Janine Combes makes contemporary jewellery in her studio on Bruny Island in Tasmania. Her work explores the intersection of nature and history and how cultural memory is embodied in objects which can be worn on the body. Sculptural forms, surface texturing and a layering of different materials are all important in Janine’s making. Janine learnt her jewellery making skills through TAFE Tasmania and has since undertaken further study at Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School (Florence), the University of Tasmania and a residency at Muong Studio, North Vietnam.
Janine has been the recipient of two Arts Tasmania Grants (2015 and 2017). She is represented by Handmark Galleries (Tasmania) and has exhibited at Radiant Pavilion, The Australian Silver and Metalwork Award (Castlemaine), Contemporary Wearables (Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery), The Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery and the Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery.