Harriet Schwarzrock C.V.
2018 Hearts and Minds, Canberra Glassworks, ACT. Australia
2018 Il Vetro Illuminato exhibition for upcoming GAS
conference, Venice Italy.
2017 'Exquisite Nature Exquisite Neon', Suki&Hugh Gallery,
2017 'Defining Moments', Canberra Glassworks, Australia.
2017 ‘City of Design’, Craft Act Members Exhibition.
2017 ‘History Repeated’, Craft Act and Corning MOG
2016 ‘Reflections’ Parliament House, Australia
2016 ‘Fresh Glass’, Canberra Glassworks, Australia
2016 ‘Light Lines’ project with Sarah Rice at Canberra You Are Here Festival
2016 ‘Interconnected’ Form Gallery Queanbeyan
2016 ‘Reflections’ Parliament House, Canberra ACT.
2016 ‘Light Lines’ project with Sarah Rice at Canberra You Are Here Festival.
2015 ‘And So It Begins’. C5 Gallery, Canberra
2015 Winter Lights, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
2014 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize 2014, South
2014 Artisans in the Garden, Botanical Gardens Sydney
2014 Hobart City Art Prize, Finalist. Tasmania
2014 ‘Art in the Embassy’, United States Embassy Canberra
2014 ‘Tree’, Canberra Glassworks, Canberra Australia
2014 Finalist in inaugural KIGA Kirra Illuminated Glass prize,
2014 ‘Revere’ Sabbia Galley, Sydney Australia
2013 Winter Lights, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne
2013 Anima, TCA, Lanyon Gallery, ACT
2013 Modern Market, Craft Act and Molonglo Group
2012 SOFA Chicago USA, c.o. Kirra Gallery Melbourne, VIC,
2012 ‘Osmosis’ Kirra Gallery Melbourne, with Tevita Havea
2012 ‘Alphabet’ Craft ACT Canberra, curated by Mel George
2012 ‘Winter Lights’, Kirra Gallery Melbourne
2011 ‘Winter Lights’, Kirra Gallery Melbourne
2011 Glimpse’ Chalk Horse Gallery, Sydney
2010 ‘Winter Lights’, Kirra Gallery Melbourne
2010 SOFA Chicago, Riley Gallery USA
2009 SOFA Chicago, Riley Gallery, USA
2009 Artisans in the Garden, Botanical Gardens Sydney
2009 Wheaton Village Glass Weekend, Riley Gallery,
2009 Collect @ Saatchi Gallery, UK. co. Raglan Manly
2009 P3, Palm Beach Art Fair; Riley Gallery, USA
2008 “Limited Lines”, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
2008 SOFA, Chicago, Riley Gallery, Cleveland, USA
2008 Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock, Riley Gallery,
2008 “Capital Glass”, Kirra Gallery, Melbourne,VIC, Australia
2008 Cowra Regional Gallery Art Festival, Cowra, NSW
2008 ‘Open Slather’, Ausglass members show, Canberra
School of Art, ACT
2008 ‘Q’ Opening Exhibition. Queanbeyan NSW, Australia
2007 ‘New from Australia’, Chappell Gallery N.Y., N.Y
2007 SOFA, Chicago, Raglan Gallery, Sydney
2007 ‘Little drop of Kindness’, Craft and Design Centre, ACT
2006 ‘Red Christmas’, Work Shop Bilk, Queanbeyan. NSW
2006 ‘Minitures in Glass’, Work Shop Bilk, Queanbeyan. NSW
2005 Kamberra Wines, Canberra, group show
2005 ‘Verge’, Top Floor Gallery, Adelaide, in conjunction with
2004 ‘Reflections’, Sydney College of the Art Survey, Wagga
2003 ‘Summer’, Fehraltorf, Switzerland
2002 ‘Talente’, Craft Australia, Muenich, Germany
2002 Newspace S.C.A, Scholarship Exhibition
1999 Sydney College of the Arts Degree Show
1999 ‘This Way Up’, Object Galleries C.F.C.C Sydney
1999 International Glass Arts Exhibition, Portsmouth,
1999 Glenaeon Craft Arts Student Exhibition, Glenaeon
1999 Student Show, Ausglass Conference, Wagga Wagga
1999 ‘This Way Up’, Object Galleries C.F.C.C Sydney.
