Glass Artists of Western Australia (GAWA)
Exhibition “Exploration in Glass" until the 2nd February, 2020.
GAWA is holding an exhibition at t he Bunbury Regional Art Gallery showcasing 33 Western Australian contemporary glass artists addressing the theme “Exploration in Glass" of your place, your culture or yourself. Exploring and translating it into 58 exquisite and unique works of glass art.
The aim has been to bring the different disciplines of glass together to increase the awareness and appreciation of the evolving status of contemporary art glass in Western Australian that utilises various glass making techniques and processes. Kiln formed glass, cast glass, blown hot glass, jewellery and flame worked glass. Making this exhibition a truly engaging and enjoyable experience. We also give visitors an opportunity to “Meet the Artist” and to see demonstrations of various glass making processes.
Kiln formed glass involves fusing glass panels using an extensive range of coloured glass, frit, stringers, metal, gold and silver. Slumping, Tapestry, Murrine and Racking are but a few of the innovative methods that add an intriguing complexity to glass art. Cast glass incorporates the lost wax technique using clay, silicone moulds, plaster and glass to produce beautiful, sculptural glass art. Cold working may be done for any of the above processes and involves a variety of diamond and other tools. Hot glass uses molten glass that is blown into various shapes, functional, aesthetic and sculptural. An extremely skilled team of artists work together pushing the boundaries of the medium to create extraordinary works of art. Glass also brings an exciting element to Jewellery and Flameworked art.
Glass Artists of Western Australia is a community of 50 glass artists aimed at promoting glass art and collaborating on exhibitions and events. GAWA began when a group of like minded glass artists came together after the hugely successful National Glass Exhibition “Flair” held in Perth in 2014 and have continued working together to facilitate opportunities for glass artists in Western Australia.
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Bunbury Regional Art Gallery, 64 Wittenoom St, Bunbury.
29th November, 2019 to 2nd February, 2020. 10.00am - 4.00pm every day.