Jenni Kemarre Martiniello: ReInventing the Weave
Curator: Kelli Cole
Opens: 22 April 2015
Weaving has been a long and durable practice within Australian Indigenous Cultures. This exhibition features the sublime, hand blown woven glass sculptures of Jenni Kemarre Martiniello which are inspired by, and draw upon, the beauty of traditional woven objects while paying respect to the elegant forms of these utilitarian vessels. The glass weave technique explores the geometry and precision of the traditional form, fusing it with the exquisite beauty of glass and light to celebrate the juncture of object and art.
New Glass 2015: Archaeology, Excavation and the Arcane
Curator: Magda Keaney
17 June 2015 to 23 July 2015
In June 2015 the Canberra Glassworks celebrates the centenary of our home, the Kingston Powerhouse, the first of several landmark buildings designed in Canberra by architect John Smith Murdoch. We are taking the opportunity to celebrate the past while looking to the future, with an exhibition featuring the work of a new generation of Australian glassmakers. The exhibition will be a curated selection of exciting new glass talent whose work pushes boundaries of traditional studio practice in concept and execution. The exhibition is themed around the ideas of archaeology, excavation and the arcane, encouraging visitors to think about what history is, how we uncover it, the unexpected secrets it holds and how even the things we take for granted as new technology today can seem outdated and ancient in a few years or a decade.
Participating artists: Lucy Quinn (QLD), Nick Adams (ACT), Georgina Cockshott (VIC), Lea Douglas (ACT), Ngaio Fitzpatrick (ACT) and Alex Valero (SA).