- MFA (Fine Arts), RMIT University, Australia
- BA Honours (Fine Arts), RMIT University, Australia
After graduation from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Masters of Fine Art in Gold and Silversmith, Janet Teoh developed her own studio space and has continued her artistic practice for the last 25 years. She has acquired extensive specialised skills and knowledge in Gold and Silversmithing, which involves the conceptual development and making of body ornaments, wearable sculpture and art, as well as fashion accessories.
The majority of her work has evolved through the placement of three-dimensional sculptural forms on the human body and as installation art. Her works often display fine details in design and construction, showcasing her ability to work with a wide range of materials, such as paper, plastic, metals, reprocessed objects, fabric and fibre.
Janet has demonstrated leadership in her teaching career. She has led several programmes, and is currently the Programme Leader for level one of the Diploma in Visual Studies. She was formerly the Director for the 3-Dimensional Studies Diploma programme and Programme Leader for the diploma and undergraduate programmes in Jewellery Design. She developed and taught the jewellery design programme from 1994 to 2007.
Janet’s pedagogical approach has been the special area of teaching and learning of foundation art and design. As Programme Leader of Foundational Studies she has successfully nurtured many young students to pursue their dream in art and design with confidence and excitement.
With many years of experience as a studio-practising artist, she has participated in exhibitions both locally and internationally. Her works re-define the conventional value of jewellery with an imaginative aesthetic and methodology dealing with techniques and materials.