The Made / Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery education kit is designed for students of all ages and abilities. Selected themes have been expanded and draw on the work of all artists in the exhibition. 

Activities can be adapted to suit a range of different educational environments and are not limited to students studying jewellery. This education kit was created by Melinda Young for Australian Design Centre.

Read the education kit here

Contemporary Jewellery: Sydney and beyond

This list of resources covers where to see and buy contemporary jewellery, as well as where you can learn to make or join a studio.

National Associations

Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA)

Australian Craft Design Centres

artisan QLD

Australian Design Centre NSW

Australian Tapestry Workshop VIC

Canberra Glassworks ACT

Central Craft Gift Shop and June Marriott Gallery NT

Craft ACT

Craft Victoria

Design Tasmania


Guildhouse SA

JamFactory SA

Sturt Gallery and Studios NSW

Sydney Commercial Galleries and Stores

Courtesy of the Artist

Stanley Street Gallery

Bridget Kennedy Project Space

Melanie Ihnen Atelier

Jewels on Queen

Francis Street Atelier

Galleries around Australia 

Studio Melt NSW

Kin Gallery and Studios ACT

Bilk Gallery ACT

National Gallery of Australia ACT

Gallery Funaki VIC

E.g.etal VIC

Pieces of Eight VIC

Studio Ingot VIC

Zu Designs SA

Find Collective TAS

Handmark Gallery TAS

Sydney Studios, Workshops, Classes

Design Centre, Enmore (TAFE NSW)

Sydney Jewellery School, Parramatta

Sydney Community Colleges, Rozelle

Sydney Art School, Hornsby

The Bench, Zetland

Gaffa, Sydney CBD

SquarePeg Studios, Marrickville

Studio Make, North Manly

Studio 303, Leichhardt

Pine Street Creative Art Centre, Chippendale

City East Community College, Bondi Junction

Bridget Kennedy Project Space, North Sydney

Makerspace & Co, Marrickville

Hazelhurst Regional Gallery, Gymea

Tracy Kelly Jewellery, Hawkesbury Region

Melanie Ihnen Atelier, Sydney CBD

Candu, Newtown and Chatswood

Studios, Workshops and Classes around Australia

Kin Gallery & Studios, ACT

Hodak & Young, Bowral, NSW

Pocket Studio, Queanbeyan, NSW

JamFactory, Adelaide SA

Further Reading

Contemporary Jewellery Digital Resources

Klimt02  |

Art Jewelry Forum |

Current Obsession |

JMGA (The Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia NSW) |

Radiant Pavilion |

Journal of Jewellery Research |

Garland Magazine |

General Contemporary Jewellery Books

Anderson, Patricia (1998). Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand. Sydney: Craftsman House.

Anderson, Patricia (1988). Contemporary Jewellery the Australian Experience 1977-1987. Sydney: Millennium Books.

Cohn, Susan (2012). Unexpected Pleasures – The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery. New York: Rizzoli International Publications.

Den Besten, Liesbeth (2011). On Jewellery – A compendium of International Art Jewellery. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers.

Dormer, Peter and Ralph Turner (1985). The New Jewellery: Trends and Traditions. London: Thames and Hudson.

Drutt English, Helen W. & Peter Dormer (1995). Jewelry of Our Time: Art, Ornament & Obsession. New York: Rizzoli.

Larsen, Helge (ed.) (1984). Cross Currents: jewellery from Australia, Britain, Germany, Holland. Sydney: Powerhouse Museum.

Lignel, Benjamin (ed) (2015). Shows & Tales – on jewelry exhibition-making. Mill Valley: Art Jewelry Forum

Lignel, Benjamin (ed) (2016). on & Off: Jewelry, territory, identity, domination, sex, & death. Mill Valley: Art Jewelry Forum

Lindemann W. (ed) & FH Trier/Idar-Oberstein (2011). Thinking Jewellery – on the way towards a theory of jewellery. Stuttgart: Arnoldsche Art Publishers.

McCreight, Tim (1991). The Complete Metalsmith. Massachusetts: Davis Publications.

Murray, Kevin & Damian Skinner (2014). Place & Adornment: A History of Contemporary Jewellery in Australia and New Zealand. New Zealand: David Bateman Ltd.

Skinner, Damian (2013). Contemporary Jewellery in Perspective. Asheville NC: Lark Crafts in association with Art Jewelry Forum.

Turner, Ralph (1996). Jewelry in Europe and America: New times, New thinking. London: Thames and Hudson.

Unger, Marjan & Suzanne Van Leeuwen (2017). Jewellery Matters. Rijksmuseum, Amsterdam.


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