Jamie Mumford is a Melbourne based Artist and Jeweller.
Her work embraces her love of shiny, glittery surfaces, vivid colours and bold forms to create magical spectacles and evoke different times and places. Across many different mediums and projects, she has used visual effects to explore nostalgia and create fantasy worlds, new landscapes, sculptures and wearable art. She utilises techniques such as sewing, hand sculpting, moulding and casting that emphasis the handmade nature of the work.
Jamie's current practice involves creating biomorphic forms, ones that while abstract nevertheless evoke living forms such as plants, fungi and microorganisms. Continuing her interest with surface, form and colour, jewellery and sculptures are rendered in shiny resin using glitters and vivid pigments. The pieces aren’t of the natural world as we know it, but are possibly some fantastical, mutated life forms or entirely new alien beings.
Jamie Mumford Jewellery is a natural extension of her fine art practice. Jamie enjoys the challenge of creating unique jewellery that defies traditional forms and sees it as an opportunity to create site-specific sculptures for the body. These wearable artworks are playful and unusual forms for people who love vibrant colour and want to make a statement through original, bold forms.
All Jamie Mumford Jewellery is handmade at her studio in Brunswick, Melbourne. Jamie sculpts all her forms in clay and uses moulding and casting techniques to create her unique resin jewellery. All metal used is sterling silver and earring posts are embedded in the resin to create a long lasting piece of jewellery.
Jamie completed her Bachelor of Fine Art (Honours) from Queensland College of Art in 2013. She has exhibited in Australia and overseas in solo and group exhibitions. In 2015 Jamie completed residencies at Art Centre Ongoing in Tokyo, Japan and Fjúk Art Centre in Husavik, Iceland, and was awarded a grant from Arts Queensland’s Individual’s Fund for the residencies. Jamie has been commissioned to produce artworks for several exhibitions including Bleach Festival (2015) and Festival 2018 as part of the Commonwealth Games Arts Festival on the Gold Coast, QLD.
Please see her CV for all previous exhibitions and projects.