Mind and Matter Symposium

Alongside Mind and Matter: Meditations on Immateriality and in partnership with The Australian National University Glass Workshop and the Surry Hills Library, Object will host a symposium on current directions in Australian glass.

Art Exhibition previously on at Object Gallery (Closed - see Australian Design Centre) in Australia.
From Saturday 26 June 2010 to Saturday 26 June 2010
Launch Saturday 26 June 2010, 2pm - 4pm

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The seductive power of glass has long been celebrated but in Margot Osborne’s most recent exhibition, Mind and Matter: Meditations on Immateriality, the inherent beauty of the medium is articulated in a whole new light. Bright colour and spectacle are replaced with subdued monotones and simplified form, the medium once again demonstrating its brilliantly expressive visual vocabulary. The exhibition identifies a strong trend towards minimalist abstraction that is evident within the practice of several Australian artists working in glass.

The symposium will reflect on the exhibition and explore the minimalist abstract tendencies that are currently apparent in contemporary Australian glass. The symposium will also explore this trend in relation to the wider international context for contemporary glass.


Margot Osborne

As curator of Mind and Matter, Margot will discuss the rationale for the exhibition and its context within Australian Studio Glass.

Gabriella Bisetto

One of the exhibiting artists in Mind and Matter and the Studio Head of the Ceramics and Glass Workshop at the University of South Australia, Gabriella will present an overview of her work and discuss how the inherent relationship of ‘Mind and Matter’ shapes her approach to the making process.

Grace Cochrane is an independent writer and curator and Richard Whiteley is another of the exhibiting artists in Mind and Matter as well as the Head of the Glass Program at The Australian National University. They will talk about the trend towards minimalist abstraction, identified in Mind and Matter, in relation to other approaches in studio glass, and the wider context of its relationship to crafts, design and the visual arts before opening up conversation to the panel and audience.

When: Saturday 26 June, 2pm – 4pm

Where: Surry Hills Library, Level 1, Function Room, 405 Crown Street, Surry Hills NSW 2010