Young.Hot.Canberra – Alison Jackson
by The Editor
To celebrate the Centenary of Canberra and the launch of the Gallery of Australian Design’s YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA exhibition, The Canberran is featuring local designers who’s work will be displayed at the GAD from Saturday 12 January until Saturday 23 February 2013.
0.1 Alison Jackson
Alison Jackson is a Canberra based silversmith who creates contemporary jewellery, hollowware and flatware using traditional silversmithing methods. It is not uncommon for any single piece to take a number of days to complete as the materials she uses, frequently silver, is hammered and shaped byhand. As well as one off pieces and commissions Jackson creates a range of jewellery in small productions runs sold nationally. Jackson completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Hons.) in Gold and Silversmithing at the ANU School of Art. She has exhibited throughout Australia and in Germany, and has won a number of grants and awards including the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Australia award for Excellence in Craftsmanship. She recently completed a JUMP mentorship with German silversmith Maike Dahl for which she traveled to Europe to meet and work with Dahl and was selected to exhibit in Workshopped 12, a showcase recognising excellence in Australian design.
In her own words:
My name is Alison Jackson, I am a silversmith. I make contemporary and unique tableware. All are functional objects, hand raised from a sheet of metal utilising traditional silversmithing skills.
I also design and make contemporary jewellery.
YOUNG.HOT.CANBERRA. is an exhibition showcasing Canberra’s brightest young design stars featuring the work of Dan Armstrong & Nick Robinson, Luke Chiswell, Chris Doyle, Alison Jackson, Megan Jackson, Paul Krix, Cinnamon Lee, Dan Lorrimer & Mitchell Brooks, Tom Skeehan and Supermanoeuvre.
Exhibition runs until 23 February 2013 with Saturday morning artist talks each week at 11am.
For more information visit:
The Gallery of Australian Design
44 Parkes Place