Bin Dixon-Ward


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Awards and Prizes


Finalist, Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

Finalist, Contemporary Wearables, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland


Diana Morgan Postgraduate and Honours Gold & Silversmithing Prize


Finalist, Victorian Craft Award



Itami Award, Museum of Art and Craft, Itami, Japan

Australian Postgraduate Award, Research Scholarship



RMIT Foundation Honours Travelling Scholarship.

Don Begbie Award for Excellence in Gold and Silversmithing, RMIT.

Vice Chancellors List for Academic Excellence, RMIT.



Toowoomba Contemporary Wearables 2011 Student Prize



Koodak Award for Best Student (3rd Year) RMIT


Solo Exhibitions


The Grid Reimagined, Site 8 Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne.

Oomph! with Gulia McGauran, The Stables at the Meat Market, Melbourne

The Captains Daughter, Gallery Bilk, Canberra.

Connections, Gallery Bilk, Canberra.



The Captain’s Daughter, Seaworks Museum, Williamstown.


Grids. Craft Victoria, Melbourne, 1-30 August.


Urbanhabits.  First Site Gallery RMIT Melbourne (31 July- 14 August)

Morphed Habitat, The Curio at Gaffa. Sydney (28 June 10- July)


Group Exhibitions



Itami Contemporary Jewellery Award Exhibition, MAC Itami, Japan

Boring, Very Boring, Curated by Susan Cohn, Anna Schwartz Gallery, Melbourne

Contemporary Wearables, Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland

Xl-XS, & Gallery, Melbourne           

Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, Melbourne


Collective Material, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

Out of Hand: Materialising the Digital, Museum of Arts and Sciences, Sydney.

/kyōōb/, Kipp Gallery, University of Indiana Pennsylvania +4 venues touring North America



Electric, Craft Victoria, Melbourne          

Victorian Craft Award, Craft Victoria, Melbourne

Azimuth, RMIT School of Art Gallery, Melbourne


A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity, Powerhouse Museum, Sydney

The Future is Here, RMIT Design Hub, Melbourne

Schmuck, Internationalen Handwerksmesse, Munich.

Digital Promises, Artscape Triangle Gallery, Toronto Design Offsite Festival, Toronto

Close to Hand 2 First Site Gallery, Melbourne

Ephiphyte Truss, Greenwood Street Projects, Collingwood

New Weave, Object: Australian Design Centre, Sydney



Melbourne Now, National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne

[CTRL][P] Objects on Demand, Object: Australian Design Centre, Sydney

Beyond Precious, (invited) Gallerie 19 Paul Fort, Paris


2013 Itami Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition, Museum of Art and             Craft, Itami, Japan

Close to Hand 2, First Site Gallery, RMIT, Melbourne

Making it Real, (selected), Open Gallery, OCAD University, Toronto

Breath Into…, (invited) COTA Gallery, Sydney and Jam Factory          Adelaide

New Edition, (invited) Gallery Funaki, Melbourne

Atlas For the Devil, (Curator, Donald Holt) Greenwood Street Project, Melbourne



Fresh, (invited) Craft Victoria, Melbourne   

As Above, So Below RMIT Graduating Exhibition, Victorian Artists Society, Melbourne National Contemporary Jewellery Award(selected), Griffith Regional Art Gallery. NSW.

RMIT Foundation Honours Travelling Scholarship Exhibition,              (selected) RMIT School of Art Gallery




Contemporary Wearables 11, (Selected) Toowoomba Regional Art   Gallery.  QLD 

Galerie Marzee International Graduate Exhibition, (Selected) Nijmegen, Netherlands.

Contemporary Australian Silver and Metalwork Exhibition- Buda 2011. (Selected) Castlemaine, Victoria

Fluxation (Selected) Society of North American Goldsmiths, Seattle.USA



Romantica, Shabana Jackson Gallery, Fitzroy.

Bell Weather, RMIT Graduating Exhibition, 1000£ Bend, Melbourne.


Wondernamel, First Site Gallery Melbourne.

In The City… City Library Gallery, Melbourne.

Found In Translation, RMIT First and Second Year Gold and Silversmithing Annual exhibition. School of Art Gallery RMIT.


Medium Rare RMIT First and Second Year Gold and Silversmithing Annual exhibition. School of Art Gallery RMIT.


Public Collections

2017          The Art Gallery of South Australia

                 Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland

2016         The McMillan Collection, RMIT University 

2014          National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne.

2013          Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences (Powerhouse Museum), Sydney

                 Musee Des Arts Decoritifs, Le Louve, Paris

2012          The McMillan Collection, RMIT University

2011          Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Queensland.


Public Art

2005           The Other Mother. (with Kate MacNeill) Public Art Commission for the Shire of       Golden Plains, Family Centre, Bannockburn. Victoria

2004           Roos Loose, temporary installation, Horsham, Victoria.



2016           Out of Hand:Materialiasing the Digital, Matthew Connell, Ronald T Labaco, Thomas Birtchnell

2009           Julie Blyfield: Natural Selection in Craft Culture, Craft Victoria.



2017          PhD RMIT.

2012           Bachelor of Fine Arts (First Class Hons) RMIT.

1995           Graduate Diploma Arts and Entertainment Management, Deakin University

1983           Graduate Diploma Recreation and Leisure Studies, Phillip Institute of Technology

1982           Bachelor of Arts, La Trobe University