Joani graduated with a Bachelor in Visual Art (Creative Jewellery and Metal Design) degree from Stellenbosch University in 2009. She enrolled in the graduate training programme in 2010 where she worked as an apprentice goldsmith for two years, after which she qualified as a goldsmith. In March 2015 she successfully completed her Masters in Visual Arts degree at Stellenbosch University, achieving a distinction.
Joani views contemporary jewellery as a medium through which one can critically reflect upon our social and political environments. Her research interests are memory studies, specifically in relation to a South African context. She continues to make art that feeds into and from these research interests. Her art questions the stability of memory and narrative while also challenging the traditional function of jewellery.
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