I had the opportunity to exhibit at the Toyama Glass Museum titled [INHALE] from 10/05/18-13/05/18. I was able to experiment with ideas around breath and breathing. Including working on some prints, and developing the use of shadow in the work.
I had the great privilege to be able to work in residence at the Toyama Glass Studio/Kubo, for a period of 6 weeks. With the incredible opportunity to travel during this time.
Art Group have supported the Fellowship at Canberra Glassworks.
For the 2017 year I had a 6 month residency which was then followed by 6 months by Steven Cheski.
This work was further developed, through trail and error...
Plasma; Neon; Xenon; Argon; Krypton, mixed single electrode blown glass units.
Culminating in the piece 'between stillness and movement' exhibited in the "Hearts and Minds" exhibition at Canberra Glassworks (January 25-March 25th 2018)
Held in the Fitters Workshop adjacent to Canberra Glassworks, the exhibition of shortlisted works for the inaugural Hindmarsh Prize in 2016 exposed a captive audience to the world-class contemporary glass from around Canberra and the region.
Initiated by arts patron, Mr John Hindmarsh AM and in partnership with Canberra Glassworks, the Hindmarsh Prize has instantly become a much valued, generous and creative contribution to the artists’ local calendar.
9 – 18 June 2017
Exhibition of shortlisted works at the Fitters Workshop, Canberra Glassworks
6pm 9 June 2017
Announcement of winner and VIP opening event
Within my practice I am concerned with repeating and assigning forms to express interconnectivity. The components are most often derivative of biological forms, referencing organic systems. Through the process of making, the blown glass elements formed from breath are inherently tempered by heat and gravity.
Here the composition of these mirrored fluid forms casts light and shade. These components express my desire to seek balance and to understand how structures and experiences ‘fit’ together. They bend and lean into the surrounding space. Elegant yet convoluted, the mirrored surface pools and folds the surrounding space.
These blown glass tendrils loosely scribe the word limitless. Ascribing a sense of the expansive nature of human experience. Whilst referencing the temporal and shifting passage of matter in world.
Exhibition catalogue from Defining moments 2017 at Canberra Glassworks, works by Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock, photos Adam McGrath.
The work I am pursuing is shifting focus to the lines of handwriting, hand-made lines, drawn in space, exploring and embodying the themes of circulation, diffusion and interconnection.
Drawing inspiration from spring and to celebrate Floriade, Fresh Glass pairs studio glass vessels and sculpture with botanical installations. Artists have been invited to collaborate across the mediums to elaborate on one of the most functional forms of glass.
Participating artists: Amanda Dziedzic, Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott, Rose-Mary Faulkner, Amy Hick, Sui Jackson, Peter Nilsson, Harriet Schwarzrock, Belinda Toll and Jonathon Westacott
Floral artists: Shizuko Barber, Bloomin Mad Floral Designs, brave botanics, Lady Larissa, Moxom + Whitney, Natures Child Botanical Styling and Peking Spring
Curator: Narelle Phillips
Exhibition dates: 15 September – 30 October 2016
Reflections, works from Canberra Glassworks and the Parliament House Art Collection, features nine internationally renowned glass artists who have created works that respond to the art, architecture and landscape of Parliament House.
Annette Blair, Lisa Cahill, Mel Douglas, Hannah Gason, Jeremy Lepisto, Ruth Oliphant, Emilie Patteson, Kirstie Rea and Harriet Schwarzrock
22 June to 11 September 2016
Presiding Officers’ Exhibition Area, Australian Parliament House, Canberra