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Philip Noakes

Jeweller
Published: 12.08.2020

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My latest body of work encompasses the traditional forms, combining traditional skills with modern fabrication techniques and sculptural aesthetics.
Philip Noakes, Photo by Robert Frith.
Philip Noakes, Photo by Robert Frith.

Philip Noakes. Object: Linear Flame II, 2020. Heat treated copper & sterling silver.. 16 x 16 x 12.9 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. From series: Linear Flame. Philip Noakes
Object: Linear Flame II, 2020
Heat treated copper & sterling silver.
16 x 16 x 12.9 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
From series: Linear Flame
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Philip Noakes. Object: Linear Flame III, 2020. Heat treated copper & sterling silver.. 16.2 x 16.2 x 15.5 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. From series: Linear Flame. Philip Noakes
Object: Linear Flame III, 2020
Heat treated copper & sterling silver.
16.2 x 16.2 x 15.5 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
From series: Linear Flame
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Philip Noakes. Object: Stratum II, 2020. Britannia silver, fine gold.. 14 x 14 x 17 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. From series: Stratum. Philip Noakes
Object: Stratum II, 2020
Britannia silver, fine gold.
14 x 14 x 17 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
From series: Stratum
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Philip Noakes. Object: Seismic, 2019. Britannia silver, fine gold.. 13 x 13 x18.3 cm. Photo by: Robert Frith. Philip Noakes
Object: Seismic, 2019
Britannia silver, fine gold.
13 x 13 x18.3 cm
Photo by: Robert Frith
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Philip Noakes. Object: Pineapple pair of object d’art, 2019. Sterling silver, 18ct gold, Mounted on black granite plinths.. 9 x 9 x 28.5 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. Philip Noakes
Object: Pineapple pair of object d’art, 2019
Sterling silver, 18ct gold, Mounted on black granite plinths.
9 x 9 x 28.5 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
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Philip Noakes. Object: Elliptic I, 2019. Britannia silver, sterling silver and fine gold.. 11.5 x 7 x 36.5 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. From series: Elliptic. Philip Noakes
Object: Elliptic I, 2019
Britannia silver, sterling silver and fine gold.
11.5 x 7 x 36.5 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
From series: Elliptic
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Philip Noakes. Object: Eclipse I & Eclipse Ombre II, 2019. Britannia & sterling silver(Eclipse I) & oxidized Britannia silver & sterling silver( Eclipse II).. 29 x 6 x 30 cm and 24 x 6 x 24.6 cm. From series: Eclipse. Philip Noakes
Object: Eclipse I & Eclipse Ombre II, 2019
Britannia & sterling silver(Eclipse I) & oxidized Britannia silver & sterling silver( Eclipse II).
29 x 6 x 30 cm and 24 x 6 x 24.6 cm
From series: Eclipse
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Philip Noakes. Object: Elliptic Ombre III, 2019. Oxidized britannia silver & sterling silver.. 12 x 5 x 26 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. From series: Elliptic. Philip Noakes
Object: Elliptic Ombre III, 2019
Oxidized britannia silver & sterling silver.
12 x 5 x 26 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
From series: Elliptic
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Philip Noakes. Object: Feathers, 2019. Bitannia silver, fine gold. . 20.4 x 14 x 14 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. From series: Feathers. Philip Noakes
Object: Feathers, 2019
Bitannia silver, fine gold. 
20.4 x 14 x 14 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
From series: Feathers
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Philip Noakes. Object: Crevasse, 2019. Oxidised britannia silver & sterling silver.. 27 x 6 x 27.5 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. Philip Noakes
Object: Crevasse, 2019
Oxidised britannia silver & sterling silver.
27 x 6 x 27.5 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
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Philip Noakes. Object: Swirl Centrepiece, 2019. Britannia silver & 22ct gold.. 28.5 x 28.5 x 9 cm. Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith. Philip Noakes
Object: Swirl Centrepiece, 2019
Britannia silver & 22ct gold.
28.5 x 28.5 x 9 cm
Photo by: Acorn Photo Robert Frith
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Intro
Philip Noakes is one of Australia’s most respected contemporary jewellers, goldsmiths and silversmiths with a reputation as a consummate and highly original and innovative craftsman. He works in Perth, Western Australia. After studying at the prestigious Sir John Cass College of Art in London and gaining a Diploma in the Design and Craftsmanship of Silversmithing, Philip travelled to Australia in 1975 and quickly established his enviable reputation. Philip’s passion is silversmithing, and his technical knowledge and expertise enable him to explore ideas that play with variations on classical forms, different textures, surface treatments and techniques. His dedication and outstanding work were recognised when he was conferred as a Fellow of the Institute of Professional Goldsmiths, United Kingdom, in 2016, making him only one of 170 recipients worldwide and the only silversmith in Australia.
 

Statement

I was interested in forming and shaping metal from the very first copper and brass candlestick that I made in high school.
While studying in London I learnt the history of gold and silversmithing from Byzantium times to the 20th century. I was particularly drawn to the simplicity, minimalism and refinement of Scandinavian silversmiths and the aesthetic and manual skills of Arts and Crafts movement craftsmen and women. They have had a profound influence on my own career and continue to inspire me to this day.

I have collaborated with many highly regarded goldsmiths, silversmiths and jewellers on ceremonial, civic and private commissions, and worked with the late silversmith Louis Osman whose unique techniques highlighted the forming and hammering on surface textures.

I continue to pursue innovation and excellence in my work and I keep the continuity of my craft alive with historical references and contemporary concepts. My latest body of work encompasses the traditional forms, combining traditional skills with modern fabrication techniques and sculptural aesthetics. I have paid attention to the beauty of the material using to rhythmically create spirally surfaces with lightly matt, polished and oxidized surfaces. Some objects are heat treated-treated copper, which show the wonderful richness of the material.
 

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2019:
Exhibition  01 May 2019 - 31 Aug 2019  Philip Noakes: Sculptural Silver.
Lawrence Wilson Art Gallery, Western Australia
2018:
Exhibition  01 Sep 2018 - 31 Jan 2019  Masters: Art of the Precious Metal Object.
National Wool Museum, Geelong, Victoria
2017:
Exhibition  18 Nov 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  White Christmas in Manuka.
Exhibition  27 Oct 2017 - 24 Dec 2017  Ring Master.

Publications      View / hide publications

Book:  Philip Noakes’s Expanded Universe of Objects. Ted SnellArt Monthly Australasia:  Perth,  2020
April
Book:  A Passion For Silversmithing Philip Noakes Gold And Silversmith. Dr Dorothy EricksonWestern Australian Museum:  2019
Article:  Sculptural Silver. Objects &Vessels. Prof. Ted Snell & Dr Dorothy EricksonOZ ARTS magazine:  2019
Summer
Article:  Philip Noakes FIPG A Passion For Silversmithing. Dr Dorothy EricksonOZ ARTS magazine:  2018
Winter
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