Funaki / The National
08 May – 02 Jun 2018
Gallery Funaki (Melbourne) and The National (Christchurch) present STOCKROOM, a collaborative project held across both galleries through April and May.
Each gallery presents a selection of favourite works from their stockroom in the other’s space, so audiences in both cities can experience the particular curatorial vision of another, less familiar, contemporary jewellery gallery.
With a focus on New Zealand and Australian makers, the works highlight the diverse approaches to material, concept and aesthetics of our fellow artists “across the ditch”.
The National @ Funaki: 10 April – 5 May
Artists include Craig McIntosh, Areta Wilkinson, Octavia Cook, Frances Stachl, Tatjana Panyoczki, Anna Wallis, Jane Dodd, Warwick Freeman, Chloe Rose Taylor, Amelia Pascoe, Joanna Campbell, Moniek Schrijer, Shelly Norton, Debbie Adamson, Vanessa Arthur and Ross Malcolm.
Funaki @ The National: 8 May – 2 June
Artists include Julie Blyfield, Inari Kiuru, Marcos Guzman, Kiko Gianocca, Catherine Truman, Marian Hosking, Blanche Tilden, Sally Marsland, Lucy Sarneel, Jiro Kamata, Maureen Faye-Chauhan, Marc Monzó, Doris Betz, Paul Derrez, Daniel Kruger, Gijs Bakker and Carlier Makigawa.
Gallery Funaki has been recognised as a driving force in the promotion of contemporary jewellery in Australia for over 20 years. The gallery presents at least six solo and curated group exhibitions each year, including the biennial Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery.
Its artists are some of the most highly regarded in the field, including renowned European, New Zealand and Australian makers. Each is selected on the basis of their unique and highly skilled approach: their work is known for its conceptual strength, technical rigour and refined sensibility.