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.

 

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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





Incoming…

23 01 2018

…an ensemble of Timothy Horn’s glorious work is en route, as we speak…

 

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…destined for the Art Gallery of South Australia for the 2018 Adelaide Biennial: Divided Worlds.

It all kicks off on March 3rd. Tim’s show runs from March 3rd to June 3rd.

Heart-stoppingly divine.

Meanwhile, for a nice little background muse (in the glossy New England Home mag), go here.

And for a browse through his website, go here.





Entries call for the 2018 National Emerging Art Glass Prize…

19 12 2017

Just in from the National Art Glass heartland (Michael Scarrone)…

 

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For previous winners/finalists/catalogues, mooch around here.

Don’t get distracted by the silly season, dudes; gold class opportunity – don’t miss it.

 

 





Dancing with the Flame: Contemporary Australian Lampworking…

21 11 2017

 

National Art Glass Gallery curator Michael Scarrone has just sent through some eye candy and happy snaps from Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s latest showcase exhibition…

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Great looking event/project – between the demos, workshops and official opening, some very serious fun was clearly had by all…

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DWTF Ex label

Launched on the 14th October, it runs until 21st January 2018 – so there’s plenty of time to schedule a visit…