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About mhgold studio

Michael Hofmeyer

Designing & making jewellery.

Trained in Australia and Italy. Presently living in Padova Italy.

Solo and group exhibitions.
Recipient of grants and awards.

Member of agc associazione gioiello contemporaneo association contemporary jewellery. Italy.

My current projects include working with non-traditional enamelling techniques.


Studies, professional development & studio work:

2018. Contemporary enamelling workshop with Christine Graf. West Dean college, UK.
2017 Contemporary enamelling workshop with Jessica Turrell. West Dean college. UK.
2016 ‘Experimental enamelling’ masterclass with Jessica Turrell. Morley College, London,UK
2015 Enamelling one to one workshop sessions with Jessica Turrell. Bristol, UK
1996 – 2014 Own workshop ‘Studio 211’ designing and making jewellery on commission and developing jewellery projects. Brisbane Australia.
1994 -1995 classical goldsmithing course with Prof Bino Bini at the Scuola Internazionale Delle Arti Dei Metalli. Firenze Italy.
1990-1993 The North Adelaide School of Art. Jewellery studies and apprenticeship training. Adelaide South Australia
1984. Attended jewellery making classes with Viliama Grakalic while working as a jeweller. Melbourne.

Jewellery Projects & Exhibitions:

2018 ‘Artigianato e Palazzo Giardino Corsini, Firenze, Italy
2017 ‘Artisans in the gardens’ Sydney Botanical Gardens. Sydney, Australia
2016 ‘Handmade at Kew’ International contemporary craft event. Kew Gardens. London, UK
2014 Open ‘Studio 211’ show. Brisbane, Australia
2012 ‘Artisans in the gardens’ The Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens. Sydney, Australia.
2011 Open’Studio 211’ show. Brisbane, Australia
2010 ‘Atlas of Crystal Forms’ Gallery Artisan- Qld Centre for Craft and Design. Solo Exhibition. Brisbane, Australia
2009 “Artisans in the gardens”, Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens. Sydney, Australia.
2008 The 5th International Biennial of Contemporary Medals. Seixal, Portugal
2006 ‘Artisans in the Park’, Royal Sydney Botanical Gardens. Sydney, Australia.
2005 Product Launch “Life Tokens” MoB Store and Space 2 Museum of Brisbane City Hall. Brisbane, Australia.
2004 Solo Exhibition “Archeologico Design”, Craft Queensland. Brisbane, Australia.
2003 Finalist ‘The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize’, South Australian Museum. Adelaide, Australia
2003 Solo Exhibition – “Australian Exotica”, Gallery 482. Brisbane. Australia
2001 Gallery Window Exhibition. Craft Queensland. Brisbane, Australia
1999 “Memento”, Lord Mayor’s Prize, Best Overall Product. Brisbane, Australia.
1998.Solo Exhibition “Expression and Ornament”, Jan Murphy Gallery. Brisbane, Australia.

Project Grants
2006, 2001,1998 & 1990. Project Grants recipient from Arts Queensland and the South Australian Dept for the Arts.

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