Mari Funaki Award shortlist announced!!!

I am incredibly honoured and humbled to be amongst the artists shortlisted for the Mari Funaki award this year. 

Selected artists:
Paul Adie (Germany/Scotland), Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden), Peter Bauhuis (Germany), Naama Bergman (Israel), Julie Blyfield (Australia), Welfe Bowyer (New Zealand), Lin Cheung (United Kingdom), Cédric Chevalley (Switzerland), Sungho Cho (South Korea), Katie Collins (Australia), Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng) (Italy/Sweden & Hong Kong/Sweden), Jess Dare (Australia), Marion Delarue (France), Patricia Domingues (Portugal), Katrin Feulner (Germany), Benedikt Fischer (Austria), Samira Goetz (Germany), Yu Hiraishi (Japan), Melanie Isverding (Germany), Cara Johnson (Australia), Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany), Lore Langendries (Belgium), Yutaka Minegishi (Japan/Germany), Lea Rohde (Germany), Karin Seufert (Germany), Hea Lim Shin (South Korea), Jelizaveta Suska (Latvia/Sweden), Catherine Truman (Australia), Carolin Volz (Germany), Lauralai Wilson (Australia), Aurelia Yeomans (Australia).

https://klimt02.net/events/awards/mari-funaki-award-contemporary-jewellery-2018-gallery-funaki

Island Welcome Review

Josephine Briginshaw has written a  review of Island Welcome for Radiant Pavilion:

http://www.radiantpavilion.com.au/josephine-briginshaw.html

The second iteration of Island Welcome which saw the inclusion of garlands by Alice Whish, Anna Davern, Liv Boyle, Manon van Kouswijk, Maree Clarke, Melinda Young and Sim Luttin has just drawn to a close at Craft in Melbourne. To find out more information about the touring exhibition please visit http://islandwelcome.com.au

look what we made: meet the new generation of Australian makers

'Look what we made' a beautiful new book by the incredible folks at Frankie Magazine is out now! In 2017 when I was in the thick of making the flowers for the Martin Place memorial I had a chat to writer Koren Helbig who turned my sleepless ramblings into a lovely article and photographer Bri Hammond snapped some fabulous photos of me in my home studio during a truly chaotic time in my life. I feel very lucky to be included in such a beautiful publication surrounded by pages of passionate makers from all over Australia. 

You can grab a copy from selected book shops and news agencies or online from Frankie Press

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 Saw piercing flower templates for the Martin Place permanent memorial. Photo by Bri Hammond

Saw piercing flower templates for the Martin Place permanent memorial. Photo by Bri Hammond

 Bending up Sunflowers for Tori Johnson for the Martin Place permanent memorial. Photo by Bri Hammond

Bending up Sunflowers for Tori Johnson for the Martin Place permanent memorial. Photo by Bri Hammond

 Photo by Bri Hammond

Photo by Bri Hammond

Island Welcome

ISLAND WELCOME:

Eight Australian contemporary jewellers make a welcome garland in response to current Australian immigration and refugee policy. 

Artists: Jane Bowden, Michelle Cangiano, Jess Dare, Nicky Hepburn, Kath Inglis, Vicki Mason, Belinda Newick and Lauren Simeoni.

I am proud to be a part of this thought provoking exhibition, instigated and curated by Belinda Newick. The exhibition will be open from 26th August to 3rd of September at Brunswick Art Space as part of Radiant Pavillion.

Please check out the website to learn more about this exhibition and details about each garland.

http://islandwelcome.com.au

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2016 a Year of International Exhibitions...

December - Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, Netherlands

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September - ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

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May - San W Gallery, Shanghai, China

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March - The National, Christcurch, New Zealand

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March- ATTA Gallery, Bangkok, Thailand

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February - Munich, Germany