Anna Davern

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Anna Davern completed her undergraduate degree in Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney College of the Arts in 1993. She gained her subsequent Masters degree in Gold and Silversmithing from RMIT in 2003. 

In 20 years of practice, Davern has held three solo exhibitions at Craft Victoria and has been represented in numerous Australian and international solo and group exhibitions including a recent survey of Australian art at the Museum Of Contemporary Art, Taipei. In 2011 she co-founded Northcity4, an ARI that provides professional and creative opportunities to the Australian contemporary jewellery community.

She has been the recipient of grants from the Australia Council, Arts Victoria and NAVA and in 2007 she undertook a residency at the Estonian Academy of Art. Davern has taught and lectured at universities and TAFEs in Australia and at the Estonian Academy of Art.

Anna Davern’s practice straddles the visual arts, jewellery, fashion and education. She teaches, writes, curates and primarily makes jewellery and objects from the Northcity4 studios in Brunswick, Melbourne. Anna is a well-respected artist within the Australian contemporary jewellery and craft communities.

Nagaina - brooch, 2010. Reworked biscuit tin, sublimation printed steel, garnet beads. 100x100x5mm. photo: Terence Bogue

Nagaina - brooch, 2010. Reworked biscuit tin, sublimation printed steel, garnet beads. 100x100x5mm. photo: Terence Bogue