Maureen Faye-Chauhan

Artist & Contemporary Jewellery Designer based in Melbourne Australia.

For an artist, part of the creative process is bringing forth something from nothing. Ideas develop, a drawn line closes to become a shape, and through the manipulation of space that shape becomes a form.

Maureen’s ongoing practice involves a conceptual and technical investigation into the development of line and form.
Her inspiration is drawn from a fascination with the fundamental geometric patterns that are found within nature’s building blocks,
Maureen likes to think of her brooches as small wearable sculptures. “When I am designing them, I create forms that not only sit well on the body but also sit comfortably on a shelf or window sill and can be enjoyed all the time”. She is currently working on some larger scale works that will definitely not be able to be worn……

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Gunga winhunga warr bundha ba winhunga warr djurring

Named by Elders of the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung Cultural Heritage Aboriginal Corporation, Gunga winhunga warr bundha ba winhunga warr djurring translates to “Take what you need and not what you greed’. The idea for the sculpture comes from the three magnificent gums the sculpture is nestled under. It is inspired by the special significance of the Manna or Wurun tree to the Wurundjeri Woi-wurrung People and their sustainable use of segments of bark removed to create vessels and shields. This almond like shape is morphed and twisted into to form evocative of a fallen twisted bough.

I acknowledge the land on which I live and work is the traditional country of the Wurundjeri Woi wurrung people. I pay my respects to elders’ past, present and emerging.

Etham Gateway sculpture image
The Polymora Collection image
Designed and created by Melbourne artist Maureen Faye-Chauhan,
the Polymora collection is well considered, functional jewellery,
that is distinctive, light and very comfortable to wear.
Perfect for that unique gift.

The contemporary yet timeless Polymora Collection
plays with the idea that there is something that exists
within objects that cannot always be seen.
A shimmer that can be glimpsed, but not grasped at.
A rhythmic geometric dance where line,
pattern and form delightfully interact to uncover mesmerising outcomes.

Maureen Faye–Chauhan is an Australian Artist and Jewellery maker,
who lives and works amongst the gum trees in a semi-rural community just outside of the city of Melbourne, Australia.

Her works are held in the collection of the The Musée des Arts Décoratifs, in Paris, France.
the National gallery of Australia,
the Art Gallery of South Australia
and the Bluestone Collection, Melbourne.

Maureen completed a Masters degree in Fine Arts at Monash University in Melbourne, Australia in 2008.

Maureen's work has been included in curated group exhibitions in Australia and internationally for nearly two decades.
These include
2007| the inaugural SIERAAD NEW TRADITIONAL JEWELLERY exhibition in The Netherlands.
2008/ REFINED: ABUNDANCE Award exhibition in Texas, USA.
2009/ EVOKING MYSTERY at the De Novo Gallery in California. U.S.A.
2010/ SCHMUCK, the 62nd International Trade Fair in Munich, Germany.
and the Australian exhibition ‘BY EXAMPLE’ at the Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan.
2012/ Artisan Gallery's touring TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, 100 Women, 100 Brooches Project exhibition, Brisbane Australia.
2013/ FERROUS Exhibition at Velvet Da Vinci gallery in San Francisco, USA,
the NEW EDITIONS Exhibition at Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia
and the SEAMS/SEEMS Exhibition at Mada Gallery in Melbourne.
2014/ MELBOURNE NOW exhibition at the National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.
2015/ DARK FORMS exhibition at the National Gallery of Australia, and the inaugural VICTORIAN CRAFT AWARD EXHIBITION at Craft, Melbourne, Australia,
2017-2020/ STEEL, ART DESIGN ARCHITECTRE, travelling exhibition, Jam Factory, Adelaide.
2018/ AURORA AUSTRALIS, Galerie Noel Guyomarc'h, Montreal, Canada.
2018/ ABOUT FACE, Courtesy of the artist, Sydney, Australia
2018/ FUNAKI STOCKROOM The National, Christchurch New Zealand
2020/ ELERGY Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, Australia

CRAFTS ARTS INTERNATIONAL No: 72 2008 Pg’s 106-107
AUSTRALIAN ART REVIEW Issue 21 Nov 2009 Pg 29
BY EXAMPLE 2010 Sydney College of the Arts 2010 Pg 52, 53 &106
INVENTARIO-EVERYTHING IS A PROJECT Pg. 30, Issue 4, Milano, Italy December 2012
TINKER, TAILOR, SOLDIER, SAILOR, 100 Women, 100 brooches, 100 stories: Artisan. Brisbane, Australia 2012
ELERGY Gallery Funaki, 2020.

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