“This collection of contemporary jewellery recalls the sensations and objects that define my personal memories as a seafaring Captain’s daughter. Displayed amidst the historic maritime collection of Seaworks in Williamstown, my exhibition draws a connection between historic artefacts, contemporary jewellery, digital technologies and a personal experience of life at sea.”
Bin Dixon-Ward uses digital technologies in her jewellery making practice and was one of the first contemporary jewellery makers to employ the potential of 3D printing in her work. A graduate of RMIT, Gold and Silversmithing, Bin has exhibited in Australia, Europe, Japan and North America and is the recipient of several awards for her jewellery including the Itami Award in Japan, Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Student Prize (2011) and a finalist in the Victorian Craft Awards (2015). Recent exhibitions include Melbourne Now at the NGV, Schmuck in Munich Jewellery week, The Future is Here at RMIT Design Hub, A Fine Possession at the Powerhouse Museum in Sydney, Collective Material at Craft Victoria and Out of Hand at the Museum of Arts and Sciences in Sydney. Bin’s work is held in public and private collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the RMIT McMillan Collection, the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, and Musee des Artes Decoritifs (the Louvre), Paris. Bin teaches digital technologies in the School of Art at RMIT.
See Bin Dixon-Ward’s work during the Festival in The Captain’s Daughter