New Zealand-Australia, b.1973
Kirsten Haydon is a New Zealand-born, Melbourne based artist. She completed a PHD in 2009 and is currently the Studio Leader in Gold & Silversmithing 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. Kirsten was the recipient of the Lynne Kosky Jewellery Award, Craft Awards in 2017.