Wagga Art Gallery: what’s on

 Kathryn Fehon

Kathryn Fehon

DANCING with the Flame: Contemporary Australian Lampwork is a unique project for the National Art Glass Gallery at Wagga Art Gallery, showcasing the work of glass artists from across Australia, and promoting the contemporary techniques and styles of the rich and creative tradition of lampworking.

Over 40 glass artists nationwide have been selected to present their work in Dancing with the Flame, and the results demonstrate the tremendous breadth and vitality of the artform, including sculpture, beadwork and jewellery. The visual dialogues on display in Dancing with the Flame balance magnificent design and mark-making possibilities with immaculate detail and complexity.

Lampworking, also known as flameworking, is a traditional technique used by glass artists for centuries where a torch or lamp is used directly to melt the glass materials. Once in a molten state, the glass is formed by blowing and shaping with tools and hand movements.

This lively accessible medium of art glass is one that visitors can see art works being made from start to finish. Watching nationally recognised artists making their intricate beads and objects is fascinating to watch. There will be at least four artists demonstrating throughout the day and during the launch.

Dancing with the Flame: Contemporary Australian Lampwork is on display in the National Art Glass Gallery at Wagga Art Gallery until January, 21. Live workshops and demonstrations of lampworking will be presented today from 10am to 4pm, and the exhibition will be officially launched at 6pm. Free event and everyone is welcome.

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STUDENT WORK: Thomas Griffith, Swimmer 2017, digital photographic print, is part of the X: Charles Sturt University Photography exhibition at the Wagga Art Gallery.

STUDENT WORK: Thomas Griffith, Swimmer 2017, digital photographic print, is part of the X: Charles Sturt University Photography exhibition at the Wagga Art Gallery.

THE next exciting generation of Australian photographers in X, the tenth graduation exhibition by students from the Bachelor of Creative Arts and Design (Photography) degree at the Wagga campus of Charles Sturt University.

Artists participating in X: Charles Sturt University Photography include: Amy Carlon, Gonzalo Echeverria, Thomas Griffith, Laura Hardwick, Tanya Lyons, Ashleigh McDonald, Shana Pridham, Amy Randell, Elle Stedman.

It will be officially launched on Saturday, October 21 at 6pm. The exhibition will be open in the Links Gallery until November 19.