Building 2, Level 2 Bowen St (off La Trobe) Melbourne 3000
2-5 September Tue-Fri 11am-5pm
The W.E. McMillan Collection of Gold and Silversmithing continues to be an artistic measure of time and teaching practice in the School of Art at RMIT University. Foundational to the building of the collection has been the ongoing support of donors. Their sponsored awards ensure the acquisition of selected works on an annual basis to strengthen the Collection. The collection of work identifies trends, influences and craft references in jewellery, silverware and personal objects. One such award each year is an acquisitive figurative award provided by the Australian poet, A.D. Hope in memory of his daughter Emily Hope, who studied at RMIT and became a Gold and Silversmith of the 1960s. This award has facilitated the collecting of diverse figurative approaches since the 1980s. Figurative Impressions will be the first time the works collected for this award have been exhibited together.