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Winners of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2014

Award giving  /  12 Aug 2014
Published: 16.08.2014
Gallery Funaki
Kiko Gianocca. Neckpiece: Veneer #1, 2014. Wood veneer, balsawood, brass. 240x240x18mm. (Switzerland, established)
. Winner of the Established Prize. Kiko Gianocca
Neckpiece: Veneer #1, 2014
Wood veneer, balsawood, brass
240x240x18mm
(Switzerland, established)
Winner of the Established Prize

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Gallery Funaki announced the winners of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery. In the Established Category the winner was Kiko Gianocca and between the Emerging Artists Patrícia Domingues and Sara Gackowska were the winners. The jury given also two commendations.
Gallery Funaki is pleased to announce the winners of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery.

The winner of the A$5000 award in the established artist category is Kiko Gianocca with his series of three necklaces collectively titled ‘Veneer’.

Swiss artist Kiko Gianocca completed a Bachelor of Fine Art at the Art Institute CFP, Florence, Italy in 1999, going on to study at the Escola Massana in Barcelona. In 2003 he completed his Masters in Fine Art at RMIT University, Melbourne and now lives and works in Lugano, Switzerland. Kiko’s work has been exhibited internationally since 2003, appearing in significant shows Colin & Cicely Rigg Contemporary Design Award in Melbourne, Schmuck in Munich and 2012’s Unexpected Pleasures at the NGV, Melbourne and The London Design Museum. Kiko is represented by Gallery Funaki.

Judges Warwick Freeman, Simon Cottrell and Julie Ewington said of the winning work: “They have a boldness of scale that makes them look challenging to wear, but the choice of materials and the subtlety of the construction make these pieces exceptionally successful on the body. Veneer 1, 2 and 3 are deceptively straightforward titles, but we found that the pieces evoke many different associations and interpretations. They move and shift on the body, with their beautiful hinging adapting to the wearer. This is exceptional work.”

The two winners in the emerging category, each of whom will receive A$3000, are:

Patricia Domingues with her pendant from the ‘Duality’ series.

Patrícia Correia Domingues was born in 1986 in Portugal. She has worked in the field of jewellery since she was 15 years old, attending the course “Art and Metals” at António Arroio School in Lisbon. In 2007 she went to Spain to study artistic jewellery at Massana School and in 2013 she
finished a M.A at the Gemstone and Jewellery Design Department, University of Trier,
Idar-Oberstein, in Germany. In 2012 Patricia won the student prize New Traditional Jewellery in Netherlands, and in 2014 she won the Talente 2014 prize in Germany.

The judges said about this piece “her work Duality plays with oppositions between chance and deliberation – if you look at the piece, you’ll see that it seems highly structured -it’s a frame of artificial ivory, but she has embraced the possibilities of chance in fracturing that form.”

Sara Gackowska with her brooch, ‘Membrane’ from the ‘Methamorphosis’ series.
Sara is an emerging artist from Poland. She completed her Masters in 2013 at the Academy of Fine Arts in Gdańsk and has exhibited in group exhibitions in Europe, America, Canada and Asia. Her work is held in the International Collection of Contemporary Jewellery Art, The Gallery of Art in Legnica, Poland and the Amber Museum in Gdańsk, Poland.

Judges comments: “we greatly admired the elegant oppositions between the two main materials- dense hematite on the top surface, and spongy bio-resin on the base. There’s a wonderful necessary relationship between the two materials and the way the top surface appears broken, and fractured, precisely because of their interaction.”

Two commendations were given, the first to Inari Kiuru, a Melbourne artist who recently completed her Honours degree at RMIT, for her two brooches from the ‘Evolution’ series. The judges said “this commendation recognises the conceptual adventurousness of her project, which takes her across diverse materials to explore the inter-connectedness of natural and urban systems.”

