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.
Artists: Annette Blair, Lisa Cahill, Alexandra Chambers, Scott Chaseling, Erin Conron, Brian Corr, Mel Douglas, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Hannah Gason, Jeremy Lepisto, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Catherine Newton, Peter Nilsson, Kirstie Rea, Tom Rowney, Harriet Schwarzrock, Yusuke Takemura, John White and Richard Whiteley.
Curator: Grace Blakely-Carroll
Made in Australia
Exhibition dates: 29 June – 13 July 2017
Torstr. 170, 10115 Berlin, Germany
Emerging design from Canberra Glassworks and JamFactory, featuring works by Luke Chiswell, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Emeirely Nucifora-Ryan, Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello, Nicholas Doran Adams, Emma Young, Renato Perez, Kristel Britcher, Liam Fleming, Billy Crellin.
This project is coordinated by Berlinglas and supported by Australian Government Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade (DFAT). Thanks to Berlinglas, Benhadj&Djilali Galerie and JamFactory.
NEIL ROBERTS chances with glass
Exhibition dates: 17 August to 15 October 2017
An exhibition focusing on Neil Robert’s relationship with glass as object, medium and signifier. Neil Roberts (1954-2002) was an important artist in Canberra and had a growing national and international reputation. He was enormously influential and supportive of the national arts scene. Born in Melbourne, Roberts trained as a glass blower at the Jam Factory in Adelaide, the Orrefors Glass School in Sweden and the Experimental Glass Workshop in New York. He came to Canberra in 1983 when he was invited by Klaus Moje AO, the inaugural Head of the Glass Workshop at Canberra School of Art, to join him in creating the Workshop’s teaching program. After two years at the School, Roberts chose the life of an independent artist, but, with Moje, was instrumental in setting the serious, rigorous and innovative tone of the ANU School of Art & Design Glass Workshop, which in the ensuing twenty-five years has earned it an international reputation.
Exhibition opening: 6pm Wednesday 16 August 2017
Gallery floor talk: 2pm on Sat 19 August 2017
Curated by: Barbara Campbell and Jane Cush
Home is where the heat is: Studio Artists Exhibition
Exhibition dates: 26 October, 2017, to 14 January, 2018
To celebrate our tenth anniversary, Canberra Glassworks will showcase site-specific works by our studio artists. Curator Jane Cush has invited artists who have taught, hired, worked in residence or from a studio at Canberra Glassworks to respond to the unique architecture and design features of the historic Kingston Power House. The whole of Canberra Glassworks will be activated, including niches rarely seen by the public, throughout the building.
Exhibition opening: 6pm on Wednesday 25 October 2017
Gallery Floor Talk: 2pm on Saturday 28 October 2017
Art After Dark: 6pm to 9pm 10 November 2017 Torchlight Tours will run on the hour, every hour, with the Inner South Arts Hub.
Curator: Jane Cush