On show in Melbourne
New Zealand jeweller and artist Warwick Freeman is exhibiting his new work, ‘Spring Collection’, at Gallery Funaki in Melbourne until 1 August. Freeman has been making jewellery for over 25 years and is credited with helping revolutionise the contemporary practice in Aotearoa in the 1980’s. His work, according to the Arts Foundation of New Zealand “has an air of distilled simplicity, a considered response to the imagery and aesthetic of our collective culture, jewellery that speaks about the complexities of living in Aotearoa New Zealand.” Freeman regularly exhibits in New Zealand and Australia, as well as in Europe and the USA. His works are held in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra; the Powerhouse Museum, Sydney; Auckland Museum; the New Dowse, Lower Hutt; the Danner Stiftung, Munich; the Helen Drutt Collection, Philadelphia; Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam; and Te Papa, Museum of New Zealand, Wellington.