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.
StatementEach 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.
Exhibition 11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 Pearls, Press, Confusion, Mygration by Laura Deakin.
Fair 11 Mar 2020 - 15 Mar 2020 Schmuck 2020.
Exhibition 23 Nov 2019 - 21 Dec 2019 Final Parade.
Exhibition 07 Mar 2018 - 13 Mar 2018 Galerie Ra at Frame 2018.
Exhibition 08 Mar 2017 - 12 Mar 2017 Spotbeam by Laura Deakin and Melanie Isverding.
Exhibition 15 Oct 2016 - 10 Dec 2016 Ra Now.
Exhibition 13 Mar 2015 - 15 Mar 2015 Conglomerate.
Exhibition 07 Oct 2014 - 29 Oct 2014 Distant Relations: Jewelry between East and West.
Fair 12 Mar 2014 - 18 Mar 2014 Schmuck 2014.
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 05 Apr 2013 - 28 Apr 2013 Dialogue: International Exhibition Contemporary Jewellery by Emerging Artists.
Exhibition 30 Mar 2013 - 22 May 2013 The Young Ones.
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.
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.
Exhibition 02 Feb 2010 - 06 Feb 2010 Diplomausstellung 2010.
Book: Schmuck 2020 Catalogue. Handwerkskammer für München und Oberbayern: Munich, 2020
Article: 10 Best Juxtapositions at Munich Jewellery Week. Bella Neyman and Ruta Reifen. Art Jewellery Forum: 2015
Interview: Laura Deakin: My Press. Missy Graff. Art 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, Otto. Galerie Marzee: Nijmegen, 2005
Sébastien CarréStrasbourg, France
Andrea MAXA HalmschlagerVienna, Austria
Xiaohe ShenNew York, United States
Rita SotoSantiago, Chile
Julia deVilleMelbourne, Australia
Tereza SeabraLisbon, Portugal
Danni SchwaagBremen, Germany
Matilde MozzanegaLondon, United Kingdom
Sotiria BramouAthens, Greece
María BlondetSan Juan, Puerto Rico
Myung UrsoRochester, United States
Lily KanellopoulouAthens, Greece
Fabiana GadanoBuenos Aires, Argentina
Rita BesnyoiBudapest, Hungary
Teresa FarisMadison, United States