We are pleased to be starting our 2016 exhibition schedule with our ‘Masters of Glass’ exhibition series held every January. Sabbia Gallery’s co-director Anna Grigson originally developed this series in 1996 when holding the position of curator at Sydney’s prestigious Quadrivium Gallery. This series was developed as a way to showcase the ground-breaking artwork being created by Australia and New Zealand’s glass artists. Over the last twenty one years this exhibition has become one of this country’s most important annual surveys of contemporary studio glass.
Each year there is a different curatorial premise which allows the participating artists to experiment with their practice. In 2016 five Australian artists working in glass have been invited to create artwork that expresses their own personal interpretation of the idea of ‘Home’. They have been given carte blanche to create new and innovative artwork that is sculptural or installation based.
The artists invited to exhibit are Lisa Cahill, Tim Edwards, Brenden Scott French, Jenni Kemarre-Martiniello & Emma Varga.
‘Be it ever so humble, it’s more than just a place. It’s also an idea – one where the heart is.’