Canberra Contemporary Jeweller

Kristina Neumann’s practice examines the relationship between jewellery, its materiality, and the landscapes of the wearer’s context, in particular urban environments. Through symbolic exploration of materiality, architectural features, and references to internal and external spaces, Neumann illustrates the potentiality of wearable objects to offer their wearer a kind of symbolic and good. Her miniature sculptural forms elicit emotional responses, nostalgias, reactions and interactions which simultaneously conjure relationships to past, present and perhaps even future.

Neumann is a graduate of the Australian National University School of Art and Design (Bachelor of Design Arts, Honours) Jewellery and Object workshop. In 2020, she won the Talente Prize, an international craft award from the Handwerskammer Munich. Neuman has also won the Toowoomba contemporary wearables emerging artist prize, as well as being shortlisted for a number of exhibitions domestically and in the Netherlands. Most recently she exhibited in a solo pop-up exhibition at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery. Neumann’s work is held in a number of private collections.