Kirsten Haydon

New Zealand-Australia, b.1973

Kirsten Haydon is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne based artist. She completed a PHD in 2009 in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT and has gone on to become an Early Career Academic Fellow and Lecturer at RMIT’s School of Art.  Specialising in enamelling processes for constructed jewellery, her practice is inspired by a 2004 trip to Antarctica as the first jeweller to take part in the Artists to Antarctica Programme.  In her 2012 publication, Micromosaic: Antarctic Landscapes, she explores this experience further through research of the continent’s history and the experience of past visitors through the notion of the souvenir.



Ice tins brooch, 2011, copper, enamel, glass, silver, steel

More work by Kirsten Haydon

Ice fuel brooch by Kirsten Haydon Ice fuel brooch, 2012, copper, enamel, glass, silver
Ice depot brooch by Kirsten Haydon Ice depot brooch, 2011, copper, enamel, photo transfer, glass, silver
Earrings by Kirsten Haydon Earrings, 2011, copper, enamel, glass, silver
Earrings by Kirsten Haydon Earrings, 2011, copper, enamel, glass, silver
Earrings by Kirsten Haydon Earrings, 2008, copper, enamel, glass, silver
Ice movement necklace by Kirsten Haydon Ice movement necklace, 2011, copper, enamel, glass, silver
Meccano earrings by Kirsten Haydon Meccano earrings, 2006, blackened silver, paint
Unit necklace by Kirsten Haydon Unit necklace, 2006, sterling silver
Diamond Dust bracelet by Kirsten Haydon Diamond Dust bracelet, 2011, copper, enamel, glass, silver

Exhibitions

Ice Structure

May 24 to June 18, 2011

Since 2004, when she travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow (NZ), Kirsten Haydon has explored the icy continent through jewellery and object making.