‘Born in Dunedin, 1971
I graduated from the Otago Polytechnic School of Art in 1991 and again in 2005 this time majoring in Jewellery and Metalsmithing. Between times I have worked as a bookbinder, barmaid and picture framer, in a variety of cities around the world.
A collector and hoarder by nature, I have always been drawn to objects that carry a sense of history. Dunedin’s second hand shops provide rich hunting grounds for overlooked treasure and these finds form the basis for much of my work.
Tucked away in my studio I bring together the skills I was taught as a child around the kitchen table with those later learnt at the jeweller’s bench.
I also have a particular fondness for spoons.’
Victoria McIntosh stitches together contemporary jewellery, sculpture and assemblage. A collector by nature, she is drawn to found objects that carry a sense of history, whether real or imagined. In her practice the BODY is seen as both site and subject.