HOT GLASS - Nick Mount


Exclusive to Gippsland Art Gallery, 'Hot Glass' marks Mount’s return to a region he once called home.

Nick Mount is one of the world’s leading glass artists. Born in Adelaide, Mount lived and worked in Gippsland from 1972 to 1984, during which time he established Victoria’s first hot glass studio, Budgeree Glass. A leading figure in Gippsland’s ‘Craft Revolution’ of the 1970s, he remains an inspirational figure within the region.

Hot Glass showcases works from the last decade, including many never before seen in Australia, this is an unmissable opportunity to experience the extraordinary art of Nick Mount.


Monday - Friday

9.00am - 5.30pm

Saturday - Sunday

10.00am - 4.00pm


70 Foster Street
Sale VIC 3850

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The Hot Shop MASTERS OF GLASS 2019

Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present The Hot Shop, the 24th edition of its annual Masters of Glass exhibition series. Each year Australia’s most influential and innovative artists working in glass are invited to exhibit in this greatly anticipated show.

For the 2019 exhibition Sabbia Gallery’s curator Anna Grigson has selected artists that primarily create their glass artwork in the hot shop. The exhibition presents works that concentrate on the highly skilled glass making techniques of blowing or hot sculpting, and all the diverse processes that are developed and achieved in the hot shop.

The exhibition also brings attention to and explores the importance of the integral relationships between the artist and their assistants in the making process.

Featuring Clare Belfrage, Annette Blair, Mel Douglas, Ben Edols & Kathy Elliott, Brenden Scott French, Holly Grace, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Nick Mount & Nick Wirdnam.

MAIN GALLERY AND GALLERY TWO 30 January - 23 February 2019


Demonstration. Thailand Art Glass Festival 2018. BGC Glass Studio., Buengyeetho, Thanyaburi, Pathumthani, Thailand November 22 - 31, 2018

Sabbia Gallery

MAIN GALLERY AND GALLERY TWO 31 January - 24 February 2018


Many artists, irrespective of their choice of medium, will create a number of sketches as a means to realise their ideas and design their next work of art.

These sketches over time as a collective are an important element of the artists practice. They present a fascinating insight into the manner in which the artist approaches their art and the work that is created.

When an artist works in a two-dimensional form such as painting, the progression from sketch to canvas for example can often be easily referenced.

When you consider three-dimensional art, specifically artworks created in glass, the transition from sketch to final artwork differs completely. The artist must think about the artwork in the round and how best to utilise the elements of form, scale, surface, light, colour, reflection and refraction.

Sabbia Gallery is pleased to present SKETCH, the 23rd edition of its annual Masters of Glass exhibition series. Some of Australia’s most influential artists in glass have been invited to exhibit. The exhibiting artwork is a response to the process in which each artist works, from sketch to final art form.


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.

The Pennsylvania State University
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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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CA 95814

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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