Exhibition dates: 6 April 2017 to 28 May 2017
An exhibition that explores concepts of highly skilled making, form, finish and thought. Both of these artists’ reference traditional forms and techniques within their chosen medium, glass (Rowney) and furniture (Markov), however their practice extends well beyond this. Each element, line, curve and piece is considered and developed, creating form and function so refined that the most subtle intersection or plane will melt into the next. This exhibition showcases two great artists who skills and sensibility makes them frontrunners in the production of the design classics of the future.
Zeljko Markov lives and works near Canberra, where he has kept an independent studio practice since 1997. During the last eighteen years, he has held many solo exhibitions in Australia, and has contributed to numerous group exhibitions and collaborative projects in Europe, Asia and America as well as Australia and New Zealand. Whilst best known for his work based on ideas surrounding furniture, Zeljko works in a broad range of disciplines and mediums.
Tom Rowney is one of Australia’s foremost glass blowers and has great passion for creating contemporary glass forms utilizing the precision and accuracy of techniques developed by the Venetian masters. Tom continues to be sourced for both his teaching and glassblowing skills by the leading glass studios and artists in Australia and overseas. He exhibits his personal artwork both nationally and internationally.
Curator: Jane Cush
Opening Event: 6pm, Wednesday 5 April, 2017
Gallery Floor Talk: Saturday, 2pm, April 29nd, 2017
Image, above left: Tom Rowney, Low Black Forty Eight, 2012, blown glass, 170 h x 440 w x 440mm d. Photo: Rob Little.
Image, above right: Zeljko Markov, untitled drawing #1662 (detail), 2017, pigment ink on paper, 65cm h x 50cm w. Photo: Sean Davey.
The Chandelier Show
Exhibition dates: 8 June to 7 August, 2017
The Chandelier Show promises to excite the senses and prompt genuine house-improvement envy! Come and see what our contemporary glass artists can do with a free design brief. Think swanky, slinky, slick and sophisticated.
Hindmarsh Prize 2017
Exhibition dates: 10 to 18 June, 2017
In its second year, this highlight exhibition recognizes excellence and promotes appreciation of the world-class artists working in glass who live and practice in the ACT and region. Presented by Canberra Glassworks, the Hindmarsh Prize has been initiated by generous arts patron Mr John Hindmarsh AM, Executive Chairman of Hindmarsh. The prize recognizes all aspects of contemporary glass art, from works drawing inspiration from the beauty of age old traditions to those which explore the widest interpretations of a contemporary sculptural language.