The City of Joondalup is proud to present Adorn, an exciting exhibition and workshop series celebrating our unique choices be they ornamental, rebellious, mythical or wildly creative.

Jewellery has been used to adorn the human body since time immemorial. It has fascinated us, bewitched us, caused us murder and mayhem. We have coveted it. Over the ages jewellery and gemstones have had many uses; they have served as talismans, been given as tokens of love and esteem. The ownership of it has been used to denote social status and has given us the ability to trade.


18 March – 12 April 2019, Joondalup Art Gallery (JAG)

The Adorn exhibition will showcase the work of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA (JMGA WA Inc). Come along and celebrate a display of unique contemporary jewellery and objects by JMGA WA members, whose use of skills and materials take adornment to new levels.

The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, WA (JMGA WA Inc.) is a membership based organisation which represents jewellery and object practitioners throughout Western Australia. As a volunteer non-profit organisation they provide a forum to promote, support and develop the field of contemporary jewellery.

Public Program

Explore mankind’s desire for individuality through the concept of adornment at a series of creative workshops.

Maker&Smith will host masterclasses and a forum ‘to stimulate the contemporary jewellers and makers community’.

Register for the Driven to Adorn Forum

Register for the Claire Townsend: Introduction to Enamelling on Copper workshop

Register for the Sarah Elson: Cuttlebone casting continued workshop

Maker&Smith is a partnership of Carola Akindele-Obe and Mary Ellen Cliff. Together they create programs that shine a spotlight on the skills and talents of craftspeople, makers and designers.

In keeping with the broad theme of Adorn, the City has organised the following events:

Register for the Hand stamped jewellery workshop

Register for the Daddy and daughter hair workshops

Adorn Exhibition


Adorn is made possible with the support of print partner Imagesource and in-kind sponsor Haddy’s Gemmologists.