Dior’s latest Gorgonian verse…

31 05 2018

Just installed at Dior, Dubai: Timothy Horn’s Gorgonian coral…

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So lovely.

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Dispatches from Wagga Wagga…

10 05 2018

The winner of the prestigious National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2018 was announced at  the exhibition launch at the National Art Glass Gallery last Friday evening….

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Rose-Mary Faulkner  Continuum, kiln formed glass with decals (19x290x.3cm)

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Rose picks up an all-expenses masterclass study trip to North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland (plus some spending money!) and the work itself goes into the National Glass Collection.

Other stand-outs were…

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Namdoo Kim, Expendable Being, glass/core-casting

 

…and…

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Clare Peters, Hope Upheld, multiple layered fused glass, 22ct gold text, Mallee root base

Looks like a cracker show, most definitely worth the road trip – you’ve got until the 29th of July to catch it.

For those unfamiliar with the prize, for backchat go here.

 





A bet each way…

9 05 2018

Well, of course, it’s Archibald season again and, ergo, time to have a flutter on the premier arts race of the year.

Plenty of worthy/likely contenders − as per usual – but this year we fancy a couple of entries that sit at opposite ends of the field. Couldn’t be more different, and yet both exude that genuine sense of connection…

 

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Vincent Namatjira: Studio self-portrait, arcylic on canvas

 

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Robert Hannaford self-portrait, oil on canvas

 

Pick your own winner(s) here.





Those Gorgeous Gorgonias…

25 04 2018

 

Hot on the heels of Timothy Horn’s gorgeous show at the Adelaide Biennial comes news that one of the Gorgonias (Tree of Heaven) has been added to the Dior Collection (for Dubai)…

 

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What good taste they have!





Still plenty of puff…

19 04 2018

Tom Moore has swum away with this year’s Tom Malone Prize with his latest line in oddball critters, The Pyrotechnic Puffer Fish

 

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Classic Tom; serious technique disguised as ornate luxe punk fun. Fabulous as ever.

Backstory from abc.net.au  here and from the Art Gallery of Western Australia here.

For those of you not familiar with Tom’s work (is this possible!!), take a plunge into his website www.mooreismore.com





The Enchantment Factor…

4 03 2018

Timothy Horn has it in spades.

His exquisite works (from the Gorgonia series) opened last night at the Art Gallery of South Australia/Adelaide Biennial: Divided Worlds – and is, as ever, breathtakingly beautiful.

From installation to the opening…

 

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(photo credits: Saul Steed)

We can hear the delighted gasps from here! Brilliant, in every sense of the word.

[Loving the dark backdrop. n(Ed)]

Up until June 3rd.

 





Eyecatcher…

30 01 2018

A cut above yer average glass brick…

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Pae White, Qwalala (snaps: Enrico Fiorese)

Installed in 2017 for the BiennaleArte, American artist Pae White has certainly upped the ante on the humble glass brick. Referencing the meandering flow of the Gualala River in California, it’s pretty damn luxe [though must be a bugger to clean! n(Ed)]

Still in situ at the Stanze del Vetro until Nov 2018.