Featured Artist – Caz Guiney

Born: Melbourne, Australia 1969

In 1995 Caz Guiney completed a Bachelor of Art in Jewellery and Metalsmithing at Monash University under the tutelage of Mark Edgoose and Beatrice Schlabowsky.  Since 1997 Guiney has exhibited throughout Australia and in Japan, Korea, Germany, Chile and USA.

Guiney has been the recipient of two New Work Grants from Visual Art & Crafts Board of the Australia Council (2001 and 2005) and an Arts Development Grant – Creation from Arts Victoria (2006).

She has held 3 solo exhibitions: Ordinary… Orthodox… Absurd… (1998), Cityring (2003) and Precious Nothing (2008).

Guiney currently teaches in the Visual Arts Department of Northern Melbourne Institute of Technical and Further Education (NMIT).

She has two children, aged 8 and 4 years.

Selected group exhibitions;

2010 By Example, Museum of Arts & Crafts, Itami, Japan

2009 Interventionist Guide to Melbourne: Commit No Nuisance, various locations, Melbourne

2008     A Month in the Making, Craft Victoria Professional Members Exhibition, Melbourne

2006 Make the Common Precious, Centro Cultural Estacion Mapocho, Santiago

2005 Make the Common Precious, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

2001 Double Take: Recycled Material in Craft Practice, Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane

2001 Metal Element, 5 Countries; Ways of Working, International Centre for Design, Nagoya

also toured to Setagaya Arts Centre, Tokyo

2001 Metal Element IV, Quadrivium Gallery, Sydney

2000 Ways of Working – Contemporary Objects and Jewellery from Japan, Korea & Australia, Monash University, Faculty Gallery, Melbourne

2000 Uncommon Materials, The Society of Arts & Crafts, Boston

1997 Talente ‘97, Munich

Caz Guiney

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