Samantha Dennis — Coleoptera Blue/Black Beetle Brooch
Samantha Dennis is a visual artist, working across jewellery, installation, and sculpture, based in Lutruwita/Tasmania. Her work navigates themes from natural history and the material qualities of fine crafts, such as goldsmithing and ceramics. Reflecting on the relationship between people and nature she has a particular interest in how we conceive animals that are often considered unrelatable, undesirable, unfamiliar.
Dennis is the winner of the 2016 Artentwine Biennale Small Sculpture Prize, the 2019 Design Tasmania Jewellery Award and the 2019 FIND Gallery Jewellery Bursary. Dennis is currently undertaking a PhD project with University of Tasmania.
Material: porcelain, glaze, oxidised sterling silver