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PDF* EXCHANGE  – *PORTABLE DEMONSTRATION FACILITY | RADIANT PAVILION | AUG 2017

 

 

In collaboration with Roseanne Bartley, Lynda and Ceri co-produced a performative and social compendium of jewellery concepts and techniques, with input drawn from Melbourne’s contemporary jewellery maker community.

 

Operating from a studio located in Public Assembly’s converted van situated on the streets of Melbourne, PDF Exchange was activated alongside programmed Radiant Pavilion events.

 

 

Synthesising DIY tutorials with traditional training methods, PDF Exchange facilitated an alternate framework for how-to transmission. The project acquired momentum through daily repetition of a jeweller’s task with conceptual and technical resolutions generated via demonstration – sharing of specialised know-how between a revolving visiting instructor participant ‘VIP’ and Lynda, as an aspiring in residence ‘student’. Stylistic variations were observed, abstracted and annotated as sequences of movement by Roseanne.

 

 

These notations were gifted to contributing makers and relayed to the wider public via conversational and PDF formats.

 

By facilitating exchange, discourse and distribution in public space, PDF Exchange playfully re-articulates institutionalised methods and established economies for disseminating making knowledge.

 

 

Photography: Keelan O’Hehir and BryonyJackson

 

Project review:  Crafted Words — Art Jewelry Forum & Radiant Pavilion

Illuminations, By Meredith Turnbull