Curriculum Vitae (Sandra) Janine Combes


Education/Professional Development 

2021 Master of Fine Arts (Research) Candidate University of Tasmania

2020 Master Class: RMIT Melbourne with David Bielander 

2019 Korean Inlay: a five day workshop Atelier Rudee, Bangkok             

2014 Digital Ready: Online Marketing mentorship     

2014 Alchimia Contemporary Jewellery School, Florence, Italy: Intensive   

2013 University of Tasmania: Body Adornment Summer School

2012 University of Tasmania: Contemporary Art Jewellery Summer School

2009 Lucrative Arts Business Course, Salamanca Arts Centr

1991-1992 TAFE Tasmania Diploma of Art, Craft and Design Course (Jewellery): selected subjects

1982 Bachelor of Social Administration, Flinders University

1980 Bachelor of Arts, University of Tasmania

Solo Exhibitions

2024: This Place, Handmark Gallery Hobart Tasmania

2022: Fragments, Handmark Gallery Hobart Tasmania

2019 Time and Tide: Handmark Tasmania, Hobart

2017 Head in the Clouds: Handmark Gallery, Hobart

2017 The Flower Lady- ten decades, Art Farm, Tasmania

2014 Physis+Nature=Essence: Handmark Gallery, Hobart

2011 The Lightbox Gallery, Salamanca Arts Centre

2010 Deal Island Textures, Off Centre Gallery, Salamanca Place, Hobart

2010 Feature Artist, Art at the Point Gallery, Bruny Island

Selected Group Exhibitions

2023 Precious: excellence in contemporary jewellery, Queen Victoria Museum 

and Art Gallery, Launceston, Tasmania

2022 Tasmanian Women's Art Prize, finalist       

2022: Profile'22: Australian Design Centre, Sydney   

2021: Unravelling ornament: the language of textiles, Hadley's Orient Hotel 

2020 Tidal, Devonport Regional Gallery, Tasmania   

2020 Hidden Histories, Narryna, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery           

2020 Women's Art Prize, Tasmania, RANT Arts, finalist                               

2019 Profile '19,  Australian Design Centre, Sydney

2018-2019 Gilded Encounters, Hadley's Orient Hotel, Hobart 

2018-2019 Material Memories, Queen Victoria Museum and Art Gallery   

2017 Inscription and Place, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery     

2015 Serial Exchange, Loop Project Art Space, Melbourne, Radiant Pavilion  Contemporary Jewellery and Object Trail       

2015 Contemporary Wearables, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery,   Queensland

2015 Australian Contemporary Silver and Metalwork Award exhibition,  Castlemaine Art Gallery, Castlemaine, Australia   

2015 Exquisite, Henry Jones Art Hotel Hobart and the Schoolhouse Gallery,  Hobart       

2013 Pushing the Boundaries (15 Tasmanian Contemporary Jewellery  Designers), Rosny Schoolhouse Gallery, Hobart   

2013 Pickled, Tasmanian artists working in metals, Brave Art Gallery, Tasmania 

2013 Designed Made, an exhibition of Tasmanian Design, Hobart 

2012 Bruny Island Artists at Gallery Parnella, St Helens, Tasmania   

2010 Design Showcase, Sustainable Living Expo, Hobart                             

Awards, grants and residencies 

2021 Winner of Tidal Acquisitive Art Award, Devonport Regional Gallery

2020 Bundanon Trust, artist residency (postponed until 2021)

2018 Dombrovskis Wilderness Residency, Maria Island, Arts Tasmania 

2016 Muong Studio North Vietnam, 5 week residency  

2015 Arts Tasmania, Individual Artists Grant 

2012 An artwork was selected as the gift for the Duchess of Cornwall from the people of Tasmania.