Simon Cottrell


Accredited Professional Member

Simon Cottrell has exhibited his jewellery and objects in over 150 exhibitions, locally and internationally, since 1996 after completing a BA of Fine Arts with Honours in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, where he also completed a Masters of Arts Research in 2010.

He set up his first studio in Melbourne in 1998 designing and making a broad range of limited edition production jewellery in stainless steel and precious metals and the occasional one-off exhibition pieces. Since the mid-2000’s his one-off art jewellery pieces have become the primary focus of his studio practice.

Between 2002-2011 he was Associate Lecturer in Metals and Jewellery in the School of Art and Design at Monash University, and also lectured in Gold & Silversmtihing at the RMIT School of Fine Arts, Melbourne.  He is regularly invited to give visiting artist workshops and lectures across Australia, Singapore, New Zealand, Netherlands, Spain, China, Germany, and USA.

In 2011 he became a Lecturer/Researcher in the Gold & Silversmithing Workshop at the ANU School of Art and relocated his studio to ANCA Dickson in 2012.

His work is represented by Bilk Gallery, Canberra; Gallery Funaki, Melbourne; Courtesy Of The Artist, Sydney; Klimt02 Gallery, Barcelona, Spain; Sienna Contemporary, Lenox, USA.  Works are held in public collections, including National Gallery of Victoria; Art Gallery of South Australia; National Gallery of Australia; Art Gallery of Western Australia; Pinakothek De Modern, Munich, Germany; Ville de Cagnes-Sur-Mer, France; Cooper Hewitt Design Museum, New York City, USA; The McMillan Collection, RMIT, Melbourne.

'Six loose forms focussing' brooch, 2014
Monel400, Stainless steel.
90 x 65 x 30mm

'Triple form crush' pendant, 2016
Monel400, Stainless steel, Woven nylon.

Image Courtesy of the Artist