Highly Commended - JMGA-NSW Established Contemporary Jewellery Award 


In the form of a Postmodernist contemporary jewel, the now-huffy Greek Titan Goddess Selene reminds us it is she who rides the night chariot, pulling the moon into its brightest position each month and especially now, in this year that celebrates the 50th anniversary of mortals daring to alight and set foot upon her glowing orb. Samuel Farmer’s brooches of this ongoing series are contemporary forms that reference aspects of ancient Greek culture: their wonderful myths, architectural elements, jewellery, sculpture and pottery.

Sam is an active international contemporary goldsmith and educator with a studio practice based in Fremantle, Western Australia. Prior to that he was the jewellery lecturer-coordinator of Curtin University/ Kalgoorlie College in the Western Australia Goldfields, arriving in 1992 from the University of Kansas Jewellery School of Art and Design. He is currently the senior jewellery lecturer at the North Metropolitan TAFE Design program, Perth, WA.

Image: Samuel Farmer, Brooch, “…and Always a Giant Leap for Selene, Goddess of the Moon”, 2017. Photo: Yasmin Eghtesadi