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Luminous – 15 Years of The Tom Malone Prize

When:

Wed 21 Jun 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Thu 22 Jun 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 23 Jun 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 24 Jun 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 25 Jun 2017, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free

Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

Glass is one of the most exciting and dynamic art forms in this country. It is a uniquely captivating medium, capable of almost endless transformation. Glass provides a perfect vehicle for the exploration of a range of themes, from the personal to the observational, and Australian makers are some of the world leaders in the medium.

Now in its fifteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists.

An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. Since its inception, it has facilitated the entry of significant glass works by winners Gabriella Bisetto, Nick Mount, Jessica Loughlin, Clare Belfrage, Benjamin Sewell, Kevin Gordon, Charles Butcher, Cobi Cockburn, Deirdre Feeney, Brian Corr, Tom Moore and Mel Douglas into the State Art Collection.

The Tom Malone Prize 2017 brings together many of Australia's best glass artists. Featuring this year's 10 short-listed artists: Marc Leib, Jamie Worsley, Kevin Gordon, Blanche Tilden, Lisa Cahill, Brenden Scott French, Richard Whiteley, Tom Moore, Silvana Ferrario and Jenni Kamarre Martiniello.

The exhibition will include this year’s shortlist and the works from all past winners of the Prize. The winner of the 2017 Prize will be announced on Friday 31 March 2017.

A Luminous Celebration - Free
12-4pm, Saturday 1 April 2017

Artist in Focus - Tom Moore
12-12:45pm, Sat 1 Apr
Tom Moore (winner of the Prize in 2013) has been working with hot glass for 25 years in a spirit of humour and wonder. This unusually entertaining artist talk will reveal a life dedicated to the continuation of an ancient craft and the pursuit of ideas with contemporary relevance.

Focus on glass from the Islamic lands with Stefano Carboni
1-2pm, Sat 1 Apr
Join AGWA Director, Stefano Carboni, for an insightful lecture on one of his specialist topics: the development of artistic traditions in glassmaking throughout the Islamic world.

Artist Talks
2:30-4pm, Sat 1 Apr
To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tom Malone Prize, hear from leading glass artists, Clare Belfrage (winner of the Prize in 2011), Nick Mount and Jessica Loughlin, who have exhibited in the Prize. Introduced by the founder of the Prize, Elizabeth Malone, these three artists will give insight into their unique practice of glass art.

Image credit - Jamie Worsley
Collide of Scopes 2016
glass blown and cold-worked
20 x 12 cm
Collection the artist
© the artist
Photographer: Kevin Gordon