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Victoria, Australia

Vivian Qiu

Age Group

Primary
Secondary
Senior
Tertiary

Categories

Environment
Mixed Media
Sculpture
Textiles

Bio

Vivian Qiu is a sentimental jewellery designer and teaching artist with fashion design background. Her jewellery practice focuses on reflective design based on sentiment, self-healing and cultural identity. She makes materials for her own jewellery and artwork, such as rice fabric and rice clay. She has also collaborated with galleries, museums and organisations to deliver interactive workshops, such as National Gallery of Victoria, Signal, City of Melbourne, Immigration Museum, RMIT First Site Gallery and Geelong Wool Museum. Vivian’s projects have also been presented as part of Melbourne Fashion Festival and Melbourne Design Week 2021 and 2023. Vivian has presented her work in solo and group exhibitions in Australia and Sweden. Vivian is also an inspirational public speaker. She delivered speeches at high schools and creative organisation on the topic of pursuing art career. Vivian worked as an artist in residence at McKinnon Secondary College as part of 6-month Creative Workers in Schools program initiated by Regional Arts Victoria in 2021. She has undertaking jewellery trainings in Australia and Sweden. Vivian continues to research and develop educational programs focusing on cultural identities and well-being.

Email Address

vivianqiustudio@gmail.com

Experience in Schools

Vivian worked as an artist in residence at McKinnon Secondary College as part of 6-month Creative Workers in Schools program initiated by Regional Arts Victoria in 2021. She facilitated jewellery and fashion focused workshops, and designed programs to compliment year 9-10 curriculum.

Areas I Cover

Victoria

Max Group Size

25 students

Qualifications

  • Bachelor of Fine Arts (Gold and Silversmithing), RMIT University, Australia
  • Bachelor of Fashion (Design) (Honours), RMIT University, Australia
  • Exhibitions

  • 2023 — What is your root, Incinerator Gallery (Offsite gallery space: Avondale Heights Library and Learning Centre)
  • — (Upcoming) Slow Making, RMIT First Site Gallery
  • — Soil Clay, Manningham Art Gallery, presented as part of Craft Contemporary 2023
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