Justine Austen graduated from Gold & Silversmithing with honours from Monash University in 1998 and attained a fellowship from the Gemmological Association of Australia in 2004. Working as a contemporary jeweller and miniature sculpture artist Justine creates exhibition pieces, commissions and a number of limited production ranges sold through various galleries nationally. Balancing somewhere between fine art and kitsch Justine’s creations seem quirky, playful, absurd and offbeat.
The transformation of somewhat random objects and materials into new works dictates the technique, depending on the piece and the envisioned outcome. Her style is graphic, using a simple and strong visual, icongraphic language that she has developed drawing on historical and modern elements and references.
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pendant and necklace by Justine Austen
cufflinks by Justine Austen
badge by Justine Austen
ring by Justine Austen