Tiffany Parbs is a conceptual jeweller. Her practice explores a worn body, highlighting discrepancies between a changing body narrative and media representations. As part of this process she observes herself and others; how people live within their skin, communicate value and present their sense of self.
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 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 solo project exhibited at Craft in Melbourne. She continues to exhibit widely nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions including Made/Worn; Australian Contemporary Jewellery Australian Design Centre Sydney (touring 2020-22) | Body Control Arnheim Museum The Netherlands (2019) and The Language of Things The Dowse Art Museum New Zealand (2018).
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.