In addition to the international exhibition we present a festival program of exhibitions and events by craft artists, galleries, art spaces and craft groups in support of the IOTA24 theme. August – October 2024, Western Australia.

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Creating Change, Making Jewellery – The 19th National Jmga Conference

5 October @ 8:30 AM - 6:30 PM

Everett Hoffman, I believe in you, 2022, bronze, vintage rhinestones, light fitting. Courtesy Everett Hoffman.


The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia National Conference brings together professionals, designers, theorists, curators, artists, students, educators and enthusiasts from around the world, for a day of presentations and panel discussions at the Fremantle Maritime Museum.

This famed biennial event was last held in WA in 2010, making this a rare opportunity to showcase WA’s rich contribution to contemporary jewellery.

Immerse yourself in a diverse program exploring the current state and the future trajectory of the field. Hear perspectives from First Nations artists and makers from across Australia and learn about the creative obsessions of extraordinary artists from USA, Thailand, Denmark and Australia.

Surrounding the conference day are dynamic workshops and an extensive exhibition program at various venues throughout Walyalup/Fremantle, Boorloo/Perth and surrounds.


Michelle Broun, Dr Aly De Groot, Sharyn Egan, Dr Louise Hamby, Julia Heineccius, Everett Hoffman, Kaori Juzu, Lily-Mae Kerley, Nicole Monks, Rudee Tancharoen, Mandy White


Jewellery & Metalsmithing

Opening Hours

8.30am – 6.30pm, 5 October


Wheelchair & pram accessible.


5 October
8:30 AM - 6:30 PM
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WA Maritime Museum
Victoria Quay
Fremantle, Western Australia 6160 Australia
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