Opening night event: Friday 12th June from 6-9pm. Exhibition Continues: Friday 12th June to Wednesday 17th June 2015
Inspired by found objects from the seashore, including seagrasses, sand dollars and other marine creatures, glass artist Joanna Bone has revisited her childhood love of pattern and repetition in this new body of work. The sense of depth and layers within the surface of the pieces engage the viewer and invite intimate observation and quiet contemplation.
Joanna Bone is one of Queensland’s foremost glass artists and an artist-in-residence with Jugglers Art Space. Her work is internationally recognised and can be found in various collections around the world. Joanna is the only Queensland based artist to have won the prestigious Ranamok Glass Prize.
While photographically documenting the creation of Joanna’s “In Depth” collection, Aaron Micallef was fascinated by the detail and intricate pattern that was established and manipulated in each piece. From the initial creation of glass cane, through the various hot and cold working processes, to the finished exhibition pieces, pattern was continually created, adapted and transformed.
In the collection of images exhibited, Aaron has moved beyond pure documentation and reinterpreted the collection through both the camera lens and the lens of Joanna’s original inspiration – the marine environment.
Joanna Bone will present an artist talk in the gallery on Saturday 13th June from 3:30-4:30pm.
Joanna Bone & Jugglers Art Space Inc’s activities are supported by the Queensland Government through Arts Queensland.