Congratulations to our Art Group Creative Fellow, Harriet Schwarzrock, for her win on Tuesday night at the 2017 Queanbeyan-Palerang Regional Council Art Awards.
Harriet shared the major prize for her work, flexible, with another local artist, Suzanne Moss and her painting, Flowers for a room of one’s own, pictured with the judges.
Creative fellowship at Canberra Glassworks with support from Australia Council of the Arts to develop plasma filled heart forms.
'between stillness & movement' Research & presentation of interactive blown glass neon installation.
This ambitious research project 'between stillness and movement' will culminate in an interactive exhibition. Where 60+ exquisitely blown, neon filled glass heart forms will be installed.
The individual forms will be sculpted and subsequently filled with neon gas. Exploring notions of interconnectivity and embodied electrical impulses. Each object will be responsive to human touch, encircling a darkened space, they will be internally illuminated. This project will expand my technical expertise both in the hot glass studio and with neon tube bending. Developing and gleaning skills to present this interactive installation.
The installation will be presented at the Canberra Glassworks, as a satellite exhibition during the increasingly popular Enlighten Festival, Canberra 2-11th March 2018.
Assembled. Matthew is working toward this solo exhibition at Sabbia Gallery, opening on May 26th 2017
Matthew has been busily working on new pieces, produced from smaller element and components of glass. Producing an hybrid overlay of cellular membranes referencing the structures of our built environment.
Work in progress...
Upcoming Exhibition; Harry with Emilie Patterson, curated by Aimee Frodsham at Suki and Hugh Gallery http://www.sukihugh.com.au/ OPENS sat 13th May
I am lucky to be working on some pieces for a show at the beautiful Regional Gallery; Suki and Hugh in Bungendore. The work is looking through nature and language as the catalyst for the work. Experimenting with neon is also allowing me to explore electricity in nature.
WORK IN PROGRESS IMAGES...
In progress for...
26 January to 26 March 2017
An exhibition acknowledging the moments of success and of disaster that demonstrate the pivotal role each has played in the journey of two artists – Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock – and their individual and combined impact on the Australian studio glass world.
Our joint exhibition, Defining Moments, curated by Aimee Frodsham, is on show at the Canberra Glassworks from January 25 to March 25 and coincides with the start of the biennial Ausglass Conference. View the online catalogue or read a review by the Canberra Times.
Come along and see some beautiful work from around the country hosted by The Curatoreum at The National Portrait Gallery, from November 18 to 20. The Undercurrent Design Market - held in the award winning National Portrait Gallery, will be showcasing an array of contemporary, leading edge Australian-made design goodness (including work from us!). Avoid the Christmas rush and shop directly with the designers to buy something unique and exclusive.
In 2003, Matt and Harry established their studio (affectionately known as Curtistan) in Queanbeyan, New South Wales, where they live with their two sons, Hugo and Oscar and a few furry and feathered friends.