Contemporary jeweller Linda Hughes lives and works in Melbourne and has a BA, Fine Art (Honours) and a MA, Fine Art from RMIT University. Hughes has participated in a number of solo and group exhibitions in Australia and overseas, including The Obscure Stripe, 2013, Galerie Biro, Germany, Metonymy – Look Both Ways, 2010, Jam Factory, Adelaide, and Craft Victoria, Melbourne. In 2005, she received the Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables Award and The Filippo Raphael Fresh Award. In 2011 she received a New Work Grant from the Australia Council of the Arts and several academic and travel scholarships. Her work is held in public collections National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Art Gallery of South Australia, SA. Aust., The Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Paris, France, Toowoomba Art Gallery, Qld., Aust.