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Personal profile

Biography

Manon is the coordinator of the Jewellery Studio at MADA and lecturer in the 2nd year of the BVA (Bachelor of Visual Arts).

Before relocating to Melbourne in 2010 she was Head of the Jewellery Department at the Gerrit Rietveld Academy in Amsterdam The Netherlands.

Manon's jewellery based research is mediated through the making of wearable as well as other objects and through photography, drawing and exhibition making.

She has published a number of artist books, the latest publication is titled "Making Faces - a jewellery playbook -", published in Melbourne in 2018.

Manon has received numerous grants for her work which is regularly exhibited nationally and internationally. It was part of "Medusa" at the Musée de l'Art Moderne de la Ville de Paris in 2017, "A Fine Possession" at the Powerhouse Museum Sydney Australia (2015-2016), Schmuck Sonderschau Munich Germany (2014 and 2015), Melbourne Now at NGV Melbourne Australia (2013-2014) The Wilde Things Z33 Centre of Contemporary Art Hasselt Belgium (2013), Unexpected Pleasures NGV Melbourne Australia / Design Museum London UK (2012).

Her work is held in a number of collections, including: Stedelijk Museum, Amsterdam, The Netherlands; ABN-AMRO Art Collection, The Netherlands; Rosska Museet, Goteborg, Sweden; FNAC, Paris, France; NGV, Melbourne, Australia; Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, Australia; Musee des Arts Decoratifs, Marseille, France; NGA, Canberra, Australia; Victoria and Albert Museum, London, UK.

Research Output 2009 2019

  • 51 Commissioned or Visual Artwork
  • 2 Curation
  • 1 Design / Architecture

'Making Faces' - SM - 'A Jewellery Playbook. ACT 3'

van Kouswijk, M., 2019

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

Colourwheel Pearlchain

van Kouswijk, M., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

Holding Us Holding Oz Holding You

van Kouswijk, M., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

Making Faces

van Kouswijk, M., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkResearch

'Making Faces' - SM - 'The Possibility of Someone'

van Kouswijk, M., 2018

Research output: Non-textual formCommissioned or Visual ArtworkOther

Prizes

Excellence Award $5,000

Manon van Kouswijk (Recipient), 2015

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Mari Funaki Award for Contemporary Jewellery 2016 - Shortlisted

Manon van Kouswijk (Recipient), 2016

Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)

Activities 2014 2019

  • 5 Acquisition

Acquistion: 'The Listener' - Museum of Fine Arts Boston

Manon van Kouswijk (Contributor)
2019 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

'Figures (necklace)' 2016

Manon van Kouswijk (Producer)
2017 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

'Figures (necklaces, pair)' 2016

Manon van Kouswijk (Producer)
2017 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

Acquisition: 'Reverse, necklace', 2013

Manon van Kouswijk (Producer)
2014 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

Acquisition: 'Trophees 1-4', 2011

Manon van Kouswijk (Producer)
2014 → …

Activity: Community Talks, Presentations, Exhibitions and EventsAcquisition

Press / Media

Island Welcome Review (Craft, Melbourne)

Manon van Kouswijk

19/06/18

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Review

2 Minds 4 Hands

Manon van Kouswijk & Lucy Sarneel

6/03/14

1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Article/Feature