Zoe Brand | Stanley Street Gallery

Zoe Brand

"I make jewellery that uses jewellery archetypes, ready mades and text to explore the performative nature of jewellery as a device for communication. I am concerned with finding language that can describe both the object or the idea of the object, as well as the person who might wear the piece. My current body of work draws from readymade forms, more specifically from the plethora of signs and ephemera that are associated with commercial or retail situations and explores the way in which we negotiate commerce and transaction in these environments"

 

Available Work

 

Bio

Born in Brisbane, Australia in 1984, Zoe Brand left the Sunshine State bound for Sydney in 2004. Here she completed an Advanced Diploma in Jewellery and Object Design, worked in galleries, made jewellery, curated shows and wrote words. In 2012 Brand made the move to the Nations Capital, Canberra and in 2014 completed her Bachelor of Visual Arts majoring in Gold and Silversmithing at the Australian National University. She has recently finished her Bachelor of Visual Arts with First Class Honours at the same university. She has exhibited in many group shows in Australia, New Zealand, Thailand and Estonia and her work is held in a number of significant private collections. Brand is also the Director of the Personal Space Project, a gallery located in her bedroom.