FIND Contemporary Jewellery Collective is a co-operative jewellers gallery in the historic waterfront precinct of Salamanca, Hobart, Tasmania. Located within the alcoves of Salamanca Arts Centre, the gallery was first established in 2002 in Kellys Lane, by a group of artists.
The gallery is staffed and run by its members, who have autonomous control over their own work, cabinet display, marketing, personal branding & packaging - while also having the opportunity to contribute to collaborative decision making about the everyday operation and future directions of the gallery.
Since its inception, the gallery has operated continuously - offering opportunities for new and established artists to promote themselves to locals and tourists alike, within the well known Salamanca Arts Centre precinct. Some of the founding members are still an active part of the co-operative today.
The collective has been much more than just a sales space for its many members - it has been a place of collaboration, cooperation, learning and support. In addition to our gallery and sales space, FIND Collective members are dedicated to community involvement.
In 2012 we established a Mentorship Program for emerging contemporary jewellers, which has now been replaced by the revolving Emerging Jewellers Program which offers the opportunity to emerging jewellers to sell from our shop rent-free for two months. In 2014 we held a successful Youth Jewellery Prize - to encourage artistic development in young Tasmanians, and to promote the craft of jewellery making to the wider community.
Thank you for supporting an artist run initiative! We look forward to seeing you in FIND soon.