Hannah Gason is a visual artist living and working on Ngunnawal and Ngambri land. Gason is interested in subtle shifts of light and colour, repeating patterns and contrasts between flatness and depth. Her works investigate how glass and light interact and inform one another though the use of transparency, opacity, surface and form. Throughout her practice, Gason has shown a strong sense of material exploration and constantly challenges and pushes the materiality of glass in exciting ways.
Since graduating from the ANU School of Art in 2015, Gason has been working from her studio at the Canberra Glassworks. She has exhibited nationally and internationally and was included in Enlighten (2020) with a light projection of her glass work on Parliament House and Design Canberra (2020) to design a painted ground mural in response to Frank Hinder’s ceiling mosaic. She has held solo exhibitions at the Drill Hall Galley and Canberra Glassworks and her work is housed in the Australian Parliament House Art Collection, the Australian National Art Glass Collection and the ANU Art Collection.
‘To Gather A View’ explores subtle changes and rhythms I experience in my every day surroundings. I am captivated by the way light interacts with architectural and natural forms and take inspiration from the resulting patterns, colour contrasts, and shifts between flatness and depth. Each series of wall and light works offer a curiosity of space and perspective as the banded layers of colour, tone and transparency shuffle amongst each other. Hannah Gason, 2023