Education

2003 Master of Visual  Arts, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

1998 Bachelor of Visual Arts, First Class Honours, Jewellery and Object Design, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

Solo Exhibitions

2015 A Simple Plan, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Galley Two, Adelaide

2010 AirCraft, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Studioworks Gallery, Adelaide

2007 Transmission, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Galley Two, Adelaide

2006 Aerial Manoeuvres, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Purple Space, Adelaide 

2005 Domestic Departure, Object: Australian Centre for Craft & Design, Project Space, Sydney

2003 MVA Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney

Selected Exhibitions 

2013 Produce: Home Grown Jewellery and Objects, JamFactory Metal Design Studio, Adelaide, Australia

2013 Mentor/Mentored JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Gallery Two, Adelaide, Australia

2013 Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory, Gallery One, JamFactory, Adelaide, Australia

2013 Abstraction, Pembroke School, Kensington Park, South Australia

2011 Not Pretty, Glasgow School of Art, Scotland, UK and Metalab, Sydney, Australia

2011 Covert, A Survey of Contemporary South Australian Jewellers, Adelaide Central School of Art, Adelaide, Australia

2010 By Example, Australian Contemporary Jewellery, The Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan

2010 The Jewelled Antipodean, Gallery Shop SI, Japan

2010 Metal on the Map, Gallery Central, Perth, Australia

2010 Winter Brooches, Studio 20/17, Sydney, Australia

2010 Hang Around, Zu Design, Adelaide, Australia

2010 Teawares, JamFactory Gallery One, Adelaide, Australia     

2009 Southern Stars Northern Lights, Bluecoat Display Centre, Liverpool, UK   

2008 Hooked On The Ear, Zu Design, Jewellery + Objects, Adelaide, Australia

2008 Window: Christian Hall, Greg Healey & Lauren Simeoni, Arts SA Window Gallery, Adelaide, Australia

2006 Catch On, Zu Design, Jewellery + Objects, Adelaide, Australia

2005 Contemporary Wearables 05, Touring Exhibition, various venues, Australia  

2005 The Remaining Light, Bay Discovery Centre, Adelaide, Australia

2005 HAT, HERE AND THERE, Australia/UK. Australian tour - various venues, Australia

2004 Piece: An Exhibition For Christmas, Zu Design, Jewellery + Objects, Adelaide, Australia

2004 Light, Sea, Wind, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia

2004 Ring In, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide, Australia

2004 Metal Element VII, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia  

2004 Pursuing Synergy; from hand tools to digital solutions, COFA UNSW, Sydney, Australia

2003 HAT, HERE AND THERE Australia/UK, UK tour - various venues, UK

2003 Informé, Australian Consulates, Berlin, Paris

2002 Emerging Sydney, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow, Scotland

2002 Metal Element V, Quadrivium, Sydney, Australia

2002 Pinned, Gallery onefivesix, Surry Hills, Australia

2002 Nex(t), Gallery onefivesix, Surry Hills, Australia

2002 Two, Gallery onefivesix, Surry Hills, Australia

2002 Yum Cha, Hong Kong Art and Craft Centre, Hong Kong

2001 Sydney Design Week- Meet the Makers, Gallery onefivesix, Sydney, Australia

2001 Sampler, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery, Sydney, Australia

2001 Lapel, Gallery onefivesix, Sydney, Australia

2001 Armware, Gallery onefivesix, Sydney, Australia

2000 Graduate Metal VIII, Queensland Conservatorium, Griffith University, Brisbane, Australia

2000 Sculpture by the Sea, Bondi to Tamarama Public Sculpture Walk, Sydney, Australia

2000 Clean, Newspace Gallery, Sydney, Australia

Commissions 

2013 Seeds of Mercy, Artwork in collaboration with St Aloysius College, Adelaide, South Australia  

2013 South Australian Tourism Commission Corporate Gift, Adelaide, South Australia  

2013 Brand SA Lapel Pin, Corporate Gift, Adelaide, South Australia   

2012 House Name Plate, Nkola Donga, Private Commission, Adelaide, South Australia   

2012 Copper Garden Water Feature, Private Commission, Adelaide, South Australia    

2011 Burton Park Play Space Public Artwork, City of Salisbury, South Australia  

2011 Coreten Garden Screens, Private Commission, South Australia  

2011 Service Excellence Medals, Department of Families and Communities, Adelaide, South Australia  

2010 Athletes’ Gift, Athletics Australia, Australia 

2010 Corporate Gift, MPS International Conference, Adelaide, South Australia  

2009 Baptist Altar Furniture, Brown Falconer, Adelaide, South Australia  

2009 Display Cases, Seppeltsfield, Adelaide, South Australia

2009 Stowe Green Public Artwork, City of Salisbury, South Australia

Education Positions and Activity 

2013 POSITION Creative Director JamFactory Metal Design Studio, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, from 2009

2012 PROJECT Seeds of Mercy Project, Student Workshops and Design Development for Artwork in collaboration with St Aloysius College, Adelaide, South Australia  