1998 Sydney College of the Arts Degree Show
1998 ‘Pacific Wave’, Bondi Pavillion, Sydney
1998 Helen Lempiere Travelling Art Scholarship
1998 N.S.W. Ministry of the Arts, Artspace,Sydney
1998 Art Award Exhibition, Tap Gallery, Sydney
1997 Student Show, Ausglass Conference, Sydney
1999 Sydney College of the Arts, Honours. Sydney
1995-1998 Sydney College of the Arts, Bachelor of Arts, Glass
2017 Australia Council New Work Grant.
Helen Hill Smith Prize for Sculpture and Objects,
The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize.
William Fletcher Trust Grant
Pilchuck Glass School Travel Assistance
Willoughby Council Arts and Culture Grant
Gerome De Costa Memorial Award, Sydney College of the Arts
Selected training, professional positions and activities
2018 666 ABC local radio interview for Canberra’s Enlighten
2018 Neon Demonstration, Gallery talk at Surreal Night,
2018 Asia Link, 6 week Residency, April May 2018, Toyama,
2018 Taming Lightning Podcast, Percy Echols, Pittsburgh
Glass Centre USA
2017 Australia Wide’ ABC Television Interview with Andrew
2017 Taught Glassblowing at Australian National University,
2017 Assistant for Steven Cole Neon Workshop at Canberra
2017 Joined as Board Member CAPO, Capital Artist Patron
2017 Queanbeyan Palerang regional Council Art Award
2017 Inaugural Art Group 6 month residency at the
2016 Canberra Glassworks Artist in Residence.
2016 Professional Neon Workshop at Canberra Glassworks
with Richard Wheater
2016 Capital Arts Patron Organization, Canberra Weekly
2015 Attended Martin Janesky workshop, Canberra
2014 Wagga Wagga National Glass Collection
2013 Collection of American Ambassador to Australia, John
2012 Collection of Canberra Museum and Gallery
2008 Katherine Grey workshop, Canberra Glassworks, ACT
2007 Participated in Giles Bettison’s Murrine workshop; ANU
School of Art
2006 Attended Lino Tagliapietra demonstration, Jam
2004-06 Studio assistant to Matthew Curtis, set up of our
studio /home Queanbeyan, NSW
2001 Studio Assistant to Matthew Curtis at Creative Glass
2000 Studio Assistant Denizen Glass, Sydney
1999 Studio assistant to Richard Whiteley, Sydney
1999 Assistant at Yoshi Takahashi workshop, Sydney College of the Arts
1999 Attended Yoshi Takahashi workshop, Jam Factory,
1999 Volunteer, Ausglass Conference, Wagga Wagga
1998 Studio assistance At Denizen Glass Sydney for
Ben Edols and Kathy Elliott and for Richard Whiteley
1998 Hot Glass workshop, ANU, Michael Scheiner Canberra
1998 Studio assistant ‘Innovations in Glass’, Suzi Barnes,
1997 Assisted Glass Artist Gallery at SOFA Chicago.
1997 Studio assistant for Laura Donefer, Ontario, Canada.
1997 Hot glass assistant for Laura Donefer at Pilchuck Glass School, and at Corning Studios, USA.
1997 Studio assistant Stephen Rolf Powell, KY, USA
1997 Volunteer coordinator Ausglass conference, Sydney
In my artistic practice, I endeavor to explore balance and interconnectivity. I am repeatedly drawn to those tenuous and often fleeting moments where an individual object and the asymmetrical fit together sympathetically.
I work predominantly with blown glass components and metal fixtures. I position multiples of similar biologically inspired forms into compositions. The components appear to be unfurling, evolving, floating and shifting in their assemblage. Whilst aligning these forms, I seek to capture a quiet sense of poise, rhythm and balance. Whilst being attentive to the poetry of the spaces created between forms.
I am drawn to the intrinsic complexity and aesthetic beauty of biological forms and growth. Most intriguing is the complex interplay between an organism and the verging environment. At this edge; interconnectivity demands a fragile yet robust balance. A fascinating interplay of contracting and expanding forces becomes apparent.
My studio is shared with my partner Matthew Curtis. We have a hot glass furnace; enabling us to tint glass as it is melted. This results in a certain depth and softness to the hues with which we are able to design our work. I take pleasure in the molten immediacy and manipulation of the material. Captivated by the particular rhythms and the cadence of the process of blowing glass.
On one hand this dynamic and physical process of blowing glass informs my practice. At other moments it is a quiet distillation of these objects, the contemplation of the placement of forms in order to create dynamic yet quiet works.