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CONTENTS Exhibition Dates 9 April - 17 July 2016

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foreword councillor rod kendall mayor of the city of wagga wagga

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introduction wendy teakel

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artworks

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 2016 Copyright © Wagga Wagga City Council Copyright © Essays remain with the individual authors Copyright © Artworks remain with the individual artists

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artwork list

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acknowledgements

Edited by Michael Scarrone Designed by Blair Doherty at Snap Wagga Wagga ISBN: 1-875247-95-6 | 13 978-1-875247-95-1 Title Page Image: National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga Wagga Photo by Andrew Halyday

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


FOREWORD In 2016, Wagga Wagga City Council is proud to present the latest iteration of our major award for new and 3

emerging glass artists. This biennial prize and associated exhibition, first established in 2010, is now recognised nationally and internationally as one of the premier events in Australian glass. As the home of the National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga is very proud of the role that this award plays in promoting glass as one of Australia’s most innovative artforms. This year sees a new and exciting evolution for what is now the National Emerging Art Glass Prize. Formerly restricted to current or immediately graduated students, the Prize is now also open to practicing glass artists within five years of graduation, creating a broader and more inclusive representation of art glass across the sector. We gratefully acknowledge the assistance and encouragement provided by Ausglass, the national glass artists’ association; and by the Australian National University in Canberra, Sydney University, Monash University in Melbourne, the University of South Australia, and Edith Cowan University in Western Australia. The National Emerging Art Glass Prize is a highly significant and treasured initiative of Wagga Wagga City Council and for our community, which is strongly supported by our residents and visitors. I am very pleased to endorse and welcome the National Emerging Art Glass Prize in 2016. Councillor Rod Kendall Mayor of the City of Wagga Wagga

Opposite - 2014 National Student Art Glass Prize Winner Sarah Humphrey A Giocherellare (detail) 2013 cast glass, mixed media, digital sound & video Violin 59 x 20 x 9cm Cello 150 x 40 x 20cm


INTRODUCTION The National Emerging Art Glass Prize is one of Australia’s premier art prizes for emerging Art Glass makers. 4

Originally conceived by Michael Scarrone, curator of the National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga as a student award in 2010, this highly successful biennial event has grown and is now open to emerging artists within five years

of mentored professional opportunities then was. Unlike in the 70’s the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery through the 5

National Emerging Art Glass Prize along with its exemplary exhibition and educational programs offers emerging artists a constructive experience where they can learn and grow towards being professionals.

of study, as well as those currently studying Art Glass at Australian Universities. The winner of this lucrative prize travels to Scotland to participate in master classes and a conference at one of Europe’s premier glass destinations,

After first opening in the city’s historic Council Chambers in 1975, a gutted supermarket space in Gurwood Street

North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland. In addition the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery acquires the winning work to

was fitted out to become the Wagga Wagga City Gallery in 1980. This carpeted barn became an awkward fit for

become part of their National Art Glass Collection.

the growing Wagga Wagga collections. However, there was a vision and many who cherished and mentored culture in Wagga worked tirelessly to grow the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and move it in 1999 to its current location. The

Michael Scarrone is passionate about Art Glass, and as a maker himself, he recognizes the technical and creative

present striking facility boasts a purpose-built art gallery and separate glass gallery as part of the Civic Centre.

agility needed for respect in the world of Art Glass. He understands the importance of fostering emerging talent so it can thrive and he had the idea for students of glass to cultivate connections between the university sector and the

The Gallery began to collect Art Glass in 1979 when the then director Judy Le Lievre saw a niche for the Wagga

National Art Glass Gallery and at the same time grow the National Art Glass Collection. The National Emerging Art

Wagga collection within the contemporary framework of regional museums and galleries. The National Art Glass

Glass Prize provides a forum for artists to benchmark their work amongst contemporaries, develop networks and

