5×7: early career Australian makers


April 19 - May 14, 2016

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

Gallery Funaki has long held a privileged position with young and emerging contemporary jewellers, largely thanks to our close involvement with institutions like RMIT, ANU, Monash and international graduate academies. Through these links, our advice and mentorship has been sought by several generations of students and graduates. The last dedicated exhibition of Australian emerging work, however, was a distant 16 years ago. 'Emerging', in 2000, assisted in launching the careers of now-well established artists including Simon Cottrell, Kirsten Haydon and David Neale – two of whom have gone on to teach the artists in '5x7'. It’s high time a new generation of talent be celebrated within Funaki’s walls.

I have had an eye this diverse and dedicated group for a long time, in some cases from their first or second year of jewellery study. Some artists I’ve watched from afar but with several, I’ve enjoyed hours of conversation and critical discussion over many years. In all cases, I’ve been honoured to watch and share in their development.

Katie Scott, April 2016



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Work from 5×7: early career Australian makers

Zoe Brand, Communicating and not communicating by 5×7: early career Australian makers Zoe Brand, Communicating and not communicating, 2016, aluminium, fake rock paint
Lindy McSwan, Quiet under full moon, vessels by 5×7: early career Australian makers Lindy McSwan, Quiet under full moon, vessels, 2016, mild steel, heat coloured, photograph by Matthew Stanton
Lindy McSwan, Fragment, vessels by 5×7: early career Australian makers Lindy McSwan, Fragment, vessels, 2016, mild steel, heat coloured, photograph by Matthew Stanton
Annie Gobel, Colouring within the lines, brooch by 5×7: early career Australian makers Annie Gobel, Colouring within the lines, brooch, 2016, mild steel, enamel, stainless steel
Annie Gobel, Colouring within the lines, brooch by 5×7: early career Australian makers Annie Gobel, Colouring within the lines, brooch, 2016, mild steel, enamel, stainless steel
Annie Gobel, Colouring within the lines, brooch by 5×7: early career Australian makers Annie Gobel, Colouring within the lines, brooch, 2016, mild steel, enamel, stainless steel
Marcos Guzman, The age of love reformatted by 5×7: early career Australian makers Marcos Guzman, The age of love reformatted, 2016, Perspex, nylon, paint
Marcos Guzman, Sublime state of affection by 5×7: early career Australian makers Marcos Guzman, Sublime state of affection, 2016, Perspex, nylon
Marcos Guzman, Torn between what I know and what I dream by 5×7: early career Australian makers Marcos Guzman, Torn between what I know and what I dream, 2015, Perspex, nylon, paint
Inari Kiuru, Nights at the factory by 5×7: early career Australian makers Inari Kiuru, Nights at the factory, 2015, concrete, iron oxide
Inari Kiuru, The vastness of a cloudy afternoon (object) by 5×7: early career Australian makers Inari Kiuru, The vastness of a cloudy afternoon (object), 2015, clay, paint
Inari Kiuru, Dusk, earrings by 5×7: early career Australian makers Inari Kiuru, Dusk, earrings, 2016, copper, enamel, glass fragments, 9k gold
Inari Kiuru, Night falls over Brunswick (brooch) by 5×7: early career Australian makers Inari Kiuru, Night falls over Brunswick (brooch), 2015, concrete, mica, pigment, glass fragments, 925 silver, epoxy, paint, stainless steel