Canberra Glassworks

Annette Blair: Quietly Spoken

Annette Blair uses intricately made glass objects to recreate vignettes of daily life that are based on memories of both object and owner. She reminds us that glass is part…


Event Details



Event Starts

Jun 15, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 14, 2022


Canberra Glassworks


11 Wentworth Avenue Kingston

Solo exhibition in the Glassworks Main Gallery

Artist Annette Blair explores our perception and relationship with everyday objects and how they can hold
memories and meaning beyond their function. A highly skilled glass blower and sculptor, Blair works with hot glass and enamels to recreate familiar everyday things; hand tools, used spray cans, knitting needles and paintbrushes. Assembled into complex installations, she encourages us to look closely at each object amongst the mass and to think about the things we collect and keep and the stories they tell. This exhibition is a visual story that shares a profound sense of nostalgia which looks at how objects can hold meaning while often appearing meaningless.

Annette Blair has received support from artsACT and the Australia Council for the Arts for this exhibition.

Curated by Aimee Frodsham


Image: Annette Blair, On any given day (detail),  hot sculpted, blown and enamelled glass. Courtesy of the artist, photo by Adam McGrath.

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