Blanche Tilden announced winner of the The Lynne Kosky Award for Contemporary Jewellery

Blanche Tilden, 'Through the Lens 04 necklace', 2021, Salvaged glass camera lens components, flameworked borosilicate glass, anodised titanium, oxidised 925 silver, rare earth magnets, 18.5cm diameter. Photography: Andrew Curtis
Monday 9 May 2022

Blanche Tilden has been announced as the Winner of The Lynne Kosky Award for Contemporary Jewellery, Victorian Craft Awards, with her work 'Through the Lens 04 necklace.'

Established by Craft Victoria in 2015, the Victorian Craft Awards is a biennial event presenting and celebrating excellence in contemporary craft practice. The Awards showcase exceptional works utilising craft skills, processes and materials and include emerging, mid-career and established craftspeople from across Victoria.  

The Lynne Kosky Award for Contemporary Jewellery is a $10,000 prize, honouring the legacy of Victorian Government Minister and longstanding patron and advocate of the arts, Lynne Kosky. Supported by the Victorian Government through Creative Victoria.

Tilden's winning work, 'Through the Lens 04,' reflects on the material culture of this time through the examination of glass - a fundamental material essential to everyday life. This neckpiece acts as a lens through which aesthetic, cultural and sentimental values are articulated, as well as the personal meaning of jewellery.

Blanche Tilden has maintained a vibrant practice for over 25 years, forging an international reputation in the fields of contemporary jewellery and studio glass. In distinctive combinations of glass and metal, her unique visual and material vocabulary communicates ideas of value and creates meaning. 

Living and working in Melbourne, Blanche Tilden is represented by Gallery Funaki, Melbourne, and is currently completing a PhD at the Australian National University School of Art and Design.

Visit Blanche Tilden's website.

View Awards catalogue.

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