Lucy Sarneel

The Netherlands , b.1961

Lucy Sarneel’s distinctive use of fabricated zinc is inspired by the omnipresence of the material in the objects and architecture in her native The Netherlands, and of the tones of the sea and sky there. Graduating from the Gerrit Rietveld Academy Amsterdam in 1989, Sarneel has exhibited in major international solo and group exhibitions since 1991. She has also worked as a teacher and mentor, delivering lectures and workshops internationally since 2002. Lucy is the recipient of numerous awards and her work is held in major public collections including the Cooper Hewitt Museum, NY, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Victoria & Albert Museum, London.

Juggler's Moment, 2014, zinc, polyester ribbon, paint, varnish, bamboo fibre.

More work by Lucy Sarneel

Earrings by Lucy Sarneel Earrings, 2014, acid etched zinc, paint
Necklace by Lucy Sarneel Necklace, 2014, acid etched zinc, vintage glass beads, plastic, bamboo, paint
Twirl brooch by Lucy Sarneel Twirl brooch, 2014, acid etched zinc, paint
Like a Butterfly by Lucy Sarneel Like a Butterfly, 2013, acid etched zinc, paint
Brooches by Lucy Sarneel Brooches, 2013, acid etched zinc, paint
Jungle fever earrings by Lucy Sarneel Jungle fever earrings, 2014, bamboo, thread, zinc
Joie de Vivre III by Lucy Sarneel Joie de Vivre III, 2009, acid etched zinc, paint
Food for Joy necklace by Lucy Sarneel Food for Joy necklace, 2011, acid etched zinc, paint, bamboo, ink, thread
Grey Beady necklace by Lucy Sarneel Grey Beady necklace, 2014, acid etched zinc, Venetian glass beads
Loving Spoonful by Lucy Sarneel Loving Spoonful, 2006, acid etched zinc, wood, fabric


2 minds, 4 hands

February 11 to March 8, 2014

Two renowned Dutch jewellers present an exhibition of their recent work. Manon van Kouswijk, who currently lives and works in Melbourne, explores fragmentary forms in porcelain.