Join us for an early evening lecture on adornment with jeweller, artist and maker Simon Swale.

Starting with his background in fashion design, Simon will discuss how adornment facilitates our relationship to the world.

Through a range of recent projects, Simon will chart the evolution of his contemporary jewellery practice and describe how he explores the relationship between body, object and space.

Drawing upon a range of inspirations and influences, Simon illustrates his attempts to heighten our engagement with the world around us.

Simon Marcus Swale is an artist, designer and educator based in Ōtepoti Dunedin whose interests in body adornment extend across fashion, jewellery, and the wider fields of art practice. Simon completed an MFA in contemporary jewellery at the Dunedin School of Art in 2020, winning a Marzee prize at the International Graduate Show hosted by Galerie Marzee, and the jewellery section of the ECC New Zealand Craft Design Awards that same year. Simon was a participant of the Handshake6 mentorship program from 2020-2022, has exhibited both nationally and internationally, and his article ‘CRITICAL WALKING AS POST-STUDIO METHODOLOGY: A Jewellery Practice of the Streets was recently published by Art Jewellery Forum. Simon currently works as Senior Lecturer in the School of Design, Otago Polytechnic.


  • Free - RSVP Required


  • Mon 27 Mar


  • 5:30 pm — 7:30 pm


  • 13 Rose Road, Ponsonby
  • Tāmaki Makaurau, Auckland