Anke Kindle

Anke Kindle — 'Lady Franklin's Scrubber', 2020

Lady Franklin's Scrubber pays homage to the unconventional spirit of Jane Franklin.
The neckpiece's Huon Pine brushes speak both of decorative adornment and the burdensome weight Franklin felt for domestic work. She preferred to travel and explore- breaking with traditional roles of femininity.


Anke Kindle is an interdisciplinary artist working across jewellery and object design based in Melbourne. Fascinated by objects in the domestic realm, Kindle employs the traditional craft of brush binding to explore the value of women’s work and their changing roles in society. With degrees in Fine Art and design, Kindle has operated her practice as studio blau. since 2020. 


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 Finalists.

Adam Markowitz & Oliver Tanner, Alexsandra Pontonio, Amanda Ho, Ana Petidis, Anke Kindle, Anna Davern, Anton Gerner, Australian Tapestry Workshop & Troy Emery, Beverley Meldrum, Blanche Tilden, Cara Johnson, Cassie Leatham, Christopher Plumridge, Damien Wright & Bonhula Yunupingu, Danielle Thiris, Darren Healey, Ema Shin, Grace Brown, Holly Grace. Iluka Sax-Williams, James Lemon, Jane Sawyer, Jenna Lee, Jennifer Conroy-Smith, Jessie French, Jin Ah Jo, Jo Hawley, Juanita Mulholland, Katherine Hubble, Katrina Tyler, Kirby Bourke (Two Lines Studio), Kirsten Haydon, Kristin Burgham, Lee Darroch, Lindy McSwan, Lisa Waup, Liv Boyle, Louise Meuwissen & Ebony Russell, Marcos Guzman, Mechelle Shooter, Michaela Pegum, Michelle Stewart, Narelle White, Nicole Polentas, Prue Venables, Roseanne Bartley, Samuel Burns, Sara Lindsay, Shimara Carlow, Sophia Cai, Thomas Lentini, Timothy Gresham, Timothy White, Troy Emery & Daniel Poole, Vicki Mason, Yi Jen Chu, Zhu Ohmu. 


Materials: Huon Pine, Horsehair, Blackened Sterling Silver, Freshwater Pearls, Agate Beads

Dimensions: 120cm x 2.5cm x 1.5cm

Photography: Fred Kroh

Read more about the Victoria Craft Awards and this years judging panel here

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