Our project is to set up an exhibition during the Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM) in Munich, March 2017. IHM itself is a 7-day trade fair, which takes place at the same time the worldwide biggest Jewellery event called „SCHMUCK“ happens. People from all around the world will be in town and will enjoy all varieties of contemporary jewellery.
It means a lot to us to present our works there, since this is THE Hotspot for contemporary Jewellery; it is the major platform for a get-together and interchange between makers, galleries, collectors and enthusiasts.
The members of ASTONISH are students and recent alumni, we are quite fresh and new in this industry. For Newcomers like us it is hard to be seen and recognized in the world of contemporary Jewellery.
Our goal is to arise your curiosity for gemstones and to get you ASTONISHed for contemporary jewellery. Exhibiting at this fair, next to well-known and established exhibitors, such as Gallery Ra, Platina, Marzee, etc. is a huge chance for us. Moreover, we want to encourage other starting artists to make the big step and take a stand at the fair to refresh the existing order.
If you support us, you will help us to make our dream come true. In return we put our heads together to come up with some ASTONISHing rewards for you.
Did you ever wanted to cut your own gemstone? Now you can get the chance to do so in an intensive and exclusive day course. Or maybe you want to decorate your house with a special flowerpot made out of agate stone? Here is the chance. And because we are all Jewellers you also can get the possibility to acquire a nice piece of handcrafted, unique Jewellery made by us.
Of course, we would love to see you at the fair. In order to show our appreciation to you as supporter, you will get free tickets to the fair as a present.
If you have any questions about the rewards, don't hesitate to ask us! Sollten Sie Fragen haben, beantworten wir diese auch gerne auf deutsch! Si tenéis preguntas en relación a los premios, no dudéis en preguntarnos!
If the project is successfully funded, ASTONISH can pay the stand fee plus the major material costs of the stand and the transportation. We would be presented at the IHM Fair in Munich and could get in touch with the audience and encourage colleagues to do the same.
With Startnext and your help we want to reduce the expenses of the stand to an affordable amount for us students and recent alumni. We work self-motivated and of course we put our own money in the pot as well.
If this project is successfully funded, it would give us the opportunity to exhibit our work at the most important contemporary jewellery event and make new contacts and collaborations possible.
ASTONISH is a group of 7 female artists, who all met during their studies. We are a group since 2015 and we already took part at the Internationale Handwerksmesse in Munich 2016.
A remarkable aspect is our internationality. We are from 5 different countries: Gabriela Cohn and Eva Burton are from Argentina, Sharareh Aghei is Iranian, Helen Habtays origin is in Eritrea, Pia Groh and Stephanie Morawetz are from Austria and Julia Obermaier is German. We are organizing and networking the ASTONISH project internationally: from Germany, Israel and Spain. So as you can see we are a colourful group, building up a huge project to get you ASTONISHed.
We are all enthusiastic and working hard that our dream come true. We are grateful if you would support us! Thank you!