Dr Marian Hosking
Marian Hosking (Victoria) is an educator, jeweller and silversmith. With the benefit of intensive practice she has developed a personal vocabulary in her work to express a specific vision and interpretation of the qualities of Australian light and landscape in the detail of botanical specimens. She uses the drill and jeweller's saw together with lost wax castings and favours the soft white sheen of silver, with its evasive highlights and shifting shadows. Currently living and working on the Mornington Peninsula. Recent exhibitions including Water[shed], 50 artists, 50 years, an exhibition to support the Restore Pedder campaign. Bett Gallery, Hobart and an upcoming exhibition at Funaki, Flinders Lane Melbourne.
Completing her PhD at Monash University in 2008 coincided with an initiative by Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, to celebrate the achievements of influential and iconic figures within the Australian crafts movement. With valuable support from the Commonwealth Government through the Visions of Australia program, the Marian Hosking exhibition Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft was toured by Object to Sydney, Bathurst, Grafton, Melbourne, Perth, Geraldton, Adelaide, Dubbo, Cowra, Brisbane, Lake Macquarie and Launceston.
She has held 18 solo exhibitions in Australia, one in Seoul (2006) and one in Tokyo (2000). She has participated in over 60 group exhibitions in Australia, Europe, the United States, Canada, Korea, Japan and Asia. Her work is represented in the National Gallery of Australia, all State Galleries in Australia, the Hiko Mizuno College of Jewelry collection, Tokyo and Aberdeen Art Gallery, Aberdeen, Scotland and Montreal Art Museum. She is represented in Australia by Gallery Funaki, Melbourne. She has been an educator in her field for over thirty years, including 18 years as head of Metals and Jewellery Monash University, Melbourne. An active member of jewellery and craft organizations, including Craft Victoria and the World Crafts Council Australia, she is committed to the promotion and dialogue around contemporary jewellery and wider art practice.