Sally Marsland

Australia, b. 1969

Sally Marsland completed an honours degree in Fine Arts, Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT in 1996 before studying under professor Otto Künzli at the Munich Academy of Fine Art.


Sally’s approach to making encompasses a wide range of materials and technique; and an instinctive process, saying: “I try to keep my eyes open and not do anything that makes my teeth hurt.”  Sally won the Herbert Hofmann Prize in 2002 and the Colin and Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award in 2006.


Marsland has had 6 solo exhibitions at Funaki and has exhibited internationally since 1997.  Her work is held in numerous public collections, including the NGV (Melbourne) the NGA (Canberra) Die Neue Sammlung (Munich), Museum für Angewandte Kunst (Frankfurt), Musée des Arts décoratifs (Paris) and the Stedlijk Museum (Amsterdam).

Vessels, 2017, resin, pigments, plastic, wood

More work by Sally Marsland

Pendant (cat #39) by Sally Marsland Pendant (cat #39), 2016, iron pyrite, 18k gold, nylon, glue
Pendant (cat #38) by Sally Marsland Pendant (cat #38), 2016, Zambian citrine, silver, glue
Brooch (cat #3) by Sally Marsland Brooch (cat #3), 2016, rhodochrosite, silver, glue
Pendant (cat #42) by Sally Marsland Pendant (cat #42), 2016, peridot, 18k gold, glue
Pendant (cat #28) by Sally Marsland Pendant (cat #28), 2016, star diopside, silver, glue
Pendant (cat #71) by Sally Marsland Pendant (cat #71), 2016, common opal, silver, glue
Flat Colour brooches by Sally Marsland Flat Colour brooches, 2002 - present, resin, pigments, silver
Necklaces by Sally Marsland Necklaces, 2011, resin, pigments
Necklace by Sally Marsland Necklace, 2013, resin, pigments
Brooch (poured, pushed, cut) by Sally Marsland Brooch (poured, pushed, cut), 2006, resin, pigments, silver
Almost Black by Sally Marsland Almost Black, 2001, various materials
Flat Colour by Sally Marsland Flat Colour, 2002, resin, pigments, silver
Brooch by Sally Marsland Brooch, 2006, resin, pigments, silver
Pendant by Sally Marsland Pendant, 2006, resin, pigments, thread
Flat Colour by Sally Marsland Flat Colour, 2002, resin, pigments, silver


Odd One Out

November 9 to December 4, 2010

Sally Marsland presents an exhibition of new work.

HOLD: Exploring the Contemporary Vessel

April 18 - May 27, 2017

A survey of contemporary vessels by Australian and international makers, curated by Natasha Sutila.

Many I love are here

November 15 - December 10, 2016

“The imaginings of our childhood selves live on in all kinds of interesting ways”.
(Natasha Mitchell, in conversation on Ratio National, sometime in October 2016)

This work is the same as what I have always done: except maybe this time I have allowed myself to be quieter, to see how close I can get; to know the many I love and have loved and how they are here, or not here, and not to be frightened or distracted by what I find.


October 6 - 31, 2015

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