Mari Funaki
Objects

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.


06 Aug 201024 Oct 2010 The Ian Potter Centre: NGV Australia at Federation Square
Temporary Exhibition (Gallery 20), Level 3, NGVA
Temporary Exhibition (Gallery 20), Level 3, NGVA


Mari Funaki: Objects Publication

Mari Funaki: Objects

Jane Devery

Publication Year 2010
RRP $14.95

Excerpts from the Mari Funaki: Objects publication.