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Belinda Newick

Belinda is a jewellery teacher at Melbourne Polytechnic and a practising contemporary jeweller.  She maintains a diverse practice as a studio based jeweller, independent curator and educator, teaching at Melbourne Polytechnic in the Advanced Diploma and Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design. 

Her teaching practice collaborates to provide both practical and theoretical opportunities for learning and teaching innovation in design and making.  Newick has been the recipient of two international grants, an Asialink Residency in Sri Lanka 2004 and another in Kerala, India 2001. She exhibits nationally and in Asia, New Zealand and the USA. 

Becoming a teacher after working as an artist was a natural progression for Belinda, an opportunity to give back and to educate the next generation of makers. Developing and improving student learning and curriculum is paramount to her teaching practice. Valuing creative practice and materiality motivates her to help students find and develop their own creative expression. Her professional work maintains the technical skills and knowledge that she demonstrates in her teaching, whilst her teaching keeps her connected to developing jewellers and metalsmiths. Belinda shares her industry connections with her students. This shows students that she has industry currency and exposes students to the professional standard of work required in the contemporary industry.

Belinda completed a Bachelor of Arts in Jewellery and 3d Design at Curtin University in 1995, followed by a Design Associateship in the Metal Design Studio at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. She has been the recipient of two international grants, an Asialink Residency in Sri Lanka 2004 and another in Kerala, India 2001. She exhibits nationally and in Asia, New Zealand and the USA. Currently Belinda has curated a nationally touring group exhibition Island Welcome and is studying a Master of Creative Industries at Melbourne Polytechnic. Belinda is a finalist in the 2019 Victorian Craft Awards.

Grants and Awards

  • 2001 - Asialink Residency - Kerala, India
  • 2004 - Asialink Residency - Sri Lanka
  • 2019 - Finalist - Victorian Craft Awards

Jewellery Courses at MP

Certificate III in Jewellery Manufacture - Non-apprenticeship MEM30619
Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield
Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield
Turn your passion for creating beautiful jewellery into a rewarding career.
Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60211
Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield, Prahran
VTAC Visual Art - Full Time - Fairfield, Prahran
Our Advanced Diploma of Jewellery and Object Design MEM60211 is a two year, full-time dynamic course.
Introductory Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Do you have a sparkling desire to handcraft your own jewellery? Our teachers will expertly guide you to develop the basic skills that will get you started on your jewellery-making journey. Learn the techniques of making simple jewellery; filing, fabrication and soldering skills.
Certificate II in Engineering - Jewellery MEM20105
Visual Art - Part Time, Pre Apprentice - Fairfield, Prahran
Visual Art - Part Time, Pre Apprentice - Fairfield, Prahran
Acquire the strong foundation you need in jewellery making. Turn your designs on paper into pieces of art. Whether you have the ambition of becoming an artisan jeweller, working in the industry, or one day owning your own business - this is a great introductory course to get you started.
Wax Working for Jewellery
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Visual Art - Short Course - Fairfield
Are you wanting to bring your Wax Working Jewellery ideas to life? Our Wax Working for Jewellery short course will teach participants a range of wax working skills whilst using wax carving, forming, shaping and joining techniques whilst also learning about the Lost Wax Casting process. This course is suitable for beginners and participants that have some knowledge.