LUMINOUS: TOM MALONE PRIZE 2003-2017 - Art Gallery of Western Australia

Our annual showcase of contemporary Australian glass

Glass is one of the most exciting and dynamic art forms in this country. It is a uniquely captivating medium, capable of almost endless transformation. Glass provides a perfect vehicle for the exploration of a range of themes, from the personal to the observational, and Australian makers are some of the world leaders in the medium. 

Now in its fifteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. 

An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. Since its inception, it has facilitated the entry of significant glass works by winners Gabriella Bisetto, Nick Mount, Jessica Loughlin, Clare Belfrage, Benjamin Sewell, Kevin Gordon, Charles Butcher, Cobi Cockburn, Deirdre Feeney, Brian Corr, Tom Moore and Mel Douglas into the State Art Collection.

The Tom Malone Prize 2017 brings together many of Australia's best glass artists. Featuring this year's 10 

short-listed artists: Marc Leib, Jamie Worsley, Kevin Gordon, Blanche Tilden, Lisa Cahill, Brenden Scott French, Richard Whiteley, Tom Moore, Silvana Ferrario and Jenni Kamarre Martiniello. 

The exhibition includes this year’s shortlist, including the winner, and the works from all past winners of the Prize.


January 31st - April 30th 2017
Oben Abright, "Sam III," 2007, mold-blown glass, cast glass, and oil paint. Collection of Bette and Arnold Hoffman.
Oben Abright, Sam III, 2007, mold-blown glass, cast glass, and oil paint. Collection of Bette and Arnold Hoffman.
Interest in contemporary glass on the part of collectors, galleries, and museums has grown exponentially in recent years, more than a half century after the founding of the studio glass movement in the early 1960s. Thanks to the generosity of numerous donors, the Palmer Museum of Art is poised to become one of the preeminent destinations for studio glass on the East Coast.

A Kaleidoscope of Color highlights newly acquired works from the remarkable studio glass collection of Bette (’58) and Arnold Hoffman (’57). Recent gifts from Audrey and Norbert Gaelen (’47) and Julia K. Muller and Earl K. Shreckengast (’72) will also be featured, as well as a selection of pieces from private collections, including promised gifts from Barbara Palmer, and Bill (’60) and Honey Jaffe.

Represented will be an international roster of glass artists working today including Therman Statom, Lino Tagliapietra, Martin Janecky, Tobias Møhl, Etsuko Nishi, Oben Abright, Daniel Clayman, Hiroshi Yamano, John Kiley, Dante Marioni, Nick Mount, Richard Marquis, Youko Sano, and many others.

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Crocker Museum in Sacramento, California.

JULY 10, 2016 — OCTOBER 02, 2016

Contemporary glass leapt into the 21st century with new heights of expression. This exhibition surveys the work of some seventy dynamic global artists pushing the medium’s boundaries to make art in its fullest definition. Included are the field’s premier visionaries—Dale Chihuly, Nick Mount, Klaus Moje, Lino Tagliapietra, Marvin Lipofsky, and others, who made glass a vehicle for ideas, forever transforming the 20th-century studio movement. Their passionate exploration of European traditions and pursuit of material mastery formed networks of artists, expanding the appreciation of studio glass across continents. More than ever, at the turn of the century, material handling and conceptual exploration challenged how we perceive mass, volume, and form. From the life-sized, figural forms of Karen LaMonte to the cast-glass abstractions of Richard Whiteley, and the expectation-shattering sculptures of Masahiro Asaka and Christina Bothwell, the future of contemporary sculpture emerges.


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Carrick Hill celebrating its 30th pearl anniversary

Carrick Hill celebrating its 30th pearl anniversary

March 07, 2016
Artist Robert Hannaford and Carrick Hill's Sonya Rowell wearing a strand of pearls and holding a Palais Royal trinket box to mark Carrick Hills Year of the Pearl (30th) anniversary holding the picture will include two large scale glass plums newly made by Adelaide’s internationally acclaimed glass artist Nick Mount; The newly made ‘plums’ are part of the exhibition Passion and Taste at Carrick Hill opening 9 March by the SA Governor Also pictured are Robert Hannaford's new reproduction of Joshua Smith, the William Dobell portrait. and An Ivor Hele portrait of Edward Hayward.
CARRICK Hill will celebrate its 30th birthday of public openings by drawing inspiration from the classic milestone anniversary gift — pearls.

The iconic Springfield destination will open a Year of the Pearl program on Wednesday and the first exhibition for 2016 titled Passion and Taste; a celebration of collecting — revealing how the Hayward family created their famous collection of art and antiques and what part it played in their lives.

Richard Hannaford (pictured) with Carrick Hill’s Sonya Rowell will display his reproduction of Joshua Smith the William Dobell portrait which caused a stir in 1943 when it won the Archibald Prize and was denounced by artists as a caricature.

Pearls feature in the Hayward Bequest but are also depicted in paintings in the Hayward’s collection.

Governor Hieu Van Le will open this year’s program.

March 5, 2016 11:47pm

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