Exhibition: Illuminated Spaces
Illuminated Spaces is a survey show featuring artists whose work is informed by the tradition of architectural glass art, including stained glass. Nine glass artists with links to Canberra embrace contemporary techniques to create innovative artworks that engage with this tradition. Ideas explored include the importance of colour, light and symbolism, as well as the relationship between art and the built environment.
Nine artists are featured in the exhibition: Lisa Cahill, Scott Chaseling, Judi Elliott, Jeremy Lepisto, Ruth Oliphant, Lucy Palmer, Clare Peters, Kirstie Rea and Richard Whiteley. Curated by Dr Grace Blakeley-Carroll.
Image: Jeremy Lepisto, Structure 2 (from the Aspect Series), 2018, kilnformed and fabricated glass.
Photo: Rob Little. Artist represented by Beaver Galleries.
01 November to 23 December
6:00pm 31 OctoberView Catalogue
A Profusion of Blooms
Surround yourself with flowers in B. Jane Cowie’s new works created for the Canberra Glassworks, ‘A Profusion of Blooms’. Come and see Singapore-based Australian artist, B. Jane Cowie’s exploration of ideas of self and life as an artist, loving and working in Asia.
23 August to 21 October
Official OpeningView Catalogue
Hindmarsh Prize 2018
Canberra Glassworks is delighted to present the third Hindmarsh Prize, showcasing the work of some of Australia’s most interesting and talented contemporary glass artists.
The prize honours outstanding achievement in contemporary glass art, celebrating the work of remarkable artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential in this medium. Congratulations to Kate Baker, the winner of the 2018 Hindmarsh Prize.
The finalist works in the Hindmarsh Prize 2018 were exhibited at the Toyama Glass Museum in Japan from 26th October to 4th November 2018. Offical opening: 2pm 26 October 2018
Shortlisted artists: Brenda L Croft, Brendan van Hek, Clare Belfrage, Dan Venables, Emma-Kate Hart & Fernando Melendez, Harriet Schwarzrock, Holly Grace, Jeremy Lepisto & Nick Stranks, Kate Baker, Kate Nixon, Kirstie Rea, Lisa Cahill, Lucy Palmer, Madeline Cardone, Mark Eliott, Mel Douglas, ?Not, Richard Whiteley, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Scott Chaseling and Yusuke Takemura.
“As part of its commitment to the cultural diversity of the ACT, Hindmarsh places great value in fostering its vibrant local arts community, with the ambition of widening its scope and level of interest throughout the region,” says John Hindmarsh. “To that end, Hindmarsh is delighted to be supporting Canberra Glassworks and the variety of talented artists associated with the organisation, many of whom have produced outstanding works of not only national, but international renown.”
22 September to 28 October
6:00pm 21 SeptemberView Catalogue
Throughout history, artists have worked with like-minded individuals as collectives, collaborators and mentors. When artists working in different genres and unrelated forms collide and spark new ideas, the end result can be breathtaking. The exhibition Confluence embraces the results of the collective exploration of glass by pairing experienced glass artists with those who are less familiar with the medium.
Annette Blair, G.W.Bot, Paul House, Jeremy Lepisto, Peter Nilsson, Nell, ?NOT , Tom Rowney, Luna Ryan and Nick Stranks
14 June to 12 August
6:00pm 13 JuneView Catalogue