Canberra Glassworks

Kate Nixon: On Reflection

Kate Nixon celebrates the hidden but essential routines in our daily lives.


Event Details



Event Starts

Jun 15, 2022

Event Ends

Aug 14, 2022


Canberra Glassworks


11 Wentworth Avenue, Kingston ACT, Australia

Solo installation in the Glassworks Smokestack

Sydney based artist Kate Nixon has been invited to create an installation in the Smokestack Gallery in 2022.
This new work is a continuation of Nixon’s series For Collection and will respond to the dramatic space and
scale of the Smokestack. Nixon’s work is playful and painstaking. She is fascinated by the physical experience and repetitive nature ofmosaic. Unlike traditional mosaic, Nixon does not rely on pattern and colour, instead she considers the three-dimensional form and utilises the transformative properties of glass, mirror and light. The act of covering every visible surface of garbage bins with mirror mosaic challenges our preconceived notions of preciousness, domestic obligations and arts and crafts in the home. It also celebrates the hidden but essential routines in our daily lives. Once modified, the humble rubbish bin becomes a symbol of domestic idealism.

Curated by Aimee Frodsham


Image: Kate Nixon, On Reflection, 2022, found objects, recycled mirror. Courtesy of the artist, photo by Adam McGrath.

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