I approach jewellery design as the collection and arrangement of stories, ideas and forms combined with a technical, material practice.
I am a jeweller and curator, working in Melbourne, Australia. I create and explore ‘jewellery’ in a contemporary context across a range of mediums, including traditional silver and goldsmithing techniques, but also through performance and installation, exhibition and writing, and by being engaged in the ‘jewellery’ community.
The inspiration for my work springs from an interest in communities and human behaviour. I am fascinated by how we choose, as individuals, to present ourselves to others and how our alignment with particular communities define our personal behaviours, likes and dislikes. My work attempts to look behind this façade and unpick our secret identities, drives and aesthetics.
I am a studio tenant and board member at Northcity4 in Brunswick, Victoria, I’m the Northcity4 studio technician, and co-founder and manager of the Northcity4 gallery. I’m also curator and co-founder of TempContemp. I’m a member of Craft Victoria and NAVA.
I began studying art history in Sydney, and completed a Master of Arts in Curatorship and Modern Art in 2008. I discovered jewellery at Hobart TAFE while studying a second Masters in Art History at University of Tasmania, and eventually moved to Melbourne to pursue my studies in jewellery at the Northern Melbourne institute of TAFE in 2013. At the end of 2013 I began my residency with Northcity4, and being a member of that community, as well as the wider Melbourne jewellery community continues to drive my practice and thinking about jewellery. My current work with TempContemp has brought an international community of jewellers and their ideas closer as well, feeding my enthusiasm for even more future projects…
September 2017 Jewellers Behaving Badly a wandering locket project, roaming exhibition for Radiant Pavilion 2017, various locations, Melbourne, VIC.
June 2018 17 Benches encore exhibition, Northcity4 Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.
April 2018 14 Benches and One Overworked Microwave, Gallery Two, Craft, Vic.
May-July 2017 NC4 - Kick Out The Jams at the JamFactory, GalleryTwo, Adelaide, SA
July 2015-2017 Attitude as Form, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney, NSW (then various locations).
September 2015 Hothouse, Northcity4, Brunswick, Vic. (part of Radiant Pavilion 2015)
July 2015 Graduate Metal, The Depot Gallery, Waterloo, NSW
November 2013 33 Carat (NMIT Graduate Exhibition), Red Gallery, North Fitzroy, Vic.
August 2018 I Hate Contemporary Jewellery catalogue essay, published by TempContemp
10 November 2017 Looking for Openings, Describing Radiant Pavilion, published in Art Jewellery Forum
March 2019 Schmuck/Schmock, co-curated with Laila Marie Costa for TempContemp, Northcity4 Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.
November 2018 Do You Copy? Roger That, co-curated with Laila Marie Costa for TempContemp, Northcity4 Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.
August 2018 I Hate Contemporary Jewellery, co-curated with Laila Marie Costa for TempContemp, Northcity4 Gallery, Brunswick, Vic.
April 2018 14 Benches and One Overworked Microwave, curated for Craft!, Gallery Two, Melbourne, Vic.
May-July 2017 NC4 - Kick Out The Jams, co-curated with Laila Marie Costa for the JamFactory, GalleryTwo, Adelaide, SA
2017 Beyond Skill, Beyond the efficient with David Huycke, RMIT short course, Melbourne Victoria
2012-13 Advanced Diploma Engineering Technology, Jewellery, Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE, Fairfield Victoria
2011 Certificate IV Visual Arts & Craft Jewellery, Tasmanian Polytechnic, Hobart Tasmania
2010-11 Masters in Fine Arts (Theory), University of Tasmania (withdrawn)
2007-08 Masters of Arts (Curatorship and Modern Art), The University of Sydney
2003-2006 Bachelor of Arts (Art History and Theory. Film Studies, Russian Language), The University of Sydney