Mari Funaki: Objects

This exhibition presents a dynamic installation of objects by one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellers and metalsmiths. Including a number of works seen for the first time, Mari Funaki: Objects will surprise and delight. Free Entry

Art Exhibition previously on at The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia in Melbourne precinct, Victoria, Australia.
From Friday 06 August 2010 to Sunday 24 October 2010

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Published by anonymous on Sunday 05 September 2010.
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Mari Funaki (1950-2010) was well known as one of Australia’s leading contemporary jewellers and metal-smiths. Working predominantly with gold and blackened mild steel, she was highly regarded for her distinctive geometric jewellery forms and sculptural objects. This exhibition encompasses a range of works dating from the late 1990s to 2010 highlighting Funaki’s brilliant inventiveness with line, mass, volume and space across various sculptural forms and her remarkable consistency of vision throughout her artistic career. Featuring a dynamic installation of blackened mild steel objects and a number of recent large scale sculptures, Mari Funaki: Objects follows the artist’s gradual shift away from wearable or functional objects towards purely sculptural forms.