Genevieve was awarded a High Commendation for her work 'The Song of the Chanter', in the prestigious Mari Funaki Award for Contemporay Jewellery Exhibition 2016. The judges Simone Le Amon of the NGV, artist Catherine Truman and curator Kate Rhodes, were impressed with her work because of it's 'forward thinking and beautifully resolved relationship with the body'. Genevieve made the journey from Ireland to Gallery Funaki in Melbourne to visit this very special contemporary Jewellery exhibition.
The Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery was established in 2014 to celebrate the life of contemporary Jeweller Mari Funaki, founder of Gallery Funaki. The award recognises the talents of emerging and established artists worldwide.
Read more about this years exhibition below: