Current Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibition

Upcoming Exhibition

HOLD: Exploring the Contemporary Vessel



April 18 - May 27, 2017

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

Past Exhibitions

2017

MOON

January 31 - February 25, 2017

MOON brings the work of renowned Spanish artist Marc Monzó to Australia.

Past Exhibitions

2016

Chinawear

February 2 - March 5, 2016

Award winning jeweller Peter Hoogeboom trained as a contemporary jeweller at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam and began using ceramics in his work in 1994.  Chinawear is his first Australian exhibition.

Morphology

March 15 - April 9, 2016

Carlier’s fine wire structures contain varied and complex evocations: the delicacy and intricacy of botanical specimens, the monumentality of rock formations, the microscopic wonder of crystal structures, even the planes and angles of modern architecture.

5×7: early career Australian makers

April 19 - May 14, 2016

We are proud to present new work by five up and coming artists from Melbourne and Canberra: Zoe Brand, Annie Gobel, Marcos Guzman, Inari Kiuru and Lindy McSwan.

Pareidolia

May 31 - July 2, 2016

Kiko Gianocca’s fourth solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki is titled Pareidolia, which refers to the human trait of perceiving in an object or sound a pattern or meaning that doesn’t actually exist.

Clear Cut

July 12 - August 13, 2016

In Blanche’s hands, glass and metal are transformed into limpid jewellery that spills and flows and falls down and round the body, circling it with light, […] yet in this latest work we see a fundamental shift in direction — a clear cut.

 

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.

Evil & I

October 11 - November 12, 2016

Otto Künzli and Therese Hilbert return to Melbourne after six years, for an exhibition of new works, including the first pieces in important new series.

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.

Past Exhibitions

2015

Armillaria (Melbourne Hallimasch)

February 3 - March 7, 2015

Peter Bauhuis’s first Australian show in 10 years explores his innovative and idiosyncratic casting techniques applied to vessels and jewellery.

Concurrence

March 31 - May 2, 2015

Maureen Faye-Chauhan’s beautifully considered steel forms play with optical illusion, creating complex interior spaces within sophisticated geometric structures.

Surfacing

May 19 - June 20, 2015

Gallery Funaki is pleased to welcome the joint winners of the emerging prize from the 2014 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery,  Patrícia Correia Domingues and Sara Gackowska.

dark to light to dark

30 June - 1 August 2015

Gallery Funaki presents the work of Japanese artist Jiro Kamata, in dark to light to dark; his first Australian solo exhibition.

PRIME

August 18 - September 12, 2015

Warwick Freeman’s 10th solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, showing as part of Melbourne’s first Radiant Pavilion event.

20/20

October 6 - 31, 2015

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

iota

November 10 - December 5, 2015

Emma Fielden interrogates the notion of micro- and macrocosm; how a small part connects to and defines a whole, in iota, her first solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki.

Past Exhibitions

2014

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.

Escapade

April 1 to 26, 2014

David Bielander returns to Melbourne for a new exhibition, following on from his career-high exhibition, Demiurge at the Museum of Modern Art, Arnhem.

Pairs of Pieces

May 20 to June 14, 2014

“When I’m making my work, although I rarely have a clear idea of the end result, I am in pursuit of a fleeting vision that I chase along until the pieces start to materialize on my worktable.”

Yodel

July 8 to August 9, 2014

Gallery Funaki presents a new body of work from Karl Fritsch.  Selected works will also be shown from a recent collaboration between Fritsch and Auckland based photographer Gavin Hipkins.

Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

August 12 to September 13, 2014

The inaugural Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery, won by Kiko Gianocca, Sara Gackowska and Patrícia Correia Domingues.

Assembly

September 30 to October 25, 2014

Svenja John presents a new collection of pieces in her first exhibition in Australia since 2009.

Past Exhibitions

2013

Second Nature

February 5 to March 2, 2013

second nature, n.
An acquired behavior or trait that is so long practiced as to seem innate.

 

 

New Edition

April 23 to May 18, 2013

To launch Gallery Funaki’s new interior, we’re pleased to present New Edition; a curated exhibition that explores the multiple/edition in contemporary jewellery.

The Lunatic Swing

June 4 to 29, 2013

Gallery Funaki proudly presents a group exhibition by six artists who met and studied at the Academy of Fine Arts, Munich: Attai Chen, Carina Chitsaz-Shoshtary, Sungho Cho, Laura Deakin, Melanie Isverding and Emma Price.

Almost Invisible

July 23 to August 17, 2013

In her first solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki, Munich based artist Henriette Schuster presents a collection of jewellery that uses precious metals in simple, almost naïve ways to explore basic aesthetic relationships between two similar forms.

