Opening tonight in the Big Apple…

9 11 2018

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Holy smoke!!

28 09 2018

“You’ve enjoyed seeing CHEB around the city of Adelaide and its surrounds, now get ready to welcome them into your home.”

  

 

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Yes please!!
CHEB (the design entity comprising the fabulous Christine Cholewa and Deb Jones) launched an online shop today. Check out their signature, classically understated range here.

 





Scaling the heights…

23 08 2018

 

Just in on the international tom-toms…

Dread & Delight: Fairytales in an Anxious World, a group exhibition curated by Emily Stanley at the Weatherspoon Art Museum. Included in the show is ‘Mother-Lode’, a 9 ft long x 6.5 ft high baroque carriage encrusted in crystallized rock sugar, alongside works by 21 artists including David Hockney, Cindy Sherman, Kiki Smith And John Baldessari. Weatherspoon Art Museum, cnr Spring Garden and Tate Streets, Greensboro, NC. Reception: 5-7pm Saturday, August 25. Exhibition runs till December 9, 2018.

 

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Timothy Horn, Mother-Lode, 2008 Crystallized rock sugar, plywood, steel.

 

Install of Mother-Lode at the Weatherspoon Art Museum here.

Great company Tim – how marvellous.

STOP PRESS (as in BUT WAIT, THERE”S MORE!!):

Timothy has just posted…

“Extremely grateful to the Powerhouse Museum (MAAS) in Sydney for the recent acquisition of Gorgonia 15. A special thank you to curator Eva Czeris-Ryl for making this happen. This work is part of the exhibition Fantastical Worlds curated by Eva Czernis-Ryl at the Powerhouse, alongside works by Alexander McQueen, Kate Rohde and Timorous Beasties. Exhibition runs till January 2020″

 

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Looks like a road trip to Sydney is in order….





On the high road…

9 08 2018

Rose-Mary Faulkner with her winning work

 

Michael Scarrone from the National Art Glass Gallery at Wagga Wagga has sent the following news….

The 2018 National Emerging Art Glass Prize winner Rose-Mary Faulkner is currently on her art residency in Scotland. Rose-Mary has received an all-expenses-paid trip, two masterclasses and a conference at North Lands Creative Glass facility in Scotland with her work acquired into the National Art Glass Collection, as well as $4000 prize money. North Lands is internationally recognized as the best institute for the study of glass art in Europe.

Lucky Rose-Mary, eh! So, for the interminably curious, Rose-Marys’ journey can be followed via the NEAGP blog link and – for a broader squizz at her practice – go to her website.

Meanwhile for those of you not in the loop, here’s a little background on the winning work…

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Rose-Mary Faulkner, Continuum 2017, kiln formed glass and decals

Artist statement:

My current work presents a study of my own body from the restricted, subjective line of sight we have of ourselves, aiming to map the female figure through abstracted and layered photographic imagery in order to analyse form and surface. I investigate ways to observe and experience the body, expressed visually through soft dappled imagery, evocative of feeling and sensation. Exploring decals techniques, I transfer photography to glass with water and heat, combining several related images before further manipulating the surface. Continuum presents a mapping of my form – its shape, folds and colours – and its delicacy is enhanced with a skin like surface and sensation.

 

[Thanks for the headz-up, Mikey. We enjoy following these residency blog feeds. n(Ed)]





Dior’s latest Gorgonian verse…

31 05 2018

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

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So lovely.





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.