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Malki Studio Brisbane exhibit highlights regional talent

The exhibition at Artisan Gallery in Brisbane. Photo credit: Malki Studio Facebook

Local business Malki Studio has taken a curated selection of artisan jewellery to the city, opening an exhibition at Artisan gallery in Brisbane’s King Street.

The opportunity to exhibit in Brisbane has been supported by Bundaberg Regional Council and a Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) Quick Response Grant.

Artisan is Queensland’s foremost gallery for art, craft, and design and is located in the CBD.

Malki Studio is a local family business is made up of Ariella, Adam and Lia Andersen, who are proud to call the Bundaberg Region home and hoped to put the region on the map by exhibiting at the Brisbane-based gallery.

Adam said the opportunity to exhibit in Brisbane not only provided the chance for the brand to showcase its art, but also showcase the talent based in the Bundaberg Region.

“As a collective of regional artists, Malki Studio has used the opportunity to exhibit in Brisbane as a chance to demonstrate to galleries such as Artisan and their network that Bundaberg is a destination for cultural tourism, raising metropolitan awareness of the value of regional art,” Adam said.

“Honoured to be regional artists who have been selected for the first feature of Artisan Collects, we have been tasked with the responsibility to create new work of a high calibre that is specifically tailored for this project and space.”

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Pieces of jewellery that make up the Artisan Collect exhibition.

Malki Studio Brisbane exhibit features unique works

Over 40 different artworks have been created for the exhibition, with the family working on putting the project together for more than a year.

“The Artisan Collects exhibition is comprised of 48 Malki Studio artworks including one-of-a-kind and limited-edition rings, earrings, bracelets, necklaces, and brooches, as well as more sculptural and unusual items such as ceramic armours and even a mouth ornament,” Adam said.

The Artisan gallery has opened its doors to the Artisan Collects project which showcases a range of new makers.

“Artisan Collects is a new venture that aims to introduce artworks by specific makers to new audiences and clientele, with the intention of enticing Artisan’s customers to become art collectors who repetitively invest in brands such as ours,” Adam said.

“It is hoped the opportunity for Malki Studios to exhibit in Brisbane will increase recognition and exposure of the brand, while also creating new networks and potential expansion markets.”

Malki Studio already has strong connections with Bundaberg Regional Galleries with a collaboration on International Women's Day 2022 and an art installation by Adam Andersen planned for The Vault at the end of this year. 

Jewellery by Malki Studio is also available for purchase through the Gallery Shop.

The Regional Arts Development Fund (RADF) is a partnership between the Queensland Government and Bundaberg Regional Council to support local arts and culture in regional Queensland.

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