Lisa Walker

New Zealand , b. 1967

Lisa Walker lives and works in New Zealand. Since studying Craft and Design at the Otago Polytech Art School in Dunedin New Zealand in 1989, she has travelled and worked in Australia, Great Britain and Asia. From 1995-2001 she studied under Otto Künzli at the Akademie der Bildenden Künste in Munich, living and working in that city from 2002-2009. Through her investigation of the notions of archetypal beauty, Walker has developed a contemporary jewellery practice that is unmistakably hers.

‘One issue of this work is a study of the differences between an acceptable notion of beauty or stereo-type, and something else – the search for an aesthetic that we hardly ever see, but nevertheless perhaps recognise. This is reactionary work, consciously active with influences from all walks of culture and life. The pieces are often laced with references to contemporary jewellery of the last 40 years, questioning and researching what jewellery means, what it can be.’ Lisa Walker, 2007



Necklace , 2016, fabric, stuffing, thread

More work by Lisa Walker

Necklace  by Lisa Walker Necklace , 2016, fabric, stuffing, thread
Necklace by Lisa Walker Necklace, 2012, feathers, acrylic paint, thread
Brooch by Lisa Walker Brooch, 2004, rubber, plastic, paper, lacquer, ink
Necklace by Lisa Walker Necklace, 2015, 8k gold, thread
Brooch by Lisa Walker Brooch, 2012, wood, paint, 18k gold plated silver
Brooch by Lisa Walker Brooch, 2006, rubber, plastic, silk, lacquer
Brooch by Lisa Walker Brooch, 2011, wood, lacquer, silver, glue
Pendant by Lisa Walker Pendant, 2011, Paper
Pendant by Lisa Walker Pendant, 2011, thread, wood
Necklace by Lisa Walker Necklace, 2006, thread, freshwater pearls, glue
Necklace by Lisa Walker Necklace, 2013, Sheepskin
Brooch by Lisa Walker Brooch, 2004, Plastic, glue
Playmobil necklace (NGV collection) by Lisa Walker Playmobil necklace (NGV collection), 2010, plastic, thread
Necklace  by Lisa Walker Necklace , 2008, freshwater pearls, wood, plastic, silver

Exhibitions

SEEP

June 12 to July 7, 2012

If our collective subconscious brain could turn its pockets inside out, showing the world what we are really made of, it would look like Lisa’s work.

20/20

October 6 - 31, 2015

Gallery Funaki celebrates its 20th anniversary with an exhibition by some of our longest-standing artists.

2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

August 24 - September 24, 2016

The Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery is a biennial international Award that showcases excellence in international and Australian contemporary jewellery.  35 artists have been shortlisted from an international field of 413 entries from 48 countries.