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Laura Deakin

Published: 23.09.2020

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Laura Deakin. Necklace: WearingMeOut, 2020. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk thread.. 80 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin, Dirk Eisel. From series: My Press. Laura Deakin
Necklace: WearingMeOut, 2020
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk thread.
80 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin, Dirk Eisel
From series: My Press
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: WearingMeOut, 2020. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk thread.. 80 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin, Dirk Eisel. From series: My Press. On model.. Laura Deakin
Necklace: WearingMeOut, 2020
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk thread.
80 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin, Dirk Eisel
From series: My Press

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Laura Deakin. Pendant: Columba Versicolour, 1889, 2020. Resin, Paper, Silver. 5 x 10 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Gap in Nature. Laura Deakin
Pendant: Columba Versicolour, 1889, 2020
Resin, Paper, Silver
5 x 10 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Gap in Nature
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Laura Deakin. Pendant: Columba Versicolour, 1889, 2020. Resin, Paper, Silver. 5 x 10 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Gap in Nature. Details.. Laura Deakin
Pendant: Columba Versicolour, 1889, 2020
Resin, Paper, Silver
5 x 10 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Gap in Nature

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Laura Deakin. Pendant: Columba Versicolour, 1889, 2020. Resin, Paper, Silver. 5 x 10 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Gap in Nature. On model.. Laura Deakin
Pendant: Columba Versicolour, 1889, 2020
Resin, Paper, Silver
5 x 10 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Gap in Nature

On model.

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Laura Deakin. Pendant: Ectopistes Migratorius 1914, 2015. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, sterling silver, silk thread, pigment.. 5 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Gap in Nature. Laura Deakin
Pendant: Ectopistes Migratorius 1914, 2015
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, sterling silver, silk thread, pigment.
5 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Gap in Nature
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Laura Deakin. Pendant: Ectopistes Migratorius 1914, 2015. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, sterling silver, silk thread, pigment.. 5 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Gap in Nature. Alternative view. Laura Deakin
Pendant: Ectopistes Migratorius 1914, 2015
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, sterling silver, silk thread, pigment.
5 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Gap in Nature

Alternative view

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Laura Deakin. Pendant: Nestor Productus, 1851, 2015. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, sterling silver.. 10 x 8 x 1cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Gap in Nature. Laura Deakin
Pendant: Nestor Productus, 1851, 2015
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, sterling silver.
10 x 8 x 1cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Gap in Nature
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: My Press,Our Suits on tue 14th Sept, 2012. Polyester resin, newspaper, pigment, silver.. Laura Deakin
Necklace: My Press,Our Suits on tue 14th Sept, 2012
Polyester resin, newspaper, pigment, silver.
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Of Our Making on Thurs. 26th June 2012, 2012. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.. 80 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: My Press. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Of Our Making on Thurs. 26th June 2012, 2012
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.
80 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: My Press
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Our Sky on Tue. 21st Aug. 2012, 2012. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.. 82 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin, Dirk Eisel. From series: My Press. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Our Sky on Tue. 21st Aug. 2012, 2012
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.
82 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin, Dirk Eisel
From series: My Press
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Mygration#2, 2019. Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.. 8 x 8.5 x 0.7 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Mygration. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Mygration#2, 2019
Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.
8 x 8.5 x 0.7 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Mygration
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Mygration#1, 2019. Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Mygration. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Mygration#1, 2019
Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Mygration
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Mygration#3, 2019. Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Mygration. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Mygration#3, 2019
Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Mygration
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Mygration#3, 2019. Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Mygration. Details.. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Mygration#3, 2019
Acrylic, watercolour paint, sterling silver.
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Mygration

