Aurelia Yeomans is an artist and jewellery designer,

Working from her studio in the heart of Melbourne, Aurelia Yeomans designs and handcrafts all of her pieces - be it an artwork she has conceived or a bespoke commission for her clients. She is deeply passionate about the craft and enjoys incorporating both traditional goldsmithing techniques together with contemporary technology and ideas. 

Having been raised in the forests and mountains of Australia, Aurelia's works draw inspiration from the fragility and endurance of the natural world and the many mysteries contained there. Contemplating time, phenomena, landscape and the intricate structures of ice and stone, she is able to expertly adapt various materials such as steel, gold enamel, glass and stone and evolve them into intricately handcrafted jewellery  that carries an essence of raw beauty, mystery, elegance and intrigue.

 

Background

Aurelia began her goldsmithing training in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany) at the Gewerbliche Schule für Schmuck und Gerät (College of Design, Jewellery and Metalsmithing), later continuing in Fine Art (Object Based Practice), at RMIT University in Melbourne (Australia) where she graduated with First Class Honours in 2015. Since her graduation, Aurelia has exhibited widely in curated group shows in Australia, France, Italy, Germany, Spain, The Netherlands, Latvia, Poland and the USA; also undertaking a residency in 2016 with master goldsmith and enamel artist Ute Spachtholz (Germany). She was one of four graduates from Australia selected for the Marzee International Graduate Exhibition in the Netherlands, also selected in 2016 for the Alliages Award in Lille (France). Her work has been acquired by the Alliages Association. In 2018 Aurelia developed an exclusive collection for the National Gallery of Victoria, with her works now represented in both NGV International and the NGV Australia. Aurelia was also shortlisted the same year for the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery through the renowned Gallery Funaki in Melbourne (Australia). 

 

" Jewellery to me is both personal and poetic. It is a symbol of our relationships and serves as a reminder to us of loved ones and important moments in our lives. It can simultaneously tell stories, and like many art forms, has the power to captivate us, make us feel, wonder and embrace new ideas. Much like the way food nourishes the body, I believe jewellery nourishes the spirit."

 

Aurelia's works are currently on show in permanent and travelling exhibitions throughout Europe and the USA, including 'Empreintes (Impressions) 2017 -The Permanent' a travelling exhibition between Lille (France) and Madrid (Spain) through Alliages Gallery; 'Nature Morte' travelling exhibition, a part of  XIV International Baltic Jewellery Show 'Amber Trip' 2017 in Vilnius (Lithuania) and Legnica 'Silver' in Legnica (Poland); the permanent show as part of the new Galerie Marzee satellite for young graduates in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) and 'Plate Glass - Enamelist Society Conference Exhibition 2017' - a travelling exhibition between Gatlinburg, Tennessee and SNAG (Society of American Goldsmiths) in Boston (USA). She is also exhibiting in 'Wondernamel' 10th year anniversary exhibition and 'Graduate Metal XV' run through RMIT University in Melbourne as well as 'Equinox' a self directed and co-curated group exhibition as part of the 'Radiant Pavilion - Melbourne Contemporary Jewellery and Object Biennial' (Australia).

MEET THE ARTIST

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Aurelia is a Melbourne-based jewellery artist and designer whose works are infused with a considered and thoughtful design philosophy, bringing a delicate balance of purposeful process together with the spontaneity of the handmade into each piece that she creates. She is deeply passionate about the craft and has spent time refining her methods to incorporate both traditional goldsmithing materials and techniques together with contemporary technology and ideas. Utilising this variety of process has allowed her to explore new ideas and develop a unique style, incorporating classical fabrication, lost wax casting, digital printing and cutting as well as more unconventional combinations of vitreous enamel on steel.

"Jewellery to me is both personal and poetic. It is a symbol of our relationships and serves as a reminder to us of loved ones, often marking important events in our lives. It can simultaneously tell stories and help to define our identity. Like many art forms, it has the power to captivate us, make us feel, wonder and embrace new ideas. Much like the way food nourishes the body, I believe jewellery nourishes the journey of the spirit.”

Having been raised in the mountainous regions of Australia, Aurelia has a deep connection to the natural world and draws unending inspiration from its mystery, endurance, fragility and power. Contemplating time, phenomena, darkness and light and the intricate structures of this natural world, she is able to expertly adapt materials such as steel, gold enamel, glass and stone and evolve them into intricately handcrafted jewellery that carries an essence of raw beauty, mystery, elegance and intrigue.

BACKGROUND

Aurelia began her goldsmithing training in Schwäbisch Gmünd (Germany) at the Gewerbliche Schule für Schmuck und Gerät (College of Design, Jewellery and Metalsmithing), later continuing in Fine Art (Object Based Practice) at RMIT University in Melbourne, where she graduated with First Class Honours in 2015. Since graduation, Aurelia has quickly received international recognition, exhibiting in curated group shows throughout Europe and the USA. She undertook a 3-month residency in 2016 with master goldsmith and enamel artist Ute Spachtholz (Germany), and was one of four graduates from Australia selected for the Marzee International Graduate Exhibition in the Netherlands in the same year. In 2016 she was also selected for the Alliages Award in Lille (France) with her work acquired by the Alliages Association for their pubic collection. In 2018 Aurelia was shortlisted for the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery through the renowned Gallery Funaki in Melbourne (Australia) and in the same year developed an exclusive collection in collaboration with the National Gallery of Victoria, with her works now represented in both NGV International and the NGV Australia.