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

Education & Related Activity

2018Certificate III in Small Business, ALC Melbourne.
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

2018 – presentRMIT – Teacher Gold & Silver smithing Dept.
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

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

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)