Barabara Heath C.V


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Personal Details:

(When What Where)

1954 Born Sydney

1970-72 Study, gold and silversmithing RMIT, Melbourne Apprentice to Laszlo Puzsar Melbourne

1972-82 Working jeweller Sydney

1983 Established studio Brisbane

1987 Study; Contemporary jewellery Parsons School of Design, New York

1990 Development and production of Barbara Heath range of jewellery Brisbane Development of Jeweller to the Lost commissioned jewellery Brisbane

Individual Exhibitions:

(When What Who Where)

1987 New Icons Roz MacAllan Gallery Brisbane

1988 New Icons Noko Double Bay, Sydney

1989 Distelfink Gallery Melbourne

1994 Stock Show Gallery If Tokyo, Japan

1996 Clarence 'Rockefeller' Chafee PlÝtz Gallery Brisbane

1997 Patron Maker & Jewel Brisbane City Gallery Brisbane

1999 A little birdy told me Craft Queensland Gallery Brisbane

2000 Guardian Spirits Andrew Baker Art Dealer Brisbane

Selected Group Exhibitions:

(When What Who Where)

1983 Invitation Chrismas Exhibition Crafts Council of Queensland Brisbane

1984 National Craft Awards Northern Territory

1985 Queensland Jewellery Workshop Cintra Gallery Brisbane To Scale Crafts Council of Queensland touring exhibition

1986 Christmas Show Contemporary Jewellery Gallery Sydney Survey of Queensland Craft Crafts Council Gallery Brisbane Fibre and Jewellery Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Tasmania Fashion Expo Centrepoint Sydney

1987 Makers Mark Award Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney Little Alternatives Crux Gallery Brisbane Paperworks x 7 Roz MacAllan Gallery Brisbane Covers Noko Sydney

1988 Axis-File Sites of Disclosure Brisbane, New York, London Homage to Women Artists Centre Gallery Southport Classics Crafts Council of NSW NSW Concepts for Perception Roz MacAllan Gallery Brisbane

1989 Australia, Contemp. Art of Fashion Victoria and Albert Museum London Australia, Contemp. Art of Fashion Powerhouse Sydney Regalia Remo Sydney Queensland Jewellers Queensland House London Fashion Design Council NescafŽ Fashion 89 Sydney, Melbourne Excellence in Design Queensland College of Art Brisbane

1990 Australia, Contemp. Art of Fashion Marimura Art Museum Tokyo Otto Kunzhi Workshop Sydney College of the Arts Sydney

1991 Contemporary Australian Jewellery Biennale Jam Factory South Australia and tour The Body in Question University of Tasmania Launceston, Tasmania Contemporary Jewellery in Australia & Japan Studio Com Kyoto, Japan

1992 Aid for Tibet Museum of Contemporary Art Brisbane Local Heroes-Australian Designers of the Here & Now Ipswich Regional Gallery Ipswich Magazine Eagle Street Windows Brisbane

1993 Exhibit A ISNT Studios Brisbane Artright in the Public Eye School of Arts Brisbane

1993/4 Art of Adornment: Australian Contemporary National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Tokyo, Fukuoka,Japan Jewellery Seoul, Korea. Jakarta, Indonesia

1995 Out of the Void: Mad and Bad Women Queensland Art Gallery touring Queensland

1996 Do It Institute of Modern Art Brisbane Bolt College of Art, Griffith University touring Queensland

1997 Contemporary Vessels and Jewels: Australian Fine Metalwork Shanghai Museum Shanghai, China Circles about the Body University of Tasmania Gallery Launceston

1999 Artistic Australia TAJ Enterprise/Austrade touring galleries and retailers in Japan

Public Art Commissions:

1998 Department of Public Works Neville Bonner Building, Brisbane Stainless Steel Sculpture

1999 Queensland Investment Corporation Central Plaza 2, Brisbane Stainless Steel Sculpture

Design Industry Commissions:

(When Who What)

1987 Barry Tafts Covers Fashion Label Design and production of range of jewellery

1988 Jonathan Sceats EyeTech Design prototypes of metal spectacle frames

1992 Haysom Group Architects Design & production of door handles & contact hardware

1995 Bligh Voller Architects Design and production of door handles

2000 Big Bridge Design & production of door handle


(When Who Where What)

1987 Queensland Art Gallery Queensland Workshops

1988 Gold Coast City Art Gallery Queensland Lecture

1988 Griffith University Queensland Workshops

1991 University of Tasmania Tasmania Lecture

1992 Griffith University Queensland Lecture

1993 Alchemy Architecture and Design Student Conference South Australia Worshops and lecture

1993 Gold Coast Art Gallery Queensland Lecture

1993 The National Museum of Modern Art Kyoto, Japan Lecture

1995 Gladstone Regional Art Gallery Queensland Lecture


(When What Who)

1983 Westpac Craft Award Westpac, Brisbane

1986 Crafts Training Grant Crafts Board, Australia Council

1987 Workshop Development Grant Visual Arts/Craft Board, Australia Council

1992 Queensland Government Arts Grant Queensland Government

1996 Project grant; development Visual Arts/Crafts Fund, Australia Council

1996 Queensland Government Arts Grant Queensland Government

Public Collections

(Who Where)

Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery Launceston, Tasmania

Powerhouse Sydney

Art Gallery of Western Australia Western Australia

Queensland Art Gallery Brisbane, Queensland

Selected Bibliography

(Who What Where When)

MacAllan, R. The Art of Adornment Craft Arts Dec 1985

Ramsay, L. New Icons Eyeline Magazine #3 1987

Szulakowska, U. Jewellery Sculpture as Kinetic Performance Eyeline Magazine #5 1988

Petelin, G. Consumate Crafting from Common Materials The Australian 28 Jan 88

Bogle, M. Male Jewellery, a Vain Pursuit SMH 6 Nov 90 Burch, A. Jewellery Australia Now ISBN0311-046X 1990

Brennan, A. First Australian Contemporary Jewellery Biennial ISBN0646 062794 1991

Cochran, G. The Crafts Movement in Australia: a History ISBN0868403164 1992

Powell, S. The Edge Belle Magazine Apr/May 92

Nelson, R. The Place of Jewellery: Social & Semiotic Contexts Object Spring 1992

Devenport, R. 'Clarence 'Rockefeller" Chafee: Phallus Cult Rings Object 1/97


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