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The other exhibition in Glebe Point Road that I wanted to discuss is Sydney Re-Versed, an exhibition of reverse painted glass in fired enamels by Wayne Pearson and wood block prints by his partner Marina Bishop. I've know Marina since the late 1970's: we worked together as artists at Sydney's Taronga Zoo. Wayne and Marina have been partners for many years now.

Wayne Pearson was awarded his PhD in Glass from Sydney College of the Arts in 2012 with a wonderful exhibition of reverse painted glass portraits of notable glass artists as his thesis. I was lucky indeed to have been included in the series. For each portrait Wayne recorded an interview with the artist while Marina took photographs. Some of the results were exceptional.

For this small exhibition "Sydney Re-versed" Wayne is showing a series of more intimate images of Sydney wildlife and landscape

Three WrensThree Wrens

Dragonfly & Young BirdDragonfly & Young Bird

Magpie & RavenMagpie & Raven

Headstone with GeckoHeadstone with Gecko

Complimenting the glass works, Marina Bishop is showing her collection of delightful lino-prints illustrating Sydney's Harbourside Pools, of which there are many. This is a second viewing of her very well received exhibition last month at the Lane Cove Art Gallery. There is a strong synchronicity between the two bodies of work; they hang together very well indeed.

Eight Harbourside PoolsEight Harbourside Pools

Six Harbourside PoolsSix Harbourside Pools

The exhibition closes this weekend but the Gallery is always worth a visit: Gauge Gallery is the ground floor rental space of the Glass Artists Gallery, which has moved upstairs. Director Maureen Cahill is more than happy to take the visitor up to the next level and guide you through the very extensive collection of studio glass.

The Ranamok Glass Prize is an annual, acquisitive touring exhibition of contemporary studio glass from Australia and New Zealand. Constituted in 1994 this will be its final year: the collection of winning entries is to be donated to the National Gallery. In support of the 2014 Ranamok exhibition the Glass Artists Gallery of Glebe is showing a selection of work by those artists who have been selected as finalists in Ranamok over the past two decades.

View of HighlightsView of Highlights

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Wayne PearsonWayne Pearson

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Sue HawkerSue Hawker

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I've recently been creating a new body of work: painted and fired blown glass vessels. The first two sets of three vessels went over to Perth for the Ausglass exhibition Flair. With my third series of three I was selected as a finalist in the 2014 Ranamok. This is a prestigious exhibition and I was certainly pleased to have been selected. As a consequence I have a triptych of painted and fired stained glass panels on display as part of Highlights at the Glass Artists Gallery this month.

Jeff Hamilton, Andrew Baldwin, Tim ShawJeff Hamilton, Andrew Baldwin, Tim Shaw

Denise PepperDenise Pepper

Paddy RobinsonPaddy Robinson

Cabinet displayCabinet display


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