Bio

Marcia Swaby is currently a sessional academic, a recent graduate and a visual artist working primarily in jewellery and objects. With an interest in historical objects and their inherent communication, she translates her interpretations through multimodal materials. Processes for her most recent works include lost wax casting, chasing metal and experimenting with clay.  As a tactile means of connecting with obscured histories, her work explores re-joining fragments of the past into the present. 

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Education

2018:  Master of Philosophy (MPhil),

Jewellery & Object, University of New South Wales Art & Design

Thesis — Haptic Tactility: How design processes can remediate identities past and present 

2014:  Master of Design (MDes),

Jewellery Course Work, 

University of New South Wales Art & Design (Previously College of Fine Arts) 

2008:  Bachelor of Design (BDes),

Majored in Jewellery & Environments,

University of New South Wales,

College of Fine Arts, Sydney 

Projects

2020Dean's Awards BroochesUniversity of New South Wales Art & Design

Solo Exhibitions

2018:  Exegesis: 'Haptic Tactility', AD Space,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

Group Exhibitions

2020: Hand Over, Sydney Craft Week, Windowsmiths, Sydney

2020: The Cooked & The Raw, Delmar Gallery, Sydney

2019: Profile 19, Sydney Craft Week, Australian Design Centre, Sydney

2019: Profile 19, Sydney Craft WeekSquarePeg Studios, Sydney

2019: Do You Hear the People Sing, 'Haptic Bowl, Print & Cemi video',

Metro Arts, Brisbane

2018: Les Misérables'18,  'Cemi video & Haptic Bowl', Kudos Gallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

2017: Under Pressure, Tarnanthi, Art Gallery of South Australia, 

'Figure & Two Figures' 2016

2017: Sydney Craft Week, 'Jewellery: as archaeological emblems', 

Sydney Craft Week, University of New South Wales Art & Design

2016: Secret 7,  'In-dent Faces (Cimú)', AD Space,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

2016: Girl Genius: Roundtable,  'Prelude 1.1', Kudos Gallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

2015: Kudos Emerging Artist & Designer, 'Figures', 

University of New South Wales Art & Design

2014: Ontogeny, 'Pores', KudosGallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

2007: Parasite Octopus, 'Il Labbro (The Lip)', 

Politecnico Di Milano, Milan, Italy (Group Residence)

2007: Dissonance, 'Swollen Rings', Kudos Gallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

Artist Talk

2018: Q&A Session, 'Les Misérables' 18, Kudos Gallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

Panel Speaker

2016: Roundtable Prelude 1.1, 'Girl Genius', Kudos Gallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

Awards

2019: Recipient of the 'Dean's Award' Postgraduate Research Excellence

2015: 'Girl Genius' Award, Kudos Gallery,

University of New South Wales Art & Design

Publication

2017: Tarnanthi, Catalogue, Art Gallery of South Australia