Current Exhibitions



15 November 2014 to 25 January 2015

Curator: Magda Keaney

Since ancient times glass has been used for functional purposes to create products used as both solutions to practical problems as well as exquisite technical and aesthetic objects. In our contemporary world the potential for innovation and creativity through the synergy of glass and design is an exciting and dynamic direction for practitioners from both fields that could include paradigm shifting new approaches to architecture, science, adornment and the boundaries of form and function in everyday life.

With this in mind we have asked designers and glass artists to work in pairs joining intellect and skills to collaboratively produce a new product or suite of works. The brief will be open with the single practical direction given to keep their work small in physical scale. This cross disciplinary exhibition will include both established and emerging designers and glass artists from across Australia.

Artists include: Nadege Desgenetez X Tom Skeehan, Kristel Britcher X Gilbert Riedelbauch, Lisa Cahill X Chris Hardy, Cobi Cockburn X Rob Foster, George Agius X Jason Bird, Ruth Allen X Dan Lorrimer/Mitchell Brooks, Blanche Tilden X Erin Hinton, Kumiko Nakajima X John Quan

Exhibition Opening: Thursday, 20 November at 6pm

Gallery Floor Talk: Saturday 22 November at 2pm

Crystal Clear: Glass X Design: Saturday 6 December at 11am.  Guest speakers including artists Blanche Tilden and Erin Hinton.

This project is part of Design Canberra. For further information on the Design Canberra program, visit



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