Liam Fleming, Post-Production, 2020. Photo: Grant Hancock

Glass Projects

During the United Nations International Year of Glass, UNSW Galleries celebrate some of Australia’s most fascinating practitioners working with glass in a series of solo exhibitions that facilitate exchanges between space, history, and architecture.

Consuelo Cavaniglia presents a new body of work featuring handmade sheet glass spatialised within the gallery to build an installation of surfaces that draw attention to reflections and refractions of light.

Liam Fleming is a glassblower, artist and designer whose new body of work experiments with coldworking techniques, exploring different behaviours and potentials of glass during re polishing, fusing, and slumping.

Mel Douglas explores the potential and flexibility of glass as a material for drawing to contemplate how objects can occupy and trace lines in space, and the tonal transformations made possible through the viscosity of glass.

Louis Grant draws on traditional craft skills to push the boundaries of glass making and contemporary sculpture, using glass forms as an abstract exploration of queer experience.

Join the practitioners for a panel discussion moderated by Aimee Frodsham, Artistic Director of Canberra Glassworks, at 2pm Saturday 15 October 2022. This program will be followed by opening celebrations from 3–5pm.

Panel discussion Saturday 15 October 2pm – 3pm; Opening event 3pm – 5pm

Booking links:

Panel Discussion Registration

Opening Event Registration

Exhibition, Talk, Opening

Event with food/ drinks, Free event, Glass, Panel discussion, Sculpture

Mel Douglas, Tonal value (1-9), 2019. Photo: Courtesy the Artist

Consuelo Cavaniglia, Present Distant, 2018. Photo: Christian Capurro

Top Images (l-r): Louis Grant, Awash (progress image), 2022. Photo: Ashley St George. Liam Fleming, Post-Production, 2020. Photo: Grant Hancock