The winners of the Mari Funaki Award will be announced at the opening on Tuesday 23 August 2016.
The Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery is a biennial international Award that showcases excellence in international and Australian contemporary jewellery. Thirty-five artists have been shortlisted from an international field of 413 entries from 48 countries.
Congratulations to David Bielander,
winner of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016 (Established category)
with his piece ‘Cardboard‘ (2015) of patinated silver and white gold. The judges called it ‘an extraordinary example of contemporary making and practice‘. This work will now be part of the National Gallery of Victoria collection
Congratulations Sarah Johnston (AU),
winner of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016 (Emerging category)
with her piece « Collapsing Time » (2015) – onyx stone, rubber, 280x240x50mm
The judges reflected on ‘the intimacy of putting (the piece) on and feeling transformed, taken to another place’
Congratulations to Ela Bauer,
receiving a high commendation (Established)
for her piece ‘NT’ (2016) for ‘its confidence, freshness and evocative use of materials’.
Congratulations to Genevieve Howard,
awarded a high commendation (Emerging)
for her work ‘The Song of the Chanter’ (2015), impressing the judges with its ‘forward thinking and beautifully resolved relationship with the body’.