Belfast is a city famed for the birth of the Titanic, George Best and ‘The Troubles’ (no that’s not a band). It’s also where I grew up and call home. I studied metal design in Dublin before deciding to travel around seventeen countries in eight months, finally arriving in New Zealand. In the six years I have lived here I have completed a BDes Hons Design Degree majoring in jewellery at Unitec and begun to develop my own jewellery practice. The Geeks are a strong peer group I associate myself with. We like to talk all things jewellery, creating a social support network for one another. When I am not at my bench I assist in managing Masterworks Gallery, a privilege that enables me to work with many wonderful people.
The urban environment and it’s resources often provide inspiration for my work and infiltrates other narratives I have been exploring. I like to adopt the role of the aspiring inventor to see what worlds I can create for the wearer.
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The Art of Engagement, Objectspace, Auckland
Subliminal Infiltrations, THINKspace, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland
Touch, Pause, Engage, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
Sub-Merge Jewellery Box Showcase, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland
First Editions, The National, Christchurch
Re:production, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney
One Cup, Hand Held Gallery, Melbourne
Regal Castings Contemporary Jewellery Showcase, Skycity, Auckland
Broach of the Month Club, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland
Feast, Depot 20/17, Sydney
Objective Art Awards, Nathan Homestead Auckland
Of Its Time, Depot Artspace, Auckland
Handstand, The New Zealand Jewellery Show, Auckland
Best In Show, Objectspace, Auckland
Get Lost, Unitec Graduate Show, Auckland
When Crafts Collide, Kfm Gallery, Auckland
Projects and workshops
Emerging Jewellers Bootcamp, Ashley Gorge, Christchurch
– A three day intensive workshop to develop professional practice for emerging contemporary jewellers. Led by Caroline Billing of the National Gallery, Contemporary jewellers Areta Wilkinson and Warwick Freeman, Art Historian Damian Skinner, Curator Karl Chitham, Photographers Mark Adams and Haru Sameshima.
Member of the Auckland Jewellery Geeks
– Seven recent graduate from two predominant jewellery schools in Auckland. A peer group that support one another, whilst dreaming up brilliant jewellery projects over cake.
– A wearing jewellery project initiated by the Auckland Jewellery Geeks, with the aim to promote and wear a ‘feature Geeks’ work, creating a mobile, living exhibition space
Broach of the Month Club maker
– I am a brooch maker for BOM, a one year project in which twelve member of the public swap twelve brooches over the period of year, keeping a journal and blog, documenting their wearing experiences.
Unnaturally Naturally workshop led by Australian jewellers Melinda Young and Lauren Simeoni
– A one day workshop incentivized to challenge ideas surrounding materiality, colour and form in contemporary jewellery