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Confluence

Throughout history, artists have worked with like-minded individuals as collectives, collaborators and mentors. When artists working in different genres and unrelated forms collide and spark new ideas, the end result can be breathtaking. The exhibition Confluence embraces the results of the collective exploration of glass by pairing experienced glass artists with those who are less familiar with the medium.

Throughout history, artists have worked with like-minded individuals as collectives, collaborators and mentors. When artists working in different genres and unrelated forms collide and spark new ideas, the end result can be breathtaking. The exhibition Confluence embraces the results of the collective exploration of glass by pairing experienced glass artists with those who are less familiar with the medium.

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CONFLUENCE

14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018

1 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


When artists with knowledge and experience from

different genres and unrelated forms collide and

spark new ideas the end result can be breathtaking.

Historically, many artists have worked with like-minded individuals;

others have formed collectives - the collaboration between creative

partners being a central element of the artists’ completed work. The

artists in Confluence were invited to create work in a collaborative

manner by sharing the skills of the experienced glass artist with

those who work in other creative fields, a process that requires both

exchange of ideas and mutual respect.

Artists like to experiment; yet so often when an artist works in

more than one style it is seen as a sign that he or she is yet to

mature artistically. However, when artists collaborate with master

craftsmen it creates new opportunities for expression both for the

artist and for the medium they use. While the works in Confluence

are not true collaborations in that the works do not essentially

belong to both artists, the mingling of skills, mediums and

techniques has resulted in a process of individual exploration. Each

and every artwork represents a conversation and a negotiation

between artist, maker and the glass.

2 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Annette BLAIR

A Place for Everything, 2017

hot formed glass, timber, steel

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

The artist wishes to thank the team of skilled glassblowers who assisted with this work

$8,900

3 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


G.W.BOT

Glass Glyphs – Psalm, 2018

kiln formed and engraved glass, steel

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

The artist wishes to thank her mentor Peter Nilsson who assisted with glass processes

POA

4 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


G.W.BOT

Glyphs – Mother and Child l, 2017

vinyl cut print on paper

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries, printed by Theo Tremblay, Editions Tremblay, Cairns

$6,250 (framed, 1/1) G.W.BOT

5 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


G.W.BOT

Portrait III, 2018

kiln formed and engraved glass, steel

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

The artist wishes to thank her mentor Peter Nilsson

who assisted with glass processes

$8,500

6 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Jeremy LEPISTO &

Nick STRANKS

The Fix, 2018

fabricated steel and bronze, kiln formed

glass

courtesy of the artists and Beaver Galleries

(for Jeremy Lepisto)

$4,000

7 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Jeremy LEPISTO

Built in Layers, 2015

kiln formed glass, powder coated steel

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

$6,600

8 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Jeremy LEPISTO

Drawn from the Factory, 2015

kiln formed glass, powder coated steel

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

$3,600

9 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Luna RYAN

Foreboding, 2018

cast glass, found bench

courtesy of the artist

The artist wishes to thank Peter Nilsson, Spike Deane and 不 NOT

$3,900

10 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Nell

The ghost who travels will never die, 2018

found trunk, blown glass

courtesy of the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and STATION, Melbourne

The artist wishes to thank glass blower,

Annette Blair and team Belinda Toll and

Marcel Hoogstad Hay

$15,000

11 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Nick STRANKS

Imprint Series, 2018

glass powder, Flowfill grout

all works courtesy of the artist

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3

12 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Nick STRANKS

Imprint Series ‘Diamond shears’, 2018

glass powder, Flowfill grout

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3

Nick STRANKS

Imprint Series ‘Goblet Jacks’, 2018

glass powder, Flowfill grout

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3

Nick STRANKS

Imprint Series ‘Jacks’, 2018

glass powder, Flowfill grout

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3

Nick STRANKS

Imprint Series ‘Straight shears’, 2018

glass powder, Flowfill grout

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3

13 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Paul HOUSE (Ngambri/Wallabalooa/Wiradjuri-Erambie peoples)

Ngambri Kurrajong Purple Glass Didjeridu - key E#, overtone E, 2016

blown glass

Ngambri Murrumbidgee Green Glass Didjeridu - key E, overtone G, 2016

blown glass

Ngambri Yuukembruk Crow Black Glass Didjeridu -

key E#, overtone G, 2016

blown glass

Ngambri Daisy Yam Yellow Glass Didjeridu - key E, overtone G, 2016

blown glass

Ngambri Red Glass Didjeridu, 2016

blown glass

Ngambri Namadgi Blue Glass Didjeridu, 2018

blown glass

all works courtesy of the artist

The artist wishes to thank the glass blower,

Tom Rowney

POA

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Peter NILSSON

The Wolf Hour, 2018

carved and laminated glass, black granite

courtesy of the artist

$7,500

15 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Tom ROWNEY

Black & White Forty, 2012

blown and hot constructed glass

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

$8,500

16 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Tom ROWNEY

Green Forty Eight, 2012

blown and hot constructed glass

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries

$10,000

17 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


不 NOT

Blue steel, 2018

vitrified porcelain, acrylic vitrine, found bench

courtesy of the artist and Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects

$1,088

18 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


不 NOT

mid-Korea, 2018

cast glass, Korean steel, acrylic

courtesy of the artist and Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects

The artist wishes to thank Luna Ryan and Peter Nilsson for technical support in glass

$3,300

19 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


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.

Major Sponsor Exhibition accomodation partner Wine partner

Cover image

Front: Luna Ryan, Foreboding, 2018, cast glass, found bench, courtesy of the artist

Back, right: 不 NOT, mid-Korea, 2018, cast glass, Korean steel, acrylic, courtesy of the artist and Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects

Back, left: 不 NOT, Blue steel, 2018, vitrified porcelain, acrylic vitrine, found bench, courtesy of the artist and Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects

Photographs: Adam McGrath

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canberraglassworks.com

11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604

T 02 6260 7005

E contactus@canberraglassworks.com

opening hours

Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm

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