An Interrupted Place
5th June – 22nd June 2019
Felix Gill is an inner city urban dweller and maker of contemporary objects. For Felix his city is a place to be foraged, as you would the forest, for materials, inspiration, form, colour and texture. Which Felix then absorbs into his studio practice to create exquisite, deeply connected and thoughtful wearables.
Felix was borne in Auckland, New Zealand, before moving to New Castle, New South Wales where his father went to art school. Having grown up in a household that was supportive and creative, Felix was encouraged to follow a career in the arts.
In the early 90’s Felix studied Product Design at the Design Centre Enmore, before completing an advanced diploma in Jewellery and Object Design. Felix continued his study as an undergraduate with the Jewellery and Metal studio at Sydney Collage of the Arts, graduating with first class honours in 2013.
In 2008 Felix exhibited in his first Jewellery Exhibition and since then he has continued to exhibit regularly and in 2012 co-curated The Final Frontier exhibition and has coordinated the JMGA NSW (Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia) Christmas showcase.
In 2012 Felix accepted an exchange scholarship to the Glasgow School of Art.
2014 saw Felix accepting the artist in residency at the Sturt Centre for Australian Craft and Design in the southern highlands of Sydney, presented to him for his entry into the Australian Jewellery Award.
Currently Felix coordinates the communal studios and operations at Gaffa Creative Precinct while continuing his dedication to a studio practice.