Barbara Heath - jeweller

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Barbara Heath Reflects On Process And Place

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The Tasmanian Landscape Opens In Hobart

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Barbara has been working for over 30 years. Her work is thoughtful and collaborative, and she spans both private and public commissions. In 2006, Barbara’s jewellery and small sculptural work was the subject of a survey exhibition at the Queensland Art Gallery. Its title, Jeweller to the Lost, is somewhat of a mantra for Barbara.

She has said: “If we are lost - then we know we are searching. I like to make jewellery for people who are searching . . .”

In both her jewellery and larger projects similar themes and motifs recur. She often uses the device of the lattice screen- an architectural detail that is a shelter as well as a barrier. It is just one way that she explores her abiding fascination with notions of the public versus the private, the veil, and things which is concealed and therefore precious.