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Anna Davern

Jeweller Anna Davern in her studio

Anna’s eclectic work reflects a variety of influences and obsessions, exploring the sentimental nature of jewellery and the miniature object. Anna moved to Melbourne from Sydney in 1994. She has taken part in masterclasses with Karl Fritsch, Davide Bigazzi and Bettina Speckner and has taught at NMIT and Box Hill Institute of TAFE. She has also taught at the Estonian Academy of Arts during her time there as Artist in Residence in 2007. Anna has been represented by e.g.etal from its very first days and has also had two solo exhibitions at Craft Victoria.

Anna often investigates the idea of ‘Australian-ness’ with a fittingly cheeky sense of humour and resourcefulness. Brooches salvaging imagery from biscuit tins of the mid 20th century play with and subvert cultural stereotypes to investigate notions of national identity. Anna also works with gold, silver and precious and semi-precious stones, creating contemporary jewellery that carries traces of this character.

Jewellery by Anna Davern