1996-1997 Sydney Institute of Technology, Enmore. Associate Diploma in Arts (Jewellery Design).
1992-1995 University of New South Wales, incomplete studies for Bachelor of Science, botany.
2007 april, may, june. Australia Council London Studio.
2004 February and March. The hub centre for contemporary craft, design and making, Sleaford, U.K.
2003 January to April. The Pearoom, Heckington, U.K., HAT Australia Jewellers exchange program.
1999 August to November. Mentorship grant awarded by Craft Queensland, funded by Australia Council. Mentor and host Tracey Clement, Sydney.
“transforming throwaway plastics: some simple techniques”
2012 Square Peg Studios, Newtown 5, 6 May
2008 Queensland College of Arts, Brisbane 10, 11 May, 15, 16 March
University of South Australia, Adelaide, 1,2,3 september, 29, 30, 31 January
2007 Australian National University, Canberra, 1-4 January
2013'unnatural acts' The National, Christchurch, New Zealand.
'Chained' Bilk Gallery, Canberra.
2012'Alchemy' Bilk Gallery, Canberra.
'unnatural acts' Craft Victoria, Melbourne.
'Bilk on Tour' Incinerator Gallery, Moonee Ponds; Incinerator Art Space, Willoughby; Bilk Gallery, Canberra.
'Once More, With Love' Studio 20/17, Sydney; NorthCity4, Melbourne; Bilk Gallery, Canberra.
'Unexpected Pleasures The Art and Design of Contemporary Jewellery' National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne and Design Museum, London
'SOS(supercycle our souls)' Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy
'Entfesselt Schmuck ohne Grenzen' Museum Bellerive, Zürich, Switzerland
2011 'Ontketend (Jewellery Unleashed!)' Museum voor Moderne Kunst Arnhem (MMKA), The Netherlands.
'unnatural acts' Velvet da Vinci Gallery, San Francisco, USA.
'Contemporary Wearables 2011' Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Toowoomba, Australia.
'The Other Hemisphere' Ventura Lambrate, Milan, Italy
'Not Pretty?' Atrium Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art, Glasgow and SH Jewellery Gallery, Edinburgh UK.
2010 'Excessory: Contemporary Australian Jewellery'. Museums and Galleries NSW touring exhibition.
'Winter Brooches '10' studio 20/17, Sydney.
'homework'. GAFFA, Sydney.
'the jewelled antipodean'. Gallery Shop Si, Kobe, Japan.
2009 'homework'. Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan.
'alter ego, the other I' GAFFA, Sydney.
'sustain me' Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
2008 'mark vaarwerk retrospective' Metalab, Sydney.
'fuse: jewellers and artists exploring self and society through diverse technology' Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide.
2007 'Cracker!' Metalab, Sydney.
'50 brooches' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
2006 'round' double solo show with vicki mason. Workshop Bilk, Queanbeyan.
'Australian jewelers' group exhibition' Object by Gallery Deux Poissons, Tokyo and touring Japan.
'city of hobart art prize 06' Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery, Hobart.
're-frame' Ivan Dougherty Gallery, Sydney.
2005 'new work mark vaarwerk' window display, Collect, Sydney.
'arc biennial' exhibition, Brisbane City Hall.
'make the common precious' Craft Victoria, Melbourne.
'plastic fantastic' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
'spin-offs, jewellery by mark vaarwerk' window display, e.g.etal, Melbourne.
'element' 1000 degrees C jewellery and glass gallery, Avalon.
'mark vaarwerk jewellery' window display, Craft Queensland, Brisbane.
2004 'Ring' Gallery Deuxpoissons, Tokyo.
'Click' Gallery One Five Six, Sydney.
'Souvenir' E.g.etal, Melbourne.
'Australian Expressions' Raffles City Shopping Centre, Singapore.
2003 'Cherish' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
2003 - 2005 'HAT Australia Jewellery Exchange Exhibition'. Touring England, Australia.
2002 'Metal Element V' Quadrivium, Sydney.
'metamorphosis - emerging sydney', Atrium Gallery, The Glasgow School of Art.
'something precious' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
'pinned' Gallery One Five Six, Sydney.
Australian Korean Foundation 10th Anniversary Celebration Exhibition, Mokkumto Gallery, Seoul.
'Prime' Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane.
'Fluid' E.g.etal, Melbourne.
2001 'Contemporary Wearables 01' Toowoomba Regional Art gallery, Toowoomba.
'Pulling Strings' E.g.etal, Melbourne .
'Grab' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
2000 'Cult Neon' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
'Sites for Adornment' and 'Boxed In' JMGA and JMGQ exhibitions, Doggett Street Studio, Brisbane.
'Darn it...I forgot to buy a new wardrobe!' E.g.etal, Melbourne.
1999 'Blade pendants' Window display, Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
1998 'Nature' Craft Queensland Gallery, Brisbane.
2008 ‘The Compendium Finale of Contemporary Jewellers’ Andy Lim ed. Darling Publications.
2007 'The Sydney Design Guide' Viviane Stappmanns & Ewan McEoin ed. Alphabet Press.
2007 'Brooching the subject' The Courier Mail, april 18.
2005 'Craft Unbound make the common precious' Kevin Murray, Craftsman House.
'The Great Materials Double Dip' Object Magazine, no 46.
2004 THE HAT PROJECT here and there australia/UK.
2001 'Turning Trash into Bejewelled Treasures' The Age (Melbourne) May 30.
2000 'Babbleon' The Age(Melbourne) May 3 2000.
1999 'Eco-urban designer' Object Magazine, no 4.
1998 'Showing off the nature of Craft' The Courier Mail (Brisbane) December 18.