Zoe Veness

Lecturer

Zoë Veness is a designer and Lecturer at UNSW Art & Design with research interests in material culture and contemporary craft practice. Current research projects include the exhibition project Wayfaring (2019-2021), which is supported by an Exhibition Development Fund from Contemporary Art Tasmania; and Return Loop an ongoing contemporary jewellery series with current works in Made/Worn (2020-2023), a touring exhibition organised by the Australia Design Centre.

Her work has been selected for exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, London, Scotland, Germany, and the USA, and is held in public collections at the National Gallery of Australia, Griffith Regional Art Gallery and the Art Gallery of South Australia.

Her solo exhibitions include: New Terrain in an Old World (2017) at Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre in Canberra; Autonomous Jewellery (2015) at Studio 20/17 in Sydney; To make an end is to make a beginning (2014) at AD Space UNSW in Sydney; The Infinite Fold (2009) at Jam Factory: Contemporary Craft and Design in Adelaide; Transformations (2008) at Masterworks Gallery in Auckland, New Zealand; and Mathematical Beauty (2007) at the Australian Design Centre in Sydney.

Zoë received an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2011 for PhD research at UNSW Art & Design, and Australia Council Visual Arts Grants in 2002, 2006 and 2017 for the development of new work and to support an artist-in-residence at the Edinburgh College of Art in Scotland in 2006.

