Latest from Michael Scarrone, from the National Art Glass Gallery in Wagga Wagga…
Melbourne based Sydney College of the Arts graduate Tara Guinness has won the People’s Choice Award at the recent 2010 National Student Art Glass Prize.
Guinness has won for her work Breaking Point. The techniques in realising this work are blown and slumped glass, screen printed enamels on kiln formed glass and steel armatures. Guinness completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts with Honours 1st class.
The exhibition closed on Sunday 6 June 2010. The exhibition consisted of works by 24 finalists from Australian National University ACT, the University of Sydney NSW, Monash University VIC, University of South Australia, Curtin University WA and Edith Cowan University WA in a wide range of techniques and styles. Over 3,500 people visited the exhibition this year. Comments included – “I am stunned by the variety of styles and the quality was outstanding, thankyou”, “clearly student work is alive and well in Australia”; “Very Impressive” to mention a few.
Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is proud to foster and support emerging practitioners through the National Student Art Glass Prize and enhancing the international profile of studio glass in Australia.