About

Artist Statement

In the previous year I have been focusing on creating new works comprised of elements that can be transferred across a broad range of styles of jewellery, with particular emphasis on production jewellery. Using Asian culture as inspiration, I have developed a range of work such as earrings, pendants, brooches and neckpieces that maintain a consistent theme and aesthetic. Within the process of developing these pieces I have been conscious of price points for the retail market, aiming to create work that sits comfortably with both retailers and consumers alike. This process has also lead to the exploration of using cheaper materials as well as Sterling Silver, without compromising the high quality finish and construction.

 

IWith my sights on a new direction of sculptural pieces both as free standing forms as well as jewellery, I am now looking to traditional carvings for inspiration in creating more artistic works once again. I am changing direction and moving away from a strong focus on commercial product and more towards the creation of a line of work that suits me better – one off carved pieces and works that have a stronger figurative aspect.

CV:

January 2012 – present: Art Prize Co-ordinator – Milburn Art Prize 2D

January 2010 – present – Tutor – Flying Arts

April 2009 – Present: Tutor – Brisbane Institute of Art

 

October 2008 – 2009: Jeweller in Residence – Museum of Brisbane

August 2008 – Present: Assistant Jeweller – Jeweller To The Lost

March 2008 – October 2008:  Graduate Jeweller in Residence– Museum of Brisbane

April 2008 – July 2008: Jeweller in Residence – Kiln Gallery Paddington

February 2008 – May 2009: Volunteer/Support Worker – Access Arts, Brisbane

November 2006 – November 2009: Exhibition Coordinator  – Jewellers and Metalsmith’s Group of Australia (QLD chapter)

 

Exhibitions & Events

2011                      Brisbane Institute of Art – Staff Exhibition

2011                       RSPCA – Mad Hatters Ball (donation of jewellery for auction)

2011                       First Instyle  – Melbourne

2010                       First Instyle- Melbourne

2010                       Spectrum – Brisbane Square Library – Brisbane

2010                       JAA Awards Exhibition – Sydney

2010                       Soroptimist Foundation Gala – Brisbane

2010                       Autism Foundation Fundraiser Luncheon – Brisbane

2010                       Spectrum – Brisbane Square Library

2009                       Woodford Folk Festival – 2 day workshop – Woodford

2009                       In House – Brisbane Institute of Art

2009                       Fragile Nature – Brisbane Square Library

2009                       Tiny Worlds – Artisan Brisbane

2009                       Troika 7- United Kingdom

2009                       Small Works Exhibition – Brunswick Street Gallery Melbourne

2009                       Intrigue, an exhibition 12 months on – Project Gallery QCA Brisbane

2008                       Mask Making Workshop – 2 days – Access Arts – Powerhouse, Brisbane

2008                       Bits & Pieces – (solo) Brisbane Square Library

2008                       Ornamentomology –(travelling exhibition) Southbank, Gladstone, Stanthorpe,                      Mildura, Hervey Bay.

2008                       Metropolis – Kiln Gallery, Paddington

2008                       Graduate Metal XI – Light Square Gallery, Adelaide

2007 -2008           Medals Project – Women in Sport – Museum of Brisbane

2007                       Exit Strategy – Graduate Exhibition, Brisbane

2007                       Passage – Marks and Gardner Gallery, Tamborine

2007                       Fabulous Foam- Brisbane Square Library, Brisbane

2006-2007            Tiara Project- Miss Australia Quest – Museum of Brisbane

2006                       Glisten – Marks and Gardner Gallery, Tamborine

 

Awards

Most Comprehensive Body of Work – Exit Strategy 2007

Finalist – Memento Awards 2006

 

Stockists –

Artisan

Retrospect Galleries

Stone and Metal

 

Professional Associations-

Jeweller and Metalsmiths Association of Australia (Queensland chapter)

Flying Arts Inc.

Brisbane Institute of Art Management Committee

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