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Exhibition Dates 5 April - 29 June 2014 Exhibition curated by Michael Scarrone Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Home of the National Art Glass Gallery Wagga Wagga Civic Centre, cnr. Baylis & Morrow Sts PO Box 20, Wagga Wagga NSW 2650 Telephone: 02 6926 9660 Fax: 02 6926 9669 Email: gallery@wagga.nsw.gov.au Web: www.wagga.nsw.gov.au/gallery Published by Wagga Wagga Art Gallery 2014 Copyright © Wagga Wagga City Council Copyright © Essays remain with the individual authors Copyright © Artworks remain with the individual artists Edited by Michael Scarrone Designed by Blair Doherty at Snap Printing Wagga Wagga ISBN: 978-1-875247-93-6 Title Page Image: National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga Photo by Andrew Halyday


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foreword councillor rod kendall mayor of the city of wagga wagga

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introduction george aslanis

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artworks

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artwork list

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acknowledgements


FOREWORD In 2014, Wagga Wagga City Council is proud to present the third National Student Art Glass Prize. Since its 2

foundation in 2010 this biennial occasion has embedded itself as a key event in the calendar of the Australian, and international, art glass sector. In turn, this has confirmed Wagga Wagga’s central role, as the home of the National Art Glass Collection, in fostering, developing and promoting glass as an artform in this country. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance provided by our tertiary education partners in this year’s Prize: the Australian National University in Canberra, the University of Sydney, Monash University in Melbourne, the University of South Australia, and Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. The support these institutions have continued to give the Prize shows the importance, for us all, of encouraging the next generation of glass artists and continuing the growth of the medium. The National Student Art Glass Prize is an important initiative for Wagga Wagga City Council, and for our community. It vividly demonstrates our shared commitment to the development of a rich and vibrant regional arts culture. I am very pleased to endorse the 2014 National Student Art Glass Prize. Councillor Rod Kendall Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga


INTRODUCTION This exhibition is a testimony to the dedication, creativity and personal application of the students represented 3

whilst reflecting the contribution of their respective institutions and educators. Under the curation of Michael Scarrone, the National Glass Collection has grown significantly as has a recognised exhibition and events program. A recent initiative is the National Student Art Glass Prize that over time will act as a map of the changing landscape of glass education in Australia. It is a dismal tide that has crept into art schools over the past decades. Decreased or static funding and the corporatisation of universities has lead to an economically driven culture. One example of this impact upon art schools is that faculties find themselves leasing space from the central university, thus diminishing their annual funding base to pay ‘rent’. The consequent pressure to maximise the use of space via enrolled students per square metre changes the culture of an art school. Glass, as all process-based media, requires space, equipment and time for skills to be acquired and this is a luxury in the contemporary art education arena. Glass studios in many universities have been reduced to and amalgamated into a larger studio or department. The current educational philosophy of multidisciplinary practice conveniently accommodates this. Glass practice is developed through experience and the acquisition of skill-based knowledge because learning to ‘make’ is integral to all process-based media. The popularity of art and design practices are cyclical, they wax and wane over time. The economic pressures universities experience can force them to respond quickly to what is popular, often to the detriment of other studio areas. No art school can provide everything to an art student and each teaching environment should be unique with points of difference. A broad and rich experience is important and a depth of learning and understanding is what a student desires and needs especially in process-based media. Glass art, design and craft have a history in Australia of over half a century. With a brief industrial era, most glass makers have acquired skills via institutions and universities. Although there are numerous studios around Australia


where individuals pursue their practice, these are generally non-teaching environments which may not necessarily 4

provide opportunities to learn. As the landscape within teaching institutions changes, the pursuit of dedicated and intensive learning of glass media and practice is diminishing. One can argue that media specific practice is not contemporary, but when viewed in a global context, glass schools, museums, exhibitions and dialogue continue to grow throughout Europe to China. Although it may not be soon, the tide will turn and art schools will be well funded, expansive and recognised as the genesis and focus of significant cultural contribution in Australia.

George Aslanis


NATIONAL STUDENT ART GLASS PRIZE


Veronica Andrus-Blaskievics Maereor 2013 blown glass dimensions variable University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Jacob Raupach


Georgina Cockshot The Souls of Everyday Objects 2014 glass (p창te de verre) dimensions variable University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: Andrew Barcham


Madeleine Dornan Shady Past, series I 2013 cast Bullseye glass dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Andrew Halyday


Marcaela Faithfull Glimmers of Light 2013 glass 63 x 63 x 18 cm Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Contemporary Art Photo: Paul Godfrey


Lena Feldmann City and Surrounding 2013 mixed media dimensions variable University of Sydney Master of Fine Arts Photo: Lena Feldmann


Alexandra Frasersmith Cradle 2013 cast glass 6.5 x 32 x 32 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: David Paterson


Hannah Gason Ground Plan 2013 glass, pins dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: David Paterson


Julie Hadzic Accumulation 2013 cast float glass 18 x 34 cm University of South Australia        Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Dennis Grauel


Marina Hanser Open Wound and Missing Piece 2012 cast, carved, sandblasted and cold worked glass 9 x 31 x 28 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: David Paterson


Sara Hellsing Moments Passed (1-8) 2013 blown, hot sculpted and kiln formed glass, decals, glass enamel, magnets dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: Stuart Hay


Sarah Michelle Humphrey A Giocherellare 2013 cast glass, mixed media; sound Violin 59 x 20 x 9 cm - Cello 150 x 40 x 20 cm University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Matthew James


