LARSEN & LEWERS

Helge Larsen Jeweller and Sliversmith

Darani Lewers Jeweller and Craftsperson  

Darani Lewers Jeweller and Craftsperson  

Helge Larsen Jeweller and Sliversmith

Darani Lewers Jeweller and Craftsperson  

Helge Larsen Jeweller and Sliversmith

HELGE LARSEN 1929 - 2021

Helge Larsen leaves and immense legacy as an artist, jeweller, teacher, and mentor.


Following his migration to Australia in 1961 Helge formed a partnership with Darani Lewers, (Larsen & Lewers) in Sydney. During the 1960’s Larsen & Lewers pioneered the development of contemporary jewellery in Australia whilst also making hollow-ware and working on large scale commissions. Helge has been acknowledged as having introduced the tenets of Danish Design to the institutions in which he taught as well as facilitating reciprocal opportunities for cultural exchange between Australian and European jewellers. Over the 55 years of their partnership Larsen & Lewers broadened and consolidated their national and international reputation by maintaining an exhibiting profile throughout Australia and Europe.


Helge also taught at the University of NSW and in 1976 established the Jewellery and Silversmithing Studio at Sydney College of the Arts, now part of the University of Sydney. An institution that has trained generations of professional jewellers in NSW. In the 1970’s Helge and Darani joined the international jewellery movement with Helge’s proficiency in a number of languages facilitating his teaching and professional opportunities in Europe. Helge was appointed consultant to the Crafts Board, Australia Council for the Arts, and curated a number of national jewellery exhibitions to Europe and Asia. Initiatives that culminated in the landmark "Cross Currents" exhibition in 1984 featuring leading practitioners in contemporary jewellery from Australia and Europe, as well as placing Australian jewellers on the world stage. A unique venture jointly conceived by Helge Larsen and Otto Künzli, a Swiss trained Goldsmith based in Munich, Germany.  

Helge at work in the studio at Seaforth 1970s

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Darani Lewers Jeweller and Craftsperson  

Helge Larsen Jeweller and Sliversmith