Justine Austen completed a Master of Fine Art at RMIT University in 2013. She completed a Bachelor of Arts (Hons, Gold and Silversmithing), Monash University, 1998. She followed her passion for gemmology, gaining a Certificate IV in Gemmology, Gemmological Association of Australia, 2004. She has been creating jewellery for over a decade and is currently based in Melbourne.
Justine was selected to exhibit as part of the Contemporary Australian Silver & Metalwork Award in 2013. Her work Tiara (see below) was exhibited at the Bendigo Art Gallery.
making the un aims to document the experience and process of making work. It is a bringing together of materials that activate the gallery space to investigate how the viewer relates and interacts to the individual artists work. The un denotes the absence of a state. Sometimes it is necessary to unmake in order to create a resolved artwork.
Rubicon ARI http://rubiconari.com.au
Artists: Nick Hackett, Kaitlyn Gibson, Oliver Hutchison, Justine Austen and Andrew Weatherill.
Between and Beyond explores links between the body, architecture and the object. It considers the body as the landscape where the architecturally inspired work is sited and connects to its surrounds. Justine Austen and Andrew Weatherill create artwork that explores the relationship between man-made forms and environment. Austen is a contemporary jeweller and Weatherill has trained in fine art printmaking. Their artworks attempt to push the boundaries of these traditional art practices through the building of interactive installations and virtual environments.
Off the Kerb http://www.offthekerb.com.au
Between and Beyond is part of the contemporary jewellery & object program Radiant Pavilion.