Murrays Cottage

Sarah Jane Ross completed her bachelor of Fine Art at RMIT, majoring in Gold and Silversmithing in 1991. She has participated in group exhibitions in Australia, Japan, and the Netherlands and was awarded the Jewellery Association of Australia's Platinum Jewellery Design Award in 1996. Sarah combines her practice with part time lecturing at RMIT, and is a partner in Studio Ingot, a contemporary jewellery gallery in Melbourne. As the home of the world's largest discovered piece of gold matrix (the Holtermann Nugget), Hill End is a site of intrigue for the goldsmith. Sarah plans to utilise the beauty of raw gold, silver gold and copper from the area to create contemporary jewellery which references the historical significance of gold to Australian immigration.