Ok so for most of you it's going to require a road trip or some deep commitment to public transport to get to the Robert Baines survey show at Glen Eira Gallery. But it's important we tells ya! A chance to see 35 years of practice from arguably our most preeminent jewelers and metalsmiths is well worth the travel time but the added bonus of seeing the work of one of the great eachers, tastemakers and mentors makes this an absolute must see.
Im going to try and get down there on Saturday for the free floor talk that starts at 230 pm. Dr Baines has always been a rather cryptic character and I've only ever seen him talking about other peoples work. I'll be interested to hear what he has to say about now being considered a living treasure, the state of craft and design in higher education, the new makers he most admires and what makes his work truly international.