about

Tiffany Parbs is a conceptual jeweller. Her practice explores a worn body, highlighting discrepancies between the shifting body narrative and media representational frameworks.  As part of this process she observe herself and others; how people live within their skin, communicate value and present a sense of self to others.

Parbs fosters innovation and experimentation in her practice, actively seeking to promote expanded definitions of jewellery to challenge extend perceptions of the medium.  In 2018 she was named as a Creator through Creative Victoria's inaugural Creators Fund recognising innovation in contemporary practice and awarded Australia Council for the Arts funding for smother, a recent solo project exhibited at Craft in Melbourne. She continues to exhibit widely nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions including The Language of Things The Dowse Art Museum NZ (2018) | Masked Holding House Detroit US (2017) | Melbourne Now National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne  (2014) and Unexpected Pleasures; the Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery Design Museum London (2013). 

 

Parbs' work is represented in the Modern Jewellery Collection National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh UK, Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections Manchester UK, Rare Books Collection State Library of Victoria Melbourne Australia, private collections and referenced in numerous contemporary jewellery publications worldwide. 

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