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The Chandelier Show

The term chandelier originated in the English language around 1736 and comes from the French candelabra meaning candlestick. Prior to this, chandeliers and various hanging lights had been known by other names, especially the word lustre, a usage which spread across Europe. However, by the eighteenth century 'chandelier' was used by most of the world to describe any decorative light fixture suspended from the ceiling incorporating two or more candles or electric lamps.

The term chandelier originated in the English language around 1736 and comes from the French candelabra meaning candlestick. Prior to this, chandeliers and various hanging lights had been known by other names, especially the word lustre, a usage which spread across Europe. However, by the eighteenth century 'chandelier' was used by most of the world to describe any decorative light fixture suspended from the ceiling incorporating two or more candles or electric lamps.

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THE

CHANDELIER

SHOW

10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST

1 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


THE

CHANDELIER

SHOW

3 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


CHRISTINE

ATKINS

ILLUMINE

The interaction between light, glass and water is the basis for much of my

exploratory work. I am interested in highlighting the phenomena created

during the interactions between these materials, while echoing phenomena

found in nature.

My Refraction series looks at how light refracts through water and glass in a

similar way. These artworks use LED light shone through hot sculpted glass

pieces to capture refracted light images on glass screens.

Illumine, 2017

blown and hot sculpted glass, steel, LED lighting

118 x 118 x 343 cm

$22,400

Photo: Adam McGrath

5 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


SCOTT

CHASELING

AFLOAT

Representing nautical buoys reflecting on the water’s surface. The yellow

chains tether the buoys to the ceiling.

Afloat, 2017

blown glass, LED lighting

100 x 100 cm

POA

7 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


NGAIO

FITZPATRICK

NEBULAE

Influenced by observations of the moon and constellations while working

with an astro-photographer earlier this year, these proposed works reflect on

ideas of the sublime and the human location within the universe.

I have been collecting vintage glassware for several years now. I am inspired

by the grace and beauty of these objects, once valued and treasured now

relegated to the shelves of op shops as fashions change. Perhaps destined

eventually for the tip, these objects have the chance to shine with brilliant

reflectivity once again.

Nebulae, 2017

found and recycled kiln formed glass, steel, LED lighting

200 x 120 cm

$6500

Photo: Adam McGrath

9 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


JACQUELINE

KNIGHT

BIRD CAGES

Neon, or light itself can be seen to represent life. Light can animate a space or an object

that normally does not inhabit life. Sculpturally this phenomenon is very interesting to me

and I sought to bring the virtues of neon further into my sculptural practice by creating a

chandelier incorporating luminous glass tubes.

This falls into a new body of work I am exploring – the idea of flight. It is the beginning of a

body of work that aims to connect the viewer to things that fly and the idea of flying. I will

explore specific objects that relate to flying and other items that propel, launch or drive off.

Understandably, the birdcages double as a psychological experience.

Bird Cages, 2017

neon, found objects

dimensions variable

Chandelier #1, $780

Chandeliers #2 to #10, $820

Chandeliers #11 and #12, $980

Chandelier #13, $1290

Chandelier #14, $1650

Photo: Adam McGrath

11 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


KATE

NIXON

AFTERWARDS

Afterwards explores the way in which our private identities are expressed through the

objects we line our nests with and the material mass we eventually leave behind. With a

nod to modernist design, this elegant work is at once comforting in its familiarity, while

also implying the inevitable implications of the passing of time.

Afterwards, 2015

blown glass, brass, incandescent lights

dimensions variable

$3430 (or $490 per pendant)

Photo: Adam McGrath

13 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


TOM

ROWNEY

& WENDY

DAWES

BUSH LIGHT

Drawing inspiration from the paintings of early Australian Impressionists

such as Boyd, Streeton and McCubbin, we have attempted to use the

material qualities of blown glass to replicate quintessential Australian light in

the heat of the afternoon, as it is reflected on leaves of Eucalypts – appearing

as if liquid gold. The inky, squirrelling lines pay homage to the erratic

markings of a scribbly gum.

Bush light, 2017

blown glass, copper, wood, LED lighting

100 x 160 x 40 cm

$12,000

Photo: Adam McGrath

15 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


JOHN &

RUTH WHITE

SHADY LADY

This is the first collaborative studio work by the whiteglass duo, combining

Ruth’s fine line engraving and pate de verre work with John’s industrial design

elements and colourful murrine patterning. The inspiration comes from their

shared enjoyment of Australian native plants and gardening.

Shady Lady, 2017

kiln formed and engraved glass, metal, LED lighting

60cm x 100 cm

$9200

17 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST


Exhibition partners

Canberra Glassworks is supported by the ACT Government through artsACT and the Australian Government through the Australia Council, its arts funding and advisory body.

Exhibition accomodation partner

Wine partner

canberraglassworks.com

11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604

T 02 6260 7005

Tom Rowney is represented by Beaver Galleries.

E contactus@canberraglassworks.com

opening hours

Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm

18 | THE CHANDELIER SHOW | 10 JUNE TO 7 AUGUST

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