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Enamelling artists Helen Aitken-Kuhnen and Mio Kuhnen will be opening their doors to our members for a discussion of techniques and processes of enamelling. Helen and Mio currently have work on display at the Drill Hall Gallery in a group exhibition “A Shared Enchantment: Japanese, Australian and New Zealand contemporary enamelling”.

Helen Aiken-Kuhnen is a contemporary enameller, jeweller/glass artist and Co-Director of Bilk Gallery. Helen has a long standing contemporary enamelling practice and is widely collected both in private and public collections, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Art Gallery of South Australia and the National Gallery of Victoria. She was the winner of the ‘President Award’, selected by jury at the 52nd International Exhibition of the Japan Enamelling Artist Association held at the Ueno Royal Museum, Tokyo, in February 2018.

Mio Kuhnen is a geologist, enameller, contemporary jeweler and Co-Director of Bilk Gallery. She is an emerging artist who has studied with both Tsuruya Sakurai, Helen Aitken-Kuhnen and Johannes Kuhnen and has a successful contemporary practice. She has exhibited internationally (Japan, China, USA and Thailand) and within Australia.

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This is a COVID-safe event, please bring a mask.

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