Anna Davern, Jeweller, discusses how creating separate aims within the enterprise can facilitate creative direction.
Anna Davern completed her undergraduate degree in Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney College of the Arts and her post-graduate studies and subsequent Masters Degree at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT). Anna teaches, writes, curates, blogs and primarily makes jewellery from her studio in Flinders Lane, Melbourne. She exhibits regularly in Australia and overseas, has been the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has participated in residencies in Australia and Europe. She is represented in Melbourne by e.g.etal and Craft Victoria. Anna is intrigued by the nature of the relationships that are formed between art objects and a 'viewer'. As a maker of jewellery she is interested in how the process of touching and being touched by art objects enhances these relationships. She is also equally fascinated by the idea of 'Australian-ness' and plays with cultural stereotypes to investigate notions of national identity. Anna has maintained a jewellery blog at www.davernator.blogspot.com since October 2006.