2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery


15 August - 15 September 2018

We are proud to present the third Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery. Congratulations to Benedikt Fischer, winner of the Established prize (an acquisitive prize A$8000 with the work gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria), and to Samira Goetz, winner of the Emerging prize (A$2000 cash).

Exhibiting artists:

Paul Adie (Germany/Scotland)
Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden)
Peter Bauhuis (Germany)
Naama Bergman (Israel)
Julie Blyfield (Australia)
Welfe Bowyer (New Zealand)
Lin Cheung (United Kingdom)
Sungho Cho (South Korea)
Katie Collins (Australia)
Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia & Nicolas Cheng) (Italy/Sweden & Hong Kong/Sweden)
Jess Dare (Australia)
Marion Delarue (France)
Patricia Domingues (Portugal/Germany)
Katrin Feulner (Germany)
Benedikt Fischer (Austria)
Samira Goetz (Germany)
Yu Hiraishi (Japan)
Melanie Isverding (Germany)
Cara Johnson (Australia)
Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany)
Lore Langendries (Belgium)
Yutaka Minegishi (Japan/Germany)
Lea Rohde (Germany)
Karin Seufert (Germany)
Hea Lim Shin (South Korea)
Jelizaveta Suska (Latvia/Sweden)
Catherine Truman (Australia)
Carolin Volz (Germany)
Lauralai Wilson (Australia)
Aurelia Yeomans (Australia)



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Work from 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery

Paul Adie (Scotland/Germany, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Paul Adie (Scotland/Germany, EMERGING), 2017, 'Searching for Solid Ground I', steel
Naama Bergman (Israel, EMERGING)) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Naama Bergman (Israel, EMERGING)), 2018, '801°c Five Stones Ring', cast salt
Katie Collins (Australia, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Katie Collins (Australia, EMERGING), 2018, 'Rules were made to be broken (metric & imperial)', stainless steel
Marion Delarue (France, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Marion Delarue (France, EMERGING), 2018, 'Parrot Devotee 6', natural feathers (undyed) of turkeys, pigeons, pheasants and hens, silver, steel wire, rice paper pulp
Katrin Feulner (Germany, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Katrin Feulner (Germany, EMERGING), 2017, 'relation02', found object (iron/steel), tourmaline, steel
Cara Johnson (Australia, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Cara Johnson (Australia, EMERGING), 2018, 'unearth', iron, paper, handmade paper thread
Lea Rohde (Germany, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Lea Rohde (Germany, EMERGING), 2017, Untitled series, stainless steel, carbon
Samira Goetz (Germany, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Samira Goetz (Germany, EMERGING), 2018, 'DWELL', epoxy concrete, cotton thread
Jelizaveta Suska (Latvia/Sweden, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Jelizaveta Suska (Latvia/Sweden, EMERGING), 2017, 'Micromegas', polymer, magma sand, 14k gold, titanium
Carolin Volz (Germany, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Carolin Volz (Germany, EMERGING), 2018, 'Quadranten', glass, paper, silver, silk
Lauralai Wilson (Australia, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Lauralai Wilson (Australia, EMERGING), 2017, 'Nautilus', silicone, nautilus shell, antique pearls, mica powder, silk
Aurelia Yeomans (Australia, EMERGING) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Aurelia Yeomans (Australia, EMERGING), 2017, 'Cycles 1 & 2', mild steel, enamel, hematite, cast glass, cubic zirconia, stainless steel
Peter Bauhuis (Germany, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Peter Bauhuis (Germany, ESTABLISHED), 2017, 'Chains and Flowers (Chain chained K6)', silver
Julie Blyfield (Australia, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Julie Blyfield (Australia, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Toil', bi-metal (sterling silver and copper), 18k gold, flexible coated cord
Welfe Bowyer (NZ, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Welfe Bowyer (NZ, ESTABLISHED), 2018, '2C-02' ring, silver, 9k white gold
Lin Cheung (UK, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Lin Cheung (UK, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Pearl necklace - matinee', freshwater pearls, gold
Sungho Cho (South Korea, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Sungho Cho (South Korea, ESTABLISHED), 2017, 'Butts' brooch, plant stand (recycled plastic), silver
Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia - Italy/Sweden & Nicholas Cheng (Hong Kong/Sweden) ESTABLISHED by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Conversation Piece (Beatrice Brovia - Italy/Sweden & Nicholas Cheng (Hong Kong/Sweden) ESTABLISHED, 2017, 'Gold Rush', gold, e-waste material, aluminium, hand woven reflective thread, quartz crystal
Jess Dare (Australia, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Jess Dare (Australia, ESTABLISHED), 2016, 'Waning Marigolds', powder coated brass, stainless steel cable, sterling silver
Patricia Domingues (Portugal/Germany, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Patricia Domingues (Portugal/Germany, ESTABLISHED), 2017, 'IMAGINED & EROSION', reconstructed onyx, steel
Benedikt Fischer (Austria, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Benedikt Fischer (Austria, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Pearly Whites', shell, mother of pearl, remanium, sculpey
Yu Hiraishi (Japan, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Yu Hiraishi (Japan, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Light-emitting body', brass, urethane paint, stainless steel
Melanie Isverding (Germany, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Melanie Isverding (Germany, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Nos XVI', glass, silver, silk
Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Jiro Kamata (Japan/Germany, ESTABLISHED), 2017, 'Ghost', mirror, quartz coating, silver
Lore Langendries (Belgium, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Lore Langendries (Belgium, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Hide, the Fragment series', roedeer hide, saddle leather, magnets
Yutaka Minegishi (Japan/Germany, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Yutaka Minegishi (Japan/Germany, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Twisted', black agate
Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Karin Roy Andersson (Sweden, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Skinny Love V', recycled plastics (gingerbread boxes), thread, steel, silver, paint
Karin Seufert (Germany, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Karin Seufert (Germany, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Voids', PVC, silver, lacquer, thread
Hea lim Shin (South Korea, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Hea lim Shin (South Korea, ESTABLISHED), 2016, 'Draw a plane with a plane', mixed material, silver
Catherine Truman (Australia, ESTABLISHED) by 2018 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery Catherine Truman (Australia, ESTABLISHED), 2018, 'Retinal Plant', paper and cotton compound, thermoplastic, steel