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Donna Brennan

MA work

My work explores the language of jewellery by causing a displacement in the clichés of the language of traditional jewellery. Deconstructing the text of the tradition, the hegemony of traditional jewellery comes under scrutiny in my work, questioning the authority of this language. Fractured fairytales are revealed and concealed.

Info

  • MA Degree

    School

    School of Humanities

    Programme

    MA Goldsmithing, Silversmithing, Metalwork & Jewellery, 2010

  • My work explores the language of jewellery by causing a displacement in the clichés of the language of traditional jewellery. Deconstructing the text of the tradition, the hegemony of traditional jewellery comes under scrutiny in my work, questioning the authority of this language. Fractured fairytales are revealed and concealed.

  • Degrees

  • DAAD Scholarship for postgraduate studies, Jewellery Design, Fachhochschule Düsseldorf, Germany, 1995; BAFA, Fine Art: Gold and Silversmithing (High distinction), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Australia, 1991; Foundation Art and Design, Victoria College, Melbourne, Australia, 1985
  • Experience

  • Curating and exhibition project manager, Freelance for Museums and Galleries, Germany, 1995-2000; Jewellery artist, Self-employed, Cologne, London, 1995 to present
  • Exhibitions

  • Effe Kijken 2 – Overcoat, Galerie Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 2009; Solo exhibition, Contemporary Applied Arts Gallery, London, 2006; The Standard Cut (Solo exhibition), Kunstgewerbemuseum, Dresden, Germany, 1997; The Standard Cut (Solo exhibition), Gallery Marzee, Nijmegen, Netherlands, 1996
  • Awards

  • Commissioned, Gijs Bakker/Chi Ha Paura Jewellery Foundation, 2010; Commissioned, Rothschilds Waddesdon Manor, 2009; Australia Council Visual Arts/Craft Award, 1997