Catherine Large is a practising jeweller and metalsmith. Her artwork draws on experiences of the nature of ‘stuff’, inherited and collected, to inform her work. She works predominantly with recycled and reused materials, preferring to use objects and materials that have had a former life. Examining objects and considering how to use them is a contemplative action allowing time to consider the history of these pieces.
Her work has been curated into both National and International exhibitions, including Tinker Tailor Soldier Sailor (2011-14) and So Fresh + So Clean: Ethical Metalsmiths Annual International Juried Digital Student Exhibition and Emerging Artist Award (2014) http://emstudents.org/exhibitions/so-fresh-so-clean/. Strange Objects, Small Object Space, artisan (2016) showcased the work completed for her MVA http://www.artisan.org.au/strange-objects.
Catherine has been the recipient of a number grants and her work is represented in public and private collections.
Catherine teaches in the Jewellery and Small Objects Department, within the Fine Art Degree at QCA, and convenes First Year in the Jewellery and Small Objects program. In 2013 she assisted in the programming and chairing of the JMGA conference Participation and Exchange, and is currently a Board Member of the Jewellers and Metalsmiths Group of Queensland.
Two works by QCA’s 1st year convenor of Jewellery and Small Objects, Catherine Large, have been selected for the 18th Silver Triennial to be held in Germany.