Finding quality, contemporary and artistic jewellery has usually meant a trip to Melbourne but not anymore. In the heart of Geelong, three enterprising women have taken the plunge and established the Redox Jewellery Studio and Gallery. Redox opened on the weekend and is managed by Joanna Harris-MacNeil, Annie Broadway and Victoria Edgar, all qualified metalsmiths. They are passionate about their craft and want to promote established and emerging artists in the field. Their aim is to give regional artists the opportunity to display and sell their work as well as offer classes in jewellery making.
Located in the Wintergarden building (downstairs next to the cafe) the women have refurbished the gallery in a chic, modern design. It is the culmination of twelve months of planning and hard work.
“We are very excited to be able to bring our craft of contemporary jewellery making to the Geelong community,” says co-founder Joanna Harris-MacNeil. “We are looking forward to continuing to develop our concept and to become a focal point for the jewellery making community”
The new gallery showcases the work of established contemporary jewellers with reputations for quality design and workmanship. There is a diverse selection of work on display from over 20 artists, including the work of internationally renowned artist William Griffiths. Images of work from just some of the artists represented, Emma Luke, Luna Zucchi and Renae Burton, are presented below.
Not only does Redox Jewellery Studio operate as a gallery, but it also offers a workshop space where qualified jewellers can run workshops and master classes in jewellery-making techniques.
And as if that is not enough, the women also manage the Redox Jewellery Markets that run every two months from the Art@wintergarden gallery upstairs. The markets have ten stalls and one mini exhibition space where a ‘featured’ artist can exhibit their work for the day.
The first of its kind in Geelong, Redox Jewellery Studio and Gallery is located at Shop 3 @ Wintergarden, 51 McKillop St, Geelong and is open from 10am to 5pm, 7 days a week.
To find out more, you can visit the Redox website http://redoxjewellerystudio.blogspot.com but better still, visit their new gallery and see the outstanding work on offer. This is a brave initiative and will contribute to the burgeoning artistic life of Geelong.