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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Fictionscape - Mountain, 2013. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.. 7 x 9 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: My Press. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Fictionscape - Mountain, 2013
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.
7 x 9 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: My Press
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Fictionscape - Deer, 2013. Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.. 7 x 9 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: My Press. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Fictionscape - Deer, 2013
Polyester resin, newspaper pigment, silk.
7 x 9 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: My Press
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Moho Nobilis, 1934, 2010. Polyester resin, silk, stainless steel, pigment.. 5 x 14 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin, Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Gap in Nature. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Moho Nobilis, 1934, 2010
Polyester resin, silk, stainless steel, pigment.
5 x 14 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin, Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Gap in Nature
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Coua Delalandei, 1834, 2010. Polyester resin, silk, stainless steel, pigment.. 14 x 8 x 1 cm. Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Gap in Nature. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Coua Delalandei, 1834, 2010
Polyester resin, silk, stainless steel, pigment.
14 x 8 x 1 cm
Photo by: Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Gap in Nature
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Conuropsis Carolinensis, 1918, 2010. Polyester resin, silk, stainless steel, pigment.. 12 x 13 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin, Mirei Takeuchi. From series: Gap in Nature. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Conuropsis Carolinensis, 1918, 2010
Polyester resin, silk, stainless steel, pigment.
12 x 13 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin, Mirei Takeuchi
From series: Gap in Nature
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Confused Earrings, 2009. 131 sterling silver earring studs oxidized, polyester resin, pigment.. 46 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Confused Earrings, 2009
131 sterling silver earring studs oxidized, polyester resin, pigment.
46 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series
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Laura Deakin. Ring: Confused Earrings, 2009. Sterling silver earring studs, pearls, synthetic pearl luster, pigment.. 3 x 3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Laura Deakin
Ring: Confused Earrings, 2009
Sterling silver earring studs, pearls, synthetic pearl luster, pigment.
3 x 3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Confused Earrings, 2009. 148 sterling silver earring studs oxidized, synthetic pearl luster.. 49 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Confused Earrings, 2009
148 sterling silver earring studs oxidized, synthetic pearl luster.
49 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series
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Laura Deakin. Ring: Confused Earrings, 2009. Sterling silver earring studs, pearls, synthetic pearl luster, pigment.. 3 x 3 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Laura Deakin
Ring: Confused Earrings, 2009
Sterling silver earring studs, pearls, synthetic pearl luster, pigment.
3 x 3 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Confused Earrings, 2009. Sterling silver, polyester resin, freshwater pearls.. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Confused Earrings, 2009
Sterling silver, polyester resin, freshwater pearls.
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Confused Earrings, 2009. Sterling silver, polyester resin, freshwater pearls.. The backside view.. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Confused Earrings, 2009
Sterling silver, polyester resin, freshwater pearls.

The backside view.

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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009. Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.. 7 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009
Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.
7 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series
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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009. Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.. 7 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. On model.. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009
Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.
7 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series

On model.

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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009. Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.. 7 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Mix on detail view.. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009
Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.
7 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series

Mix on detail view.

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Laura Deakin. Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009. Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.. 7 x 7 x 1 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Confused Series. Alternate color view.. Laura Deakin
Brooch: Confused Necklace, 2009
Polyester resin, ivory, pigment glass, stainless steel, sterling silver.
7 x 7 x 1 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Confused Series

Alternate color view.

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Deakin Laura. Piece: PearlMix, 2010. Polyester resin, pearls, sterling silver, silk thread, pigment.. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Dishonest Pearls. Deakin Laura
Piece: PearlMix, 2010
Polyester resin, pearls, sterling silver, silk thread, pigment.
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Dishonest Pearls
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Mixed Pearls, 2008. Polyester resin, freshwater pearls, synthetic pearl luster, silk, pigment.. Varied necklace lengths.. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Dishonest Pearls. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Mixed Pearls, 2008
Polyester resin, freshwater pearls, synthetic pearl luster, silk, pigment.
Varied necklace lengths.
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Dishonest Pearls
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Hidden Pearls, 2008. Freshwater pearls, polyester resin, silk, pigment.. 60 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Dishonest Pearls. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Hidden Pearls, 2008
Freshwater pearls, polyester resin, silk, pigment.
60 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Dishonest Pearls
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: False Pearls, 2008. Polyester resin, synthetic pearl luster, silk, pigment.. 60 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Dishonest Pearls. Laura Deakin
Necklace: False Pearls, 2008
Polyester resin, synthetic pearl luster, silk, pigment.
60 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Dishonest Pearls
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Dishonest Pearls, 2008. Polyester resin, synthetic pearl luster, silk, pigment.. 90 cm. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Dishonest Pearls. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Dishonest Pearls, 2008
Polyester resin, synthetic pearl luster, silk, pigment.
90 cm
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Dishonest Pearls
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Laura Deakin. Necklace: Dishonest Pearls, 2008. Freshwater pearls, polyester resin, silk, pigment.. Varied necklace lengths.. Photo by: Laura Deakin. From series: Dishonest Pearls. Laura Deakin
Necklace: Dishonest Pearls, 2008
Freshwater pearls, polyester resin, silk, pigment.
Varied necklace lengths.
Photo by: Laura Deakin
From series: Dishonest Pearls
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Intro
Laura Deakin is an Australian-born contemporary jeweller whose work combines traditional jewellery techniques with modern and classic materials. Using this contrast, her work focuses on contemporary and political issues in the context of the body. Laura completed her undergraduate (Bachelor of Fine Art) with Honours at Monash University in 2004 and in 2010 a Masters at Munich’s Academy of Fine Art. She currently lives and works in Melbourne. Laura is a lecturer at RMIT University and the CEO of Coral Covey Jewellery.

