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Exhibition  /  29 Oct 2013  -  23 Nov 2013
Published: 31.10.2013
Gallery Funaki
Management:
Katie Scott
Marian Hosking. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Heat coloured silver. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Heat coloured silver
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One of Australia’s best-known metalsmiths, Marian Hosking presents her first solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki since 2009. Hosking has been at the forefront of the craft movement for over forty years, and in 2012 won the Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award.

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Marian Hosking
"Marian Hosking’s recent research has taken her to familiar coastal and inland environments around Victoria and NSW. Areas in the bloom of a La Niña season and areas drying before a long, hot summer: The Grampians, Portsea, Guerilla Bay, Cape Conran, the Pink Lakes, the heathlands of Sydney, the Mallee. Places remembered from childhood holidays that Hosking invites us to see afresh through the small details we’ve forgotten.

Her familiarity with local environments has developed alongside her familiarity with jewellery processes, both honed over forty years of travelling and making. Hosking’s pieces describe fragments of a whole: we can extrapolate whole landscapes from the silvery specifics of her jewellery – they hint at ecosystems we tend to be barely aware of in the day-to-day of city life.

Through her rings, necklaces and brooches, Hosking brings these landscapes to bear on our own bodies. Somehow we are grounded by wearing them, and reminded that we too are irrevocably connected to and dependent on the same complex, fascinating and threatened system. The familiar mustn’t be taken for granted."

Katie Scott, October 2013

One of Australia’s best-known metalsmiths, Marian Hosking presents her first solo exhibition at Gallery Funaki since 2009. Hosking has been at the forefront of the craft movement for over forty years, and in 2012 won the Cicely and Colin Rigg Contemporary Design Award. Her recent work – vessel and jewellery based – explores her passionate connection to the Australian environment using an increasingly broad palette of materials.
Marian Hosking. Brooch: Casuarina ring, 2013. Silver. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Casuarina ring, 2013
Silver
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Marian Hosking. Piece: Mallee, 2013. Stained porcelain, silver. Vessel with brooch lid. Marian Hosking
Piece: Mallee, 2013
Stained porcelain, silver
Vessel with brooch lid
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Marian Hosking. Brooch: Untitled, 2013. Stained porcelain, silver. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Untitled, 2013
Stained porcelain, silver
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Marian Hosking. Brooch: River red gum, 2013. Blackened silver. Marian Hosking
Brooch: River red gum, 2013
Blackened silver
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Marian Hosking. Brooch: Mallee gum, 2013. Silver. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Mallee gum, 2013
Silver
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Marian Hosking. Brooch: Wood and Bark, 2013. Eucalyptus wood, silver. Marian Hosking
Brooch: Wood and Bark, 2013
Eucalyptus wood, silver
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