I map the coastline of islands by collecting textures and fragments found along the shoreline. I take these fragments and their secret narratives into my studio and translate them into wearable objects. By doing so, I aim to create a collective and visual dialogue about an island, as each island is unique.

— Marisa Molin


Marisa Molin is an Australian contemporary jeweller and artist. Her practice focuses on the appropriation and translation of textures and fragments, collected from walks along shorelines and Tasmania’s vast wilderness. Molin has relocated from Tasmania to Norway where she has undertaken a number of artist residency programs to further develop her fragment series.


Tasmanian College of the Arts, University of Tasmania (2005-2007) 
Masters of Fine Arts and Design (Major in Sculpture)

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (2001)
Bachelor of Fine Arts (Major in Gold & Silversmithing)

Queensland College of Art, Griffith University (1997-2000)
Bachelor of Design Studies (Major in Graphic Design)

Balmoral Institute of Design (1995-1996)
Advanced Certificate in Multi-Disciplinary Arts and Technology (Major in Fine Arts)

TAFE, Australia (1995-1996)
Certificate II of Workplace Education
Certificate in Office Skills
Certificate in Black & White Photography

Somerville House. Brisbane , Australia (1984-1996)
High School Certificate

2017 Electroforming with Katrin Spranger, Cockpits, London
2015 Translations: Masterclass with Marian Hosking
2003 Enamelling with Muriel Wattine 
2003 Hydraulic Press Workshop with Bonny Doon - Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland 
2002 Stone Setting - Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland

Individual Grant - Arts Tasmania (2015)
Wilderness Residency Grant - Arts Tasmania (2014)
Arts Bridge Grant - Arts Tasmania (2013)
Arts Bridge Grant - Arts Tasmania (2007)
Creative Sparks Grant - Brisbane City Council (2005)
Quick Response Grant - Craft Queensland (2002)
Business and Audience Development Grant - Arts Queensland (2002)

Utsira fyr, Norway (2016)
The Fish Factory (Creative Centre of Stöðvarfjörður), Iceland (2016)
Kunstnarhuset Messen, Alvik, Norway (2015)
Frida Hansens Hus, Stavanger, Norway (2015)
King Island Cultural Centre, Currie Harbour, King Island, Tasmania (2015)
UTAS Artist in Residence (2013)
Mountain Seas Artist Retreat, Flinders Island, Tasmania (2013)
Scotch Oakburn College Artist in Residence, Launceston (2012)
Cataract Gorge Artist in Residence, Launceston  (2012)
Self directed Residency, Iceland (2011)
Corfu Self directed Residency, Greece (2009)
MoB Workspace Artist in Residence and co-founder, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane (2003-2006)

National Contemporary Jewellery Awards - Finalist (2016)
Australian Craft Awards Winner. Category - Best use of metal (2013)
SmART Map Selection Panel, Arts Tasmania (2013)
Collect - Selection Panel, Arts Tasmania (2013)
Off the Wall - Judging Panel, Launceston City Council (2013)
Kytherian Symposium – Kytherian Youth in Cultural Arts (2010)
First Prize for HotShots, TNT Magazine, London - Photography Competition. Published April 14 (2009)
Co-Initiated SCHMIK: a temporary artist run initiative store in Portside, Brisbane (2007-2008)
Somerville House Principal’s Award for Excellence in the Arts of an old girl (2007)
Mentored by Barbara Heath (2002-2005)
Co-initiated MoB Workspace, Artist run initiative jewellery studio in Brisbane (2003)

Body Adornment - UTAS Summer School (2014)
Make a ring in a day Workshop - Mountain Seas Arts Retreat, Flinders Island (2013)
Introduction to Jewellery - McGregor Summer School (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013)
Make a ring in a day Workshop - Heafford and Hall, London (2009)
Make your mark - School Holiday Program - Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery (2007)
Found Objects into Wearable Jewellery Workshop - Flying Arts (2004)

Cairns. Port Sorell Primary School, Tasmania - Reception (2013)
The Wetlands Project. Scotch Oakburn College, Tasmania - Wetlands (2012)
Pods. 545 Queen Street ,Brisbane - Foyer (2008)
...and all the trees of the field shall clap their hands. Mater Mother’s Hospital - Atrium (2008)

Norske Kunsthåndverkere Vest-Norge NKVN
Kit and caboodle
Sawtooth ARI
CAT: Contemporary Art Tasmania

Fragments of King  Little Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery (2015)
Fragments of Flinders
 22 May - 19 June, 146 ArtSpace, Hobart (2014)
, April/May, s.p.a.c.e. gallery, Scoth Oakburn, Launceston (2012)
Gathered: Works based on the Cataract Gorge Residency, 1 March, Sawtooth ARI, Launceston (2012)
Studio Sale, 16 December, Lock n Load, West End, Brisbane (2010)
Symbiosis, 15 June - 29 June, s.p.a.c.e. gallery, Scoth Oakburn, Launceston (2007)
Encha, 14 October-2 November, Craft Queensland, Brisbane (2004)
Enhca, 9-30 September. MoB Store, Museum of Brisbane, City Hall, Brisbane (2004)
Corgado, 18 July-18 August. Arts Queensland. Brisbane (2003)
Corgado, 11 November-15 December. Craft Queensland, Brisbane (2002)


