1994-97  Advanced Diploma in Applied and Visual Arts North Adelaide School of Arts

1989-91  Bachelor of Arts in Communication Studies  University of South Australia Adelaide


2011-18  ARIM (Artist Residency in Motherhood), Melbourne Australia

2012-13  London Studio Residency Australia Council for the Arts Visual Arts Board

2007       Artist in Residence School of Jewellery, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design University of Central England

2003-04 Assistant and Project Manager Susan Cohn Workshop 3000 Melbourne

2001-02  Artist in Residence Metal Design Studio, JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design Adelaide

2000       Artist in Residence Silversmithing and Jewellery Department, Glasgow School of Art Glasgow

1997-08  Access Jeweller SAYAB Artists in Studio Scheme, Gray Street Workshop Adelaide

select grants and awards

2018       Creators Fund Creative Victoria

2018       Arts Projects For Individuals and Groups Grant Australia Council for the Arts

2017        City of Melbourne Project Grant

2012        Skills and Arts Development London Studio Residency, Australia Council for the Arts

2010        Ashington Mentorship Scheme Helpmann Academy

2006       Skills and Arts Development Australia Council for the Arts

2004       Arts Development Program:  New Work Creation Arts Victoria

2002       Landscapes and Backgrounds installation with Greg Fullerton and Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery | Craftsouth Emerging Artist Mentorship Craftsouth;  Centre for Contemporary Craft & Design with  mentor Susan Cohn Workshop 3000 Melbourne

2001       Emerging Artists Professional Development Program: Project Assistance ArtsSA |  Skills and Arts Development: New Work (Emerging) Australia Council for the Arts

1997-08 South Australian Youth Arts Development Grant Artists in Studios Scheme, SAYAB Arts SA     

solo exhibitions

2018        smother  Craft Victoria Melbourne | permeate Barossa Regional Galley Tanunda South Australia

2014        gleam Gray Street Workshop Gallery Adelaide

2013        gloss ACME Project Space London UK

2009       cosmetic Craft ACT Canberra

2008       cosmetic Craft Victoria Melbourne

2005       embellish 23 Sherman Galleries Sydney

2002       probe Craft Victoria Melbourne


select group exhibitions

2020-23  Made/Worn;Australian Contemporary Jewellery Australian Design Centre Sydney, includes select venue national tour

2020.      She Walker Street Gallery and Arts Centre Melbourne

2019        Family & Friends Daine Singer  Melbourne | Body Control Museum Arnhem Netherlands | Museum of Platitudes and Aphorisms

                c3 Contemporary Artspace & Rubicon Melbourne | Verge Bundoora Homestead Melbourne

2018       The Language of Things The Dowse Art Museum Wellington New Zealand

2017        Masked  Holding House Detroit US | Museum of Lost Public Notices  George Paton Gallery The University of Melbourne

2016       The SCOPE Galleries Art Award: Art Concerning Environment  (high commendation) SCOPE Galleries Warrnambool

2015       Calendar Girls Project  Gray Street Alumni, Gray St Workshop Gallery Adelaide

                Victorian Craft Award  (Directors Choice) Craft Victoria Melbourne |  Move Me, Edinburgh Moving Image Festival, Embassy Gallery Scotland

2014        Melbourne Now National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

2013        Unexpected Pleasures; the Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery  Design Museum London UK

2012        Tough Love  Australian Experimental Art Foundation Adelaide |  Unexpected Pleasures, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne

2011        Open Mind: International Contemporary Metal Art Exhibition/History & the New Material  Sungkok Art Museum Seoul Korea

2010        The Embassy Salon Show  Catalyst Arts Belfast Northern Ireland |  By Example The Museum of Arts & Crafts Itami Japan |  Extreme Beauty  Glassel School of Art Museum of Fine Arts Houston US |  Broadcast Yourself (Embassy Gallery submission), No Soul For Sale: A Festival of Independents, Tate Modern London UK

2008       In the Making Craft Victoria Melbourne |  Refashioning the Fashion Object Australia Centre for Craft and Design Sydney

2007       Fire Fire The Narrows Melbourne |  Goldmember  Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh Scotland

2006-7   Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, National Gallery of Victoria Melbourne, NETS tour to Victorian regional galleries

2006       Make the Common Precious, Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho, Santiago Chile |  City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery Hobart |  New Social Commentaries 06, Warrnambool Art Gallery Victoria

