Of Interest

Jane E. Brown

There’s a certain Slant of Light with Jane Brown, exhibition, Castlemaine Art Museum, 20 October 2022 to 5 March 2023

An exciting new body of works by celebrated contemporary photographer Jane Brown is currently on display at Castlemaine Art Museum. The mysterious interplay of light on greenhouse plants, and refracted through mirrors, antique glass and windows are the subjects of these extraordinary new works – each meticulously hand-printed on paper, tin or glass. Web link: https://castlemaineartmuseum.org.au/exhibitions/there-s-a-certain-slant-of-light-with-jane-brown.


Dena Kahan

Wunderkammer | Dena Kahan, exhibition, Gallerysmith, 4 November 2022 to 3 December 2022.

Dena Kahan’s Wunderkammer exhibition revisits archival sources that have informed her work since 2008 – nineteenth century botanical and zoological models made from glass or papier-mâché. Weblink: https://gallerysmith.com.au/exhibition/dena-kahan-wunderkammer/


Blanche Tilden – Contemporary Jeweller

Blanche Tilden – Ripple Effect: A 25 Year Survey, touring exhibition, Geelong Gallery, 2021-2023, at Canberra Museum and Gallery, 5 November 2022 – 12 February 2023

This 25-year survey of the work of Melbourne-based jeweller and maker Blanche Tilden reveals her remarkable and critically acclaimed practice. Tilden has a unique approach to her materials, in particular, glass, which she explores both as a material for jewellery making and deploys as a metaphor for the connections between making, industry, the wearable object and the body. Weblink: http://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/blanche-tilden-ripple-effect-a-25-year-survey


Tom Moore Glass Artist | Creative Glass Art | Moore is More

JamFactory ICON Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder – featuring animation by Jonathan Nix, exhibition, Canberra Museum + Gallery, 5 November 2022 – 12 February 2023

Tom Moore’s Abundant Wonder is part of the JamFactory’s Icon exhibition series and celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media. Born in Canberra and currently based in Adelaide, Tom Moore is one of Australia’s leading glass artists and over the course of his career has carved out a singular voice in Australian glass art making. Weblink: http://www.cmag.com.au/exhibitions/jamfactory-icon-tom-moore-abundant-wonder


A Brief but Spectacular Take on Glassroots recycling

PBS Newshour, 28 January 2023: https://www.pbs.org/newshour/show/a-brief-but-spectacular-take-on-glassroots-recycling


CHRISTIAN WALLER STAINED GLASS: TOWARDS THE LIGHT

by Caroline Miley. Australian Scholarly Publishing North Melbourne 2022. Christian Waller’s exemplary skills and achievements as an Australian stained-glass artist are brought to light in this superb book. A leading proponent of Modernism in Australian art and the sole woman professional stained-glass artist in Australia until the 1970s, she was greatly admired for her mastery of technique, brilliant design, originality, and sumptuous use of colour. Her individual work was extensive and always strongly in demand, though in a male-dominated art world, since her death she has been overshadowed by the reputation of her husband, Napier Waller. Website: https://www.christianwallerstainedglass.com/

Hanging by a Thread …

Melbourne exhibition for global art project celebrates Afghan women’s culture

This fantastic project is being rolled out across Australia and New Zealand and people in Melbourne are invited to head to the Immigration Museum Melbourne on


Sunday November 13th, 1pm- 2:30pm.

Threads: An Afternoon of Afghan fashion, music, stories and treats.
Immigration Museum Melbourne, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne


The Afghan Women’s Organisation Victoria (AWOV), is a non-profit organisation
established in 2009 by a group of passionate women eager to bridge the systemic
and cultural gaps faced by Afghan women and children in Australia.

https://www.facebook.com/mosaicforafghanwomen/

https://museumsvictoria.com.au/immigrationmuseum/whats-on/threads/

Contact
Barb Ulenbruch
barbuhlenmosaics@yahoo.com.au
0417 503897

Conference program is Live!

Registrations are open for the online conference GLASS: Vision Reflection Imagination – a major event in the International Year of Glass 2022 for the South East Asia, Australasia and Oceania.

Over three days, scholars, artists, educators, curators, architects and manufacturers will share their knowledge, ideas and innovations on the past, present and future of glass, ranging from historical perspectives and innovations to the challenges of a twenty-first century dealing with climate change.

The program includes more than 40 speakers presenting on diverse topics- lighthouses, photography, 3D printing glass, and magic lanterns among the more unusual of them.

Caroline Miley will introduce her new book, Christian Waller Stained Glass: Towards the Light, a comprehensive survey and analysis of this artist’s mastery of glass from the late 1920s until her untimely death in 1954. Be with us at the end of the first day’s sessions when Caroline will give us a glimpse into an extraordinary life in art: 6.30 pm Tuesday 13 November.

For the full program and further information visit: https://glassvisionreflectionimagination.com/

Registration is free but bookings are essential to receive the Zoom link: www.glassinc.com.au/shop

This conference is jointly hosted by GLAAS Inc, situated at the Prahran campus, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne.

New Dates and Call for Papers

Due to unforeseen circumstances and the extraordinary success of so many IYOG events in our region, the co-conveners have opted to move the conference back to the newly announced dates – 15, 16 & 17 November 2022.

A Call for Papers is now open until 7 October and all speakers will be notified by 14 October.

The following panels have been finalised and we welcome input from all those interested in glass from across Region 16 – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and the islands of Oceania.

  • Glass Education across Region 16
  • Glass Collaborations and Exchanges
  • Glass and Venice
  • Art Glass from 1880-1920
  • Glass and Spirituality
  • Glass and First Peoples
  • Glass Exhibitions and Collections
  • Photography and Glass
  • Glass and Technical Innovation
  • Glass and Contemporary Practice in the Studio and for the Built Environment
  • Glass Innovation and Sustainability

Please refer to the Call for Papers page for more information about each panel and to submit your paper for consideration.

Update

The Convenors have been receiving some interesting proposals and ideas for panels and papers for the October conference.

People are thinking about glass in very different ways. Panels are developing on diverse aspects of glass, such as collectors and collecting, sustainability, glass and alchemy, glass mosaics, and more.

It’s not too late for you to propose your own ideas, area of expertise, or interest. Head to the Call for Panels page to submit your proposal.