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Fibonacci on Holiday

5 June - 13 July, 2024

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3 August - 6 September, 2024

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3 August - 6 September, 2024

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Past Exhibitions



3 February - 8 March, 2024

Jonathan Wahl – Drawings

3 February - 8 March, 2024

Zoë Veness ‘Still Point’

20 March - 20 April, 2024

Claire McArdle ‘PLY II”

20 March - 20 April, 2024

Vessels & Heads

27 April - 2 June, 2024

Silent Sequence

27 April - 2 June, 2024

Fibonacci on Holiday

5 June - 13 July, 2024

Carlier Makigawa

5 June - 13 July, 2024

Past Exhibitions


Koala Hotel

4 February - 10 March, 2023

Alex Selenitsch: Two Cuisenaire Works

22 March - 22 April, 2023

Blanche Tilden + Marcus Sholz: Colour Shift

26 April - 28 May, 2023

Silver, the everyday

1 June - 8 July, 2023

Linking Tale

1 June - 8 July, 2023

Jill: a true story of a clever jeweller

26 July - 26 August, 2023


26 July - 26 August, 2023

Memory, Boundary and Place

30 August - 30 September, 2023

Playing with fire

30 August - 30 September, 2023

Karl Fritsch & Jack Hadley: Arts & Crafts

4 October - 11 November, 2023

A Handful of Flowers…

17 November - 23 December, 2023

Past Exhibitions


Third Story

5 October - 22 October, 2022


30 November - 23 December 2022

Semblance of repair

30 November - 23 December 2022

Past Exhibitions


Ripple Effect Edition 2021

10 November - 25 December, 2021

Past Exhibitions



10 March - 9 April, 2020

Elegy is an exhibition of ‘mourning jewellery’ by a group of 12 Australian women artists, reflecting on the loss of ecology and biodiversity.

Identity Markers

4 - 29 February, 2020

David Bielander presents recent works in a new solo exhibition.

Manon van Kouswijk: some early and recent works

1 September - 30 October, 2020

Past Exhibitions


Extended Definition

4 February - 2 March, 2019

Jiro Kamata’s investigations of light and reflectivity find new expression in this exhibition, as he presents several new series of works.



12 March - 6 April, 2019

Linked is an entirely new body of work by renowned Australian jeweller Carlier Makigawa.


14 May - 15 June, 2019

Karl Fritsch and Lisa Walker have been at the forefront of contemporary jewellery for over 20 years, constantly pushing and questioning what jewellery is and can be.

Don’t feed them

18 June - 13 July, 2019

Akiko Kurihara’s work is firmly rooted in the traditions of classical jewellery but draws its ideas from everywhere. It is full of wit and curiosity, communicated with the clarity and flair of a master technician. This is her first exhibition in Australia.


30 July - 24 August, 2019

Sue Lorraine has been playing with materials, techniques, ideas and concepts to tease out the space between the quantifiable and the abstract and build a collection of found, altered and fabricated wearable and non-wearable objects.

Hang on to a dream

2 September - 5 October, 2019

Hang On To A Dream is an intimate exhibition drawing on the rich inspiration Lucy Sarneel finds in history, play and the small magic of every day.

Where the sun decided to dwell

26 November - 24 December, 2019

Melbourne artist Marcos Guzman presents his first solo exhibition.


15 October - 9 November, 2019

Melbourne artist Jo Scicluna and German jeweller Katrin Feulner work in different disciplines, but each makes work that concentrates at the point where two elements meet. ‘Visitors’ brings these artists as guests to Funaki for an exhibition that explores the nature of aesthetic objects, in balance and tension, across two fields of art practice.

Past Exhibitions


Between Nature and Artifice

20 February - 25 March, 2018

Daniel Kruger returns to Melbourne after ten years, with a new exhibition of works that explore the effect of culturally specific design on personal identity.

Funaki / The National: STOCKROOM

10 April - 5 May, 2018

Gallery Funaki (Melbourne) and The National (Christchurch) present STOCKROOM, a collaborative project held across both galleries through April and May.

Possession by Michihiro Sato

22 May - 16 June 2018

We are pleased to present Japanese artist Michihiro Sato’s first Australian solo exhibition, Possession.


July 3 - 28, 2018

Craig McIntosh presents his first Australian solo exhibition.

2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

15 August - 15 September 2018

The 2018 Mari Funaki Award presents work by 30 emerging and established artists from around the world.

Triple Matter

2 - 27 October, 2018

Inari Kiuru, Lore Langendries and Hyun-seok Sim draw out the transformative and surprising qualities of a single material.

MAKING FACES – A Jewellery Playbook

13 November - 8 December

From a beaded object that looks like a face to an abstract ornament that frames the face: MAKING FACES – A Jewellery Playbook is a new project by Manon van Kouswijk.

Past Exhibitions



January 31 - February 25, 2017

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

HOLD: Exploring the Contemporary Vessel

April 18 - May 27, 2017

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


June 6 - July 1, 2017

INTERFERENZ presents the recent work of Berlin based jeweller Thanh-Truc Nguyen, and is her first solo exhibition in Australia.

New Jewellery from China

August 26 - September 23, 2017

Ten jewellers from China reveal the international outlook of the movement in this major exhibition, co-curated with Professor Norman Cherry.


October 10 - November 4, 2017

In an inspired contemporary interpretation of Ormolu, silversmith Julie Blyfield and ceramicist Kirsten Coelho have collaborated to create a suite of porcelain containers with intricate silver lids and an accompanying collection of jewellery.

Recent Works: Weathered and Worn

November 14 - December 9, 2017

One of Australia’s most respected metalsmiths presents a new body of work that draws on the experience of Victorian coastal environments.

Past Exhibitions



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.


March 15 - April 9, 2016

Carlier’s fine wire structures contain varied and complex evocations…

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.


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


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.


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.


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.


August 18 - September 12, 2015

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


October 6 - 31, 2015

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


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


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.


1-26 April, 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.”


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.


September 30 to October 25, 2014

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

Past Exhibitions


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


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.


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


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”.


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.”


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.”