Norway Designs NÅ Vol.3 Seksten, Norway Designs (2016) Oslo and Trondheim
National Contemporary Jewellery Award - 2016 Biennial Exhibition from Griffith Regional Art Gallery, Sturt - Australian Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design, Mittagong (2016-2017) Attitude as Form, Redland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2016)
Attitude As Form 25 July-7 November, Artisan Gallery, Brisbane (2015)
Attitude As Form
 9-20 July, GAFFA Gallery, Sydney (2015)
sPIN  24 June - 5 July, Australian National Capital Artists (ANCA), Canberra (2015)
Exquisite  Henry Jones Art Hotel, Hobart (2015)
Artisans in the Gardens 
10 - 20 October, Sydney Botanical Gardens, Sydney (2014)
Pin-a-4  30 April - 11 May, ANCA, Canberra (2014)
Fabricate Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition Design Centre Tasmania, Launceston (2013)
PINup 22 may-2 june. ANCA, Canberra (2013)
Pickled: Tasmanian artists working in metal. Brave Art Gallery. 6-28 July, Longford, Tasmania (2013)
rePIN ANCA, Canberra (2012)
Friends of Folk Festival. 6 March, Brisbane (2011)
St. Jerome's Laneway Festival. 4 February, Brisbane (2011)
Launch: Papered Parlour. 2 May, The Papered Parlour, London (2009)
Singapore Fashion Week: Trunk show, 28 March. Curiocity Gallery and Raffles City , Singapore (2008)
Craft Revolution. QUT Art Museum , Brisbane , Australia (2008)
Connections Art Exhibition, 14-17 March. s.p.a.c.e. Gallery, Scotch Oakburn, Launceston (2008)
SCHMIK December 2007-April 2008. Portside, Brisbane (2007-2008)
Glam-R-Us, 28 Nov-29 January. MoB Store, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane (2006-2007)
Singluar and Multiple, 28 November-8 December. Curiocity Gallery, Singapore (2007)
Singluar and Multiple, 17 August-15 September. Craft Victoria, Melbourne (2007)
Singluar and Multiple, 3-30 May. Henry Jones Hotel Foyer, Hobart (2007)
2005 Comalco Martin Hanson Memorial Art Awards, 5 Nov-7 Dec. Gladstone Regional Art Gallery (2005)
Backbone’s 2high Festival 26-27 November. Queensland Performing Arts Complex, Brisbane (2004)
Cooroy Cotemporary Furniture Exhibition - Retail display. Cooroy (2004)
Cherish - Annual Christmas Show, Craft Queensland (2003-2006)
Cities of Silver and Gold, 25 July-7 September. Craft ACT, Canberra (2003)
Fashion with Latitude, 13 September. Judith Wright Centre of Contemporary Arts (2002)
Prime, 7-12 April. Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane (2002)
Cheer, 17 October-31 December. Craft Queensland, Brisbane (2001)
Family Jewels, 17 October-31 December. Family Nightclub, Brisbane (2001)

, October, Sawtooth ARI, Tasmania (2015)
Board (rs) and Surface, 13 March - 10 May, Little Gallery, Devonport Regional Gallery (2015)
Walls of Jeruselum 3
, 9 September-1 October. e.ScApe - Tasmanian Wilderness Gallery, St Marys (2006)
Walls of Jeruselum 3. 25 May-2 June. Academy Gallery, University of Tasmania (2006)
Filling the Void, 23 March-11 April. Poimena Gallery, Launceston (2006)
Rekindle, 8 December-29 January. MoB Store, Museum of Brisbane, Brisbane (2005-2006)
Big Boyz Toyz, 15-29 August. Brilliant Facets Jewellery and Fine Art Gallery (2005)
Earrings and Things, 1-14 May. Mission Beach Artists Gallery, Mission Beach (2005)
Token Love, 8-23 February. Craft Queensland, Brisbane (2005)
Abused Child Trust Art Exhibition, 4-10 June. Riverside Centre Foyer, Brisbane (2004)
Jeweller and the Photograph, 10 February-29 February. Charles Smith Gallery, Melbourne (2004)
Silent Jewels, 22 August-4 September. Craft QLD Store and Brilliant Facets Jewellery and Fine Art Gallery, Brisbane (2003)
AMMeal, 23 May-8 June. Gun Shop Cafe, Brisbane (2002)
Playing with Fire, 27 November-8 December. White Box Gallery/, Gold Coast (2001)
3 Colour Square, 8-21 December. Loft Art, Brisbane (2000)
Boxed In, 3-17 August. Contemporary Noosa Regional Gallery/ Access Gallery (2000)