Marian Hosking
born Australia 1948
Clearing 2012
Eucalyptus (Eucalyptus sp.), sterling silver, Banksia (Banksia sp.), mild steel, porcelain, epoxy, paint
(1) 54.5 x 49.5 x 33.2 cm; (2) 18.0 x 34.0 x 24.5 cm; (3) 19.0 x 30.0 x 20.0 cm; (4) 19.0 x 22.0 x 18.0 cm;
(5) 22.3 x 24.5 x 21.6 cm
Collection of the artist, Melbourne
© Marian Hosking

Marian Hosking


Marian Hosking is one of Australia’s pre-eminent silversmiths and has enjoyed a long and distinguished career. Her training began with a Diploma of Art in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, Melbourne, in 1969, followed by a Master of Arts and a PhD in Gold and Silversmithing from Monash University,
Melbourne, in 1999. From 1987 to 1997 Hosking lectured in Gold and Silversmithing at RMIT, and since 1997 she has been Senior Lecturer and Studio Coordinator of Jewellery at Monash University.

During the past forty years Hosking has exhibited in multiple group and solo exhibitions around Australia and overseas. Recently her work was shown in Treasure Room Australia, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, 2010, Collect2012, Saatchi Gallery, London, 2012, and in 2010 she held the solo exhibition Beyond Floral, Workshop Bilk, Canberra, and in 2011 Marian Hosking – Vessels, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam. She has been a visiting lecturer in China and an Artist in Residence at the University of Brighton, UK, and at Craft ACT, Canberra. Hosking’s work is held in most Australian state collections and numerous collections overseas. She is represented by Galerie Ra, Amsterdam, and by
Gallery Funaki, Melbourne.