Johannes Kuhnen - a survey of innovation

Johannes Kuhnen has made a pioneering contribution to Australian design and gold and silver smithing through his commitment as a generous educator and innovative practitioner. This exhibition will create linkages between his earlier works, some of which was made in Germany prior to migrating to Australia and new work specifically produced for this exhibition and this will be done both with objects and through a catalogue/monograph to be launched at the opening venue. The exhibition will borrow from Australian public and private collections to facilitate the demonstration of connecting design elements in the work from both significant streams in Kuhnen’s work in jewellery and hollowware.

Exhibition dates: 5 June – 18 July 2009

Brooch anodised aluminium, monel, 2003 & Ring, stainless steel, synthetic ruby disc, 1972

Brooch anodised aluminium, monel, 2003 & Ring, stainless steel, synthetic ruby disc, 1972.

Vessel, anodised aluminium, titanium, 2009

Vessel, anodised aluminium, titanium, 2009.

Armring 1990 anodised aluminium, gold 750, granite

Armring 1990 anodised aluminium, gold 750, granite.