Sally Marsland

Australia, b. 1969

Sally Marsland uses materials as diverse as resin, pigment, bone, wood, stone and semi-precious stones and a variety of metals in a practice guided by an internal logic based on taxonomic series, as in series such as Almost Black, Flat Colour, Some brooches that are round, Jewellery made with holes, Sally’s work is typified by simplicity and a deeply instinctive process of making.

 

Sally 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. She won the Herbert Hoffman Award in 2002 and the Colin and Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award in 2006. Her work is held in numerous public collections, including the National Gallery of Victoria, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, The Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Die Neue Sammlung, Munich, Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt, Musée des Arts décoratifs, Paris, and the Stedlijk Museum, Amsterdam.

 

“I try to keep my eyes open and not do anything that makes my teeth hurt.”  Sally Marsland



Almost Black, 2001, resin, graphite, silver

More work by Sally Marsland

Pendant by Sally Marsland Pendant , 2010, found wood, paint ,
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 ,
Necklace by Sally Marsland Necklace , 2013, resin, pigments ,
Almost Black by Sally Marsland Almost Black , 2001, various materials ,
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 ,
Pendant by Sally Marsland Pendant , 2010, found wood, paint ,
Almost Black by Sally Marsland Almost Black , 2003, various materials ,
Why are you like this and not like that?  by Sally Marsland Why are you like this and not like that? , 2006, resin, pigments ,
Brooch by Sally Marsland Brooch , 2016, Zambian citrine, silver ,
Almost Black by Sally Marsland Almost Black , 2001, glass, silver ,
Almost Black by Sally Marsland Almost Black , 2001, resin, graphite, silver ,

Exhibitions

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.

20/20

October 6 - 31, 2015

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