Artwork Masonite Postcard Sliced Phillip #18
A series of wall-mounted postcards "Greetings from the Colonies", to accompany the ADC touring exhibition Made/Worn.
"My practice incorporates the technique of metal collage and assemblage to make jewellery and small dioramas that question long-held ideas about Australia’s cultural identity. Issues of colonialism and multiculturalism are all tackled in a process of filtering, selecting, contrasting and reassembling images of Australiana found on old biscuit tins, tin trays and confectionary tins".
"The resulting narratives act as both cultural commentary and as humorous acknowledgement of the hybrid nature of contemporary Australian society."
Dimensions: 10cm x 14cm x 2cm approx
Materials: Collage of mild steel, found objects, and acrylic paint on masonite
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.
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.