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Nestled in her studio in the picturesque Swan Valley, surrounded by the unique West Australian landscape that inspires much of her work, Bethamy Linton offers bespoke handmade pieces to adorn the body or the table for commission and exhibition.

A fourth generation West Australian silversmith, Bethamy’s interest in jewellery and metal object design began as a child during hours spent in the Linton family workshops with her grandfather, father and uncle. At 16 Bethamy started formally working with her father making silver flatware and restoring antiques, later seeking an apprenticeship in fine jewellery. More recently Bethamy has studied art, jewellery and object design both formally and informally.

 

Experience

2011 – ongoing Lecturer, Advanced Diploma of Jewellery, Central Institute of Technology, Perth WA
2011 Architectural commission; Door Handles, St George Cathedral Perth
2010 Mentorship w/ Hendrik Forster including residency period at Forster Studios, VIC
2008 – 11 Resident designer, Midland Atelier
2008 – 11 Peer Assessment Panel Member, Designer Fashion Grants; Dept. of Culture and Arts
2007 – ongoing Sole Practitioner Jeweller/Silversmith
2007 – 09 Director, Linton Studio fine arts and crafts gallery
2001 – 07 Silversmith; David Cruikshank Workshop, NSW
2001 – 07 Proprietor; Talem, Handmade sterling silver and resin jewellery
1997 – 01 Silversmith; Linton Silver
1995 – 97 Apprentice Jeweller; Artisans of the Sea (Kailis Broome Pearls)
1993 – 95 Trainee Silversmith; Linton Silver

Exhibitions

2014 Shanghai Int. Metalsmithing and Jewellery Art Exhibition , China
2014 Animal Instincts, Annual Exhibition in Print, SNAG, USA
2014 Fashion[ing] Form, Perth Fashion Festival, WA
2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, SA
2014 Bodyworks, National Gallery of Australia Touring Exhibition, Aus
2014 Artist in Focus, Mundaring Arts Centre, WA
2013 Participate, QLD
2013 Convergence, Percolator Gallery QLD
2013 Imprint, solo exhibition Studio 20/17 NSW
2013 Bendigo Contemporary Metal Award, Bendigo Regional Gallery, Vic
2012 Imprint, solo exhibition Gallow’s Gallery WA
2012 Wearable Narratives, Gallery Central WA
2012 On and Off the Bench, Gallery Central WA
2011 LoveLace, The Powerhouse Museum, NSW
2010 Signs of Change, FORM, WA
2009 Illicit Making, FORM, WA
2009 Link, Jam Factory, Adelaide
2008 Linton Studio Opening, Linton Studio, WA
2008 Jewellery Design Cluster Launch, FORM, WA
2008 Spring in the City, Linton Studio, WA
2008 Gifted, Linton Studio, WA

Grants & Awards

2013 Finalist, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize, South Australian Museum, SA
2013 Finalist, Contemporary Metal Awards, Bendigo Regional Gallery, Vic
2012 City of Swan Local Artist Award
2011 Department of Culture and the Arts Business Development Grant
2010 Finalist, International Lace Awards, Powerhouse Museum NSW
2010 Department of Culture and the Arts Research and Development Grant (Artflight)
2009 Department of Culture and the Arts Research and Development Grant (Artflight)
2008 City of Perth Small Business Grant

Public Collections

The National Gallery of Australia, Canberra NSW
The Powerhouse Museum, Ultimo NSW
City of Swan, Midland WA

Publications

Craft/Arts International, October 2014
MetalSmith Magazine Annual Exhibition in Print, USA, September 2014
Country Style Magazine, July 2014
Midland Atelier 5 years 2013
Art Almanac, May 2013
Make Lace Not War Powerhouse Museum International Lace Award, Powerhouse Museum Publishing 2011
Signs of Change, published by FORM 2010
Scoop Magazine Artist Profile Summer 2011/2012
Spice Magazine Artist Profile Spring/Summer 2007

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