Sally Marsland

Jewellery made with holes

Increasingly, Sally understands less and less how anything gets made. There are so many choices and yet so many things already exist. She tries to make things, as simply as possible, but doesn't always succeed. Some take a long time to conceive and/or craft, others emerge apparently fast. In relation to how/why/what to make in jewellery, thinking about holes seems as good a place as any to start. Even in their material absence, holes are concrete. Or at least, using them as a starting point gives permission to proceed without saying where to go.


1998-2000 Studied in the class of Otto Künzli, Munich Academy of Fine Art, Germany
1995-1996 B.A. Honours (1st Class), Fine Art, Gold & Silversmithing, RMIT
1991-1993 B.A. Fine Art (High Distinction), Gold & Silversmithing, RMIT

1997-1998 Sessional lecturer, Gold & Silversmithing Department,
2000-2005 RMIT
1994-1995 Assistant to the sculptor Akio Makigawa, Elphinstone/Melbourne

Museum für Angewandte Kunst, Frankfurt am Main
Die Neue Sammlung - Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst/Design in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
Powerhouse Museum, Sydney
National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne
Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane
Toowomba Art Gallery, Toowoomba
Selected Exhibitions

2009 Lucca Preziosa 2009 – Cutting the mirror, an aesthetic lexicon, Italian Cultural Institute, New Delhi / Inorghenta Europe 2009, Munich / Villa Bottini, Lucca
THING, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth
Inner Voice, Contemporary Applied Arts, London
West Brunswick Sculpture Triennial, Ocular Lab/Union St, Melbourne
2008 Salon International, Monash University, Faculty of Art & Design, Faculty Gallery, Melbourne
Die Wahnsinns Fette Beute, Die Neue Sammlung – Staatliches Museum für angewandte Kunst / /Design in der Pinakothek der Moderne, Munich
2007 Australian Contemporary @ Co[]ect 2007, Victoria and Albert Museum, London Galerie s o @ Co[]ect 2007, Victoria and Albert Museum, London
Australian Vessels and Objects, Galerie Ra, Amsterdam

Publications & Press
2009 Lucca Preziosa  – Cutting the mirror, an aesthetic lexicon 2009
2008 Die Wahnsinns Fette Beute (Arnoldsche Art Publishers)
2007 Australian Contemporary Co[]ect 
2006 Craft Unbound, Craftsman House - New Art Series (Thames & Hudson Australia)





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