The second commendation went to Jiro Kamata, based in Germany, for his ‘Spiegel’ necklace. “This classical graduated necklace is composed of camera lenses and mirrors that bring viewers into the very substance of the piece. But, note, everyone who sees themselves will do so from a different perspective. This, in combination with its impeccable making, comprises its simple elegance.”
Kiko Gianocca. Neckpiece: Veneer #2, 2014. Wood veneer, balsawood, brass. 200x240x18mm. (Switzerland, established)
. Winner of the Established Prize. Kiko Gianocca
Neckpiece: Veneer #2, 2014
Wood veneer, balsawood, brass
200x240x18mm
(Switzerland, established)
Winner of the Established Prize

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Kiko Gianocca. Neckpiece: Veneer #3, 2014. Wood veneer, balsawood, brass. 220x240x18mm. (Switzerland, established)
. Winner of the Established Prize. Kiko Gianocca
Neckpiece: Veneer #3, 2014
Wood veneer, balsawood, brass
220x240x18mm
(Switzerland, established)
Winner of the Established Prize

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Patrícia Domingues. Pendant: Duality, 2014. Artifical ivory. 84x60x12mm. (Portugal/Germany, emerging)
. Winner of the Emerging Prize. Patrícia Domingues
Pendant: Duality, 2014
Artifical ivory
84x60x12mm
(Portugal/Germany, emerging)
Winner of the Emerging Prize

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Sara Gackowska. Brooch: Membrane, 2013. Bio-resin, hematite, sterling silver. 100x65x25mm. (Poland, emerging)
. Winner of the Emerging Prize. Sara Gackowska
Brooch: Membrane, 2013
Bio-resin, hematite, sterling silver
100x65x25mm
(Poland, emerging)
Winner of the Emerging Prize

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Jiro Kamata. Neckpiece: Spiegel, 2014. Camera lenses, silver, mirror. 450mm length. (Japan/Germany, established)
. Judge's Commendation - Established Section. Jiro Kamata
Neckpiece: Spiegel, 2014
Camera lenses, silver, mirror
450mm length
(Japan/Germany, established)
Judge's Commendation - Established Section

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Inari Kiuru. Brooch: Evolution series, 2013. From left to right: stainless steel; stainless steel, clay, iron, patina, paint. 70x130x70mm; 70x120x60mm. (Finland/Australia, emerging)
. Judge's commendation - Emerging Section. Inari Kiuru
Brooch: Evolution series, 2013
From left to right: stainless steel; stainless steel, clay, iron, patina, paint
70x130x70mm; 70x120x60mm
(Finland/Australia, emerging)
Judge's commendation - Emerging Section

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Benedikt Fischer. Pendant: Monocoque, 2013. Plastic, string. From left to right: 84x164x37mm, 110x122x25mm, 107. (Austria/Germany, emerging). Benedikt Fischer
Pendant: Monocoque, 2013
Plastic, string
From left to right: 84x164x37mm, 110x122x25mm, 107
(Austria/Germany, emerging)
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Carlier Makigawa. Bracelet: Bracelet, 2014. Sterling silver, high density foam,. 100x120x70mm. (Australia, established). Carlier Makigawa
Bracelet: Bracelet, 2014
Sterling silver, high density foam,
100x120x70mm
(Australia, established)
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Reinhold Ziegler. Pendant: Meteorite Cone, 2014. Meteorite, blackened sterling silver, nylon,. 80x35mm. (Norway, established). Reinhold Ziegler
Pendant: Meteorite Cone, 2014
Meteorite, blackened sterling silver, nylon,
80x35mm
(Norway, established)
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Lore Langendries. Brooch: Deer, Springbuck, Cow, 2014. Deer, springbuck, cow hide, black saddle leather, magnets. 5x80x80mm ea. Hunacturing series
. (Belgium, emerging). Lore Langendries
Brooch: Deer, Springbuck, Cow, 2014
Deer, springbuck, cow hide, black saddle leather, magnets
5x80x80mm ea
Hunacturing series
(Belgium, emerging)

