at to preview amazing responses by 22 Artists from across Australia, to Belinda’s challenge to explore contemporary jewellery as a gesture of welcome, bringing attention to asylum seeker issues and borders.

Curated by Belinda Newick, Island Welcome a nationally touring group exhibition exploring contemporary jewellery as a gesture of welcome seeks to bring attention to asylum seeker issues and to extend the dialogue beyond art and craft audiences via expressions of Australian values through craft practice.

Artists: Jane Bowden, Liv Boyle, Michelle Cangiano, Jess Dare, Anna Davern, Laura Deakin, Bin Dixon Ward, Nicky Hepburn, Kath Inglis, Pennie Jagiello, Inari Kiuru, Manon van Kouswijk, Sim Luttin, Vicki Mason, Belinda Newick, Lauren Simeoni, Lucy Simpson, Melinda Young, Alice Whish, with the addition of  West Australians Melissa Cameron, Sarah Elson and Sharyn Egan.

Michelle Cangiano; photo by Fred Kroh 2017