KARL & LISA

Karl Fritsch, Lisa Walker,

14 May - 15 June, 2019

EXTENDED UNTIL 15 JUNE

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. They met while studying at the prestigious Academy of Fine Arts, Munich, in the 1990s and moved back to Lisa's home country, New Zealand, in 2010. Anyone with even a passing interest in the field is familiar with the rich ground these two artists have covered in terms of jewellery's meanings, materials, ideas and forms.

Karl Fritsch has won numerous awards and become a cult figure in contemporary jewellery. His work is included in public collections such as the Metropolitan Museum of Art, New York, Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, the Victoria and Albert Museum, London and the National Gallery of Victoria.

Lisa Walker's work was recently the subject of a major retrospective at Melbourne's RMIT Design Hub. Her work is in the collections of major museums around the world, including the National Gallery of Victoria, Auckland Museum, Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich and the Dowse Museum, Wellington. She won the Herbert Hoffman Prize in 2010.

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Work from KARL & LISA

Necklace by KARL & LISA Necklace, 2019, 9k gold, thread
Pendant by KARL & LISA Pendant, 2019, Pounamu, silver, thread
Necklace by KARL & LISA Necklace, 2019, Merino, stuffing, acrylic paint, thread
Pendant by KARL & LISA Pendant, 2019, Wood, acrylic paint, thread
I Am A Painter, I Am A Writer by KARL & LISA I Am A Painter, I Am A Writer, 2019, iPhone, acrylic paint, steel compound
Necklace by KARL & LISA Necklace, 2019, Fabric, stuffing, thread, acrylic paint
Necklace by KARL & LISA Necklace, 2019, Fabric, stuffing, thread, acrylic paint
Bracelet by KARL & LISA Bracelet, 2014, Plastic, fabric, thread
Ring #493 by KARL & LISA Ring #493, 2019, 19k gold, cubic zirconia
Ring #491 by KARL & LISA Ring #491, 2019, SIlver, cubic zirconia
Ring #489 by KARL & LISA Ring #489, 2018, Silver, obsidian, synthetic sapphire, cubic zirconia, hypothermal glass
Ring #488 by KARL & LISA Ring #488, 2019, Silver, chrysoprase, picture-quartz, cubic zirconia
Ring #486 by KARL & LISA Ring #486, 2019, 9k palladium white gold, rubies
Ring #483 by KARL & LISA Ring #483, 2019, 9k gold, ruby, diamond, sapphire
Ring #467 by KARL & LISA Ring #467, 2019, Silver, cubic zirconia
Ring #449 by KARL & LISA Ring #449, 2019, Silver, carnelian
Ring #461 by KARL & LISA Ring #461, 2019, 9k gold, paua, cubic zirconia
Ring #459 by KARL & LISA Ring #459, 2019, 9k gold, synthetic ruby
Ring #456 by KARL & LISA Ring #456, 2019, 18k gold, cubic zirconia
Ring #454 by KARL & LISA Ring #454, 2019, 9k gold, orange sapphire, cubic zirconia
Ring #445 by KARL & LISA Ring #445, 2019, Silver, cubic zirconia
Ring #487 by KARL & LISA Ring #487, 2019, 9k palladium white gold, sapphires

Artists involved