Shan Shan MokAquarium13th Nov - 30th Nov 2013 | Stanley Street Gallery

Shan Shan Mok

13th Nov – 30th Nov 2013

Shan Shan Mok - Ring and stand with 4 Planula Pins - Sterling Silver & Silicon

Shan Shan 6th series travelling and settling

‘Shan Shan’ is my Chinese name; the word ‘Shan’ means coral in Chinese. This series is inspired by the planulae (coral larva) travelling and settling phenomenon in coral ecology. It is a metaphor for my own travelling and settling experiences.

This series explores the effect of cultural differences in our life experiences through short term travel and long term settlement: the ‘hybridity’ of cultural difference experiences acting on a person. It is also about the interactions between the choices we make in life in relation to our surroundings; it is a process of ‘facticity and transcendence’.

This artwork starts from my personal experiences. I have created a special space and environment, and it will be completed when it is linked to the personal memories and imagination of the wearer or viewer.

This series is a set of interchangeable jewellery; they are different little brooches that can attach to a main jewellery piece relate to body.




Shan Shan Mok - CV

2010 Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) The University of Sydney - Sydney College of the Arts

2004-06 Bachelor of Visual Arts – Jewellery and Object Design

-Awarded Zelda Stedman Young Student Scholarship

-AwardedAlice Olga Two Bursary

Selected Achievements

2013 Selected in ‘Contemporary Wearables 2013’Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Australia

2013 Selected in ‘Graduate Metal 13JMGA Biennial Conference Brisbane. JMGA. Australia

2013 Finalist in Chippendale New World Art Prize. The Chippendale Creative Precinct and supported by City of Sydney. Australia.

2012 Selected in Profile2012’ JMGA-NSW AWARD EXHIBITION. JMGA. Australia

2011 Selected in ‘Contemporary Wearables 2011’Biennial Jewellery Award & Exhibition. Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Australia

2011 Selected in Semi-Finalist ‘Charlatan Ink Art Prize 2011’ Charlatan Ink LLC. New York.

2011 Selected in ‘Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork exhibition BUDA 2011’. BUDA. Australia

2010 First Prize Winner -- Art-Environment/People category, University of Sydney Union Photography, Art, Literature and Music (PALM) Awards.

2009-2010 Final List of Chu Kam (24ct gold) Jewellery Design Competition 2010 , Hong Kong Jeweller’s & Goldsmiths’ Association, Hong Kong.

2009 Bronze Prize – Ring. Buyers’ Favourite Jewellery Design Competition 2009, HKJMA, Hong Kong.

2009 Finalist in EnlightenedTM - Swarovski Elements Passion Topaz Jewellery Design Competition 2008/9.

2008 Selected in Profile2008’ JMGA-NSW AWARD EXHIBITION. JMGA. Australia

2007 Finalist of BKV- Prize 2007, international competition of object art, Bayerischer Kunstgewerbe- Verein e. V. in Munich, Germany.


Coffs Harbour Regional Gallery