- MFA (Fine Arts), RMIT University, Australia
- BA Honours (Fine Arts), RMIT University, Australia
Janet Teoh is a studio-practising artist and an experienced educator who has demonstrated leadership by leading several programmes in her teaching career. She was formerly the Programme Leader for level one of the Diploma in Visual Studies, Director for the 3-Dimensional Studies Diploma programme and Programme Leader for the diploma and undergraduate programmes in Jewellery Design.
Janet’s current role in conceptualising and providing pastoral support to students’ well-being related to their learning and academic pursuit leverages on her extensive experience working with young adults. She is certified as a Mindfulness Facilitator, leading mindfulness practice and meditation in the College and community. Her pedagogical approach integrates mindfulness into the curriculum to cultivate deepened awareness, concentration and insight into teaching and learning.
As a studio-practising artist with 28 years of experience, Janet has developed her own studio space and has continued her artistic practice after graduation from the Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology with a Master of Fine Art in Gold and Silversmith. 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. Her body of work has evolved through the placement of three-dimensional sculptural forms on the human body and as installation art. Her creations 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. She participates in exhibitions both locally and internationally, featuring works that re-define the conventional value of jewellery with an imaginative aesthetic and methodology dealing with techniques and materials.