EDUCATION
KITS

This Education Resource is designed to support learning outcomes and teaching programs associated with viewing Glass: Art Design Architecture by:

  • Providing information about the artists
  • Providing information about key works
  • Exploring craft/design perspectives within contemporary art
  • Challenging students to engage with the works and the exhibition's themes
  • Identifying ways in which the exhibition an be used as a curriculum resource
  • Providing strategies for exhibition viewing, as well as pre- and post-visit research

It may be used in conjunction with a visit to the exhibition or as a pre-visit or post-visit resource.

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  • Theme One — Symbolism in glass:

    Artists Tom Moore / Yhonnie Scarce

    A symbol is something that stands for or represents something else. Scarce uses symbols to convey her profoundly personal messages and symbols are part of Moore’s mystical works that reveal his deep concerns.

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  • Theme Two — Recycling and repurposing:

    Artists Ruth Allen / Nicholas Folland

    Discarded glass forms made by others take on other useful lives and purposes in the hands and creative minds of Allen and Folland.

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  • Theme Three — Sustainable ideas:

    Designers Abigail and James Forsythe / Elliat Rich

    Throw away cups for hot drinks (eg coffee, tea) have been replaced by attractive reusable versions.

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  • Theme Four — A love of nature:

    Artists Clare Belfrage / Jessica Loughlin

    Nature is both tough and fragile as are the glass forms created by these outstanding technicians.

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  • Theme Five — Glass as a business:

    Designers Mark Douglass / Andrew Simpson

    Making glassware for niche markets has provided business opportunities for these two designers.

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  • Theme Six — Frozen in time:

    Jeweller Jess Dare / Artist Wendy Fairclough

    Making glassware for niche markets has provided business opportunities for these two designers.

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  • Theme Seven — Built in the natural world:

    Architects Tonkin Zulaikha Greer / Taylor Cullity Lethlean / Aurecon and Charles Wright Architects

    Reflective and opaque qualities of glass cleverly enhance two outdoor settings.

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  • Theme Eight — Glass constructions:

    Jeweller Blanche Tilden / Architects Architectus + Ingenhoven

    Glass as a building material is the driving force behind the work of these designers.

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