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Jess Coldrey

Jess Coldrey

BA, BVA, MSc in progress

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About this Speaker

Jess Coldrey is an internationally exhibited technology artist, most notably curated into exhibitions for the Australian Ian Potter Centre, Melbourne Science Gallery, and the United Nations' COP26 conference in Glasgow. From robotics and drone selfies winning her the prestigious Agendo Art Prize to her recent fashion project in Paris exploring endometriosis, her art has traversed creativity and engineering to spark new conversations about the future.


Jess is also a humanitarian engineer and a strong advocate for sustainability and inclusion in STEM. She currently holds a 2021 John Monash Scholarship, Warwick University School of Engineering Scholarship and Monash University Community Leaders Scholarship while being a 2021 Laurette of the Australian French Association for Innovation and Research. Jess has presented at the National Transport Research Centre and the Society of Plastics Engineers, with current project partnerships including QENDO and Engineers Without Borders Australia. Her work has included pioneering research in recycled plastic roads, advising on creative strategy for Victoria's Regional Rail Revival, and supporting the Chief Engineer of Victoria.


The media has widely featured Jess' work, with focus articles from The Australian Newspaper, Frankie Magazine, Highway Engineering Australia, The Art Almanac and Australian Photography Magazine. She is currently studying for a Master of Science in the UK with plans to develop new frameworks for sustainable infrastructure development worldwide.

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