Merilyn Bailey | Stanley Street Gallery

Merilyn Bailey

Merilyn Bailey is a Jewellery Designer and Maker who has worked for over 20 years at developing her own unique style.  Her work can often include the use of vitreous enamel or similarly can incorprate the bold use of textured metal and coloured stones.   She  has worked as a jeweller making work for exhibitions and also commissioned pieces.

Merilyn Bailey

Director - Stanley Street Gallery


From Feb ’80 to Nov ’82: Bachelor of Arts (Visual Arts - Jewellery and Silversmithing ) Sydney College of the Arts
From: Feb ’83 to Feb ’85: Graduate Diploma (Visual Arts - Jewellery and Silversmithing) Sydney College of the Arts



Lecturer - The University of New South Wales College of Fine Art
Lecturer - Sydney College of the Arts
Lecturer - The Sydney Institute of Technology Design Centre



1982    Student Exhibition: Markers Mark, Melbourne

1983    ‘Wearable Glass’, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney

1984    ‘Wearable Glass’, Glass Artists Gallery, Sydney

1985    Graduate Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts

1986    Makers Mark ‘Rings’ Award, Melbourne

1986    ‘Work by Four Enamellists’, Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Sydney

1987    ‘Five Interpretations’, Makers Mark, Melbourne

1987    ‘The Brooch Show’, Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Sydney

1987    Christmas Show’, Noko Gallery

1988    ‘On the Move’, Makers Mark Awards, Surfers Paradise

1997    ‘Fire in the Heart’, Craft Space, Sydney

1997    ‘Blast’, Makers Mark, Sydney and Melbourne

1998    ‘Contemporary Craft’, Gallery Lane, Leura

1998    ‘Painting with Fire’, Brisbane

1999    ‘Leaves of Glass and Other Treasures’, Fremantle Arts Centre

2001    Makers Mark, Sydney - Exhibition to celebrate new premises

2002    Sturt Gallery – Mittagong

2007    A&E Metal Merchants – Group Exhibition

2008    A&E Metal Merchants – Group Exhibition

2008    ‘Contained’ – Jewellery and Objects@COFA - Kudos Gallery

2008    ‘Queen of Hearts’ - Power House Museum –

2009    ‘White’ - Pablo Fanque – Darlinghurst

2009    Courtesy of the Artist – Sydney

2012/13/14 A Time of Gifts - Stanley Street Gallery



1986    Awarded a development grant by the Visual Arts and Crafts Board of the Australia Council - to establish a workshop and work towards two exhibitions.



1982        Melbourne Age

1997        Crafts Arts, Issue 41



1984        Craft Australia, Student Work

1985        Craft Australia

1997        Craft Arts, issue 41

2004        Craft Arts, issue 62 – 3 page artist profile



1977 - 1987, Contemporary Jewellery - The Australian Experience by Patricia Anderson, pages 51 - 53.

The Enamellists’ Handbook - Elizabeth Fraser-Davies and Colin Fraser-Davies, Work featured on the front cover and pages 78 - 79.