Born4th of May 1979, Melbourne, Australia
AddressMelbourne, Australia
Tel+61 415 713 619


2004-10Masters in Fine Art – Academy of Fine Arts Munich, Jewellery Department, Munich.
2004-09Certificate I, II, III, IV – German language, Geothe Institute, Munich.
2002Kookmin University, Seoul, Prof. Yong-il Jeon, South Korea/ Australien Exchange.
2000-03B.F.A with Honours – Metals & Jewellery, Monash University, Melbourne.
1998-99Diploma of Visual Arts – Photography & Sculpture, RMIT Tafe, Melbourne.

Teaching Experience

2021Guest Lecturer: Course creation, delivery and mentoring w.Blanche Tilden for Blak Design Jewellery Intensive, RMIT University and Koorie Heritage Trust, RMIT/NGV Program.
2018 – presentGuest Lecturer: RMIT – Teacher Gold & Silver smithing Dept.
– Capstone 3rd Year & Professional Practice in Fine Art Enterprise
2019Guest Lecturer, Radiant Pavilion Lightning Talks – ‘Home’
2013-17Jewellery Student Studio Tours w. Mari Ishikawa – Lindwurmstr. 39, Munich.
2014Lecture, Personal contemporary practice – Rhode Island School of Design (RISD), Rhode Island, USA. Lecture, Personal contemporary practice – Brooklyn Metalwork, New York..
2007Monash University Teaching – Contemporary Jewellery Practice / Method and Technique – 1st & 3rd year BFA students. Lecture – Personal contemporary practice.
2009Monash University Teaching – Contemporary Jewellery Practice / Method and Technique – 2nd & 3rd year BFA students. Lecture – Personal contemporary practice.

Solo & Intimate Exhibitions

2020Pearls, Confusion, Confusion, Mygration, Gallery Wittenbrink – Fuenfhoefe, Munich (DE)
2017Spotbeam (w. Melanie Isverding), Gallery Artikle 3, Munich (DE)
2015Conglomerate (w. Doris Betz), Geschäft, Munich (DE)
2013My press, Gallery Loupe, Montclair, NJ (USA)
2012My press, Gallery Wittenbrink – Fuenfhoefe, Munich (DE)
2011Layered Traces, folded spaces, Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Jewellery by Laura Deakin, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam (NL)

Selected Group Exhibitions

2021Cultural Affairs, Exhibition, GRASSI Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig (DE)
2019Schmuck 2019 | Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM), Munich (DE)
2014Schmuck 2014 | Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM), Munich (DE)
FoC, Rule the World Exhibition | Gallery for Jewellery und Objects, Zurich (CH)
2013The Lunatic Swing | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Dialogue | Gallery Noel Guyomarc’h, Montréal (CAN)
Seams | Seems, MADA Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)
The Lunatic Swing | Kunstarkaden, Munich (DE)
1 Artist, 1 Necklace | Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich (DE)
2012European Prize for Applied Arts | WCC-BF, Mons (BE)
FlourishRing! | Kath Libbert Gallery, Saltaire (UK)
Finally Summer | Bavarian Art Association, Munich (DE)
Jewellery Unleashed | Museum Bellerive, The House of Applied Arts, Zurich (CH)
2011Schmuck 2011 | Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM), Munich (DE)
Cheongju International Craft Biennale | South Korea (KR)
35 Years of Ra | Gallery Ra, Amsterdam (NL)
Jewellery Unleashed | Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem (NL)
2010Bavarian State Prize for Emerging Designers | New Muesum for Art and Design, Nuremberg (DE)
Bavarian State Prize for Fine Art | European Art House, Freising (DE)
Graduates Exhibition | European Art House, Freising (DE)
Perlen – Pearls | Gallery Handwerk, Munich (DE)
The New Danner Rotunda | Museum of Modern Art & Design, Munich (DE)
Treasure room Australia | Gallery Handwerk, Munich (DE)
By Example | Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami (JP)
Servus | Graduate Exhibition, Akademie der Bildenden Künste, Munich (DE)
2009Schmuck 2009 | Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM), Munich (DE)
2008The Fat Booty of Madness | The International Design Museum, Munich (DE)
12th Erfurt Jewellery Symposium | Erfurt (DE)
Emu twist again. New from the Inback | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Now & Then | Kath Libbert Gallery, Bradford (UK)
Transformation | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
2007BKV Prize for Young Craftspeople | Bavarian Arts Organisation, Munich (DE)
Contemporary Wearables ’07 | Toowoomba Art Gallery, Toowoomba (AUS)
Tatort 5 – Bloody Mary | Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2006Connect | Gallery Funaki, Melbourne (AUS)
Tatort 4 – Mark your Territory | Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
2005Tatort 3 – Tatort-Tatwort | Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen (NL)
Silver Schools | Legnica Art Gallery, Legnica, Poland (PL)
2004Talente 2004 | Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM), Munich (DE)
Graduate Metals 9, First Site Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)
2003Fresh! 2003 | Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)
2002Fresh! 2002 | Craft Victoria Gallery, Melbourne (AUS)

Awards & Stipends

2021Finalist – Nillumbik Prize for Contemporary Art. (AUS)
2020Finalist – Schmuck 2020 – Internationale Handwerksmesse (IHM), Munich (DE)
2019Australia Council for the Arts – New Work Grant
2016Studio Grant, Bavarian State for Arts & Culture (DE)
20111st Prize – Bavarian State Prize for Emerging Designers | Nurnberg New Museum for Art and Design, Nurnberg (DE)
2012ARTSTART, Australia Council for the Arts (AUS)
2011Cheongju International Craft Biennale – Honourable Mention, South Korea (KR)
Artist Studio Grant – Bavarian Cultural Council, Munich (DE)
2010Ian Potter Cultural Trust Stipend
Studio Grant, Bavarian State for Arts & Culture (DE)
2007BKV Prize for Young Applied Artists, 1st Prize – Bavarian Crafts Council, Munich (DE)
Australia Council – New and Emerging Artist Grant
2004Australia Council – New and Emerging Artist Grant
Arts Victoria – Artist Travel Grant

Permanent Collections

 The International Design Museum, Munich (DE)
Collection Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, The Netherlands (NL)