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