This year marks the 50th anniversary of the establishment of JMGQ (Jewellers and Metalsmiths Queensland). JMGQ was formed as a sub group of the Crafts Association of QLD, now artisan, and we are delighted to celebrate this milestone together, acknowledging the close, historical association of our organisations. We invite you to celebrate by joining us for a special exhibiting event, The 50 Pins for 50 Years-2021 Pin Swap.
This year's annual Pin Swap will be a commemorative event. Participating members were allocated a year between 1971 to 2020, as inspiration to create their pin. The pin may reference a specific event in that year or a design aesthetic. To make this truly unique occasion, this event will act as a live exhibition where the pins are ‘swapped’ and worn by maker recipients on the night. The exhibiting items will be shown by the recipients, who can talk about the reference and year of their pin.