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David Watkins, in his book Design Source Book - Jewellery (New Holland Press 1999) says of her work. “The work is evocative of mysticism and ritual. Each piece is infused with a reverent presence inspired by past traditions, dreams, memories and nature.”

 

© Felicity Peters.

Felicity Peters

About Felicity

Felicity Peters lives and works in Perth, Western Australia.

As an established and award winning jeweller Felicity Peters has work in public collections in Australia and overseas. Felicity has been selected into many overseas and national exhibitions and her work is featured in a number of international and national publications.

Felicityís practice consists of exhibition pieces, commissions and small production ranges. Corporate and government commissions are an important part of her work. Felicity is internationally recognised for her skills and her development of the beautiful Korean technique of Keum Boo, where pure gold sheet is fused to a sterling silver base. Felicity, who is available for workshops in this technique, was the Australian Adult educator in 2005.

In 2007 Felicity was awarded a three month Australia Council residency in Rome. This led to her interest in the Etruscan art of granulation. Her work is also influenced by architecture, the landscape, travels and her personal and social philosophies..

In 2009 Felicity Peters was awarded a Creative Development Fellowship by the Department of Culture and the Arts through the Government of Western Australia.

Up two of these awards are given out each year to established practitioners from all the various art forms. The Fellowship allowed Felicity to travel to San Francisco to study granulation with Kent Raible, research and develop CAD designs, and work towards solo exhibitions in Legnica Poland and the Lesley Craze Gallery in London.

Felicity has continued with new ideas developed during 2009, expanding into fashion accessories with The Funk Dimension label as well as using computer aided designs to expand her practice.

Felicity's continuing travels to Poland led to a solo show in Poland, and presentation lecture at the Legnica Silver Art event in 2011. Another solo Jestem-I am at Studio 20/17 in 2011, gave Sydney people the chance to see her Polish inspired pieces. The Powerhouse Museum purchased one of her Voluptuous Woman brooches for their permanent collection.

Recent work was the deconstruction and reconstruction of a egg whisker by home wares company Normann. This work has so far produced five stunning pieces. Check these out in the Neckpieces section. Felicity says she loves rearranging unique objects into art pieces, and that the stimulation from this exercise always rubs off in her practice as well as keeping her ideas fresh and unique.

Resume

Born in South Africa,
arrived Perth Western Australia in 1966

1986 B.A. Craft (Major Jewellery/Metalsmithing)
Curtin University of Technology
1982-2007 Part time lecturer Curtin, Tafe and CAE

Affiliations

2001-2003 Editor of Lemel - Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia (JMGA) national magazine
1995-1997 Visual Arts Crafts Peer Assessment Panel ARTSWA
1994 Awarded Fellow of Crafts Council of Western Australia for contribution to Craft and Education
1991-1992 National Chairman Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia
1991-1992 Co-ordinator Connections 92 3rd International and 7th Biennial Conference JMGA
1990-1994 President of Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia-W.A. Inc

Awards/Grants

2014 Research and Development Grant. Western Australian Department of Culture and the Arts
2011 Artflight grant to attend solo show and present paper in Poland
2009 Creative Development Fellowship Department of Culture and the Arts Government of Western Australia
2007
2nd Prize National Award Contemporary Wearables 2007
ArtsWA Development grant for solo show and booklet
Visual Arts Board Australia Council - three month Rome residency
2006 Artflight grant ArtsWA to attend Lesley Craze exhibition, presentation at ACJ conference London
2005 Australian Adult Educator of the Year,
Finalist 2005 Memento Awards, QLD
2004 ArtsWA Artflight grant to attend Collect 2005, International Art Fair V&A Museum London
Australia Council grant $20,000
Outstanding tutor award - West Australian Adult Learners week
2002 Open Award National Contemporary Jewellery Award, Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
1994 Western Australian Dept for the Arts Project grant
1991 First Prize-Australian Customs Service Award, Fremantle
1990 Second Prize National Earrings Exhibition Rox Award-Modern Classics, Sydney
1986 Winner National Graduate Metal Award JMGA

Collections

2012 Powerhouse Museum Sydney
2011 National Gallery of Australia Canberra
2011 Gallery of Artt Legnica Poland
2010 Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection
Gallery of Silver Art Legnica, Poland
2009 Gallery of Silver Art Legnica, Poland
Gdansk Amber Museum, Poland
2008 St John of God Murdoch
2007 Toowoomba Art Gallery, QLD
2004 Alice and Louis Koch Ring Collection
2002 Griffith Regional Gallery, NSW
1997 Art Gallery of Western Australia
1996 Museum and Art Gallery of NT, Darwin;
Alice Springs Craft Acquisition, Alice Springs,NT
1994 City of Perth Art Collection WA
1993 Toowoomba Art Gallery QLD
1991 Australian Customs Collection Fremantle, WA
1990/86 Curtin University of Technology, WA
1988 Orange Regional Gallery NSW, Holmes A Court Collection

Selected Commissions

2010 Art Gallery of WA- Guggenheim
exhibition shop
2007 Ministry of Culture and the Arts
2007/2006 Bluescope Steel Commemorative Awards
2005 TV Logies gifts for nominees
2002/2000 Christ Church Grammar School
1998 State Living Treasures Award - Min. for Culture & the Arts
1997 Evans and Tate; Corporate Gifts for Wesfarmers Ltd
1996 Articles selected for WA Premier’s Gifts
Commissioning Project
1994 Three articles selected for the WA Premier’s Gift Commissioning Project; Perth College, Perth
1993 Dressed to Kill - 100 Years of Fashion
The National Gallery Canberra