2005       Expiration, Project Space, RMIT University Melbourne |  Make the Common Precious, Craft Victoria Melbourne |  counter-productive, Craft Victoria Melbourne |  Shades of Gray: a survey of Gray Street Workshop access jewellers (1985-2005) JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design Adelaide

2004       Design Down Under; Jewelry from Australia & New Zealand Australian Embassy Washington DC & Bancroft Gallery South Shore Art Center Massachusetts US

2003       Cities of Silver and Gold, Craft ACT Craft & Design Centre Canberra

2002       8th Anniversary Holiday Invitational Exhibition, OXOXO Gallery Baltimore US |  Going Underground, with Greg Fullerton & Broken Hill Regional Art Gallery Broken Hill |  Grosseltern, Light Square Gallery, Adelaide Institute of Technology Adelaide

2001       City of Perth Craft Award Craft West Gallery Perth |  Recent Acquisitions, Modern Jewellery Collection National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh

2000       three point landing, Atrium Gallery, Glasgow School of Art Glasgow, Scotland

select lectures and talks

2019       What do you think of when I say the word 'jewellery'? RMIT Design Hub Melbourne

2014        NC4 x2, NorthCIty 4, Melbourne

2014.       gleam, artist talk, Gray Street Gallery, Gray Street Workshop Adelaide

2012-13   worn, Camberwell College of Arts, London UK and American University, Beirut Lebanon

2008-09 cosmetic, artist talk, Craft Victoria Melbourne and Craft ACT Canberra

2007        embellish, Birmingham Institute of Art & Design University of Central England, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art Scotland

2000       probe, North Adelaide School of Art Adelaide, Glasgow School of Art and Edinburgh College of Art Scotland


select publications

2020.      Mel Young, Everything and Nothing: Jewellery Beyond Adornment, Australian Design Centre Sydney | Maria Maclennan, Forensic Jewellery: a Marriage of Two Worlds, Journal of jewellery Research, Vol 3, pgs 41-59

2019        Derek Johnson (dir & ed) and Luke Smithers (dir), Fragile Machine, short film duration 6:00mins, New York US

2018        Tiffany Parbs, smother, with text by Daniella Watson and Tiffany Parbs, Melbourne 

2016        Timotej Blažek (et al), Object and Material in Art and Education, Palacky University, Olomouc Czech Republic

2014        Xiao Liu, Li Piman, Contemporary Jewelry Design: Thoughts on Inspiration and Expression, China Youth Press, Beijing China

2013        Damian Skinner (ed), Contemporary Jewelry in Perspective, Sterling Publishing, New York US

2012        Susan Cohn, Unexpected Pleasures: the Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery, Skira Rizzoli New York US |  Bel Jacobs, ‘Ugly jewellery made beautiful: Unconventional accessories’, Metro News London, 3/12/2012

2011        Liesbeth Den Besten, On Jewellery: a Compendium of International Art Jewellery, Arnoldsche Art Publishers Stuttgart Germany | Kiwon Wang, Open Mind: International Contemporary Metal Art, History and the New Material, Sungkok Art Museum ,Seoul South Korea        

2010       Miquel Abellán, Dreaming Jewelry, Monsa Publishing Barcelona Spain |  Karen Findeis & Bridie Lander, By Example, The Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami Japan

2009       Sakura Yokoyama (ed), Works by Tiffany Parbs:  Artist, +ING Hair Magazine, issue #32, pg 38-41, Japan | Tiffany Parbs, cosmetic, with text by Daniella Watson and Nella Themelios, Melbourne

2006       Amy Sackville, New Directions in Jewellery II, Black Dog Publishing, London UK |  Jane Devery & Danielle Whitfield, Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award, National Gallery of Victoria  Melbourne |  Michael Veitch, Sunday Arts, ABC Television Melbourne 16/04/06

2005       Kevin Murray, Craft Unbound:  Make the Common Precious, Thames & Hudson Australia


professional associations

ACME (Alumni Artist), London UK | Arts Hub  Australia | Craft Victoria, Melbourne | The Embassy Gallery, Edinburgh | Generator Projects, Dundee | Gray Street Workshop Alumni, Adelaide | JamFactory Contemporary Craft & Design, Adelaide | Klimt02, Barcelona | NAVA (National Association of Visual Artists) | NOD (Not Only Decoration), Vienna | Workshop 3000 Melbourne


Modern Jewellery Collection, National Museums of Scotland Edinburgh Scotland |  Manchester Metropolitan University Special Collections, Manchester | Rare Books Collections State Library of Victoria | private collections in Australia, England, Greece, Italy, Iceland, Scotland, South Africa, Spain and Switzerland

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