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Kaori Juzu. Brooch: Left: Mare Nostrum, Right: Mare Mea, 2012-2013. Enamel, copper, 14k gold, silver. 60x52x15mm; 123x72x31mm. (Japan/Denmark, established). Kaori Juzu
Brooch: Left: Mare Nostrum, Right: Mare Mea, 2012-2013
Enamel, copper, 14k gold, silver
60x52x15mm; 123x72x31mm
(Japan/Denmark, established)
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Lucie Houdková. Pendant: Cocoon, 2014. Plastic ribbon, epoxy, rubber/elastic,. 490x110x50mm. (Czech Republic, established). Lucie Houdková
Pendant: Cocoon, 2014
Plastic ribbon, epoxy, rubber/elastic,
490x110x50mm
(Czech Republic, established)
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Jane Dodd. Brooch: Walrus Ghost, 2014. Beef bone, sterling silver, stainless steel. 67x32x22mm. (New Zealand, established). Jane Dodd
Brooch: Walrus Ghost, 2014
Beef bone, sterling silver, stainless steel
67x32x22mm
(New Zealand, established)
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Ela Bauer. Necklace: Inhale, 2014. 3D printed polyamide. 400x200x70mm. (Poland/Israel/The Netherlands, established). Ela Bauer
Necklace: Inhale, 2014
3D printed polyamide
400x200x70mm
(Poland/Israel/The Netherlands, established)
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Ela Bauer. Necklace: Exhale, 2014. 3D printed polyamide. 400x200x70mm. (Poland/Israel/The Netherlands, established). Ela Bauer
Necklace: Exhale, 2014
3D printed polyamide
400x200x70mm
(Poland/Israel/The Netherlands, established)
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Emi Fukuda. Brooch: Relation #1, 2014. Beeswax, paper, glass, brass powder, silver, steel wire,. 37x90x60mm. (Japan/Germany, emerging). Emi Fukuda
Brooch: Relation #1, 2014
Beeswax, paper, glass, brass powder, silver, steel wire,
37x90x60mm
(Japan/Germany, emerging)
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Thanh-Truc Nguyen. Pendant: Moire, 2014. Blackened sterling silver, steel, paint. 55x10mm. (Germany, established). Thanh-Truc Nguyen
Pendant: Moire, 2014
Blackened sterling silver, steel, paint
55x10mm
(Germany, established)
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Julia Walter. Pendant: Highway #2, 2014. Galalith, cotton. 110x70x5mm. (Germany/The Netherlands, established). Julia Walter
Pendant: Highway #2, 2014
Galalith, cotton
110x70x5mm
(Germany/The Netherlands, established)
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Julia Walter. Pendant: Highway #1, 2014. Galalith, cotton. 140x80x5mm. (Germany/The Netherlands, established). Julia Walter
Pendant: Highway #1, 2014
Galalith, cotton
140x80x5mm
(Germany/The Netherlands, established)
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Julia Walter. Pendant: Green Sign, 2014. Galalith, cotton. 130x130x5mm. (Germany/The Netherlands, established). Julia Walter
Pendant: Green Sign, 2014
Galalith, cotton
130x130x5mm
(Germany/The Netherlands, established)
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Gitte Nygaard. Brooch: Ganpi, 2014. ganpi (Japanese) paper, thread, steel. 85x10mm. (Denmark/The Netherlands, emerging). Gitte Nygaard
Brooch: Ganpi, 2014
ganpi (Japanese) paper, thread, steel
85x10mm
(Denmark/The Netherlands, emerging)
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Gitte Nygaard. Brooch: Ganpi, 2014. ganpi (Japanese) paper, thread, steel. 85x10mm. (Denmark/The Netherlands, emerging). Gitte Nygaard
Brooch: Ganpi, 2014
ganpi (Japanese) paper, thread, steel
85x10mm
(Denmark/The Netherlands, emerging)
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Mette Saabye. Piece: Objects of Desire, 2014. Boxwood, mulberry, white opal, amber, white coral, resin, cotton, silver. various dimensions. Set of pendant components
. (Denmark, established). Mette Saabye
Piece: Objects of Desire, 2014
Boxwood, mulberry, white opal, amber, white coral, resin, cotton, silver
various dimensions
Set of pendant components
(Denmark, established)

