Zoë Veness is a contemporary jeweller and object-maker based in Sydney, Australia. Her exhibition and curatorial projects explore notions of place, materiality and craft practice. A feature of her work is a preoccupation with intricate and repetitive forms of making that manifest in her paper folding and metal smithing methods.


Her jewellery has been selected for exhibitions in Australia, New Zealand, Japan, Korea, Singapore, England, Scotland, Germany, and the USA, and is held in private and public collections including the National Gallery of Australia and the Art Gallery of South Australia. 


She has had ten solo exhibitions at national venues and received awards such as Australia Council Visual Art grants in 2002, 2006 and 2017, and an Australian Postgraduate Award in 2011 for PhD research at Art & Design, University of New South Wales in Sydney. 


From 2016-2017 she was Studio Coordinator of 3D Design at the University of Tasmania in Hobart. Currently she is Lecturer and course writer for the new Object discipline area in the Bachelor of Design at Art & Design UNSW. 


zoejayveness@gmail.com