A recurring theme in Andrea Daly’s work stems from a curiosity about what we believe to be reality - and how this impacts on us physically, emotionally and spiritually. She is fascinated by the rules and ideologies we adopt to try to control and explain reality - whether it be through culture, philosophy, religion or science.
Daly tells stories through her work that are driven, to a differing extent, by these interests. Her intention is always that the work is only the beginning, and the viewer/owner will continue the narration.
Daly has a Post Graduate Diploma in Visual Arts majoring in Contemporary Jewellery from Sydney College of the Arts and a Master in Philosophy majoring in Art History from Auckland University.
As well as maintaining her own art practice, Daly has lectured in jewellery design at both the Manukau Institute of Technology and the Hungry Creek Art School.