Statement

Each series of my work focuses on a particular contemporary issue. This is the seed – my starting point. From there, I delve into this issue and ask questions about why this is important and to whom. With this knowledge, I can then create a strategy to make the work and explore the materiality behind it.

This new body of work,
Mygration, explores notions behind human migration and the connections we all have to it. Nowhere in the world is free of questions around immigration and our political leaders use it as a tool for their own gain. As the child of a foreigner, I was taught about those subtle differences from home one can long for in a new place. The bread is different, the smells, the tastes, and the sounds are different. This new work, Mygration, Yourgration, Ourgration, asks questions about what is it like to be lost in a landscape and why our memories of home flavour our experience of a new place.

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2020:
Exhibition  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Pearls, Press, Confusion, Mygration by Laura Deakin.
Fair  11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020  Schmuck 2020.
2019:
Exhibition  23 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019  Final Parade.
2018:
Exhibition  07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018  Galerie Ra at Frame 2018.
2017:
Exhibition  08 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017  Spotbeam by Laura Deakin and Melanie Isverding.
2016:
Exhibition  15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016  Ra Now.
2015:
Exhibition  13 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015  Conglomerate.
2014:
Exhibition  07 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014  Distant Relations: Jewelry between East and West.
Fair  12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014  Schmuck 2014.
2013:
Exhibition  09 Nov 2013 - 08 Dec 2013  Laura Deakin: My Press.
Exhibition  17 Jul 2013 - 17 Aug 2013  Seams | Seems.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2013 - 07 Jul 2013  Cabinets of Nature and Curiosities.
Exhibition  04 Jun 2013 - 29 Jun 2013  The Lunatic Swing.
Exhibition  30 Mar 2013 - 22 May 2013  The Young Ones.
2012:
Exhibition  13 Jul 2012 - 09 Sep 2012  European Prize for Applied Arts 2012.
Exhibition  11 May 2012 - 14 May 2012  Galerie Ra at Collect 2012.
Exhibition  20 Apr 2012 - 23 Apr 2012  Gallery Loupe at SOFA NY 2012.
2011:
Exhibition  03 Dec 2011 - 28 Jan 2012  Ra Present, 35 years Ra Gallery.
Exhibition  09 Jul 2011 - 31 Aug 2011  Laura Deakin: Jewellery.
Exhibition  01 Feb 2011 - 26 Feb 2011  Laura Deakin: Layered traces, folded spaces.
2010:
Exhibition  02 Feb 2010 - 06 Feb 2010  Diplomausstellung 2010.

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Book:  Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern:  Munich,  2020
Article:  10 Best Juxtapositions at Munich Jewellery Week. Bella Neyman and Ruta ReifenArt Jewellery Forum:  2015
Interview:  Laura Deakin: My Press. Missy GraffArt Jewellery Forum:  2014
Book:  The Fat Booty of Madness. The Jewellery Department at the Academy of Fine Arts Munich. ARNOLDSCHE Art Publishers:  Stüttgart,  2008
Book:  Tatort-Tatwort. Künzli, OttoGalerie Marzee:  Nijmegen,  2005
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