As the title Upending Expectations: Contemporary Glass implies, the focus of this exhibition is on artists whose experimental, innovative and at times cross-disciplinary practice, utilises glass and its properties of light, transparency and reflection, through a diverse range of approaches. The selection of artists has come from this strong rationale and includes ten Australian artists; Gabriella Bisetto, Cobi Cockburn, Nadege Desgenetez, Mel Douglas, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Nicholas Folland, Jonathan Jones, Kirstie Rea, Harriet Schwarzrock and Brendan Van Hek along with international artist Annie Cattrel (UK). The exhibition is scheduled to tour from 2022 to 2024 supported by the Australian Council for the Arts through the Contemporary Touring Initiative.
Curated by Frances Lindsay AM
Kirstie Rea, Complacent complicity, 2021, glass uberr, cement, plinth. Photo by David Paterson for the artist.
Cobi Cockburn, Murmuration – charcoal, 2019, hotformed, kilnfused and col worked glass.Photo courtesy of the artist.
Nicholas Folland, Untitled 20-22 (indicative work), 2015, wall mounted found crystal. Photo courtesy of the artist.
Harriet Schwarzrock, balanced between: poise, 2021, blown glass, unwoven copper mesh. Photo by Sam Cooper for the artist.
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