CULTURAL AFFAIRS – Art without boarders

Laura was invited to exhibit work from her latest series, ‘Mygration’ at the exhibition ‘Cultural Affairs’ at the Grassi Museum of Applied Arts, Leipzig.

This exhibition produced the following exhibition catalogue.


RMIT University – School of Art

This article featured on the RMIT NEWS website describes Laura’s journey to Munich and solo exhibition at Gallery Wittenbrink just as COVID19 was starting to take place.

In November last year Laura Deakin’s latest body of work, Mygration, Yourgration, Ourgration, was accepted into the prestigious annual contemporary jewellery exhibition in Munich, Schmuck. Parallel to this, Deakin was due to exhibit a large body of work at Gallery Wittenbrink during Munich Jewellery Week (9–15 March).

Needless to say, the trip was a vastly different than expected due to COVID-19.

Two days before she was due to fly out the organisers of Schmuck announced they would be required to cancel the event, however Gallery Wittenbrink (along with most other galleries) decided to hold their exhibitions regardless. Who knew things would escalate as they did? The exhibition opened to a good crowd, but sadly as things developed and a lockdown of Munich loomed, everything quickly faded and she found herself scrambling to book a seat on an early flight home.

Using traditional jewellery tools and techniques with contemporary materials, this new body of work explores notions behind human migration and the connections we all have to it. Small dots of colour coalesce together to form a complete image. Like weary eyes walking through rain, the viewer is invited to form an image of home.


Autorenschmuck Book 2015

In this book ‘Autorenschmuck’ by Paul and Katrin Basiner displays their entire collection of contemporary jewellery spanning more than 30 years. The Paul and Katrin Basiner Foundation released the publication in October of 2015 in the Künstlerhaus, Munich.

10 Best Juxtapositions at Munich Jewelry Week 2015, AJF

Bella Neyman and Ruta Reifen chose 10 exhibitions (or displays) on show during the Munich Jewellery Week 2015 that represent a strong juxtapose. In this report, published on the AJF website, Erin Daily looks at the ‘Conglomerate’ exhibition (Doris Betz, Laura Deakin, Mielle Harvey & Henriette Schuster) in detail and draws both parallels and contrasts within the work on display.

Swarovski – Main Spirits, 2014

In 2014 Swarovski published something different from their usual magazines. In this small book they introduced some contemporary jewellery artists alongside their more traditional jewellery. The result was a dynamic juxtapose of the modern and traditional. Laura Deakin’s ‘Dishonest Pearls’ pieces featured in the publication.

Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) interview

This is an interview between Laura Deakin and Missy Graf. It was published on the AJF website in January 2014.

The Art Jewelry Forum (AJF) is a non-profit organization established in 1997 to advocate for the field of contemporary art jewelry. Through education, discourse, appreciation and support for the field they are able to support artist, collectors and lovers of contemporary jewelry.

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Lecture

Rhode Island School of Design (RISD) Lecture:

Artist talk:

Tuesday November 5th at 5:30pm

RISD Library Room 228

Open to the public

Founded in 1877, Rhode Island School of Design (or “RIZ-dee” for the acronym RISD) is one of the oldest and best-known colleges of art and design in the U.S. Each year approximately 2,300 students from around the world pursue a creative, studio-based education at RISD, which offers rigorous bachelor’s and master’s degree programs in 19 architecture, design, fine arts and art education majors. The college is located in Providence, Rhode Island, which offers its own vibrant art scene and is conveniently located between two other major cultural centers: Boston and New York.


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Brooklyn Metals Works Lecture

Artist talk: Saturday the 9th of November at 3pm 2013. Brooklyn Metal Works 640 Dean St Bklyn NY 11238 Tel: 347 762 4757


Brooklyn Metal Works (BKMW) is a metal art studio that offers space to rent for the development of work in the metalsmithing field, as well as offering concept based classes and gallery space to promote artists, designers and makers.The intention of this studio is to present a safe working and learning environment, complete with a wide inventory of tools and equipment. This collaborative setting is designed to foster exploration, encourage experimentation, and strengthen the knowledge base of all involved.Brooklyn Metal Works aims to promote the field of metalsmithing and to further critical dialogue among those who practice, write and invest time and energy into the field.

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Push 2013 – 30 Contemporary Jewellery Artists

The publication ‘Push’ features the jewellery and artist statements of 30 contemporary jewellery artists who push the boundaries of this medium.

GZ Magazine, 2012

Goldschmiede Zeitung. A German goldsmith news publication released monthly reporting on a range of jewellery news from the traditional to the contemporary.

December 2012