9 August - 28 September 2022 
In partnership with the Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of Australia – NSW Inc., Australian Design Centre presents Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award.

A diverse group of 73 national and international contemporary jewellers and object designers have been shortlisted for exhibition. Their work considers concepts from the personal to topical, crafted across a wide material range from precious gold to plastic waste.

Established Designers

Helen Aitken-Kuhnen | Ruth Allen | Danielle Barrie | Dianne Beevers | Annaig Bidan | Linda Blair | Ximena Briceno | Pierre Cavalan | Zara Collins | Janine Combes | Diane Connal | Pam de Groot | Jan Donaldson | Kim Ebbeck | Jennifer Fahey | Sam Farmer | Gretal Ferguson | Emma Field | Anthony Green | Kirsten Haydon | Clare Hooper | Jin Ah Jo | Regina Krawets | Mio Kuhnen | Johannes Kuhnen | Catherine Large | Phill Mason | Gabrielle McGrath | Fiona Meller | Shan Shan Mok | Lucy Morton | Yukiko Nonaka | Larah Nott | Sean O'Connell | Radka Passianova | Erin Pearce | Nellie Peoples | Felicity Peters |Virginia Sprague | Marika Strohschnieder | Naoko Takase | Bic Tieu | Sarra Tzijan | Romana Toson | Megan Turton | Emily Valentine | Zoe Veness | Ann Welton | Alice Whish | Helen Wyatt | Melinda Young | Marissa Ziesing  

Early Career Designers
Rick Benjamin | Breisy Alejandra Castaneda Florez | Elizabeth Curry | Polly Dymond | Kate Hagan | Jenny Johnstone | Kirsten Junor | Nicola Knackstredt | Megan Morrall | Hannaneh Qiumarsi | Amy Skinner | Carly Slape | Alexianna Stephenson | Jacki Stone | Inga Svendsen | Daniela Walder | James Walker | Shirui Xiao | Jiahui Zhang | Dong Zheng | Elisa Zorraquin

Awards:
JMGA-NSW Established Contemporary Jewellery Award -
$3000
JMGA-NSW Early Career Contemporary Jewellery Award - $1500
The Helge Larsen Award - $2,000
Hazlehurst Arts Centre Award - $1500
Australian Design Centre Award - Object Space exhibition in 2023

Award Judging Panel:
Lisa Cahill 
Darani Lewers, AM
Oliver Smith
JMGA-NSW

Profile was first presented at Australian Design Centre in 2019. Visit the Profile 2019 exhibition page here.

Events:

Contemporary Jewellery Conversations
This conversation hosted by contemporary jeweller and academic, Dr Zoe Veness, contemplates key themes that emerge across the Profile exhibition with a panel of Profile artists. Following the panel, meet the makers as we walk through the exhibition for a floor talk discussing their works.
When: Saturday 13 August, 1.30 – 3.30pm
Where: Australian Design Centre
Free event, bookings required, RSVP here

Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award - Exhibition Tour
Join a guided tour of Profile: Contemporary Jewellery and Object Award, Thursdays at 2pm through August and September. This 30-minute tour will take you through the key themes, makers and their works, with the opportunity to meet a maker working at the Profile Jewellers Bench.
When: Thursdays at 2pm - 18 & 25 August 1, 8 & 15 September
Free event, bookings required, RSVP here

Profile Jewellers Bench
Meet local jewellers and object makers working at the jewellers' bench on Thursdays through the exhibition - an opportunity for visitors to chat with them about their processes and craft.
When: Thursdays - 18 & 25 August 1, 8 & 15 September, 11am-1pm & 2-4pm
Where: Australian Design Centre

Image top: Gretal Ferguson, Nailed Down, 2021 Photo: Courtesy of the Artist

Diane Connal

Established

Elizabeth Curry

Early Career

Pam de Groot

Established

Jan Donaldson

Established

Polly Dymond

Early Career

Kim Ebbeck

Established

Sam Farmer

Established

Emma Field

Established

Anthony Green

Established

Kate Hagan

Early Career

Zoë Veness

Established

Daniela Walder

Early Career

James Walker

Early Career

Anna Welton

Established

Alice Whish

Established

Helen Wyatt

Established

Shirui Xiao

Early Career

Melinda Young

Established

Jiahui Zhang

Early Career

Dong Zheng

Early Career

Elisa Zorraquin

Early Career