Fiona Meller | Stanley Street Gallery

Fiona Meller

Fiona Meller has worked as a jeweller/sculptor for the past decade. She has qualifications in visual arts, jewellery and object design. She has exhibited her work at Mosman “In Situ” (2013) and Sculpture by the Sea (2014) as well as other galleries and exhibitions around Australia. Fiona trained first in sculpture then in Jewellery and Object Design at the Central Institute of Technology, Perth. She returned to Sydney and continued Jewellery and Object Design Studies at the Design Centre Enmore in 2011. She is currently a full time resident at Square Peg Studios in Marrickville.

"Through experimentation I try to understand the properties inherent to the materials and extend their function beyond the accepted norm. This often leads to send ipitous results, creating objects that are imbued with a visceral and evocative meaning. I find inspiration in forming new dialogues and narratives that deviate from the expected.
I have long held a fascination with bones and found objects, and now with my training in jewellery I try to combine the metal elements with these collected pieces. For me, bone has strong symbolism held deep within the psyche. The wishbone, especially, has long bee a symbol of hope and the possibility of a wish come true."

 

Fiona Meller, Wishboat III, 2014, Bronze - Sculptures by the Sea 2014

Fiona Meller, Wishboat III, 2014, Bronze - Sculptures by the Sea 2014

Click Here Waiting for Hope - Fiona Meller and Tracey Lymn 7th - 24th September 2016 to View Exhibition 

Fiona Meller Humanesque Sterling Silver and Bronze 2016 160x60mm Web

Click Here - Over Your Head - 13th August - 6th September 2014 to View Exhibition

 

Fiona Meller - Instar neckpiece, Sterling Silver, Brass and Bronze

Fiona Meller - Instar neckpiece, Sterling Silver, Brass and Bronze

 

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

 

Education

2011 Graduate Diploma Jewellery and Object Design, Design Centre Enmore, Sydney

2008 – 2010 Advanced Diploma Jewellery and Object Design, Central Institute of Technology Perth

2006 – 2007 Certificate IV Visual Arts (Sculpture) Central Institute of Technology, Perth

2000 – 2002 Certificate IV Footwear Custom Made, Sydney Institute, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney

1996 – 1999 BA Interpreting/Translation Spanish, University of Western Sydney, Certificate in Book Binding and Restoration, Sydney Institue, Ultimo TAFE, Sydney

1979 – 1981 BA Languages, University of NSW, Sydney

Professional Development

2011 - 2015 Resident at Square Peg Studios, Enmore

2010 Volunteer – JMGA Conference, Perth

1995 NEIS – New Enterprise Incentive Scheme, Small Business Management Training

Group Exhibitions

2014 Sculpture by the Sea

2014 Over your Head – Stanley Street Gallery

2013 A time of gifts – Stanley Street Gallery

2013 Red to Wear – Stanley Street Gallery

2013 In Situ 2013 (Winner), Mosman Festival of Sculpture & Installation, Sydney NSW

GRADUATE METAL – THE WEBB GALLERY

QLD College of Art Griffith University, Brisbane Qld

Participate & Exchange, Woolloongabba Art Gallery, Brisbane QLD

2012 Profile 2012, Gaffa Gallery, Clarence St, Sydney NSW

‘Forrest for the Trees’,  Breathing Colours Gallery, Balmain, Sydney NSW

2011 Graduation Exhibition, “BENCHMARK”, Danks St Gallery, Waterloo, Sydney NSW

2010 Graduation Exhibition 2010, Gallery Central,  Central Institute of Technology

Perth, WA.

Awards

2013 Winner In Situ 2013 Sculpture Award, Mosman – Judge Monica McMahon, Art Curator University of Western Sydney

2010 Western Frontier Traders Award – Award for Excellence in Jewellery Practice