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

Medaillon pendants/frames by Lucy Sarneel Medaillon pendants/frames , 2016, zinc, paint, cord ,
Sprout pins by Lucy Sarneel Sprout pins , ongoing edition , zinc, silver ,
Twirl earrings by Lucy Sarneel Twirl earrings , 2014, zinc, paint, silver ,
+ - necklace by Lucy Sarneel + - necklace , 2017, zinc, bamboo, paint ,
Necklace by Lucy Sarneel Necklace , 2014, zinc, vintage glass beads, plastic, bamboo, paint ,
Cradle necklace by Lucy Sarneel Cradle necklace , 2016, zinc, bamboo, paint ,
Twirl brooch by Lucy Sarneel Twirl brooch , ongoing edition, zinc, paint, silver ,
Twirl brooch by Lucy Sarneel Twirl brooch , ongoing edition, zinc, paint, silver ,
Like a Butterfly by Lucy Sarneel Like a Butterfly , 2013, zinc, paint ,
Brooches by Lucy Sarneel Brooches , 2013, zinc, paint, silver ,
Jungle fever earrings by Lucy Sarneel Jungle fever earrings , 2014, bamboo, thread, zinc, silver ,
Joie de Vivre III by Lucy Sarneel Joie de Vivre III , 2009, zinc, paint, silver ,
Food for Joy necklace by Lucy Sarneel Food for Joy necklace , 2011, zinc, paint, bamboo, ink, thread ,
Grey Beady necklace by Lucy Sarneel Grey Beady necklace , 2014, zinc, Venetian glass beads ,
Loving Spoonful by Lucy Sarneel Loving Spoonful , 2006, 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.


October 6 - 31, 2015

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