Friday, March 23, 2012

National Student Art Glass Prize 2012

The official 'mayoral' event at the National Glass Collection is tonight, but I'm in Wagga Wagga by 9.30 to check out the exhibition before the hoards swamp the work and to check on how my work was installed. I was quite surprised at how well the projection showed in daylight. The projection area was a little small but the ceiling couldn't really be made higher so I was happy with the resolution that the gallery came up with.
So enough about my work! All I can say is thank goodness I didn't have to judge this show, picking a winner would have been incredibly hard.
I was so impressed with the level of work on display. Given that it is a graduate survey show (over 30 works from students around the country) I was also struck with the curatorial effort given by the gallery to carefully place and arrange pieces to their best advantage while creating a holistic visual effect.
My favourites would have to be ...(I need the catalogue for this) but Anabell's was a favourite.
The winner was Chris Boha a student from Adelaide uni...correction University of South Australia.
Katie-Ann's work 'a thousand ways to skin a cat' was bought by the gallery, a sound strategy on their part as I reckon her work will be collectible one day not so far away and that will be the cheapest price that they will ever get.
This evening was also a great opportunity to catch up with some of my favourite glassy people.
Detail shot of Ruth McCallum's work (need to check)

1 comment:

  1. Actually Chris Boha is from the University of South Australia