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+Edge 2 ~ Isthmus - January  2016

Another exciting collaboration under the curation of Caroline Rannersberger focussing on the isthmus - or the Neck, Bruny Island.  Featuring 3 painters, 3 3d artists and the Julius Schwing Trio. Julius composed some fantastic music specifically reflecting the Isthmus.



+Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize - October  2015

I've been selected as a finalist for the Woollahra Small Sculpture Prize, Australia's pre-eminent national award for small sculpture presented by Woollahra Council. Artists are required to submit an original, freestanding sculpture measuring up to 80cm in any dimension. Forty three finalists for the 2015 Prize were selected from a record number of 701 entries received this year. The 2015 guest judges are art advisor and curator Barbara Flynn along with collector and philanthropist Penelope Seidler AM.

My work ‘The Family Silver/Unknown Shores’ is a set of hand fabricated spoons made using beachcombed detritus, following on  from the 'Introduced Species' set and is inspired by the silver cutlery canteen sets brought to Australia by the early settlers.


+Radiant Pavillion, Melbourne - September 2015

Four Tasmanian and three Melburnian jewellers are collaborating in an exhibition 'Serial Exchange' at Loop Project Space, Melbourne, as part of the Contemporary Jewellery extravaganza that is Radiant Pavillion! Each artist has selected a one metre square ‘site’ as the inspiration for artworks made individually and collaboratively.  The sites vary from gritty street detail of inner city Melbourne to rocky foreshores of Bruny island, Tasmania. The exchange of sketches, photos and words, accompanied by the developing artwork and potential materials, takes place via a postal service.
Participating Artists:  Susan  Buchanan, Katie  Collins, Janine  Combes, Eli  Giannini, Sarah  Jones, Alex  Parish

+The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange - 2015

The Contemporary Jewellery Exchange is an art project where jewellery artists from all over the world, are paired and asked to create a unique contemporary piece of jewellery for each other. I was paired with  Janice Derrick from Trinidad and Tobago. It was a happy coincidence that both of us are island dwellers with a love of the ocean. It was a treat to connect with,  make a work for and receive a gorgeous piece from a stranger on the other side of the world.


+ 'Vanishing Point' - an ocean debris arts science collaboration, Institute of Marine & Antarctic Science, Hobart. 1 May - mid July 2015.

www.vanishingpoint.net.au

Excited about this exhibition, all my work was made entirely from ocean debris, plastic rubbish already in the waste chain, recycled silver and Australian or repurposed gemstones.


+ 'Edge' - Peripheries of Practice, Forestvale Design Centre, Bruny Island. 2 April -24 May 2015.

I was thrilled to be invited to be a part of this exhibition with so many fantasic artists, at the lovely Forestvale Design Centre on glorious South Bruny.


+Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize

I've been selected as a finalist for the Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, run by the South Australian Museum.

This prestigious prize invites artists to investigate the world around them and present their own perspective on natural science.

My work 'Introduced Species' is a set of six sterling silver spoons in a found cutlery canteen. The set comprises five orchid spoons that are hand fabricated by me and one found rose spoon .


+ 'Pushing the Boundaries' - Contemporary Jewellery Tasmania, Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny. 12 September -3 October 2013.


+ 'Towards the Sun', Schoolhouse Gallery, Rosny. 19 July-11 August 2013.



+ apart exhibition, Lightbox Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, March 2013.

A group of some of the members of The Art of Silver, put together this little exhibition.



+ aRtECYCLE Art Prize

I have been selected as a finalist in the aRtECYCLE Art Prize, which takes place at the Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds, Melbourne. 

Artists are asked to explore the themes of environmentalism and sustainability using either recycled materials or materials that would otherwise be considered disposable.

After doing an Alternative Jewellery Design summer school at UTAS with the fantastic Natalie Holtsbaum I got completely sidetracked playing with cotton buds of all things. In bulk they take on such a different form and become unrecognisable. 

Here's where it led me......

Gossypium Buddlii Splendidus

+ The Art of Silver

I am very happy to now be a member of The Art of Silver. A contemporary jewellery co-operative in Kellys Lane, Salamanca. 

It's great to be sharing a space with so many talented jewellers.

+ Artists from the Island Exhibition, Bruny Island. April 2012.

+ Images of Tasmania 14 Exhibition. Long Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. December 2012.

+ Microcosm, Art at the Point, Bruny Island. November 2011.

 




+ Slender Threads, Top Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre, Hobart. May 2011.