Photo of Manon van Kouswijk
20092020

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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.

Education/Academic qualification

Fine Art, Bachelor, Gerrit Rietveld Academy

2 Sep 19905 Jul 1995

Gold- and Silversmithing, Vocational Degree , MTS Vakschool Schoonhoven

5 Sep 198530 Jun 1990

Research area keywords

  • Contemporary
  • Jewellery
  • Wearable objects
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