 
Creative Works (non-textual)
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Veness Z, 2020, Waiting - Design Isolate 2020, Design | Isolate Exhibition, Australian Design Centre, 26 November 2020 - 27 January 2021, medium: journal and contemporary jewellery, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/object-digital/design-isolate/zoe-veness/
2020
Veness Z, 2020, Wayfaring Vessels (2020), Wayfaring (2020), Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, Canberra, 26 March 2020 - 09 May 2020, medium: contemporary object design, at: https://craftact.org.au/collections/wayfaring
2020
Veness Z, 2020, The Return Loop 2020, Made/Worn: Australian Contemporary Jewellery, Australian Design Centre and national tour, 30 June 2020 - 03 July 2022, medium: Contemporary Jewellery, at: https://australiandesigncentre.com/madeworncontemporaryjewellery/
2020
Veness Z; Veness S, 2019, Affinity 2019, Affinity, Stacks Projects, Sydney, 25 July 2019 - 11 August 2019, medium: Affinity exhibition (joint) including collaborative series of contemporary jewellery designs, at: http://www.stacksprojects.com/affinity.html
2019
Veness Z, 2019, Wayfaring 2019, Wayfaring 2019, studio xl_xs, Melbourne, 13 September 2019 - 15 September 2019, medium: A series of nine hand-fabricated containers in copper, brass and sterling silver, at: http://www.radiantpavilion.com.au/wayfaring.html
2019
Veness Z, 2019, A Landscape of Our Making: Rose Petal Pins 2019 for Picturesque, Picturesque, JamFactory at Seppeltsfield, South Australia, 29 November 2019 - 09 February 2020, medium: A series of 28 lapel pins; copper, brass, sterling silver; 35 x 25 x 10 mm each, at: https://www.jamfactory.com.au/marmalade/2019/8/8/exhibition-insight-picturesque
2019
Veness ZJ, 2017, Remanence - New Work for Ten Days on the Island Festival, Remanence for Ten Days on the Island, Tasmania, Domain House, Hobart, Tasmania, 17 March 2017 - 26 March 2017
2017
Veness ZJ; Jones SL, 2017, The Posterzine Project - New Work for Radiant Pavilion Biennial, The Posterzine Project, Studio Ingot Melbourne, 26 August 2017 - 02 September 2017, medium: Poster and Catalogue (Print), at: http://www.radiantpavilion.com.au/the-posterzine-project.html
2017
Veness ZJ, 2017, A Grand Collar - New Work for Radiant Pavilion Biennial, Urban-A-Wear-Ness, RMIT University, Bowen Lane, Melbourne, 02 September 2017 - 02 September 2017, at: http://www.radiantpavilion.com.au/urban-andashwearndashness.html
2017
Veness ZJ, 2017, New Terrain in an Old World - Solo Exhibition, New Terrain in an Old World, Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre, Canberra, 16 November 2017 - 16 December 2017, at: https://craftact.org.au/blogs/past-exhibitions/folding-space-holding-time
2017
Veness ZJ, 2016, Double Loop: Grey - Exhibition Finalist National Contemporary Jewellery Award, National Contemporary Jewellery Award 2016, Griffith Regional Art Gallery, 13 August 2016 - 27 August 2016, at: https://www.facebook.com/events/166207797136507/
2016
Veness ZJ, 2015, Autonomous Jewellery - Solo Exhibition, Autonomous Jewellery, Studio 20/17 Contemporary Jewellery Sydney, 20 October 2015 - 07 November 2015, at: https://www.facebook.com/events/955174571220172/
2015
Veness ZJ, 2014, To make an end is to make a beginning - Solo Exhibition, To make an end is to make a beginning, ADSpace UNSW Art & Design, 03 November 2014 - 07 November 2014
2014
Veness ZJ, 2008, Transformations - Solo Exhibition, Transformations, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, -
2008
Veness ZJ, 2006, In Between Grey - Solo Exhibition, In Between Grey, egetal contemporary jewellery and objects, -
2006
Veness ZJ, 2006, Mathematical Beauty - Solo Exhibition, Mathematical Beauty, Australian Design Centre (formerly Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design), 11 November 2006 - 07 January 2007, at: http://www.liveguide.com.au/Events/451457/Zo_Jay_Veness_Mathematical_Beauty/Zo_Jay_Veness_Mathematical_Beauty
2006
Veness ZJ, 2005, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8... - Solo Exhibition, 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8..., Two Cubed, Sherman Galleries, 13 August 2005 - 31 August 2005, at: http://shermangalleries.sherman-scaf.org.au/exhibitions/twocubes.asp.html
2005
Veness ZJ, 2005, The Infinite Fold - Solo Exhibition, The Infinite Fold, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, 13 August 2005 - 31 August 2005
2005
Veness ZJ, 2004, Alchemical Analogies - Solo Exhibition, Alchemical Analogies, Ivan Dougherty Gallery, 10 February 2004 - 14 February 2004
2004
Curatorial Outputs
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Veness Z; Stubbs S; Dower B; Lindsay S, 2020, Wayfaring (2020), exhibited at: Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, Canberra, 26 March 2020 - 09 May 2020, https://craftact.org.au/collections/wayfaring
2020
Veness Z; Young M, 2018, Thinking through making: new strategies in design education and research, exhibited at: UNSW AD Space, Sydney, 09 October 2018 - 13 October 2018, https://www.sydneycraftweek.com/events/thinking-through-making-new-strategies-design-education-and-research/
2018
Creative Written Works
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Veness Z, 2020, New Terrain in an Old World, Frangipani: Garland Compendium Three, Murray K, (ed.), Blurb Incorporated
2020
Veness Z, 2019, Zoe Veness: Wayfaring, Murray K, (ed.), Garland Magazine, World Crafts Council - Australia, World Crafts Council, https://garlandmag.com/loop/zoe-veness/
2019
Conference Presentations
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Hogan J; Veness ZJ; Jones S; Hughes P, 2018, 'Reparation: Three points of contact', presented at Australian Consortium of Humanities Research Centres: Humanities in the Regions 2018, Launceston Tasmania, 10 May 2018 - 11 May 2018, http://www.utas.edu.au/humanities/events/event/2018/may/humanities-in-the-regions-collaborating-with-collecting-and-cultural-institutions
2018
Fountain WG; Veness ZJ; Kratz SJ; Wise CJE; Jones SL, 2017, 'Preparing to co-design new design education for Tasmania, 'design island'', presented at Cumulus Redo, Kolding Design School Denmark, 30 May 2017 - 02 June 2017, https://issuu.com/designskolen_kolding/docs/a4_redo_samlet
2017
Conference Papers
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Juliff T; Keating MJ; Norrie H; Veness ZJ; Kratz SJ, 2017, 'Praxis Now: Frayling's 'Research in Art and Design' 24 years on', in ACUADS Conference 2017, Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools, Australian National University School of Art & Design Canberra, presented at Australian Council of University Art & Design Schools, Australian National University School of Art & Design Canberra, 28 September 2017 - 29 September 2017, http://acuads.com.au/conference/article/praxis-now-fraylings-research-in-art-and-design-24-years-on/
2017
Veness ZJ; Tieu B, 2016, 'Poetic Dimensions: Jewellery Conversations about Design Process', in Poetic Dimensions: Jewellery Conversations about Design Process, ICDHS The International Conference on Design History and Design Studies: Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History, Taipei, presented at ICDHS The International Conference on Design History and Design Studies: Making Trans/national Contemporary Design History, Taipei, 26 October 2016 - 28 October 2016, https://www.facebook.com/ICDHS2016Taipei/
2016
Veness ZJ, 2015, 'To make an end is to make a beginning', in To make an end is to make a beginning, edgesbordersgaps: 16th Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of Australia conference, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, presented at edgesbordersgaps: 16th Jewellery and Metalsmiths Group of Australia conference, Sydney College of the Arts, Sydney, 11 July 2015 - 12 July 2015, http://www.edgesbordersgaps.com.au/%20%20http://www.edgesbordersgaps.com.au/abstracts1.html
2015
Veness ZJ, 2012, 'Holding time: An analysis of jewellery making', in Holding time: An analysis of jewellery making, Making: An International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge, Notodden, Norway, presented at Making: An International Conference on Materiality and Knowledge, Notodden, Norway, 24 September 2012 - 27 September 2012, http://making.nordfo.org/
2012
Theses / Dissertations
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Veness ZJ, 2015, Towards Autonomous Jewellery: Examining the loop between jewellery and the body through a sculptural dimension
2015
Veness ZJ, 2018, New Terrain in an Old World, World Crafts Council - Australia, https://garlandmag.com/article/new-terrain-in-an-old-world/
2018