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Tiffany Parbs wearing ephemeral jewellery piece extension (2008), handmade eye lash extensions

Tiffany Parbs is a conceptual jeweller. Her practice explores a worn body, highlighting discrepancies between a changing body narrative and media representations of women. 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 expanded definitions of jewellery to challenge extend perceptions of the medium.  In 2018 she was formally recognised for innovation in contemporary practice when awarded as a Creator through Creative Victoria's inaugural Creators Fund. Australia Council for the Arts funding was also awarded in 2018 for smother, a solo exhibition project at Craft Victoria Melbourne. She continues to exhibit nationally and internationally, with recent exhibitions including Made/Worn; Australian Contemporary Jewellery Australian Design Centre Sydney (touring 2020-22) | Desire Paths Center for Craft Asheville North Carolina US (2021) and Body Control Arnheim Museum The Netherlands (2019)

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 contemporary jewellery publications worldwide.