Vannetta Seecharran


1969, Berbice, Guyana, South America

Training / Education:

  • Parsons School of Design, 1989 - 1992 BFA- Jewellery NY USA
  • SUNY New Paltz, NY, 1995 - 1997, MFA - Jewellery USA

Work Experience:

  • St. Martins College of Art and Design, London, Visiting Teacher, 1998 - present UK

Exhibitions (Solo & Group Shows):

Most recent:

  • Transient - Sole
  • Pumproom Museum, Leamington Spa, England, 2004
  • Feast your Eyes- Group
  • Victoria and Albert Museum, London, 2004 UK
  • HAT, Here and There -Australia and England
  • Touring, England and Australia - 2004 Group
  • Contemporary Applied Arts, London England -Group
  • Jewellery meets Textiles, August 2003

Awards / Grants:

  • Arts Council Grant -to produce solo exhibition - Transient , 2004
  • Local Council Funded - three months residents to Australia - 2003
  • Crafts Council - Setting up Grant - 2000

Collections (Private & Museum):

  • Montreal Museum of Decorative Arts, Montreal, Canada 1992
  • Cartwrigh Hall Art Gallery, Bradford, England, 2001
  • Harris Museum and Art Gallery, Preston, England, 2000
  • Oldham Art Gallery, Oldham, England, 2000
  • Warrington Museum, Warrington, England, 2000
  • Pump Room Museum and Art Gallery, Leamington Spa, England, 2002
  • Newark Houses Museum and Gardens, Leciester, England 2002

Artist Statement:

Fashion and textiles is the main inspiration for my work. I enjoy combining the two materials together, metal serves as the main structure for the piece and the fabrics offers the tactile quality. Wearable objects are a consistent and central theme throughout my work. In my current work I seek to create a dialogue between the two materials so that neither is dominant but instead can work harmoniously. In this way the piece functions on two levels - as jewellery and as art.