Originally trained in the sciences and with a long and varied career working in science-based organisations, Amelia has over recent years made an active transition into the visual arts. Working on a small scale, and using jewellery techniques her work straddles the boundaries of object and adornment. The allure of things elusive and the impacts of these desires is a recurring them in her work.
Amelia is intrigued by the creative process; the relationships between and opportunities for crossover with craft, design, applied and fine arts; the integration of structured thought and research with intuition and play; and different modes of presentation.
Amelia Pascoe was born in Christchurch and has worked in Science for most of her career before training as a contemporary jeweller. She is a recent graduate from Whitiriea New Zealand’s contemporary jewellery degree programme.
Since completing her studies, Amelia has presented her work in solo shows in New Zealand, has exhibited internationally through invitation, and has work held in public (Dowse Art Museum, Te Papa) and private collections. Amelia’s work is also represented in Wunderruma – a recent survey of New Zealand jewellery exhibited in Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany, the Dowse Art Museum, Lower Hutt and Auckland Art Gallery, 2015.
In 2014, she had her first solo exhibition at The National, “Principia”.
Amelia lives in Wellington and is currently part of Handshake II, a maker/mentor programme, working with German artist Ruudt Peters.