Anna Davern is a contemporary jeweller whose practice straddles the visual arts, jewellery, fashion and education. She is a founding member of Northcity4, an artist run initiative that supports the Australian contemporary jewellery community by providing workshop space, education programs and resources to promote sustainable work practices. She is also a founding member of the Bluestone Collection, a not-for-profit organisation that promotes craft practice and the discussion of craft theory and collects works by Victorian craft practitioners.
Anna works from the Northcity4 studios in Brunswick, Melbourne. She regularly exhibits at e.g.etal in Melbourne, has held three major solo exhibitions at Craft Victoria, Melbourne and has been represented in numerous Australian and international group exhibitions.
Anna completed her undergraduate degree in Jewellery and Object Design at Sydney College of the arts under the tutelage of Margaret West. Her post graduate studies and subsequent Masters degree were completed in Gold and Silversmithing at the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology (RMIT) where she was mentored by Carlier Makigawa, Robert Baines and Louise Weaver.
She is the recipient of numerous grants and awards and has participated in residencies in Sydney and Tallinn, Estonia.
She has written reviews for the Australian publications; Object Magazine, Artlink and Craft.
Anna teaches at Northcity4 and has taught and lectured at NMIT, RMIT, Box Hill Institute, Sydney College of the Arts and the Estonian Academy of Art.
Anna is an active member of Craft Victoria and The National Association for Visual Arts (NAVA).