Off to ‘Collect’…

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We thought we’d give you a peek at some progress shots of Tevita’s work for the Hunks of Glass show at ANCA (Jan 23rd- Feb 3rd).  Meanwhile the good (yeah-but-no-but) news is that he’s off to London, to the V&A, where he’ll be giving a presentation at the Collect seminar for Australian artists (good)…which means that he won’t be in Canberra for the Ausglass conference (bad/sad). He’s leaving on the 19th and not getting back until the 29th, so will only catch the tail end of the Hunks show himself.

But never mind – he’ll be with us in more than just spirit (as you will see, come the exhibition!)

And the work, of course, speaks for itself regardless. 

Stephen Procter’s Rocky Hall…

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Before the Xmas break the Gang went out to Frog’s Hollow to visit Christine Procter for a chat regarding a piece that Megsie will be writing (about Stephen’s practice/upcoming retrospective exhibition/book launch) for the July issue of Craft Arts International.

We got out there a nanosecond before the Canberra Museum and Gallery mob arrived to pack up the work selected for the exhibition Stephen Procter: Lines through Light, which will be showing at CMAG during the Ausglass conference later this month. It was lovely to spend time in the studio with Christine – looking through Stephen’s sketchbooks, getting reacquainted with his work and reminiscing about ‘the good old days’. (The Gang was fortunate enough to have caught the last couple of years of Stephen’s tenure as Head of Workshop at the ANU School of Art’s Glass Workshop…)

One of the many things that drew our attention was a line of oil paintings that literally ringed the room…strangely familiar, we mused to ourself – until Christine solved the puzzle for us…the series had been painted down at Sancy’s, at Rocky Hall. Ah, of course (the Gang’s own stamping ground!) 

So yesterday, when Jacqu and the Gang drove back through Rocky Hall to Wyndham (having spent the arvo swimming at Marcus and Helen’s fabulous waterhole) we stopped to take some snaps in the general vicinity of those very paintings. Different weather and atmospherics, naturally – but the rhythm of the place remains so true. Simply gorgeous.

More studio pics at…

http://www.flickr.com/photos/glasscentralcanberra/sets/72157603648454853/

Meanwhile, whatever else you do, don’t miss the CMAG show – which will feature two additional Procter treats; the launch of both the book (essay by Dan Klein) and the movie (filmed by Lienors and Dan Torre).

The exhibition will open on the evening of Friday January 25th and run through to the 8th of June.

Exhibition opportunity opens for Ausglass Conference 08…

Harriet has just sent through the following info regarding exhibition space for out-of-townies during the January Ausglass conference. It’s specifically for contemporary sculptural/installation work – no pretty objects on plinths need apply. So get your skates on. It’s kind of late notice, we know, but the organisers became anxious about the dearth of venues and opportunities for interstate glassies to strut their stuff and figured something needed be done about it…

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AUSGLASS CONFERENCE,

CANBERRA: expressions of interest sought for an exhibition of free-standing contemporary glass sculpture and installation work. Emerging artists are encouraged to apply.Please read below and send submission to us by Dec 15 so we can reply before the holiday rush.Aware of the scant exhibiting opportunities available to interstate practitioners during the Ausglass Conference in Canberra early next year, ANCA (Australian National Capital Artists) and the M16 exhibition space have generously offered a venue for 8 out-of-area artists to exhibit free-standing or installation glass works concurrent with the January event. The show “ANCA Travelling South & M16 By Invitation.”  will in effect be two parallel exhibitions showing work by ANCA Studio members and out of town artists respectively. Dates 23 Jan – 3 Feb, official launch the evening of Sat 26th Jan.The M16 premises are close to the Canberra Glassworks, and the show’s opening is already included in the conference documentation and exhibition programme.

Please send images of actual work, artist statement and CV to curtisglass@bigpond.com by Dec 15th.

The images of work will be promptly collated and a selection made with the curatorial assistance of Ann McMahon ANCA Gallery Development Oficer, Joseph Falsone General Manager M16 and independant curator Megan Bottari.

There will be an exhibition fee of $30 (per exhibitor) to help towards the opening and promotional costs.

The shipping (both to and from the exhibition), will be the responsibility of the exhibiting artist and all necessary fittings and appropriate installation devices must be provided.

Artists are expected to be proactively involved in the install and demount, with possible assistance available from Ausglass by arrangement.

Works will be able to be recieved and stored at Harriet and Matthew’s studio, prior to installation if this makes arrangements easier for the exhibiting artists.

Participating artists must be aware that exhibition of their work is at their own risk. The gallery is insured for public liability and while all due care will be taken during handling and display of works, the exhibition venue and organisers will not be liable for any damages.

An exhibition document with all the finer details – including M16 exhibiting contracts – will be available to those interested.

Many thanks

Harriet Schwarzrock, Ann McMahon and Megan Bottari