Collection was officially named in 1992 in recognition of its significance and this initiative saw Wagga Wagga

take steps towards engaging professionally with peers and collectors. Participants and the audience of the National

become an art destination as the Gallery’s significant art collections in glass and other media and events, including

Emerging Art Glass Prize can gauge how skills and concepts are tackled by Glass Artists in different university

the National Emerging Art Glass Prize, began to attract national and international audiences adding valuable dollars

environments and how study has formed foundations for emerging artists as they move beyond the safe haven of

and prestige through cultural tourism to the Wagga Wagga economy.

advice and mentorship provided by teachers and institutions towards establishing themselves as expert creative professionals.

The works selected for the 2016 National Emerging Art Glass Prize are technically and conceptually diverse although their common ground assures their makers are exemplars in the design and production of Art Glass and future

Studying in Wagga Wagga in the 70’s, first at high school then majoring in sculpture at the Riverina College of

leaders and innovators in the field. Many of the artists represented here will become amongst Australia’s best;

Advanced Education (now Charles Sturt University), I have personal experience of the city without the Gallery as a

known nationally and internationally. From the small seed of Michael’s good idea the National Emerging Art Glass

cultural hub. In those days to see collections of the calibre now held by the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery one had to

Prize has grown strongly and is now in its fourth iteration where it focuses on the journey of the artist from student

travel to state capitals. As a student of art this meant ‘all-nighters’ on the train to Sydney or Melbourne to view

to professional and bench marks the ideas and imaginings of what Art Glass can be.

exhibitions and collections or to rely on well worn and often out of date copies of popular art books and journals held in local libraries and slide presentations assembled by committed art teachers. Like Michael I have first-hand

I congratulate the artists for sharing their consummate art pieces with us as they make discerning steps towards

experience of the tenacity needed to make those first professional steps after study and how empty the landscape

professional careers by participating in the National Emerging Art Glass Prize. The Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and


broader community as well as the listed sponsors of this event deserve recognition for their ongoing support. I 6

encourage the audience to enjoy and engage with the art of these makers and perhaps purchase works from these fabulous emerging artists while it is still in our reach as appreciators. Wendy Teakel Practicing Artist & Head of Sculpture, The Australian National University.

NATIONAL EMERGING ART GLASS PRIZE


George Agius Heart Standing Still 2015 blown and sculpted glass, LED, Tasmanian Oak 50 x 58 x 54cm Photographic credit - Anna Fenech


Veronica Andrus-Blaskievics Interwoven 2015 glass, fishing line, cloth 25 x 60cm Photographic credit – Adam McGrath


Christine Atkins Light Waves 2 2015 blown and hot sculpted glass 97 x 28 x 25cm Photographic credit - Greg Piper


Fleur Bain Thermal History 2015 recycled cast glass, timber, steel wire 132 x 14 x 30cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham


Andrea Baxter Untitled 2015 kiln-formed collected glassware 50 x 30 x 30cm Photographic credit – Clare Rae


Emma Borland Dancers Pentaptych 2015 fused glass, stainless steel 61 x 58 x 5cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham


Rose-Mary Faulkner In Balance 2015 blown glass, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper 24 x 57 x 24cm Photographic credit – Adam McGrath


Ngaio Fitzpatrick Anthropocene 2015 H D Video dimensions variable Photographic credit - Ngaio Fitzpatrick


Hannah Gason Altered scape # 1 2015 kiln-formed glass 48 x 30 x 3cm Photographic credit – Greg Piper


Marina Hanser Conceal/Reveal 1 2015 pâte de verre, kiln-cast, carved and cold-worked 60 x 110 x 2 cm Photographic credit – David Paterson


Sara Hellsing Summer fishing (from the Barnacle series) 2015 hot sculpted and kiln formed glass, decals, enamel, found objects 12 x 20 x 11cm Photographic credit – David Paterson


Sarah Hicks Fleurs Flottantes 2015 kiln-formed glass 31 x 40.5cm Photographic credit - Kevin Gordon