 

Solo Exhibitions

2011 Inspirations from Poland Gallery of Art Legnica Poland
2011 Jestem- I am Studio 20/17 Sydney
2010 C.R.E.D.* Lesley Craze Gallery, London
2009 Felicity Peters - from Australia
Gallery of Silver Art Legnica Poland
2007 2 Stroke + Gallows Gallery, Perth
2004 Old House New Home and other Journeys, Gallows Gallery, Perth
1996 Some days are diamonds Artplace, Perth
1990 Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Sydney

Two Person Shows

1988 Beyond the Surface, Contemporary Jewellery Gallery, Sydney

Selected Group Exhibitions

2013
New Collections Showcase Studio 20/17 Sydney
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba QLD
Convergence JMGA membersí exhibition Brisbane QLD
Directorís Choice Gallows Gallery Perth

2012
JMGA memberís exhibition Perth
Beaver Galleries Christmas show ACT

2011
Tinker Tailor Soldier Travelling exhibition Artisans Queensland
Cinderella Stories London Canberra Sydney

2010
Christmas Collection Featured Jeweller Beaver Galleries Canberra
Cherish 2010 Artisan Queensland
Winter Brooches Studio 20/17 Sydney
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba QLD

2009
Precious Pendants Object Gallery
Decadence Gallery of Silver Art Legnica Poland
Escape to Vilnius Meno Nisa Gallery, Vilnius, Lithuania

2008
Cherish Artisans Qld
Wonderlust Art Gallery of WA
In the Making Craft Victoria
Within Without Zu Gallery Adelaide

2007
Transit 3, BSR Academy Rome
Contemporary Wearables (Selected) Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD
50 Brooches (Selected) Artisans, QLD

2006
Lesley Craze Architecturally Inspired (Invited)
Electrum 35th Anniversary exhibition (Invited)

2005
Collect International Art Fair V & A Museum London, represented by Lesley Craze Gallery London,
Contemporary Wearables QLD (Selected),
Alice Springs Craft Exhibition (Selected),
Designers from the West Katherine Kalaf
Birthday Party Silver art exhibition Gallery of Art Legnica Poland

2004
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba,
Lesley Craze 20th Anniversary,
Design from Down Under Boston/Washington

2003
Contemporary Wearables
Toowoomba Regional Gallery, QLD

2002
Mine own executioner (Invited) Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
Ozgold International/National touring exhibition (Selected)
Australia-Korea Foundation’s Tenth Anniversary Celebration Seoul, Korea

2001
Commitment Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA
Alice Springs Craft Award, Alice Springs, NT

2000
Dame Nancy Buttfield Inaugural Award (Invited) Adelaide
City of Perth Craft Award Craft West Gallery, Perth, WA
Selected for national exhibition Australia 2000 as part of Australia Week. Lesley Craze Gallery London

1999
City of Perth Craft Award Craft West Gallery, Perth
Contemporary Wearables Toowoomba, QLD/Work selected to tour in 2000

1998-1986 Selected other group exhibitions, National and International

Represented Lesley Craze Gallery London, Alternatives Gallery Rome, Breathing Colours Sydney, Aspects of Kings Park, Gallows Gallery Perth, Art Gallery of WA, Beaver Galleries Canberra, Artisans QLD, Studio 20/17 Sydney, www.loboluxe.com

Selected Bibliography

2013 Metalsmithing for Jewelry Jinks Mcgrath,
The art of soldering Wing Mun DeVenney
2012 Showcase 500 ring Lark books
2011 Heroes of Ghetto Square P Kubistal
2010 History of gold and silversmithing in Western Australia D Erickson
Marks on Australian Silver 1950-2005 Christine Erratt
Gemstones Jewels Lark Books
Craft Arts International Issue 80 review Mark Lewis
Findings ACJ Magazine UK
The encyclopedia of Jewellery making Jinks McGrath
The work bench guide to jewellery Anastasia Young
2009 Felicity Peters C.R.E.D.* Louise Tasker
ISBN 978-0-646-52728-4
Feature Artist in Artsource magazine
(Autumn 2009)
The West Australian Newspaper 20/02/09
2008
Adorn Amanda Mansell
Craft Arts International issue 72
2007 Felicity Peters - The geometry of Life by Ted Snell
ISBN 978-0646-48130-2
2007 500 Vessels Lark Books
2006 Lark Books jewellery manual
2005 Review Craft Arts issue No. 64
2004 1000 Rings, 500 Bowls Lark Books
1999 DesignSource Book- Jewellery David Watkins
1998 Contemporary Australian & New Zealand Jewellery, P Anderson

 

 

1997 Review Craft Arts Issue 40
1996 Feature Artist Craft West magazine
1993 Craft Arts issue 27, Four Seasons
Japanese Jewellery Magazine
1992 Craft Arts Issue 23 Feature article by David Walker
1990 Weekend Australian Magazine
1989 Jewellery - Australia Now Crafts Council of Australia
1987 Contemporary Jewellery - The Australian Experience 1977-1987 Patricia Anderson


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