Reflecting on a smashing year of glass

2022 was the United Nations International Year of Glass (IYoG2022). Did it make a difference for glass artists?

Glass has an attraction, seductively luring through its play of colour, light and form. And yet, the medium has struggled in recent years, notoriously expensive to make and an art market that has dwindle over the past decade.

The news then, that 2022 is the United Nations International Year of Glass (IYoG2022) offered hope.

ArtsHub kicked off the year by arming readers with the quintessential guide for all things glass in Australia – from where to study, where to see it exhibited, and how it is impacting current trends in contemporary practice.

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Gina Fairley is ArtsHub's National Visual Arts Editor. For a decade she worked as a freelance writer and curator across Southeast Asia and was previously the Regional Contributing Editor for Hong Kong based magazines Asian Art News and World Sculpture News. Prior to writing she worked as an arts manager in America and Australia for 14 years, including the regional gallery, biennale and commercial sectors. She is based in Mittagong, regional NSW. Twitter: @ginafairley Instagram: fairleygina