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15/07/2016

Mari Funaki award 2016 – EXPO at Gal. Funaki (AU) – 23 Aout-24 Sept. 2016

2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

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.

Mari Funaki award 2014Mari Funaki award 2014

The selected exhibitors are:
Blanche Tilden (Au) / Céline Sylvestre (Fr) / David Bielander (CH/De) / Doris Betz (De) / Dovile Bernadisiute (Lithuania) / Ela Bauer (Nl) / Emi Fukuda (Jp) / Florian Milker (De) / Frieda Doerfer (De) / Genevieve Howard (Irl) / Henriette Schuster (De) / Inari Kiuru (Fi/Au) / Karl Fritsch (De/NZ) / Katie Collins (Au) / Katja Prins (Nl) / Katrin Feulner (De) / Lauren Tickle (USA) / Léa Mazy (Fr) / Lisa Walker (NZ) / Manon van Kouswijk (Nl/Au) / Melanie Isverding (De) / Melinda Young (Au) / Melissa Cameron (Au) / Michihiro Sato (Jp) / Nadja Soloviev (De) / Naoko Inuzuka (Jp/Au) / Paul Adie (UK) / Shachar Cohen (Il) / Sarah Johnston (Au) / Selen Özus (Tr) / Sophie Baumgärtner (De) / Thanh-Truc Nguyen (De) / WenMiao Yeh (Tw) /
Yong Joo Kim (S. Kr) / Yu Fang Chi (Tw)

 Kiko Gianocca, Veneer #2 neckpiece, 2014, wood veneer, balsawood, brass. Winner of the 2014 Mari Funaki Award.Kiko Gianocca, Veneer #2 neckpiece, 2014, wood veneer, balsawood, brass. Winner of the 2014 Mari Funaki Award.

Melissa Cameron. Piece: Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot, 2016. Powdercoated steel hand trowel, stainless steel, ribbon, various dimensions. Necklace, brooch, pin. - selected for Mari Funaki award 2016: Melissa Cameron. Piece: Ruchnoy Protivotankovy Granatomyot, 2016. Powdercoated steel hand trowel, stainless steel, ribbon, various dimensions. Necklace, brooch, pin

David Bielander. Bracelet: Cardboard, 2015. Patinated silver, white gold. Photo by: Dirk Eisel. - selected for Mari Funaki award 2016: David Bielander. Bracelet: Cardboard, 2015. Patinated silver, white gold. Photo by: Dirk Eisel

Genevieve Howard. Necklace: The Song of the Chanter, 2016. Laser cut Japanese linen paper, elastic. - selected for Mari Funaki award 2016: Genevieve Howard. Necklace: The Song of the Chanter, 2016. Laser cut Japanese linen paper, elastic

Yong Joo Kim. Necklace: Crossing the Chasm, 2016. Velcro® hook and loop fastener, thread. - selected for Mari Funaki award 2016: Yong Joo Kim. Necklace: Crossing the Chasm, 2016. Velcro® hook and loop fastener, thread

Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Figures. Porcelain. - selected for Mari Funaki award 2016: Manon van Kouswijk. Necklace: Figures. Porcelain

Léa Mazy (FR) -  Beneath the surface -  2016  Léa Mazy -  Beneath the surface -  2016 – Léa is a young French designer studying at Design Academy Eindhoven.  Léa ’s jewelry collection “Beneath the Surface” is the result of a research on materials around the notions of intimacy, preciousness, fragility, surprise, but most of all on the beauty lying underneath the surface. Combined, the individual story of each broches and rings creates a personal narration and landscape.

 

Mari Funaki was a unique and passionate advocate for contemporary jewellery in Australia, both through her own remarkable practice and her establishment and directorship of Gallery Funaki.
This Award aims to celebrate Mari’s legacy by rewarding the skills and vision of jewellers both here and overseas and by providing a platform for outstanding new work to be shown here in Australia. A panel of three judges will award prizes in both established and emerging categories, with total prize money valued at AUD$11,000.

 

Gallery FUNAKI
4 Crossley Street
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia 3000
PO Box 24142
Melbourne, Victoria
Australia 3001
Email
tel +613 9662 9446

 

13/12/2014

Preziosa Young 2015 selection

First selection of 24 artists – Among them, 6-8 artists will be choose to participate to the Preziosa. Contemporary Jewellery Exhibition

Preziosa Young 2015
PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015.
The first selection was made!! We received over 120 entries, and among these participants we have selected 24 artists:
Lisa BjörkeBifei Cao — Chae Sekang — Yu Fang Chi Bartosz Maria ChmielewskiMarion Delarue — Duan Yanli — Annie GobelDaniela Hedman — Holland Houdek — Jhang Hao-Han – Lauren Kalman — Charlotte Kreuter — Tithi KutchamuchLee Seoyeon — Vicky Lew — Bruno Micolano — Luigi Piantanida — Sang Deok Han — Jie SunMichal Taharlev — Yen-Yu Tseng — Youmi KimSangji Yun.

Among this group we will choose the artists (6-8) that will participate in the exhibition in Florence, and will be included in the catalogue.

PREZIOSA is a cultural project designed and co-ordinated by “Le Arti Orafe”, since 1985 the most prestigious contemporary jewellery school in Italy.
The project, launched in 2005, has become one of the most important European events devoted to contemporary jewellery.
The conceptual quality, the presence of artists of international fame, the prestigious set-up, the elegant catalogues and the original formula that comprises the organisation of conferences with the artists taking part, make “Preziosa” an appointment that lovers of contemporary jewellery cannot afford to miss.
A country of exquisite jewellery traditions, Italy has no museum devoted to jewellery, and temporary exhibitions have always been rare.
The attention devoted by the communication media and the cultural institutions to initiatives devoted to this art form has – apart from a few shining exceptions – always been limited, while great interest has always been expressed by lovers of contemporary art.
Through the organisation of events such as PREZIOSA, the school wishes to help to fill a gap the discrepancy of which is more or less consciously acknowledged.
Since 2008, a « parallel » exibition for young artists is organized: PREZIOSA Young is already an international reference for new artists and goldsmiths

Lisa Björke Brooches made of copper and paintLisa Björke Brooches made of copper and paint

Youmi KIM - Root of plant ,Brass wire, acrylic wire, porcelain, 2014  Youmi KIM – Root of plant ,Brass wire, acrylic wire, porcelain, 2014 

Bartosz Maria ChmielewskiBartosz Maria Chmielewski

Sangji YUN - Confrontation with the past – Stranger, aluminum, steel, installation and brooches, 2013Sangji YUN - Confrontation with the past – Stranger, aluminum, steel, installation and brooches, 2013

Yu Fang ChiYu Fang Chi

Bifei Cao 2013Bifei Cao 2013

Tithi KutchamuchTithi Kutchamuch pearly white  2011-2013

Michal TaharlevMichal Taharlev

Annie Gobel- RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) - ring, Cut From a Block , 2012, resin, timber, plastic toysAnnie Gobel – RMIT (Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology) – ring, Cut From a Block , 2012, resin, timber, plastic toys

Exhibition
The PY exhibition will take place in conjunction with the international event PREZIOSA 2015, in Florence, in the prestigious Marino Marini Contemporary Museum of Art. The organizers could also plan other exhibitions along the year: the selected artists are committed to deliver their work to all the scheduled events. Each of the selected winners must present 5 to 10 pieces for the exhibition. These pieces must be the same (or similar) to those submitted for the selection

 

PREZIOSA YOUNG 2015
Contacts : +39 055 2280131
preziosa@artiorafe.it

 

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