Today the ladies of Golden Ink Collaborative share some of their favourite collaborations. Don’t forget to leave a comment before 10pm tonight on any of this weeks post from Abby and Katherine to go into the draw to win either a necklace or a bangle. The winners will be drawn randomly and announced tomorrow! – Jenny x

Obviously together we – Golden Ink have an affinity for collaborations, so collectively we thought we should share why this is so and also some other amazing duo’s.

“The promise of collaboration is not only that it helps us redefine our relationships with each other, but that it helps us create, in Marvin Weisbord’s words, “a joint relationship to the wider world.” -Scott London

Katherine and I started out our collaborative process the studio, by discussing our concepts over tea and coffee. It was after a few years of several artists and lecturers passing comment on how well our aesthetics would work together that we started this collaboration. We have always adored each others retrospective trade skills and aesthetics and so we feel it was only natural for Golden Ink to happen. One of the best things (apart from our work!) that we have acquired from this process is a fantastic mutual ground between our methodologies. As solitary artists we both felt restrictions and limitations on our practices, by collaborating together we were, and still are, able to bridge gaps and look out to the wider world.

- Abby

Gracia Habby & Louise Jennison

Melbourne based collaboration since 1999. One favours collage and the other watercolour, both are besotted with paper.

Something mighty peculiar was afoot but I was hard-pressed to say for certain what it was. (I) Lithographic offset print, 2008

Something mighty peculiar was afoot but I was hard-pressed to say for certain what it was. (II) Lithographic offset print, 2009

Visit: Gracia Habby, Louise Jennison and Gracia + Louise

Kyoko Imazu and Damon Kowarsky

Kyoko Imazu and Damon Kowarsky met at Australian Print Workshop in 2008 and have collaborated since 2010. Their work explores themes including nature, science, art and technology in a globalised world.

flowers, etching, 2011

space seal, etching, 2011

Visit: Damon and Kyoko

Melinda Young & Lauren Simeoni

Unnatural, Naturally: a collaborative touring exhibition by Australian contemporary jewellery Melinda Young and Lauren Simeoni

Lauren Simeoni, Poi Neckpiece, 2011; Citrine, Glass Beads, Artificial Plant Foliage and Melinda Young, Flower Cup Brooches, 2011; Nephrite, Artificial Plant Foliage, Wood, 925 Silver, Wood, Acrylic Paint

Lauren Simeoni, Poi Neckpiece, 2011; Citrine, Glass Beads, Artificial Plant Foliage and Melinda Young, Coral Bloom and B-Brush Brooches, 2011; Nephrite, Plastic, Coral, Artificial Plant Foliage, Wood, 925 Silver, Wood, Acrylic Paint

Visit: Melinda Young, Lauren Simeoni and Unnatural, Naturally

Melissa Cameron and Chloe Vallance

Measuring the Space Between- A collaboration between Melissa Cameron and Chloe Vallance.

Hanging around girl – pendant and brooch. Timber coaster, coloured pencil, 925 silver

Walking Doll – two brooches. Timber coaster, coloured pencil, 925 silver

Visit: Melissa Cameron, Chloe Vallance and Measuring the Space Between