2016 Mari Funaki Award

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Established in 2014 The Mari Funaki Biannual Award celebrates the life and achievements of Japanese/Australian artist and gallery founder Mari Funaki. The Award showcases the best of international...

RICHARD SERRA, Gagosian Gallery, NYC

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What an experience! Seeing one of my all time favourite sculptors Richard Serra while in NYC was a major highlight! Moving through a series of enormous metal slabs...

Collaboration with illustrator Tina Zellmer

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This year’s illustration was done in collaboration with the very talented German illustrator Tina Zellmer. I was initially attracted to Tina’s colourful drawn collages that combine traditional handmade...

Andy Warhol | Ai Weiwei exhibition, NGV, Melbourne

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As I entered the NGV, Ai Weiwei’s Forever bicycles and the chandelier stopped me in my tracks… These two monumental pieces created such a striking impression initially for their...

The Rigg Design Prize 2015

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The Rigg Design Prize 2015 is the highest accolade for object and furniture design in Australia. The 2015 selected finalists include Adam Goodrum (NSW), Brodie Neill (TAS), Daniel Emma (SA),...

Funtastico exhibition by Jaime Hayon

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Walking into the exhibition of Spanish designer Jaime Hayon was like walking into Hayon's imaginary world where amusing, fantastic, and narrative elements are combined with fine detail and finishing. This...

I love Amsterdam!

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I recently returned from Amsterdam, where I exhibited in SIERAAD Art Fair for the third time alongside some of the very best talents in the contemporary jewellery world....

Vered Kaminski @ Tel Aviv Museum of Art

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  Her work in the Tel Aviv Museum of Art was spread along a very long corridor, which highlighted the lengthy process of exploration and the intricacy of...

New York Fashion District

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  We first went to a bunch of different studios including a costume jewellery studio which had some interesting manufacturing methods and products. This jewellery studio produces high-end jewellery...

Pathmakers exhibition @ MAD Museum NYC

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The second most inspiring museum we visited whilst in New York was the Museum of Arts and Design. At the moment the museum showcases some incredible designers and...