Local Canberra // Local Design
Emma Elizabeth, Tom Fereday, Tom Skeehan, Andrew Simpson and Anna Varendorff
Curated by Emma Elizabeth
Local Canberra offers an opportunity to explore the present and future of design through the work of five designers – Emma Elizabeth, Tom Fereday, Tom Skeehan, Andrew Simpson and Anna Varendorff. It will acknowledge the importance of design in today’s culture and recognise those designers whose talent, vision and desire to innovate, will set a standard for the future. The imagination, diversity, and techniques on display will attest to the crucial role these five designers have in the ongoing construction of cultural heritage.
Image: Andrew Simpson, requiem for a cathode ray (concept), 2020. Courtesy of the artist.
29 July to 28 November
Official OpeningView Catalogue
Unbroken Connections is the exhibition resulting from Cope’s residency at Canberra Glassworks in 2020 and 2021. During her residency, Cope worked with a variety of techniques to produce a distinct body of work that includes shield forms made from blown glass on which the artist used the ‘battuto’ technique to carve away the layers and 250 dugong bones cast from recycled television screen glass.
Cope is a Quandamooka woman from Minjerribah (North Stradbroke Island) in South East Queensland. In this exhibition the artist explores the ongoing connection her People have had with the island for thousands of years and the unbroken connections between country, family and nature.
Image: Megan Cope, The tide waits for no-one, 2021, cast glass. Courtesy of the artist and Milani Gallery.
20 May to 18 July
5:00pm 19 MayView Catalogue
The Redemption of Colour
From architecture to fashion, has contemporary life become too monochrome? Chaseling investigates our complex relationship with colour and what colour symbolises today. By using transparent coloured glass in geometric formations, he creates pieces that shift, change and evolve only through physically experiencing them in person.
Image: Scott Chaseling, Sanctuary (detail), 2020, glass, steel
14 January to 11 April
5:00pm 13 JanuaryView Catalogue