Robert Baines: Artist-in-Residence

We’re pleased to share news of the appointment of Robert Baines to be the 2019 Artist-in-residence / Visiting Professor in the Dept. of Arts and Design of  National Tsing Hua University. During this June-July residency, Baines will host a creative workshop as well as a 4-part lecture series at the Nanda campus of the university.

The lecture series: Fifty Years a Goldsmith by Robert Baines will take place on the 5th, 12th, 19th and 26th of July.

Lecture 1: Fri. July 5, 2 pm – 4 pm.
1969 -1995. The Pathway from Orthodox Gold and Silversmithing to the Artist Goldsmith.
In 1970 Robert Baines finished his education in gold and silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology. This knowledge base led to investigation into the Bronze Age goldsmith processes and particularly the techniques of 19th Century jewelry makers. From this empowered craft position he continued to make his personal objects that are evidence of subject and meaning.

Lecture 2: Fri. July 12, 2 pm – 4 pm.
1995 to the Present. Intervention of Red Archaeometallurgy.
Personal research of jewellery history
High Wire
The Crinkle and Crankle of Wire Perception
Endangered Pink and the story of Fallalery Glamour

Lecture 3: Fri. July 19, 2 pm – 4 pm.
1995 to the Present. History works
The Schatzkammer
Bracelet “Java-la-Grande”
Fake News and True Love

Lecture 4: Fri. July 26, 2 pm – 4 pm
1995 to the Present. Fabulous Follies
The Official History of the Compact Disc
The BC and the AD of the CD

Collecting  In 2010 Robert Baines, goldsmith and Prof. emeritus at RMIT University, was named a “Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft”.  He has maintained international acclaim with exhibitions, awards, lectures and publications spanning a 50 year career.