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22 April 2014 / leggypeggy

Glass sculptures bring trees to life

Breathe by Harriet Schwarzrock

Breathe by Harriet Schwarzrock

If you’re in Canberra over the next two weeks, be sure to drop in to see the current exhibition at the Canberra Glassworks.

The Tree, curated by Clare Belfrage, features 25 established and emerging Australian glass artists. Each artist was asked to create a piece that reflects our relationship with trees—from their beauty to their place in mythology to the ways they are exploited.

The exhibition continues through 8 May, and the Glassworks is open Wednesdays through Sundays from 10am to 4pm. Admission is by a gold coin donation.

I’m sharing pics of a few of my favourite pieces, but go see the artworks for yourself. The Glassworks also offers classes, demonstrations and workshops. And plenty more exhibitions are coming up.

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  1. weggieboy / Apr 23 2014 3:34 am

    The breathe one is particularly imaginative and well-executed!

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  2. gallivance.net / Apr 23 2014 3:39 am

    I’m a huge fan of glass sculpture Peggy, and this exhibit looks fun. I particularly like the “Breathe” piece. I’m a big fan of Chihuly, and I always detour out of my way if I see his work somewhere close. Alas, with our mobile lifestyle we don’t allow ourselves to acquire glass work, but one large vase has made it through all our downsizing efforts. ~James

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 23 2014 7:30 am

      I love glass AND Chihuly too. Most recently I’ve seen his work in Seattle and Dallas. Even managed to write about and photograph the Dallas event.

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  3. neuroticocomic / Apr 23 2014 11:10 pm

    I love this glass work. Thanks for dropping by my blog! 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Apr 24 2014 1:05 pm

      Hi, glad you stopped by. Your great sense of humour really shines on your blog.

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  4. CrazyGuyinThailand / Apr 25 2014 4:26 am

    The one with the elk was amazing 🙂

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