Profile 2019

Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award

3 October - 13 November 2019

Australian Design Centre (ADC) presents this biennial award exhibition in partnership with the Jewellery and Metalworkers Guild of NSW (JMGA-NSW). With over 75 works this exhibition presents a diverse and comprehensive cross-section of national and international contemporary jewellers and object designers.

Selected designers include:

Alice Whish | Angela Porritt | Aphra Cheesman | Bic Tieu | Bridget Kennedy | Catherine Large |Cheree Edwards | Clare Hooper | Danielle Barrie | Danielle Lo | Danni Xu |Diane Connal | Dianne Beevers | Elizabeth Curry | Emily Copp | Emily Valentine Bullock | Emma Field | Felix Gill | Fiona Meller | Francisca Rendic | Gretal Ferguson | Halie Rubenis | Helen Wyatt | Jane Reynolds | Janine Combes | Jesika Dawnn | Kyoko Hashimoto | Larah  Nott | Linda Blair | Lucy Morton | Luke Abbot | Marcia Swaby | Marika Strohschnieder | Marika Svikis | Megan Turton | Melinda McMahon | Melinda Young | Michelle Stemm | Minji Han | Mio Kuhnen | Nadya van Ewyk | Pierre Cavalan | Rebecca Hinwood | Romana Toson | Rowena Chalton | Rui Kikuchi | Sabine Pagan | Samuel Farmer | Sean O’Connell | Shan Shan Mok | Virginia Sprague | Ximena Natanya Briceño | Zara Collins | Zoe Veness

Boya Yu | Bradley Pike | Catia Single | Daniela Walder | Ellie Tessa | Evangeline-Lulu Ropert | Finnoula Marcoolyn-Lindsay | Hannaneh Qiumarsj | Haozhe Wang | Katherine Hubble | Kim Morrell | Kirsten Junor | Kristina Neumann | Marissa Ziesing | Michaela Pegum | Nellie Peoples | Qiaoyi Zhang | Reanne Chidiac | Regina Krawets | Rosie Gunzburg | Sarah Barlow | Yi Jen Chu | Zoë Pollitt

Profile '19 is a significant curated award for both emerging and established artists. For more information about the project please visit JMGA-NSW website here.

The opening and announcement of award winners will be held in conjunction with the launch of the 2019 Sydney Craft Week festival on Friday 11 October 2019.  


1.JMGA-NSW Established Contemporary Jewellery Award 
$2000 General Category: open to any current member of JMGA-NSW.

2. JMGA-NSW Emerging Contemporary Jewellery Award
$1000 Emerging Category: open to any current member who is a full time student or who has been practicing for no more than three years. 

3. Australian Design Centre Award
Opportunity to exhibit in ADC’s window gallery Object Space in 2020.  In consultation with ADC. 


Profile 2019: Jewellers Floor Talk
Hear from a selection of Profile 2019 jewellers around their works, themes and techniques, whilst also talking current topics in contemporary jewellery practices.
When: Saturday 12 October 2019, 11.30am - 12.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, book here

Jewellers Bench Demonstrations
Selected days during Sydney Craft Week
When: Friday 11 October – Sunday 20 October, 1-3pm.
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, no booking required

Image top: Kyoko Hashimoto, Sandstone Musubi Neckpiece, 2019, Photo: Courtesy of the artist

Image bottom: Yi Jen Chu, Excess Production, 2019, Photo courtesy of Fred Korh