When developing new works I find that my working methods are often intuitive, as well as systematic. The imagery referenced
in the creation of my work relates to anatomical structures and the flora and fauna that surround my environment. I feel that as a maker,
my interest lies not only with the conceptual development of the work but also with the materials I use, and the physical making of the forms.
I have been a practising contemporary jeweller and object maker for 25 years. Throughout my career I have participated in local, national and
international exhibitions, having solo and group shows. I have a Bachelor of Design (Jewellery and Metalsmithing) and a Master of Visual Arts (Research),
both degrees gained through the University of South Australia.
In 2010 - 2012 I have set up an independent studio in the JamFactory, Contemporary Craft and Design,Adelaide.
From 2007 - 2010 I was the Studio Head of Jewellery and Metal in the School of Art, Architecture and Design at the University of South Australia.
From 1986 - 2010 I was a partner of the respected Gray Street Workshop, a Jewellery and Objects Collective.
In 2009 I received, New Works Established Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for Arts, to develop and create a series of contemporary jewellery and objects.
In October to December 2007 I undertook a studio residency at The British School at Rome, a scholarship received through the Australia Council for the Arts.
I was an Artist/Scholar in Residence, at the Otago Polytechnic, School of Art, Dunedin, New Zealand in 2005 and awarded a New Works Established Grant, Visual Arts Board, Australia Council for the Arts in 2004.
Recent exhibitions include; TEFAF Art Fair 2011, Maastricht, Netherlands with London Gallery dealer, Adrian Sassoon;
Abstract Nature, Samstag Museum, University of South Australia, guest curator Margot Osborne, 2010;
By Example: Australian Contemporary Jewellery, The Museum of Arts and Crafts Itami, Japan 2010;
Collectors Cabinet, Metalab Gallery, Sydney, NSW 2009; SOFA Chicago, curator Charon Kranson Arts, New York, 2008;
Surfaces contemporary jewellery exhibition, Aaron Faber Gallery, New York, 2008;
Freestyle: New Australian Design for Living, touring Australia, London, Milan, New York, 2006/08;
Beyond Metal: Contemporary Australian Jewellery and Holloware, touring India and Australia, RMIT Gallery 2007/08;
Radiant, 30 year exhibition, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, and Roermond, Netherlands.
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