www.thors.com.au/mixing-room-gallery Thor’s Hammer is pleased to present Aggregate: Perspectives in Recycled Glass, an exhibition featuring innovative works by Ngaio Fitzpatrick, Matthew Curtis, Jacqueline Knight, Thor Diesendorf and Small Impact Studio founders, Gina Fairley and Scott Chaseling.
As one of the most energy-intensive and extensively utilised building and manufacturing materials, glass needs a circular solution.
Aggregate: Perspectives in Recycled Glass explores material reuse innovations, showcasing a collection of works by local artists and makers that utilise recycled glass in both utilitarian and aesthetic ways.
The collection of exhibited works makes use of a variety of recycled glass forms, including televisions screens, window glass and bottles; and encompasses sculpture, installation, objects and small-scale production pieces.
Drawing together each artists' perspectives on responding to a changing environment through the intentional reuse and beautification of existing materials, the exhibition showcases a number of collaborative works, including between Canberra glass artist Jacqueline Knight and Thor’s Hammer founder, Thor Diesendorf.
Such collaborative works between artists exemplify the power of knowledge and resource sharing in responding to both entrenched and emerging environmental problems, mirroring the need for functional cooperation in the hotshop (glass workshop). They also give us reason to think critically about the role of recycled materials in art and what this might mean for artwork of the future.
Aggregate: Perspectives in Recycled Glass is showing at the Mixing Room Gallery at Thor's Hammer in Griffith (Canberra) from 15 September until 28 October, 2023.
Image by Waratah Lahy of Matthew Curtis recycled glass and LVL
PAIRED EXHIBITION MATTHEW CURTIS & HARRIET SCHWARZROCK
Till 15th October 2023
JUST AS PAIRED ELEMENTS EVOKE A SENSE OF BALANCE AND CONTRAST, THE ARTISTIC PRACTICES OF CURTIS AND SCHWARZROCK COMPLEMENT AND SUPPORT EACH OTHER. WITH THEIR SHARED FAMILY LIFE AND DYNAMIC CONTEMPORARY GLASS STUDIO, THEIRS IS AN INTRINSIC PARTNERSHIP.IMAGE: MATTHEW CURTIS, EDGE, 2023 co Suki&Hugh Gallery