Susan Cohn

Waste Not Want Not: paper #3
, 2008
Paper, 375 white gold, doughnut, silk cord
Dimensions variable Click to enlarge



Born Sydney, Australia 1952

Lives and works in Melbourne, Australia


Susan Cohn is an artist and designer of jewellery and metalwork. She creates her work through Workshop 3000, the studio she founded in 1980. Cohn brings a conceptual approach to her work together with an interest in contemporary culture and technology.

Cohn has a long-standing practice working across the art-craft-design divide. Her research based and collaborative process has included working with mathematicians, aerospace engineers and scientists to channel new technologies into her designs.

Her work was the subject of a major retrospective, ‘Technocraft: The Work of Susan Cohn 1980-2000’, organized by the National Gallery of Australia.





Susan Cohn

UNcommon moments

Susan Cohn

second thoughts

Recent Works

Susan Cohn

Your Secret Is Safe With Me
, 2015
Gold toe tag, ebony box, pine casket, digital video projection
(Filmmaker: Keira Leike, Sound: Peter Caneil)
Toe Tag: 750 yellow gold, 375 pink gold, silk ribbon: 7.5 x 3.5 x 0.03 cm, Ebony Box: 375 pink gold, magnets: 20 x 6.5 x 2 cm, Pine casket: linen, rope, plastic crates: 200 x 58 x 66.5 cm, Digital video projection: 2 minutes 44 seconds

Susan Cohn

, 2015
9 toe tags, Huon Pine Box, steel pipe, aluminium stand, digital video
(Filmmaker: Keira Leike)

60 x 22 x 7 cm, Digital video: 1 minute

Susan Cohn

, 2015
9 Styx, Steel mesh display, Ebony, Huon Pine, 375 pink gold, fine silver, linen cord, 8GB USB
Long: 1.2 x 0.9 x 18.5 cm, medium: 1.2 x 0.9 x 11 cm, short: 1.2 x 0.9 x 4.8 cm

Susan Cohn

, 2015
Photographic collages
(Photographer: Keira Leike)
Left: 207 x 217 cm, right: 207 x 217

Susan Cohn

Looking forward
, 2015
Eye masks: silk, cotton, 375 rose gold, edition of 15
Welcome Cards: digital print
Paper Tribute: newspaper, rubber bands


Susan Cohn

Techno Craft
, 2000
National Gallery of Australia