Marian Hosking

Australia, b. 1948

One of Australia’s most respected metalsmiths, Marian Hosking has been creating work for over 40 years. In 2007 she was named ‘Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft’ and in 2012 she won the Cicely & Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award. Hosking studied Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, going on to complete her Master of Arts in 1996 and her PhD at Monash University in Melbourne in 2009. She has lectured and taught internationally and is currently Senior Lecturer at the Monash Art Design and Architecture department. Marian’s distinctive work translates imagery from the natural environment through drawing, fabrication and castings techniques.  She says “I make jewellery that references specific botanical specimens and birds. I am not replicating them in an illustrative way, allowing the viewer/wearer to place his or her own reading onto the work. Often this reading is removed from where I started, but the emotive sensibility is similar. I utilise low relief, drawing on the soft, white luminosity of silver.”  Her most exhibition with Gallery Funaki was 2013’s Greetings from… , a collection of work informed by Marian’s experience of the inland coastal environments around Victoria and NSW. Marian lives and works in Melbourne.

Crest, 2013, sterling silver

More work by Marian Hosking

Clearing (group) by Marian Hosking Clearing (group), 2012, eucalyptus wood, silver, porcelain, paint
Brooches by Marian Hosking Brooches, 2013, blackened silver, sterling silver
Souvenir necklace by Marian Hosking Souvenir necklace, 2011, blackened silver
Brooches by Marian Hosking Brooches, 2011, blackened silver, sterling silver
Wrap rings by Marian Hosking Wrap rings, ongoing edition, blackened silver, sterling silver
Small brooches by Marian Hosking Small brooches, ongoing edition, blackened silver, sterling silver
Coralline brooch by Marian Hosking Coralline brooch, 2004, blackened silver, silver, enamel
Crest by Marian Hosking Crest, 2013, sterling silver
Double Brachychiton pendant by Marian Hosking Double Brachychiton pendant, 2013, blackened silver
Celery Top Pine & Paper Daisy by Marian Hosking Celery Top Pine & Paper Daisy, 2011, heat coloured silver


Greetings from…

October 29 to November 23, 2013

Marian Hosking’s recent research has taken her to familiar coastal and inland environments around Victoria and NSW.

Silver Seams and Small Blocks

May 5 to 30, 2009

Marian Hosking’s practice focuses upon the embodiment of place in intimate objects.