Jewellery and sculpture

Below - in no particular order - is a gallery of images featuring some of the contemporary jewellery and objects Australian jewellery designer Simone Walsh has made over the years, primarily one-off artworks or exhibition pieces. View information about some of the exhibitions Simone has participated in.

Simone currently doesn't have time for making exhibition and other one-off pieces, but she hopes to return to this work in future.

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nb. Some of the images below may not be suitable for minors, although they are photographs of artworks.

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Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Istanbul box

  • Silver box referring to a visit made to Istanbul
  • Sterling silver (etched, folded, soldered)
  • 2006
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Box of secrets

  • Wooden box
  • Walnut, fine silver (repousse)
  • 1999
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

The hand that feeds

  • Handmade cutlery set
  • Sterling silver (tops cast from hand-carved designs)
  • 1999
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Untitled (tool)

  • Sculpture in relief
  • Fine silver (repousse technique)
  • 2005

Brassiere

  • Aluminium bra
  • Annodised aluminium, silk satin, bakelite button
  • 2000
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

The things my grandmother never told me

  • Series of three wearables (bracelet, ring and neckpiece) featuring pieces of fine crochet by Peg Lawton (Simone's late grandmother)
  • Cotton, sterling silver
  • 2005
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Body brooch

  • Hand-carved brooch
  • Bone, nickel brooch pin
  • 1994
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Untitled

  • Series of three lockets
  • Fine silver (repoussed + etched), sterling silver, silk thread, pearl, onyx and garnet. Two hearts are oxidised (white and black), one has acrylic enamel.
  • 2005
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Little black dress

  • Dress (sculpture)
  • Sand-blasted annodised aluminium, nickel
  • 1999
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Little black dress (detail)

See above

Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Fish pendant

  • Pendant
  • Nickel silver, titanium, sterling silver
  • 1994
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Tracings (positive)

  • Neckpiece
  • Tracing paper, silk thread
  • 2006
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Untitled (rings)

  • Series of two rings
  • Sterling silver, glass pastes, hair
  • 1998
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

The shoes

  • Miniature sculptures
  • Glass (cast), ceramic, copper (electroformed), limestone, pine
  • 1994
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

The men

  • Brooches
  • Brass, copper, sterling silver (pressed using hand-carved die), enamel
  • 1995
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Cappuccino

  • Handcarved brooch
  • Wood, sterling silver, nickel brooch pin
  • 1994
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Self portrait

  • Hand mirror
  • Copper (pattinated), photograph, mirrored glass
  • 1995
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Nature series

  • Series of three pendants featuring etched text
  • Fine silver, silk thread, sterling silver findings
  • 2005
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Three button suit

  • Brooch (variations put into production)
  • Sterling silver (cast from hand-carved design)
  • 1996
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Reliquary

  • Box
  • Brass (silver plated), acrylic enamel, mirror (inside)
  • 1998
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Reliquary (open)

See above

Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Self portrait

  • Hand-carved brooch
  • Bone, horn, nickel brooch pin
  • 1995
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Divine

  • Bracelet
  • Handcarved piano keys, brass, sterling silver
  • 1995
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Fish chain

  • Necklace (variations made as production pieces)
  • Sterling silver, lapis lazuli
  • 1994
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Coffee cup

  • Pendant
  • Sterling silver (cast from hand-carved design)
  • 1995
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Roman

  • Brooch (variations put into production)
  • Sterling silver (cast from hand-carved design based on sculpture seen in Rome)
  • 1997
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Dresses

  • Series of non-wearable dresses (sculpture)
  • Stainless steel mesh, feathers, georgette, satin, aluminium, paint
  • 1999
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Dress

  • Non-wearable dress (sculpture)
  • Stainless steel mesh and wire
  • 1999
Exhibition jewellery or artwork photograph.

Dress (detail)

  • Part of dress series
  • Georgette fabric, aluminium (pressed and shaped), paint
  • 1999

Jewellery & objects art exhibitions

Unfortunately Simone currently has very little time to participate in exhibitions. However, below is a list of exhibitions that Simone has participated in over a number of years.

  • Expeditions, Metalab, Sydney. Inaugural annual awarded exhibition of work by customers of A&E Metal Merchants – November 2006
  • Takeaway, Gaffa Gallery, Sydney. Annual Christmas selling exhibition of work by members of JMGA-NSW – November 2006
  • Out of Site, Pyrmont Studios Gallery. Final JMGA-NSW members' exhibition to be held at Pyrmont Studios, part of the on Location: making stories conference – January 2006
  • Confluence, Pyrmont Studios Gallery, Sydney. Exhibition of invited ex-Pyrmont Studios tenants and JMGA-NSW Co-ordinating Committee members – October 2005
  • Vessel: mode of containment, Pyrmont Studios Gallery, Sydney. JMGA-NSW members’ exhibition, Pyrmont Studios Gallery – August 2005
  • Utility in Touch, Sydney College of the Arts. Annual curated group exhibition, in 2005 featuring invited SCA Alumni members alongside selected current students – July 2005
  • Contemporary Wearables, award and exhibition at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery – September 2003
  • Skygarden Art Prize, exhibition held by Skygarden, Sydney – June-July 2001 (winner of three dimensional category)
  • Contemporary Wearables, award and exhibition at Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery. Toured to Object Gallery (Centre for Contemporary Craft) in Sydney amongst other locations in Australia throughout 2000 – September 1999
  • Graduate Exhibition, Sydney College of the Arts – December 1999
  • Utility?, Sydney College of the Arts Gallery. Annual curated group exhibition featuring Sydney College of the Arts students from all disciplines – September 1999
  • Sentimental, display of sentimental objects at Sydney College of the Arts curated by Simone Walsh – April 1999
  • Arterial, PCL Exhibitionists, Sydney. Group exhibition with Sydney College of the Arts students – 1998
  • The Tea Party, Urban Cow Studios, Adelaide. Group exhibition with Adelaide artists – 1995