Tag: Johannes Kuhnen


Two weeks ago, our current exhibition Rings opened to enormous success. Featuring rings made by artists Marian Hosking, Carlier Makigawa, Marcus Foley, Nina Oikawa, Peta Kruger, Johannes Kuhnen, Helen Britton, Michelle Taylor, Cinnamon Lee, Sean O’Connell and Tanja Taglietti, the exhibition Rings will be showing until the 28th September.


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Exhibition – Rings – 24th August-28th September

Come and join us for a drink on Friday 24th August to celebrate this exciting new exhibition.

News of the Week

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Anodised aluminium and titanium vessels by Johannes Kuhnen, who has just been presented the Bavarian State Award for this collection of his work.

News of the Week

Media release Bavarian State Award

Johannes Kuhnen, has just been awarded the Bavarian State Award in Munich for his recent vessel forms in anodised aluminium and titanium. The Bavarian State Award is selected every year for outstanding contributions in decorative art and design by the Bavarian State Government in Germany. This year the work was selected from the invitational exhibiton Meister der Moderne in Munich, part of the major international jewellery forum in which Johannes Kuhnen entered 3 vessel forms, first shown here in Canberra in 2009 in his travelling exhibition A Survey of Innovation at School of Art Gallery, ANU.

News Flash – Workshop Bilk for rent

The original Workshop Bilk in Dusseldorf, Germany is available for rent. It is an old sausage kitchen that has operated as a gold and silversmithing workshop since 1978, when it was set up by Johannes Kuhnen and Herbert Schultze; Helen Aitken-Kuhnen joined a year later. Please let us know if you are interested.

Christmas Exhibition – All I Want

Elements in artful harmony

More Johannes for our eager readers! We’ve finally got our hot hands on Issue 45 of Indesign Magazine, which is a fantastic article by the way.

“If Kuhnen’s energy for problem solving seems boundless, so does his enthusiasm. He is extraordinarily productive, and testament to this, a comprehensive retrospective exhibition, called A Survey of Innovation, was recently organised by, and first shown at , the School of Art Gallery, ANU…it was a singular opportunity to amass, document and take stock of his life’s work to date.” Luminary Indesign, Jan Howlin

To celebrate we thought we would post this review by Kerry-Anne Cousins of Johannes exhibition A Survey of Innovation, selected works of which were shown at Bilk Gallery in March this year. (click to enlarge)

Canberra Times, Elements in artful harmony, Kerry-Anne Cousins

Indesign Luminary

Indesign Luminary: Johannes Kuhnen

Congratulations to Workshop Bilk’s very own Johannes Kuhnen! As a part of the Indesign Luminary series, Indesign Magazine is celebrating the remarkable career of Johannes Kuhnen and his significant contribution to Australian design in Issue 45, out now.

Johannes is a pioneering metalsmith who has had a considerable influence on contemporary craft and design in Australia over the past 25 years and you can see his work right here at Bilk Gallery.

A special event to celebrate the issue will be hosted by Zenith Interiors in Canberra.

Congratulations again to Johannes and make sure you pick up this issue of Indesign Magazine.