Skin Deep Bangles, (detail), 2001, hand coloured cut and carved PVC and sterling silver, 33mm x 66mm. Photographer Tom Roschi.

Kath Inglis

Jewellery, Public Art, Wearables

Raised in Australia's multicultural tropical city of Darwin, Kath Inglis moved south to Adelaide to study contemporary jewellery. After graduating from the South Australian School of Art in 2000, Kath continued to develop her practice by working from a number of studios, including the renowned Gray Street Workshop, JamFactory's Metal Design Studio and soda and rhyme.

Kath is inspired by her surroundings; with political and social issues to weather extremes and subtle events, finding their way into her work. Her jewellery pieces become an autobiography of her life. Her passion for Polyvinyl Chloride (PVC) started in 2001 and she takes great joy in transforming a mundane material into something precious.

A career highlight so far is having her work collected by the Art Gallery of SA and at the same time being included in the Guildhouse 50th anniversary exhibition in 2016. Kath Inglis’ work is in high demand and her jewellery can be found in stockists and gallery shops in Australia, New Zealand, USA and China. Kath lives in the beautiful Adelaide Hills with a work bench located at The Barn.

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The Barn

The Barn

142 Mount Barker Road
Aldgate 5152
South Australia Australia
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Opening hours
Open by appointment


Solo Exhibitions

2017, projected surface, Hahndorf Academy, South Australia
2017, projected surface, San W Gallery, Shanghai, China

Group Exhibitions

2016, Guildhouse 50, Art Gallery of South Australia
2016, Upclose and Far Away, Gallerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands
2016, Nature, San W Gallery, Shanghai, China
2016, ONEONONE, Art Images Gallery, Norwood, South Australia
2014, 2nd Tamworth Textiles Triennial, NSW, Australia
2013, 40 years of JamFactory, Adelaide, South Australia
2010, Plastic Show, Velvet DaVinci, San Francisco, USA
2010, By Example, Museum of Arts and Crafts, Itami, Japan


2010, Graduate Diploma Education, University of South Australia
2002-2003, Design Associate, Jamfactory Metal Design Studio
1997-2001, Bachelor of Applied Arts, Jewellery and Metalsmithing, South Australian School of Art, University of South Australia


2016, Waterfalls Neckpiece, Rhiannon Vernon Roberts collection, Art Gallery of South Australia
2013, Colourful Reflections Brooch, Contemporary Wearables collection, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, NSW
2003, Skin Deep Bangles, Alice Springs Craft Acquisition Awards, Territory Craft, ACT


2002, Skin Deep Bangles, Merit Award, Design Institute of Australia


2014, N. Probert, 'Clear Cut', Adelaide Hills Magazine, p.64-67
2014, 2nd Tamworth Textiles Triennial
2013, JamFactory, Designing Craft/Crafting Design: 40 Years of JamFactory, p.100-101
2011, Larks Crafts, 21st Century Jewellery (the best of the 500 series), p.114-115
2010, Urbis Design/Living/Architecture, issue 55, p.77
2009, Dr N. Cherry, Review: Southern Stars Northern Light, Association of Contemporary jewellery (ACJ) Findings


2013, Gathering, Riesling Art Trail sculpture commission in collaboration with Verity Burley
2007, Glass Door Knobs and Wall Brooches, Adelaide Botanic Gardens for the Amazon Waterlily Pavilion in collaboration with Naomi Schwartz


2015, ONEONONE Guildhouse mentorship with Catherine Truman conducted over 9 months
2004, 3 month residency at Territory Craft, Bullocky Point
2004, 3 month Craftsouth mentorship with Catherine Truman