Glass spotto…

30 03 2016

The Gang was in the ‘Berra last week for the Richard William Wheater Neon workshop…

 

Richard Theater workshop at the Canberra Glassworks

(photo courtesy of Canberra Glassworks)

…which was very interesting and rather a serious stretch after an absence (in terms of practice) of well over a decade. [All good, of course, because if it was easy we wouldn’t bother! n(Ed)]

Anyhoo, we’re posting the highlights on Prisoners of the Crown as soon as we’ve waded through the mountain of snaps…but for the meantime thought we’d drop in some of those serendipitous additional pleasures; aka catch-ups…

Betty, Adam and Louie

Netty, Adam and Louie (beyond gorgeous)

Simon

Simon

…and…

Tom Rowney

Tom with some of his latest amazing works

Tom Rowney

Lov-erly.

 





Warning…

29 01 2016

…blowing glass can lead to hair loss…

20150620: Canberra Galssworks Winter Glass Market. Photography by Sean Davey.

Lucky you’re a sheila Netster!!





Masa opens at the Glassworks…

18 01 2012

 

Now there’s an exhibition worth travelling to.

For a little background muzak on Masa go here.





Moje Milestone…

26 09 2011

Klausie’s about to mark yet another significant milestone in his long and illustrious career by celebrating his 75th birthday with (as one might expect) an exhibition and masterclass setting his signature tone.

Last Friday the Gang and BVSC Mayor Tony Allen were given a preview by the Maestro himself, just prior to the work being shipped off to Canberra…

The exhibition opens this coming Wednesday evening at the Glassworks in Kingston.





Nick Mount masterclass…

21 03 2011

For the serious players…





A taster…

28 09 2010

Just in from Blanchie; an appetite whetter…

…and…

The exhibition’s opening at the Glassworks on Wednesday (for those not attending the Foundation Dinner at the NGA)





Old news…

3 05 2010

We didn’t make it to the Powerhouse exhibition at the Canberra Glassworks, which from one point of view was a bummer ‘cos some of our fave dudes were in it (Trish Roan, Nicholas Folland and Geoff Farquhar-Still) – but late as it is, we’ve got the next best thing; Yolande’s review.

A little late in the day, we agree. But we have been serially distracted…

image: Bjorn Godwin’s resin lights.





Wazza gets the tower – but no surprises there…

14 05 2009

The tender for the ‘smokestack’ at the Canberra Glassworks has finally been announced, and the winner is…(drumroll)…Warren Langley!! Jon Stanhope could have saved all the money, time and hoo-hah by just giving it to Wazza in the first place, we reckon. He was always the shoe-in, let’s face it. And deservedly so. After all, from the Aussie contemporary/studio glass historic perspective alone, he is the most eminently appropriate/experienced in the genre.

Thanks Nige, for pointing us to the ACT Gubba-ment’s NewsWire…

 

Wazza

 

As for the other short-listings, gawd save us from the artchitects, darlings!

And speaking of public art in the ACT, check out the Gateway debacle on ArtWranglers. Perhaps it’s time to start sharpening your quills, my friends…





Ranamok 2008: And The Winner Is…

27 08 2008

                                           

                                            

                                                         

                                               …him!!

 

 

 

Ranamok 2008 winner Matthew Ryan with Klausie.

The winning piece, A Net for Light #1, cast furnace glass, hot formed, cold worked.

Well, it’s all over for another year. Last night was the big launch of Ranamok 2008 at the Canberra Glassworks –  and Matthew Ryan took out the $10,000 acquisitive prize (which he didn’t seem too unhappy about!) The Gang had a fab time catching up with the mob – and then of course we wandered off to the Belgium joint in Kingston for a debrief over a bucket or two of beer…and to take the vote on this year’s woofer. 

Anyhoo, for the Gang’s money, Brenden Scott French and Lisa Cahill were Best in Show. And the teddy bear was kinda cute, and we particularly liked Netty Blair’s Pop and Nanna in preserving jars, and Hilary Crawford’s Inky, and…and…

No great gossip to share – the speeches went on far too long (thankfully we escaped and so didn’t have to endure them…) and it was a respectable, if not overwhelmingly huge, crowd.

For happy snaps of the night go here

 

(We can’t divulge the winner of the Dog, sorry –  it will, as always, remain a closely guarded secret )





Hottest g(l)ossip from the conference – Kirstie Rea resigns from Glassworks…

30 01 2008

kirstie-rea.jpg

In all the excitement of the gallery openings and the mad organisational rush for the Hunks, we completely forgot to bring you the most interesting goss doing the rounds of the traps – Kirstie’s resigned from the position of Artistic Director at  the Canberra Glassworks ‘to spend more time on her own art practice’. Which is a little akin to a politician resigning their portfolio ‘to spend more time with their family.’

Looks like another protracted round of the application-and-interview game.

Stay tuned for developments…