One of Bilk’s artists, Marian Hosking has an exhibition coming up at Galerie Ra in the Netherlands. This exhibition will feature vessels by Marian and jewellery by Laura Deakin.
Marian Hosking is the Head of the Department of Metal and Jewellery at Monash University, Melbourne. Laura was one of her students and has since also trained at the Academy of Fine Arts in Munich, where she graduated last year.
For vessels Marian has made small boxes, each box then has a lid which doubles as a brooch. These multi-purpose decorative objects in pure and oxidised silver are sometimes combined with wood, bone and mother of pearl as well as found plants and objects to create distinct and memorable works of art. Inspired by Australian flora, Marian recreates wattle, banksia and eucalyptus among others. Her representations of typical Australian botanicals causes the viewer to look more closely at our unique landscape and appreciate the complexities and beauty of individual specimens.
Congratulations to Marian, vessels is sure to be an inspiring and exciting exhibition.
If you’re not familiar with Marian’s work, be sure to pop into the Bilk Gallery and have a look. It’s definitely worth the trip!