Naomi Hunter Side by side (together apart) 2015 video, hot cast glass dimensions variable Photographic credit - Naomi Hunter


Debra Jurss Sections #1 2015 hot formed, kiln-formed and cold-worked glass 24 x 61 x 3cm Photographic credit - Debra Jurss


Brent King Affectation 2015 cast lead crystal, open mould cast 87 x 27 x 13cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham


Cassandra Layne Bending II 2015 cast Gaffer glass 32 x 18.5 x 7cm Photographic credit - Adam McGrath


Nikki Marcel If I knew my fate would I still live here? 2015 hot cast glass dimensions variable Photographic credit - Emma Luker


Catherine Newton Captured Emotions 1 2015 cast and cold-worked glass 15 x 15 x 8cm Photographic credit – Adam McGrath


Emilie Patteson Instill Series: (L-R) Rose (Rosa species), English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Persimmon (Diospyros species), Apricot (Prunus armeniaca), Chinese pistachio (Pistacia chinensis), Raspberry (Rubus species) 2015 blown, hot sculpted and assembled glass with organic inclusions and dried plants dimensions variable Photographic credit – David Paterson


Thomas Pearson Three heads 2015 blown and hot sculpted glass dimensions variable Photographic credit – Greg Piper


Clare Peters Wisdom Contained, Wisdom Explained, Wisdom Revealed 2015 multiple layered fused glass and sepia text 10x10x10cm, 12x12x12cm, 15x15x15cm Photographic credit - Greg Piper


Darcy Stephanie Smith (dis)connected 2015 krypton filled borosilicate 7.5 x 57cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham


Janine Tanzer The Trouble with Blackberries 2015 glass, copper, silver, stained glass, plique-à -jour 81 x 43 x 1.5cm Photographic credit – Terence Bogue


Jane Trinder Glass Ice 2015 kiln-formed glass 1 x 33cm diameter, 2 x 22cm diameter Photographic credit – Kevin Gordon


John White Roll the Presses 2015 blown glass, wood, metal and cold-worked glass 110 x 22 x 59 cm Photographic credit - David Paterson


Melinda Willis Resonance IV 2015 kiln-formed and cold-worked glass, assembled 90 x 90 x 13.5cm Photographic credit - Rachel Harris


Zoe Woods Coriolis Pair 2015 blown glass, wheel cut 14 x 29 x 14cm Photographic credit - Boris Feklistov


Madisyn Zabel Scale 2015 cast glass, string, nails, metal dimensions variable Photographic credit - Daniel Spellman


Sary Zananiri Mamilla from the West 2015 direct print on glass, Radiata pine 200 x 180 x 170cm Photographic credit - Kerry Leonard


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Brent King Affectation 2015 cast lead crystal, open mould cast 87 x 27 x 13cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham

Clare Peters Wisdom Contained, Wisdom Explained, Wisdom Revealed 2015 multiple layered fused glass and sepia text 10x10x10cm, 12x12x12cm, 15x15x15cm Photographic credit - Greg Piper

Madisyn Zabel Scale 2015 cast glass, string, nails, metal dimensions variable Photographic credit - Daniel Spellman

Hannah Gason Altered scape # 1 2015 kiln-formed glass 48 x 30 x 3cm Photographic credit – Greg Piper

Cassandra Layne Bending II 2015 cast Gaffer glass 32 x 18.5 x 7cm Photographic credit - Adam McGrath

Darcy Stephanie Smith (dis)connected 2015 krypton filled borosilicate 7.5 x 57cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham

Sary Zananiri Mamilla from the West 2015 direct print on glass, Radiata pine 200 x 180 x 170cm Photographic credit - Kerry Leonard

Christine Atkins Light Waves 2 2015 blown and hot sculpted glass 97 x 28 x 25cm Photographic credit - Greg Piper

