Award winning Jewellery Designer, Monica Szwaja creates handmade and individual designs using traditional gold and silver smithing techniques to create a contemporary look.
Bespoke describes a high degree of customization, often sentiment is the main ingredient which requires sensitivity, in this case it is essential to work closely with the client. It is desirable for many clients to recycles gems and gold to create something new and fresh.
A handmade production range is available for immediate purchase; this range is made with pure silver and pure gold. Each piece is handmade therefore the designs may vary slightly. One off and limited edition pieces are also available for those looking for individuality and variety.
Monica’s cozy studio is located Bayside; the studio is not appointed for casual visits therefore an appointment is essential. Monica is available during working hours, evening and weekends to accommodate those who have a heavy work schedule.
2014‘Colours of the Earth’ – The Goldsmith’s Gallery, San Remo, Victoria.
|2015||Solo exhibition at Michael Wilson Gallery, Eltham|
|2015||Gold and Silversmiths Gallery – Guild Exhibition San Remo|
|2014||Solo exhibition – Mingara Gallery, Phillip Island, Victoria.|
|2013||‘Gold and Silver Smiths Guild Australia Exhibition’
Ken Gray Alister Reid Gallery. Melbourne.
|2013||‘Be Dazzled Exhibition’ – Framed Gallery, Darwin.|
|2013||Monica Szwaja Recent Works – Ken Gray and Alister Reid Galley, Melbourne.|
|2012||‘Dogs Tail Exhibition’ – Ken Gray & Alister Reid Gallery, Melbourne.|
|2011||‘The Gold and Silversmiths Guild Exhibition’
Ken Gray & Alister Reid Gallery, Melbourne.
|2010||‘Jewels from Land and Sea’ Solo exhibition – Framed Gallery, Darwin|
|2009||‘Buda’ Castlemaine, Victoria|
|2008||‘Melbourne City Mission Group Exhibition’ – Michael Wilson Gallery,
Collins Street, Melbourne
|2005||Solo exhibition – Michael Wilson Gallery, Collins Street, Melbourne|
|2005||‘International Contemporary Jewellery Showcase’ in which I represented
Australia – Objects of Desire Gallery, Louisville, KY, USA
|2004||Melbourne City Mission Group Exhibition – Michael Wilson Gallery,
|1999||‘Artistic Australia’ I was invited by ‘TAJ Enterprises Japan’ to exhibit in a
travelling exhibition which travelled to eight Japanese cities.
|1999||‘Mercedes Australian Fashion Week VIP exhibition’ – Diamaru, Melbourne|
|1999||I was sponsored by ‘Eiko Jewellery Company Japan’ to exhibit in Kyoto Japan.|
|1998||‘Jewellery Showing’ Autumn Gold Pty Ltd., Melbourne.|
|1997||‘One Woman Two Men’ Metro! – Craft Centre, Melbourne.|
|1997||‘Earring Exhibition’ Makers Mark – Melbourne and Sydney.|
|1997||‘Pure Creation’ Finalist collection of the South Seas Pearl Design Award.|
|1996||‘Jewellery Association of Australia Australian Design Awards’
|1995||Markers Mark, Melbourne.|
|1993||Lindon Gallery, Melbourne.|
|1992||Crafts Australia, Springvale Community Centre Springvale, Victoria.|
|1991||RMIT student exhibition Faculty Gallery, Melbourne.|
|1991||Jewellery and Metal Smith Guild of Australia. Storey Hall, Melbourne.|
|1991||Mornington Craft Centre. Mornington Peninsula, Melbourne.|
|1990||RMIT Gallery Exhibition, Melbourne.|
|1978||Armadale Crafts, Armadale, New South Wales.|