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Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016

Award  /  22 Mar 2016  -  01 Jun 2016
Published: 22.03.2016
Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016.
Gallery Funaki
Management:
Katie Scott
DEADLINE: 01/06/2016
Mari Funaki, 2006.
Mari Funaki, 2006

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Intro
We are proud to announce the 2016 Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery, with total prize money of AU$10,000. Artists at all stages of their career are invited to enter.
 
The Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery was established in 2014 to celebrate the life of our friend and founder, and to recognise the talents of emerging and established artists worldwide.
 
Prizes are offered in two categories. The Established Artist prize of A$8000 is an acquisitive prize, with the winning piece entering the collection of the National Gallery of Victoria. The Emerging Artist prize of A$2000 is a non-acquisitive prize. The selected work will be exhibited at Gallery Funaki in a major exhibition in August-September 2016.
 
The deadline for submissions is Wednesday 1 June, 11.59pm Australian Eastern Standard Time.​

Key dates:
Friday 18 March: Entries open.
Wednesday 1 June: Entries close at midnight AEST.
Thursday 30 June: Successful entrants notified.
Tuesday 23 August: Official opening and announcement of winners.
 

Conditions

The Award is open to contemporary jewellers worldwide, at any stage of their practice. There are two categories for entry: emerging and established.
Students and those within three (3) years of having graduated from any course below a PhD are considered emerging artists. You must nominate on the entry form which category you are entering.
Only contemporary jewellery will be accepted for selection. Silversmithing and object are not eligible.
Works submitted can be made from any material. Please note, however, that the work must withstand transportation by post. The weight and scale of the work should allow for normal airmail postage below 1kg.

Eligibility:
Only the artist who made the work can submit it.
The work/s must have been made after 30 June 2014.
Late and/or incomplete applications will not be accepted.

Awards:
The Established Artist prize of AU$ 8000 is an acquisitive prize, with the winning piece gifted to the National Gallery of Victoria (NGV) for the permanent collection. The winning artist acknowledges and agrees to the NGV's Deed of Gift.
The Emerging Artist prize of AU$ 2000 is a non-acquisitive prize.

Exhibition:
Work/s must be available to be in Australia between 9 August and 24 September 2016.
Gallery Funaki reserves the right to make the final decision on work/s exhibited, including the right to exclude works from exhibition for any reason.
All works must be available for sale. Gallery Funaki will take 40% commission on all sales.

Transport and Insurance:
Applicants are responsible for the cost of the application and transportation of the work/s to Gallery Funaki, including any customs costs incurred. Gallery Funaki will not be liable for any loss or damage to the work incurred during transport.
The work will be insured by Gallery Funaki from its receipt and during the exhibition.  If insurance is required during return postage, this must be covered by the artist.
Gallery Funaki will not cover customs costs incurred in the artist’s home country on return of works.

How to enter:
All applications must be submitted online at marifunakiaward.com
An administration fee of AU$25 is applicable for all entries. This fee is non-refundable.
You may submit one single piece, OR a series of up to five (5) pieces as a single work only if the work is clearly intended as a series.

Applications must include: 
A one-page artist CV.
Three (3) high-res (300dpi) images of the work/s. Two (2) must be from different angles, and the third image must show the work worn on a human body. The work/s depicted in these photographs must be the same work available for exhibition.  Do not send physical pieces unless you are notified of your selection for exhibition.
Applications may also include a statement about the work. This is optional and must be no longer than 150 words.
All files must be in PDF or JPG format and include your name in the file name.
Finalists will be selected by gallery Director Katie Scott and Award Manager Chloë Powell.
Selected finalists will be notified by email.

Works must be received by Gallery Funaki no later than Friday 29 July 2016.
 
Mari Funaki Award exhibition installation detail, 2014.
Mari Funaki Award exhibition installation detail, 2014

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Mari Funaki Award exhibition installation detail, 2014.
Mari Funaki Award exhibition installation detail, 2014

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Mari Funaki Award exhibition installation detail, 2014.
Mari Funaki Award exhibition installation detail, 2014

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Lucca Gianocca. Necklace: Veneer, 2014. Wood veneer, balsawood, brass. Awarded at: Winner, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 (Established Category). Lucca Gianocca
Necklace: Veneer, 2014
Wood veneer, balsawood, brass
Awarded at: Winner, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 (Established Category)
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Patrícia Domingues. Necklace: Duality, 2014. Artificial ivory. Awarded at: Winner, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 (Emerging Category). Patrícia Domingues
Necklace: Duality, 2014
Artificial ivory
Awarded at: Winner, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 (Emerging Category)
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Sara Gackowska. Brooch: Membrane, 2014. Bio-resin, hematite, sterling silver. Awarded at: Winner, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 (Emerging Category). Sara Gackowska
Brooch: Membrane, 2014
Bio-resin, hematite, sterling silver
Awarded at: Winner, Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014 (Emerging Category)
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