1993-95 Bachelor of Art (Jewellery & Metalsmithing), Monash University


2009       Diploma of Vocational Education Training (VET) Practice

2009       Certificate IV in Workplace Assessment and Training

2005       ISS (International Specialised Skills), two-day lighting workshop

lighting designer, Arturo Dell’Acqua Bellavitis

1999       Gilles Jonemann (French Jeweller/Sculptor), 2 day workshop

1996       NEIS Small Business Course for the Arts

1995       Dr. Alberto Alessi – 5 day Student Workshop, College of Fine Art,

University of NSW, Individually sponsored by Monash University

1990       Bachelor of Art (Interior Design), RMIT, 2yrs course work


2012      Founding member of Northcity4 Jewellery & Object Studios/School, Brunswick, Melbourne

10/12     Teacher, Jewellery Dept (Fairfield) and Visual Arts Dept (Preston),

Northern Melbourne Institute of TAFE (NMIT)

05/09 Course Organiser/teacher, Product Design/Jewellery, NMIT

01/04  Sessional teacher, Product Design/Jewellery, NMIT

02/12  Maintains Independent Studio, Melbourne

95/02  Studio, Nicholas Building, Melbourne


2006       Arts Development Grant – Creation, Arts Victoria

2005       New Work Grant, Australia Council, Visual Art & Crafts Board

2004       Craft in Site Grant, Craft Victoria

2004       National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art

Gallery, Highly Commended

2001       New Work Grant, Australia Council, Visual Art & Crafts Board,

1998       Mornington Peninsula Craft Event, Award for Jewellery


2005       Craft & Design as a Career Seminar, Craft Victoria, Melb

2000       Craft is a Career Seminar, Craft Victoria, Melb

2000       Escola Massana, Barcelona, Spain, presentation of paper;

‘Ordinary… Orthodox… Absurd…’

1999       JMGA (Vic) Public Seminar, ‘Ordinary…Orthodox…Absurd…’,

Jewellery Philosophies V – Contexts of Working


2008       Precious Nothing, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2003       cityring, red gallery, North Fitzroy, Melbourne

1998       Ordinary…..Orthodox……Absurd….., Alice Euphemia, Melbourne


2012       Joyaviva-Live jewellery from across the Pacific, RMIT Gallery, Melbourne, VIC

2011       Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor:100 women 100 stories 100 brooches, Artisan Gallery, QLD, touring Aust until 2014

2011       Unnatural Acts, Velvet Da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA

2011       Five Miles from the Sea, Level 17 Artspace, Victoria University, Melbourne, VIC

2011       Touch, Pause, Engage, Object Space, Auckland, NZ

2010       By Example, Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan

2009      Precious Pendants, Object Gallery, Sydney, NSW

2009      Interventionist Guide to Melbourne, Platform Gallery, Melbourne

2008       National Contemp. Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art Gallery

2008       A Month in the Making, Craft Vic Prof Members Exhib, Melb

2006       Make the Common Precious, Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho,

Santiago, Chile

2005       Make the Common Precious, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2004       National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Art

Gallery, NSW

2004       Souvenir,  e.g.etal, Contemp. Objects & Jewellery Gallery, Melb.

2003       Cubed, JMGV Annual Members Exhibition, First Site Gallery, RMIT.

2001       Double Take: Recycled Material in Craft Practice, Craft QLD Gallery

2001       Metal Element, 5 Countries; Ways of Working, International Centre

for Design, Nagoya, Japan, toured to Setagaya Arts Centre, Tokyo

2001       Metal Element IV, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney

2000       Ways of Working – Contemporary Objects and Jewellery from

Japan, Korea & Australia, Monash University, Melbourne

2000       Uncommon Materials, The Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston, USA

2000       Pick Up, Craft Vic Professional Members, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2000       Darn it, e.g.etal, Contemp. Objects & Jewellery Gallery, Melbourne

1999       Contemporary Wearables ‘99, (toured), Toowoomba Regional Art

Gallery, QLD; Object Galleries, Sydney;  Crafts Council Gallery,

Brisbane; Geelong  Art Gallery, Victoria

1998       JMGV Annual Members Exhibition, Charles Smith Gallery, 99/00;

Victorian Artists Society; Chapel off Chapel, Melbourne

1998       Mornington Peninsula Craft Event, Mornington Peninsula Regional


1997       Talente ‘97, Munich, Germany

1995       Cohn Street Jewellery Award, National Gallery of Victoria, Melb

1995       Production Reproduction, Gallery 101, Collins St, Melbourne


2008       Art Almanac, February issue, Front Cover

2005       Craft Unbound: Making the Common Precious by Kevin Murray,

Thames & Hudson P/L, pg 95-99

2005       500 Bracelets by Marthe Le Van, Published by Lark Books-Sterling

Publishing Co., pg 339

2004       1000 Rings by Marthe Le Van, Published by Lark Books-Sterling

Publishing Co., pg 391

2001       Object-Craft, Design & Culture, Feb issue, Fresh, pg 11

2000       Craft: The Magazine of Craft Victoria, Vol 31 No.240 2/2000,

‘Archimedes Tomb meets Star Wars-A conversation with 3

metalsmiths about the allure of the handmade’ Anna Sande, pg22-25

2000       Craft: The Magazine of Craft Victoria, Vol 30 No.239 1/2000

2000       Melbourne Fashion Festival’, Review, Suzie Attiwill, pg 24-25

1999       Jewellery Philosophies: Contexts of Working-Series of Seminars,

Published by JMGA, pgs 7-9


2008       The Age, 9/2/08, A2, Art around the galleries, Megan Backhouse

2008       The Age, 9/2/08, A2, Michi’s Weekend, Michi Girl, pg 8

2003       Herald Sun, 2/6/03, ‘A 0.001 risk worth taking’, Micheal Pinkney

2003       The Australian, 2/6/03, ‘Beauty in the bin of the beholder’, Susan

McCulloch (The Australian’s national art critic)

2003       Weekend Australian, 31/5/03, Editorial, ‘Understanding young

artists’, David Gonski AO, Australia Council for the Arts

2003       The Australian, 30/5/03, Editorial, ‘Nolan rubbished with binned


2003       Herald Sun, 30/5/03, ‘Odette strikes it rich as treasure fever hits’,

Milanda Rout, pg 11

2003       Herald Sun, 29/5/03, ‘Arty treasure hunt puts your money in the

bin’, Michelle Rose & Milanda Rout, pg 3

2003       Herald Sun, 29/5/03, ‘Art’s bizarre treasure hunt and you paid’,

Michelle Rose & Milanda Rout, pg 1 (front page)

2003       Herald Sun, 29/5/03, Editorial, ‘A lot of rubbish’

2003       The Australian, 29/5/03, ‘Granted artful hunt rings hollow for

taxpayers’, Georgina Safe

2003       The Australian, 28/5/03, Editorial, Arts funding goes down the

drain’, pg 12

2003       The Australian, 28/5/03, ‘Rubbish bins the jewel in this artist’s

crown’, Georgina Safe,  pg 1 (front page)

2003       The Age, 21/5/03, A3, Review, Mixed Media, ‘Unfamiliar ring

about project’, Megan Backhouse,  pg 12

2001       Australian Style Magazine, August issue, pg18

1998        The Australian Magazine: May, Style – ‘The Caz Age’ pg 41

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