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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori - Speedy, 2012. Hand carved high density foam, silver, cotton. (Germany, established). Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori - Speedy, 2012
Hand carved high density foam, silver, cotton
(Germany, established)
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori - Wilee E, 2012. Hand carved high density foam, silver, cotton. 190x80x57mm. (Germany, established). Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori - Wilee E, 2012
Hand carved high density foam, silver, cotton
190x80x57mm
(Germany, established)
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Alexander Blank. Pendant: Memento Juniori - Porky, 2012. Hand carved high density foam, silver, cotton. (Germany, established). Alexander Blank
Pendant: Memento Juniori - Porky, 2012
Hand carved high density foam, silver, cotton
(Germany, established)
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Therese Hilbert. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Blackened sterling silver, black lacquer. 93x81x9mm. (Switzerland/Germany, established). Therese Hilbert
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Blackened sterling silver, black lacquer
93x81x9mm
(Switzerland/Germany, established)
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Therese Hilbert. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Blackened sterling silver, black lacquer. 93x81x9mm. (Switzerland/Germany, established). Therese Hilbert
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Blackened sterling silver, black lacquer
93x81x9mm
(Switzerland/Germany, established)
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Hermien Cassiers. Neckpiece: Neckpiece, 2014. 20x20x4mm. (Belgium, emerging). Hermien Cassiers
Neckpiece: Neckpiece, 2014
20x20x4mm
(Belgium, emerging)
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Conversation Piece. Brooch: CP201410, 2014. Optical film, amethyst, 14k gold, tantalum. 80x50x3.5mm. (Sweden, established). Conversation Piece
Brooch: CP201410, 2014
Optical film, amethyst, 14k gold, tantalum
80x50x3.5mm
(Sweden, established)
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Conversation Piece. Brooch: CP201410, 2014. Optical film, amethyst, 14k gold, tantalum. 80x50x3.5mm. (Sweden, established). Conversation Piece
Brooch: CP201410, 2014
Optical film, amethyst, 14k gold, tantalum
80x50x3.5mm
(Sweden, established)
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Michihiro Sato. Brooch: Untitled, 2014. Paper, silver, brass, steel. 180x35x35mm. (Japan, established). Michihiro Sato
Brooch: Untitled, 2014
Paper, silver, brass, steel
180x35x35mm
(Japan, established)
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Jo Hawley. Brooch: Untitled (Flower brooches), 2014. Sterling silver, mother of pearl, steel. largest 45x45x13mm. (England/New Zealand/Australia, emerging). Jo Hawley
Brooch: Untitled (Flower brooches), 2014
Sterling silver, mother of pearl, steel
largest 45x45x13mm
(England/New Zealand/Australia, emerging)
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Marcos Guzman. Necklace: Necklace, 2013. Tracing paper, paint. 30x900mm. (Australia, emerging). Marcos Guzman
Necklace: Necklace, 2013
Tracing paper, paint
30x900mm
(Australia, emerging)
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Nelly van Oost. Brooch: You Shall Love Your Neighbour, 2014. 18k gold, paint. 85x180x70mm. (Belgium, emerging). Nelly van Oost
Brooch: You Shall Love Your Neighbour, 2014
18k gold, paint
85x180x70mm
(Belgium, emerging)
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Jun Konishi. Bracelet: Plastic circle, 2014. Plastic. 150x150x40mm. (Japan, established). Jun Konishi
Bracelet: Plastic circle, 2014
Plastic
150x150x40mm
(Japan, established)
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Blanche Tilden. Necklace: Empire State, 2014. Borosilicate glass, sterling silver. 15x50x450mm. (Australia, established). Blanche Tilden
Necklace: Empire State, 2014
Borosilicate glass, sterling silver
15x50x450mm
(Australia, established)
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Linda Hughes. Brooch: Secco, 2014. Wood, laminate, steel. 90x70x7mm. (Australia, established). Linda Hughes
Brooch: Secco, 2014
Wood, laminate, steel
90x70x7mm
(Australia, established)
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Linda Hughes. Brooch: Secco, 2014. Wood, laminate, steel. 90x70x7mm. (Australia, established). Linda Hughes
Brooch: Secco, 2014
Wood, laminate, steel
90x70x7mm
(Australia, established)
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Linda Hughes. Brooch: Secco, 2014. Wood, laminate, steel. 90x70x7mm. (Australia, established). Linda Hughes
Brooch: Secco, 2014
Wood, laminate, steel
90x70x7mm
(Australia, established)
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Helen Shirk. Neckpiece: Neckpiece #7, 2014. Mild steel, heat coloured, china paint. 427x277x25mm. (USA, established). Helen Shirk
Neckpiece: Neckpiece #7, 2014
Mild steel, heat coloured, china paint
427x277x25mm
(USA, established)
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Martin Papcun. Brooch: Building, 2013. Sterling silver, zinc coated. 60x80x120mm. (Czech Republic/Germany, established). Martin Papcun
Brooch: Building, 2013
Sterling silver, zinc coated
60x80x120mm
(Czech Republic/Germany, established)
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