Annie's jewellery practice draws heavily from reminiscences of her childhood. She celebrates the joy she found through play in this time as a way of overwriting and healing negative memories. Annie cites visual aspects of childhood playtime such as art & craft activities, line drawing and toy shapes as key influences on her intuitive working methods. These influences translate into her small geographical wearable sculptures.
Annie Gobel is an Indonesian born artist who has been living in Melbourne since 2004. In 2013, she completed her Honours degree in Fine Art, having specialised in Object Based Practice. Upon graduating she was selected as a finalist of Craft’s annual Fresh! Graduate Show and was awarded the one year Maggie Fairweather Residency from RMIT University. In 2016 Annie was selected for exhibition at the esteemed Funaki Gallery, showing in 5x7 a showcase of outstanding early career makers.
material: Mild steel, enamel