Naomi Hunter Fragments 2013 blown glass dimensions variable University of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Photo: Steve Wilson


Debra Jurss Landscape #6 2013 glass - flat cane, kiln formed, cold worked and hand polished 22.5 x 68.5 x 1 cm Australian National University Diploma of Art Photo: John Bradley


Nikki Marcel Shack Mode - Myponga 2013 cast recycled glass 49 x 51 cm University of South Australia Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Michael Kluvanek


Kate Nixon Gathering Dust 2013 blown and cast glass dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: Adam McGrath


Caroline Ouellette Different strokes for different folks 2013 glass 51 x 232 cm University of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Photo: Michael Haines


Emilie Patteson Preserved impermanence 2013-2014 hot sculpted glass with wattle inclusion, blown glass and dried wattle dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: Stuart Hay


Harriet Roxburgh Verisimilitude (12 vases) 2013 hand blown glass, recycled coloured murrine dimensions variable University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Harriet Roxburgh


Shizue Sato Drawings 19122013 2013 glass 50 x 30 x 50 cm University of Sydney Master of Fine Arts (Research) Photo: Shizue Sato


Christina Smith Between Us 2013 hot formed glass, wheel cut and hand polished dimensions variable University of South Australia Bachelor of Visual Art (Honours) Photo: Rebecca Kammer


Drew Spangenberg Pupa 2013 glass 45.7 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm University of South Australia Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: Dennis Grauel


Charles Walker Core sample sires #3 and #4 2013 glass and stone #3 - 48 x 8 x 8 cm #4 - 50 x 8 x 8 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts Photo: David Paterson


John White Silence 2013 blown glass, cold work, jarrah, metal 180 x 40 x 84 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Photo: David Paterson


Sary Zananiri Crystallising a moment: the Kalares mill on the Ramallah-Jerusalem road 2013-2014 cast crystal dimensions variable Monash University Doctor of Philosophy Photo: Kerry Leonard


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Veronica Andrus-Blaskievics Maereor 2013 blown glass dimensions variable University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts

Hannah Gason Ground Plan 2013 glass, pins dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts

Georgina Cockshot The Souls of Everyday Objects 2014 glass (pâte de verre) dimensions variable University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Julie Hadzic Accumulation 2013 cast float glass 18 x 34 cm University of South Australia        Bachelor of Visual Arts

Madeleine Dornan Shady Past, series I 2013 cast Bullseye glass dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts

Marina Hanser Open Wound and Missing Piece 2012 cast, carved, sandblasted and cold worked glass 9 x 31 x 28 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Marcaela Faithfull Glimmers of Light 2013 glass 63 x 63 x 18 cm Edith Cowan University Bachelor of Contemporary Art

Sara Hellsing Moments Passed (1-8) 2013 blown, hot sculpted and kiln formed glass, decals, glass enamel, magnets dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Lena Feldmann City and Surrounding 2013 mixed media dimensions variable University of Sydney Master of Fine Arts Alexandra Frasersmith Cradle 2013 cast glass 6.5 x 32 x 32 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours)

Sarah Michelle Humphrey A Giocherellare 2013 cast glass, mixed media; sound Violin 59 x 20 x 9 cm - Cello 150 x 40 x 20 cm University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts Naomi Hunter Fragments 2013 blown glass dimensions variable University of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy


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Debra Jurss Landscape #6 2013 glass - flat cane, kiln formed, cold worked and hand polished 22.5 x 68.5 x 1 cm Australian National University Diploma of Art Nikki Marcel Shack Mode - Myponga 2013 cast recycled glass 49 x 51 cm University of South Australia Bachelor of Visual Arts Kate Nixon Gathering Dust  2013 blown and cast glass dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Caroline Ouellette Different strokes for different folks 2013 glass 51 x 232 cm University of South Australia Doctor of Philosophy Emilie Patteson Preserved impermanence 2013-2014 hot sculpted glass with wattle inclusion, blown glass and dried wattle dimensions variable Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Harriet Roxburgh Verisimilitude (12 vases) 2013 hand blown glass, recycled coloured murrine dimensions variable University of Sydney Bachelor of Visual Arts

Shizue Sato Drawings 19122013 2013 glass 50 x 30 x 50 cm University of Sydney Master of Fine Arts (Research) Christina Smith Between Us 2013 hot formed glass, wheel cut and hand polished dimensions variable University of South Australia Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Drew Spangenberg Pupa 2013 glass 45.7 x 20.3 x 20.3 cm University of South Australia Bachelor of Visual Arts Charles Walker Core sample sires #3 and #4 2013 glass and stone #3 - 48 x 8 x 8 cm #4 - 50 x 8 x 8 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts John White Silence 2013 blown glass, cold work, jarrah, metal 180 x 40 x 84 cm Australian National University Bachelor of Visual Arts (Honours) Sary Zananiri Crystallising a moment: the Kalares mill on the Ramallah-Jerusalem road 2013-2014 cast crystal dimensions variable Monash University Doctor of Philosophy


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As in any undertaking of this kind there are a lot of people to thank. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery would like to 56

acknowledge the following institutions, groups and individuals: Wagga Wagga City Council Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery North Lands Creative Glass Australian National University Edith Cowan University Monash University University of South Australia University of Sydney Janice Summerhayes Madeleine Scully Frank Howarth Elizabeth Kelly Anna Grigson George Aslanis Elaine Miles Gabriella Bisetto Jane Gavan Richard Whiteley David Hay

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is a cultural facility of Wagga Wagga City Council

Wagga Wagga Art Gallery is supported by the NSW Government through Arts NSW

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