Mainly Twisted

September 10 to October 5, 2013

Japanese born, German based artist Yutaka Minegishi presents his first solo exhibition in Australia.

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.

Past Exhibitions

2012

Moments Like This

February 10 to March 3, 2012

“Making my jewellery feels like having a mystery-flight-ticket in the pocket, not knowing where one will end up. But at the same time I do have an aim. In the end there should be a damned good piece of jewellery.”

Making Dust

May 1 to 26, 2012

Warwick Freeman’s latest exhibition explores form, material and the quiet profundity of the everyday object.

Nature and Structure

May 13 to April 5, 2012

Nature and Structure is an exhibition by one of Australia’s most accomplished artists working at the height of her powers.

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.

Wearable Cities

July 31 to August 25, 2012

Modernism’s dreams of the future may have become the stuff of our past, but through her jewellery, Blanche Tilden recognises in its most utopian moments an idea which still has the power to enchant us: that of a building made of glass…

Die Allgäuer Ringmaschine

September 3 to 15, 2012

Collected with passion by fashion and art movers and shakers, and awarded the highest honours in contemporary jewellery, Fritsch’s work is also held in public collections worldwide.

On Second Thoughts

September 25 to October 20, 2012

The jewellery of Kiko Gianocca (Switzerland) and Marc Monzó (Spain) is born of a need to make sense of the temporality, connectedness and the personal.

Some Uncertain Facts

November 13 to December 8, 2012

“The works in this exhibition are a collection of forms made in relation to one another, the previous one giving the next a reason for existing. They form an installation of a kind, perhaps a never-ending conundrum of propositions.”

Past Exhibitions

2011

Laura Deakin: Layered Traces, Folded Spaces

February 1 to 26, 2011

A chemical bond is forming that cannot be broken… it’s now or never.

Ice Structure

May 24 to June 18, 2011

Since 2004, when she travelled to Antarctica as an Antarctic Arts Fellow (NZ), Kirsten Haydon has explored the icy continent through jewellery and object making.

Bead the System

July 5 to 30, 2011

In her latest work, Dutch artist Manon van Kouswijk explores the idea of a strand of beads as a cycle without a clear beginning or end.

Output to Paths

August 23 to September 17, 2011

It isn’t always an easy companionship we share with Simon’s work. It can deny us easy access and require real focus: this is its challenge and its reward. As Simon says, “these pieces are not conceived to be made clear sense of”.

Ripsnorter

October 11 to November 5, 2011

“I aim to walk that fine line between making something simple…and at the same time abstract enough that it allows a shift to happen, that the piece becomes something altogether new when it unpredictably connects with you.”

Industrial

November 8 to December 3, 2011

“Steel bridges, steel lines in the snow, construction site grey dust, an assemblage of materials that will be ordered and built back into the cold, greasy grey.”

 

Past Exhibitions

2010

To Hold and Be Held

April 20 to May 15, 2010

“I found a curious object in Lisbon at the fleamarket, I paid one euro for it and I still don‘t know what it is.”

Freeling

June 8 to July 3, 2010

“I will be showing my first ‘made in New Zealand’ pieces. I’ve just built my own workshop in Wellington and am still keen to build more things. I like it.”

Emma Price & David Neale

August 3 to 28, 2010

Melbourne jewellers Emma Price and David Neale in an intimate exhibition of new work.

Leonids and Fumerols

October 5 to 30, 2010

You stand upon the earth; formed of the same stuff, rooted to your source by the forces that wed your weight with its. Yet look up to the sky: there too, your matter is spangled and scattered.

Odd One Out

November 9 to December 4, 2010

Sally Marsland presents an exhibition of new work.

Past Exhibitions

2009

Bettina Speckner: Jewellery

January 13 to February 7, 2009

“I try to discover the soul of an object or the essence of a photograph and want to shape something new which appeals to me far beyond the optical appearance.”

Natural Selection

March 10 to April 2, 2009

An integral part of this project involved travel to the Simpson and Tirrari deserts, north and south of the Copper Creek in north-eastern South Australia.

Silver Seams and Small Blocks

May 5 to 30, 2009

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

Spring Collection

July 7 to August 1, 2009

A new collection of pieces from renowned New Zealand jeweller Warwick Freeman.

X-Branen

August 4 to 29, 2009

In her latest jewellery, Svenja John works with her material, macrofol, four times thicker than she is used to.

October 2009

October 6 to 31, 2009

Carlier Makigawa explores the parameters of small spaces in her new exhibition October 2009.