* Gretal Ferguson | Stanley Street Gallery

* Gretal Ferguson

Gretal Ferguson originally studied Music, attaining a Bachelor degree from the University of Newcastle. Realising this wasn’t her calling, she spent several years traveling, spending months at a time being chased by stick wielding Shifus while studying Kung Fu in China, or working and snowboarding in New Zealand.  When it was time to return to reality Gretal gave in to her ever present passion for making, enrolling in Jewellery and Object Design at Design Centre Enmore.

 

Gretal Ferguson - Sterling Silver and Buffalo horn - Spoon Series

Gretal Ferguson - Sterling Silver and Buffalo horn - Spoon Series

 

 

 

 

 

A Time of Gifts - 3rd December  - 24th December 2014

 

Click Here Hand Raised - Gretal Ferguson and Kinah Choi - 24th of November - 29th of November 2014 to View Exhibition

Gretal Ferguson - Hand Raised - Silver Plated Tombak

Gretal Ferguson - Hand Raised - Silver Plated Tombak

 

 

 

A Time of Gifts - 4th December - 22nd December 2013

 

 

Street Jewellery 31st January - 2nd March 2014

Heavily influenced by street art and popular culture I replicate this style in my creations, the quirky nature of these influences is an almost constant element of my designs, which are often interactive and a little bit cheeky.  I’m also captivated by the lines and colours of contemporary illustrators whose styles border on animation with a hint of graffiti art.

The wearables I create are usually interactive, with a simple mechanism or quirky concept adding a layer of fun. The forms I use are quite geometric with easily recognisable motifs and icons to help the viewer understand my message.

 

 

Gretal Ferguson installation of Street Jewellery

 

 

EDUCATION

2011 – 2014       Advanced  Diploma  Jewellery  &  Object  Design Design Centre Enmore

2001 – 2005            Bachelor of Music, University of Newcastle

 

EXHIBITIONS

2013  Treasured!  Jewellery in Australia from Antiquity to Now (working title), Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo, Sydney

2013 Street Jewellery Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst, Sydney

2012   Mine, Depot Galleries I & II, 2 Danks St Waterloo, Sydney

Jewellery & Object Design @ Stanley Street Gallery, Stanley Street Gallery, Darlinghurst

2011   Benchmark, Depot Galleries  I & II, 2 Danks St Waterloo, Sydney

 

COMPETITIONS

2012   Finalist  Jewellery Inspired by the Powerhouse Museum Collection, Powerhouse Museum Ultimo, Sydney