ANNA GRAY

Jewellery-ish

I am a jeweller and independent curator, previously Melbourne-based, now living and working in Sydney, Australia. I create and explore ‘jewellery’ in a contemporary context across a range of mediums, including goldsmithing, but also performance and installation, exhibition and writing and by being part of a vibrant ‘jewellery’ community. 
I approach 'jewellery' as the collection and arrangement of stories, ideas and forms into narratives that incorporate and/or reference the body, ‘wearability’, and social and material histories and meanings that the term implies.  
My work comes from an interest in communities and human behaviour. I am fascinated by how we choose, as individuals, to present ourselves to others and how our social alliances define our outward behaviours, likes and dislikes. 
Across my work, I attempt to get behind this façade, to unpick and explore our secret identities by playfully invoking inner demons, devilish drives, selfish impulses and reactive aesthetics.