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image: showing a protrait photograph of a woman wearing the extension (2008) piece, the handmade eye lash extensions that cascade down the entire face © Tiffany Parbs, all rights reserved.

Tiffany Parbs is a conceptual jeweller living and working in Melbourne Australia.  Her practice focuses on a 'worn body' highlighting discrepancies between a changing body narrative and media representations of women. 

Parbs fosters innovation and experimentation in her practice, actively seeking expanded definitions of jewellery to challenge and extend perceptions of the medium.  In 2018 she was awarded as a Creator through Creative Victoria's inaugural Creators Fund in recognition of innovation in contemporary practice. During the same year, Parbs was also awarded Australia Council for the Arts funding 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 (NETS national tour 2020-23) | 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. 

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