GLASS: art design architecture

Design Tasmania are excited to welcome our next show touring from the JamFactory in South Australia.


GLASS: art design architecture

Co-curated By Margaret Hancock Davis and Brian Parkes, GLASS: art design architecture showcases 23 outstanding projects by contemporary Australian artists, designers and architects. It represents a cross-section of current creative practices and relationships to this versatile material. This exhibition will tour to 15 venues nationally.


Glass has been an important medium in the history of civilisation. Archaeologists have found early humans used obsidian (volcanic glass) to make spear tips whilst evidence shows hand–made glass was produced as a form of glaze from 3,500 BC in Mesopotamia.

Rudimentary forms of hollow glass container have been made through sand casting processes since 1,500 BC and glass blowing, as we know it today, emerged in the first Century BC. Since this time we have used this deeply seductive material in increasingly sophisticated ways and now we see glass within cutting edge technologies such as fibre optics and interactive touch screen devices. The combination of art, design and architecture within this exhibition allows us to reflect broadly on our connection to glass and on the many ways we engage with it in our daily lives.

The exhibition and accompanying publication design By Stephen Goddard of ProjectTwo showcases Australian artists, designers and architects who explore the material or conceptual qualities of glass through their work, representing a cross section of current creative practices, modes of thinking and relationships to this versatile material.

Exhibitors —
Andrew Simpson/Vert Design, Architectus, Blanche Tilden, Charles Wright Architects, Clare Belfrage, Deb Jones, Elliat Rich, illumini (Karen Cunningham and Mandi King), Janet Laurence, Jess Dare, Jessica Loughlin, Keep Cup, Mark Douglass, Max Pritchard Architect, Mel Douglas, Nicholas Folland, Richard Whitely, Ruth Allen, Tom Moore, Tonkin Zulaikha Greer/Taylor Cullity Lethlean/ Aurecon), Wendy Fairclough, Woods Bagot and Yhonnie Scarce.

Exhibition, catalogue and identity design —
Stephen Goddard – Project Two

Co-curators —
Margaret Hancock Davis and Brian Parkes.

GLASS: art design architecture will run from September 30-November 6 at Design Tasmania.