This is the piece I made for Egetal's Fifteen Celebrations. This is what they wrote about it Cosmic wonders pierce the infinite dark of an Australian night sky as rivers vein great expanses of earth and rock in Sarah Heyward’s powerful boulder opal, quartz, 18ct yellow gold and silk necklace. This stirring song to the antipodes is now available for viewing and purchase in the gallery as part of our ‘Fifteen’ exhibition.
Last night I attended the launch of the fantastic new space, NorthCity4 in Brunswick. I am really excited about this community space for contemporary jewellers and object makers. Can's wait for the seminars and workshops. Thanks to all involved for realising this amazing project. I also bought a beautiful Katherine Bowman print, joy! NorthCity4 Website
My work is an exploration of the interplay between materials as an artistic medium and how they are represented in the modern world. I find inspiration in industrial materials, the randomness and asymmetry of the urban landscape, and the angular lines of architecture. My work is angular and bold, but at the same time it is understated and reminds me of soft comfortable silences in conversations of few words between friends and lovers.