2011 PROJECT Burton Park Play Space Public Artwork Commission, City of Salisbury & Burton Primary School, South Australia  

2011 PROJECT Lead Artist and Author of Program, Artist in Resident, Pembroke School, Kensington Park, South Australia

2011 PROJECT Lead Artist and Author of Program, Creative Education Partnership, Artist in Resident, Gilles St Primary School, Adelaide, South Australia

2010 PROJECT Lead Artist and Author of Program, Creative Education Partnership, Artist in Resident, Gilles St Primary School, Adelaide, South Australia

2007 - 2008 TEACHING Casual Lecturer, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia

2007 - 2008 TEACHING Casual Lecturer, Adelaide Centre for the Arts, Tafe SA

2006 PRESENTATION Artist talk University of South Australia, Adelaide

2005 - 2006 TEACHING Development and delivery of jewellery classes for Adelaide Central School of Art short course program.

2005 WORKSHOP HAT workshop delivery: development and delivery of tertiary workshop in conjunction with HAT Here and there, Australia/UK, JamFactory, Adelaide  

2004 TEACHING Jewellery tutor, Eastern Suburbs Community College, Sydney

2004 PRESENTATION Artist talk University of New South Wales, College of Fine Arts, Sydney.   

2004 PRESENTATION Artist talk University of South Australia, Adelaide. JamFactory, Adelaide. 

2000-2002 TEACHING Casual Lecturer, Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney

2000 PRESENTATION Guest Lecturer, Object Art and Design Group, Sydney College of the Arts

Public Presentations 

2011 Guest Speaker, Presentation for JamFactory with Brian Parkes, DIA Snap Crackle and Speak, Speakers Series, Adelaide

2011 Guest Speaker, Art Gallery of South Australia Careers in the Visual Arts High school Forum, Adelaide

2011 Opening Speaker, Sarah Rothe Exhibition, Gray Street Workshop, Adelaide

2011 Opening Speaker, Creepy Cute Exhibition, Urban Cow, Adelaide  

2010 Artist floor talk, Teawares, JamFactory, Adelaide

2007 Artist floor talk, Transmission, JamFactory, Adelaide

2005 Artist floor talk HAT, JamFactory, Adelaide

2005 Artist floor talk Domestic Departure, Object gallery, Sydney   

2005 Artist floor talk The Remaining Light, Bay Discovery Centre, Adelaide

2004 Artist floor talk Quadrivium, Sydney

2003 Artist talk MMU, Manchester, England.   

2003 Surrey Institute of Art and Design, England

2002 Artist floor talk, Metal Element V Jewellery Forum, Sydney College of the Arts

1999 Artist floor talk, This Way Up exhibition, object galleries, Sydney

Awards and Grants 

2015 DIA South Australia AWARD Silver Object

2015 Project Assistance Grant Arts SA

2011 Creative Education Partnership, Artist in Resident Initiative, on behalf of JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Arts SA

2010 Creative Education Partnership, Artist in Resident Initiative, on behalf of JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Arts SA

2008 Project Assistance Grant. Arts SA

2008 New Works Grant, Australia Council, VAB

2005 New Works Grant, Emerging. Australia Council, VACB  

2005 Project Assistance Grant, Emerging. Arts SA  

2003 Skills and Arts Development Grant, Emerging. Australia Council, VACB  

2003 HAT, HERE AND THERE – Australia/UK. Overseas residency and touring exhibition  

2001 Australian Postgraduate Award, University of Sydney  

Collections and Acquisitions 

2005 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Contemporary Wearables 2005, Toowoomba, Australia

Publications and Citations 

'Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory' Exhibition Catalogue, 2013  

'New Products from the Metal Design Studio' Marmalade Issue No. 01, 2012

'Gilles St Jam' Design South Australia, 2011

'Pictorial Essay - Christian Hall: Ready For Take Off' Artefact, Art & Culture in South Australia, 2010

‘The Compendium Of Contemporary Jewellery Makers’ Darling Publications, 2009

‘Flight of Imagination’ Louise Nunn, Adelaide Advertiser, Arts Monday, 2006

‘Artist Profile’ Artdate 70, ACSA, 2005

‘Light Sea & Wind’ Finch, Karen, Craft Culture – Reviews www.craftculture.org/Review/finch4.htm  

‘Critic’s Picks Exhibitions’ Clement, Tracey. Sydney Morning Herald, Metro. 25th Feb 2005  

‘Concept – Designer Profile’ Curve Magazine, Issue Eight. August 2004  

‘Conference paper’ Tieu, Bic, JMGA Inherited Futures, 2004

‘Pure Alchemy’ Monument #50, August/September, 2002

‘Sydney Design Week- Meet the Makers at Gallery onefivesix’ Sydney Morning Herald- Domain, 9th-5th August 2001

‘Fresh’ object, 1/00, Editorial re. clean exhibition 2000

‘Jewellery Options Shine’ Waters, Therese. The Weekend Australian- Careers, 4th-5th March 2000

‘Student Work 1999-2000’ Craft Arts International, No.49, p.80

‘Utility’ McPhee, John, Exhibition review, object, 1/99, p.26-27