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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<br />

14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018<br />

1 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


When artists with knowledge and experience from<br />

different genres and unrelated forms collide and<br />

spark new ideas the end result can be breathtaking.<br />

Historically, many artists have worked with like-minded individuals;<br />

others have formed collectives - the collaboration between creative<br />

partners being a central element of the artists’ completed work. The<br />

artists in <strong>Confluence</strong> were invited to create work in a collaborative<br />

manner by sharing the skills of the experienced glass artist with<br />

those who work in other creative fields, a process that requires both<br />

exchange of ideas and mutual respect.<br />

Artists like to experiment; yet so often when an artist works in<br />

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

mature artistically. However, when artists collaborate with master<br />

craftsmen it creates new opportunities for expression both for the<br />

artist and for the medium they use. While the works in <strong>Confluence</strong><br />

are not true collaborations in that the works do not essentially<br />

belong to both artists, the mingling of skills, mediums and<br />

techniques has resulted in a process of individual exploration. Each<br />

and every artwork represents a conversation and a negotiation<br />

between artist, maker and the glass.<br />

2 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Annette BLAIR<br />

A Place for Everything, 2017<br />

hot formed glass, timber, steel<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

The artist wishes to thank the team of skilled glassblowers who assisted with this work<br />

$8,900<br />

3 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


G.W.BOT<br />

Glass Glyphs – Psalm, 2018<br />

kiln formed and engraved glass, steel<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

The artist wishes to thank her mentor Peter Nilsson who assisted with glass processes<br />

POA<br />

4 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


G.W.BOT<br />

Glyphs – Mother and Child l, 2017<br />

vinyl cut print on paper<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries, printed by Theo Tremblay, Editions Tremblay, Cairns<br />

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

5 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


G.W.BOT<br />

Portrait III, 2018<br />

kiln formed and engraved glass, steel<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

The artist wishes to thank her mentor Peter Nilsson<br />

who assisted with glass processes<br />

$8,500<br />

6 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Jeremy LEPISTO &<br />

Nick STRANKS<br />

The Fix, 2018<br />

fabricated steel and bronze, kiln formed<br />

glass<br />

courtesy of the artists and Beaver Galleries<br />

(for Jeremy Lepisto)<br />

$4,000<br />

7 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Jeremy LEPISTO<br />

Built in Layers, 2015<br />

kiln formed glass, powder coated steel<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

$6,600<br />

8 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Jeremy LEPISTO<br />

Drawn from the Factory, 2015<br />

kiln formed glass, powder coated steel<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

$3,600<br />

9 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Luna RYAN<br />

Foreboding, 2018<br />

cast glass, found bench<br />

courtesy of the artist<br />

The artist wishes to thank Peter Nilsson, Spike Deane and 不 NOT<br />

$3,900<br />

10 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Nell<br />

The ghost who travels will never die, 2018<br />

found trunk, blown glass<br />

courtesy of the artist, Roslyn Oxley9 Gallery, Sydney and STATION, Melbourne<br />

The artist wishes to thank glass blower,<br />

Annette Blair and team Belinda Toll and<br />

Marcel Hoogstad Hay<br />

$15,000<br />

11 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Nick STRANKS<br />

Imprint Series, 2018<br />

glass powder, Flowfill grout<br />

all works courtesy of the artist<br />

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3<br />

12 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Nick STRANKS<br />

Imprint Series ‘Diamond shears’, 2018<br />

glass powder, Flowfill grout<br />

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3<br />

Nick STRANKS<br />

Imprint Series ‘Goblet Jacks’, 2018<br />

glass powder, Flowfill grout<br />

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3<br />

Nick STRANKS<br />

Imprint Series ‘Jacks’, 2018<br />

glass powder, Flowfill grout<br />

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3<br />

Nick STRANKS<br />

Imprint Series ‘Straight shears’, 2018<br />

glass powder, Flowfill grout<br />

$1450 retail, edition 1 of 3<br />

13 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Paul HOUSE (Ngambri/Wallabalooa/Wiradjuri-Erambie peoples)<br />

Ngambri Kurrajong Purple Glass Didjeridu - key E#, overtone E, 2016<br />

blown glass<br />

Ngambri Murrumbidgee Green Glass Didjeridu - key E, overtone G, 2016<br />

blown glass<br />

Ngambri Yuukembruk Crow Black Glass Didjeridu -<br />

key E#, overtone G, 2016<br />

blown glass<br />

Ngambri Daisy Yam Yellow Glass Didjeridu - key E, overtone G, 2016<br />

blown glass<br />

Ngambri Red Glass Didjeridu, 2016<br />

blown glass<br />

Ngambri Namadgi Blue Glass Didjeridu, 2018<br />

blown glass<br />

all works courtesy of the artist<br />

The artist wishes to thank the glass blower,<br />

Tom Rowney<br />

POA<br />

14 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Peter NILSSON<br />

The Wolf Hour, 2018<br />

carved and laminated glass, black granite<br />

courtesy of the artist<br />

$7,500<br />

15 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Tom ROWNEY<br />

Black & White Forty, 2012<br />

blown and hot constructed glass<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

$8,500<br />

16 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Tom ROWNEY<br />

Green Forty Eight, 2012<br />

blown and hot constructed glass<br />

courtesy of the artist and Beaver Galleries<br />

$10,000<br />

17 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


不 NOT<br />

Blue steel, 2018<br />

vitrified porcelain, acrylic vitrine, found bench<br />

courtesy of the artist and Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects<br />

$1,088<br />

18 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


不 NOT<br />

mid-Korea, 2018<br />

cast glass, Korean steel, acrylic<br />

courtesy of the artist and Kronenberg Wright Artists Projects<br />

The artist wishes to thank Luna Ryan and Peter Nilsson for technical support in glass<br />

$3,300<br />

19 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


Exhibition partners<br />

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

Major Sponsor Exhibition accomodation partner Wine partner<br />

Cover image<br />

Front: Luna Ryan, Foreboding, 2018, cast glass, found bench, courtesy of the artist<br />

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

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

Photographs: Adam McGrath<br />

20 | CONFLUENCE | 14 JUNE TO 12 AUGUST, 2018


canberraglassworks.com<br />

11 Wentworth Ave, Kingston ACT 2604<br />

T 02 6260 7005<br />

E contactus@canberraglassworks.com<br />

opening hours<br />

Wed to Sun 10am to 4pm

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