I’m sure regular readers are already aware of the fabulous news: the winners of the inaugural Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery were announced last night in Melbourne.
“The results of the Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery are in: the winner of the prize for an established artist is Kiko Gianocca with his series of 3 necklaces, ‘Veneer’.
The two emerging winners are Patricia Correia Domingues with her pendant from the ‘Duality’ series, and Sara Gackowska with her ‘Membrane’ brooch from the ‘Methamorophosis’ series.
The judges were also very impressed with the work of Inari Kiuru (emerging) and Jiro Kamata (established) and gave each a commendation. It’s been a wonderful night and congratulations to all!”
I cannot wait to see all the pieces in person!