Glass: art design architecture showcases a broad range of works by twenty-three contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects who utilise the medium of glass in their work.
Co-curated by Brian Parkes and Margaret Hancock Davis from the JamFactory in Adelaide, the exhibition explores products, projects and works of art that reflect many of the current preoccupations with glass within contemporary art, design and architecture.
Works in the exhibition present a broad range of approaches to working with glass – from fine, hand-crafted jewellery to high-tech glass skyscrapers.
Exhibitors include the multiple award winning architectural firm Woods Bagot who ranked 7th in Building Designers annual World Architecture 100 list for 2014, contemporary artist Nic Folland who was the recipient of the South Australian Living Artist Publication in 2014, and Tom Moore who is one of Australia’s most celebrated glass artists.
Of particular interest to Cairns audiences are works by Charles Wright Architects that includes the Cairns Botanic Gardens Visitors Centre, 2012, which is a gateway to both the Botanic Gardens and the Tanks Arts Centre.
This exhibition aims to inspire audiences around Australia to consider the social, cultural, economic and creative possibilities of glass as a defining material of the 21st century.
Image: Deb Jones, Maquettes of internal thoughts, 2014, mixed materials, 13.3 x 7.9 x 9.5 cm, height approx 15 cm. Photo: Grant Hancock.