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Susan Cohn

is a Melbourne jeweller whose work for GKW is

  • Memory Perfume, photographs and survival kit

What smells did visitors list for inclusion in memory perfume? Find out here.

Up Your Nose

Invisible, transient, almost unrecordable, smells unlock the memory like nothing else. One sniff can bring back your grandparents or your first love. Yet smells - like anything else - can die. Are there smells specific to the twentieth century, for instance? What smells will no longer be found in the next millennium?

Cohn's installation poses this question for the general public. Visitors to the exhibition will be asked to record their own answers in the accompanying notebook. Jewellery prototypes that mix essences and memories will also be on display. The results will lead to a new range of nasal jewellery that will truly get up your nose.

Up Your Nose gallery installation

Up Your Nose detail

Susan Cohn & Justin Clements assembling Kate Gollings' photographs for the installation


Born 1952 Australia

Currently Working 1980-98 Director

Workshop 3000

183 Flinders Lane Melbourne 3000 Victoria

Telephone/Fax (613) 96503171

1995-98 Craft Victoria, President

Represented by Anna Schwartz Gallery (formerly City Gallery)

185 Flinders Lane Melbourne

Tel (613) 9654 6131 Fax (613) 9650 5418


1986 Graduate Diploma of Fine Art

Gold and Silversmithing (Distinction)

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Victoria

1980 Diploma of Art, Gold and Silversmithing

Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology Victoria

1971177 Trained and worked as a graphic designer

Other Studies

1998 Candidate for Doctorate of Fine Art Theory

College of Fine Arts

University of New South Wales Sydney NSW

Major Commissions and Awards

1998 Milan, Centro Studi Alessi

Cohndom Boxes (Two Versions)

1994-5 Australia Council

Visual Arts/Crafts Board

Fellowship grant

1990 Milan, Centro Studi Alessi


1988 English Speaking Union

Stuart Deviin National Craft Award

Master Workshops

1996 20th Anniversary Fellowship 1996

Australian National University

Canberra School of Art

1995 Aiessi Workshop conducted with

Dr Alberto Alessi

College of Fine Arts University of NSW Sydney

1995 Royal College of Art, London

Gold and Silversmithing

Selected Solo Exhibitions

1998 Melbourne, Anna Schwartz Gallery

Catch Me

1995 Melbourne, Anna Schwartz Gallery


1994 Melbourne, Anna Schwartz Gallery

Way Past Real

1992 Melbourne, City Gallery

Cosmetic Manipulations

1989 Melbourne, City Gallery

... and does it work?

Tokyo, Shibuya Seibu Loft Styling Gallery

1988 Sydney, Contemporary Jewellery Gallery

1987 Melbourne, Christine Abrahams Gallery

Selected Major Group Exhibitions

1979-98 Group exhibitions and competitions in Australia, Japan, East

and South East Asia, America and Europe including

1998 Singapore, Earl Lu Gallery La Salle-SIA

The Somatic Object

Edinburgh, National Museums of Scotland

Jewellery Moves.. International Jewellery Exhibition

1997 Melbourne, National Gallery of Victoria

Cicely and Colin Rigg Craft Award

Shanghai China, Shanghai Museum

Brisbane, Queensland Art Gallery

Contemporary Vessels and Jewels

1996 Amsterdam, Galerie Ra

Jewellery of the Future

Selected Representation

National Gallery of Victoria

National Gallery of Australia

Victoria and Albert Museum, London

Royal College of Art, London

Alessi Collection, Cruisinallo

Art Gallery of South Australia

Powerhouse Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Queen Victoria Museum & Art Gallery

Art Gallery of Queensland

Art Gallery of Western Australia

Northern Territory Museum of Arts and Sciences

Victoria State Collection