Marina Hanser Conceal/Reveal 1 2015 pâte de verre, kiln-cast, carved and cold-worked 60 x 110 x 2 cm Photographic credit – David Paterson

Nikki Marcel If I knew my fate would I still live here? 2015 hot cast glass dimensions variable Photographic credit - Emma Luker

Janine Tanzer The Trouble with Blackberries 2015 glass, copper, silver, stained glass, plique-à-jour 81 x 43 x 1.5cm Photographic credit – Terence Bogue

Fleur Bain Thermal History 2015 recycled cast glass, timber, steel wire 132 x 14 x 30cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham

Sara Hellsing Summer fishing (from the Barnacle series) 2015 hot sculpted and kiln formed glass, decals, enamel, found objects 12 x 20 x 11cm Photographic credit – David Paterson

Catherine Newton Captured Emotions 1 2015 cast and cold-worked glass 15 x 15 x 8cm Photographic credit – Adam McGrath

Jane Trinder Glass Ice 2015 kiln-formed glass 1 x 33cm diameter, 2 x 22cm diameter Photographic credit – Kevin Gordon

Andrea Baxter Untitled 2015 kiln-formed collected glassware 50 x 30 x 30cm Photographic credit – Clare Rae

Sarah Hicks Fleurs Flottantes 2015 kiln-formed glass 31 x 40.5cm Photographic credit - Kevin Gordon

John White Roll the Presses 2015 blown glass, wood, metal and cold-worked 110 x 22 x 59 cm Photographic credit - David Paterson

Emma Borland Dancers Pentaptych 2015 fused glass, stainless steel 61 x 58 x 5cm Photographic credit - Andrew Barcham

Naomi Hunter Side by side (together apart) 2015 video, hot cast glass dimensions variable Photographic credit - Naomi Hunter

Emilie Patteson Instill Series: (L-R) Rose (Rosa species), English Lavender (Lavandula angustifolia), Persimmon (Diospyros species), Apricot (Prunus armeniaca), Chinese pistachio (Pistacia chinensis), Raspberry (Rubus species) 2015 blown, hot sculpted and assembled glass with organic inclusions and dried plants dimensions variable Photographic credit – David Paterson

Rose-Mary Faulkner In Balance 2015 blown glass, watercolour, ink and pencil on paper 24 x 57 x 24cm Photographic credit – Adam McGrath

Debra Jurss Sections #1 2015 hot formed, kiln-formed and cold-worked 24 x 61 x 3cm Photographic credit - Debra Jurss

George Agius Heart Standing Still 2015 blown and sculpted glass, LED, Tasmanian Oak 50 x 58 x 54cm Photographic credit - Anna Fenech

Ngaio Fitzpatrick Anthropocene 2015 HD Video dimensions variable Photographic credit - Ngaio Fitzpatrick

Veronica Andrus-Blaskievics Interwoven 2015 glass, fishing line, cloth 25 x 60cm Photographic credit – Adam McGrath

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Thomas Pearson Three heads 2015 blown and hot sculpted glass dimensions variable Photographic credit – Greg Piper

Melinda Willis Resonance IV 2015 kiln-formed and cold-worked glass, assembled 90 x 90 x 13.5cm Photographic credit - Rachel Harris Zoe Woods Coriolis Pair 2015 blown glass, wheel cut 14 x 29 x 14cm Photographic credit - Boris Feklistov


ACKNOWLEDGEMENTS As in any undertaking of this kind there are a lot of people to thank. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery would like to 68

acknowledge the following institutions, groups and individuals: Wagga Wagga City Council Wagga Wagga Art Gallery Staff Friends of the Wagga Wagga Art Gallery North Lands Creative Glass Ausglass Australian National University Edith Cowan University Monash University University of South Australia University of Sydney Janice Summerhayes Madeleine Scully Robert Wynne Ben Edols Kathy Elliott Wendy Teakel Brent King 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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