Designer Kim Victoria Wearne draws inspiration from the stark and fascinating Australian landscape, geological topographies and the curious artefacts of ancient civilisations. With a love of artisanal handcrafts, Kim creates precious and semi-precious collections, both beautiful and original.
At first glance, Kim Victoria jewels resemble mountains, volcanoes and peaks. Closer inspection reveals detailed surface textures, sparkling stones and intricate engravings.
Each piece is delicate, complex and thoughtfully sculpted, hand-carved by Kim in wax to highlight her materials of choice: opals, vintage diamonds, vibrant gems, and solid gold and silver.
Originally self-taught, Kim honed her craft with a Bachelor of Fine Art from RMIT in Gold and Silversmithing. Armed with an additional degree in Interior Design, Kim has developed a label that balances conceptual practice and quality craftsmanship.
Kim’s collections have received local acclaim in solo and group exhibitions at Pieces of Eight gallery, several installations at Melbourne’s Alice Euphemia boutique, and an Art Start grant to further her study of opals in Coober Pedy.
2017 brings a new solo exhibition at Pieces of Eight (slated for October) that merges architectural forms and the natural world.
by appointment for commissions
P I E C E S O F E I G H T
28 Russell Place
precious pieces and commissions
K U W A I I
Shop 7-8 Cathedral Arcade, 37 Swanston St
+613 9639 4942
37-39 Glenlyon Road
+613 9380 5731
P O M M E
59 Main Street
+613 5976 3000
L U F T
212 St Georges Road
G O M A S T O R E
Queensland Gallery of Modern Art
Stanley Place, South Brisbane
+617 3840 7290