Narrative / Australia


his pendant is part of a series of works I have developed called Unintended Consequences.

I walk regularly in the dry eucalypt forest of Mt. Coot-tha near my home in Brisbane and over the course of a number of years, with no particular outcome in mind, I have collected steel from the ground and from one of the many car wrecks on the mountain. These little bits of metal have rusted away, almost disappearing into the earth, falling away from what I believe to be a Toyota Corolla E20 circa 1973,

The flat intense colour of the enamel I have used reflects the colours of car duco of the 1970’s and I have worked with the rusty steel with minimal preparation. This allows the material and process to dictate the outcome. The result is revealed layers of colour, rusty spots peeping through, rough edges and a variety of finishes.


Car Wreck panel

Pendant, 2020

Recycled Toyota corolla steel c1973, vitreous enamel, sterling silver



2016 Masters of Visual Arts, QCA, Griffith University
1987 Bachelor of Arts, Visual Art, Sydney College of the Arts
Professional positions 2008 – 2021 Lecturing positions, Jewellery & Small Objects, QCA, Griffith University

Individual Exhibitions

2020: Unintended Consequences, Stanley Street Gallery, NSW
2019: Strange Objects 2013 – 2019, F Tanner Baker Gallery, NSW
2019 Re-imagine; reinterpret, Studio Ingot, VIC
2016 Strange Objects, Small Object Space Artisan, QLD,

Group Exhibitions

2018-2021 USE, a partnership between JMGQ and Museums & Galleries Queensland
2020 Academics in Pandemic, An online exhibition from Ethical Metalsmiths
2020 Ravenswood Australian Women’s Art Prize Finalist, NSW
2019 ITAMI International Jewellery Exhibition, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan
2019 Profile 2019, JMGANSW Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award,
2019 In the Drawer, Small Space Jewellery VIC
2017 Why Jewellery? 2, Koo Ming Kown Exhibition Gallery, Hong Kong Baptist University, Hong Kong
2017 Mostyn Open 20, Mostyn, Llandudno, Wales
2016 – 2018 18-silbertriennale-international Deutsches Goldschmiedehaus, Hanau, Germany and touring

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