City of Design day twenty five – Phoebe Porter

Sunday, 20 November 2023


Phoebe Porter is a jeweller best known for her simple, architectural forms, and innovative use of materials and techniques.

Since graduating from the Australian National University School of Art in 2001, Porter has firmly placed herself at the forefront of contemporary Australian jewellery design and has exhibited extensively in Australia and overseas. Her practice showcases her commitment to the structural elements of jewellery and her interest in highlighting the inherent beauty in her chosen materials- aluminium, stainless steel and titanium. Inspired by Constructivism and the Bauhaus, Porter’s work displays a process-driven approach to design, a deep understanding of the innate properties of her materials and a sophisticated use of structure to create form.

Porter’s work has since been acquired for a number of public collections, including the Art Gallery of South Australia and the Powerhouse Museum. She has exhibited work across the country, including Craft Victoria (solo show) 2012 and the National Gallery of Victoria’s Melbourne Now exhibition in 2013. Porter’s awards include a Victorian Premier’s Design Mark and grants from the Australia Council, Arts Victoria and Arts ACT.

Image: A selection of necklaces by Phoebe Porter. Photo via

City of Design day twenty five - Phoebe Porter