Alice Whish | Stanley Street Gallery

Alice Whish

Alice Whish is an established and respected jewellery artist. Exhibitions include, Transformations: the language of craft , National Gallery of Australia, Exchange at Object Gallery and Sighting the Past, Macleay Museum, Sydney University. She has work in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia, the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery in Launceston, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney and the Art Gallery of South Australia. Alice currently has work in 3 group shows, Joyaviva touring Australia, New Zealand and South America and Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor both touring until 2014, and the National Contemporary Jewellery Awards 2012 touring until January 2013.



Solo Exhibition

Click Here Jewellery By Alice Whish 18th September - 5th October 2013 -Tank Exhibition to View Exhibition

Alice Whish Green Brooch_ Enamel

Alice Whish - Green Brooch Enamel $480


Group Exhibitions

Click Here Red to Wear  - 24th July - 17th August 2013 to View Exhibition


Alice Whish - Red Lace - Brooch $440 Sold






2000         Master of Higher Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney
1997         Master of Art, Fine Art, (research) Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne
1983         Bachelor of Visual Arts (BVA), Sydney College of the Arts, University of Sydney


Professional Experience

2003-12      Run regular workshops in Arnhem Land with Maningrida Arts and Culture and Elcho Island Arts.
2006-11      Coordinates the Definite Style contemporary jewellery retail website for Panalysis, Pty, Ltd.
1987-11      University of New South Wales, currently casual Design Lecturer UNSW Foundation Program
1989-06      Sydney College of Arts, University of Sydney. Casual semester lecturer
2002-07      Committee member of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia, (JMGA NSW Inc)
2004         Managed the Transposition project for JMGA NSW Inc.
1998-00      Co-ordinator of the Lemel Editorial Committee the National Journal of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia. Initiated the partnership for Lemel, to be published inside Object Magazine.
1997-99      Appointed in 1996 and then Elected Board of Directors, Craft Australia.


Grants, Awards, Commissions

2004         ($20,000) Australia Council, New Work Grant, Three Adornment Makers, Rose Mamuniy, Mavis Ganambarr, from Arnhem Land and Alice Whish.
2004         ($30,000) NSW Ministry for the Arts: Artist Projects, Transposition, for Pyrmont Studios (JMGA NSW Inc)
2003         ($5,400) ANKAAA (Association of Northern, Kimberley and Arnhem Aboriginal Artists) to run a jewellery workshop at Maningrida and Elcho Island in Arnhem Land, with Louise Hamby exploring catches and threading materials.
2000         ($3,395) COFA Faculty Grant for the development of video materials for the jewellery resource support website and research into how students use the jewellery resource on campus.
1999         ($3,350) Invited as a visiting Professor to Tokyo National University.


Selected Exhibitions

2012         National Contemporary Jewellery Awards, Griffith Regional Gallery. Metalab, Sydney and Sturt Mittagong
2012         The Year was 2006, Studio 20/17, Dank Street Depot Sydney
2011-14      Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor, Artisan, Brisbane Queensland
2011-13      Joyaviva: Live Jewellery from across the Pacific, curated by Kevin Murray touring Australia, New Zealand and South America
2009-10      Bravura: 21st century Australian Craft and Design Art Gallery of South Australia curated by Robert Reason
2008         Botanicals, curated by Kylie Johnston, Object Gallery, Sydney
2007-08      Exchange, Alice Whish, Mavis Ganambarr, Rose Mamuniny, Object Gallery, Sydney
2007         Definite Style, Contemporary Jewellery on line. Kinokuniya, Victoria Galleries, Sydney
2007         50 Brooches, Craft Queensland, Brisbane.
2006         Hobart City Art Prize 2006, selected to exhibit, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart, TAS.
2005-06      Sighting the Past: four contemporary jewellers respond to the Macleay Museums Collections, Sydney.
2005-06      Transformations, the language of craft, National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
2005         Place, Object Gallery and JMGA, Sydney, NSW
2004-05      Transposition, JMGA NSW / Pyrmont Studios, Sydney, NSW and Craft Queensland, Brisbane, QLD.
2004-05     Melding, JMGA NSW, Visions Australia, Touring Exhibition.
2001-02      Ozgold Award Exhibition of Contemporary Australian Gold Jewellery, curated by David Walker, toured Australia.
2001         Ways of Working, Metal elements of six countries: Japan, Korea, Australia, Germany, USA and Italy. Exhibited at the Setagaya Arts Centre Tokyo and the International Design Centre Nagoya, Japan.
2000         Lost in Space: art and technology, (NGA) National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT

Public Collections

Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA
National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT.
Museum and Art Gallery of the NT, Darwin, NT.
Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery, Launceston, TAS.
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW.
Private Collections, in USA, Italy and Japan