Tasmanian jeweller Emma Bugg merges traditional goldsmith techniques with precious and industrial materials not commonly associated with jewellery. Exploration of materials has resulted in a refined use of concrete in jewellery. Emma is interested in achieving wearable industrial finishes that echo her inspiration drawn from the urban environment.
A focus has been producing a series of pieces that relate to memory, and incorporate QR code technology, so the piece becomes a bank of digital information that can be accessed by scanning the jewellery with a mobile device.
Emma is currently undertaking a Connected residency through the Arts Tasmania. To supplement her arts practice, Emma is employed at MONA as front of house as a gallery attendant, a performance artist, and had been involved in co-curating an event for Dark MOFO.