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Three vessels from the Skin Deep seriesThree vessels from the Skin Deep series

Internationally renowned glass artist Clare Belfrage has a new solo show currently on display at Paddington's Sabbia Gallery. These works are a lovely iteration of the subtle and refined beauty for which Clare is known. These beautifully formed vessels are full of grace. The delicate almost-matte surfaces absorb light and contribute to their quiet but powerful presence.

Director Anna Grigson introducing Gabriella BisettoDirector Anna Grigson introducing Gabriella Bisetto

Drawing Out Time opened on Wednesday 15th Nov, with an address delivered by Gabriella Bisetto, Head of the Glass Workshop at the South Australian School of Art, Art Architecture and Design , University of South Australia. An accomplished glass artist in her own right, Gabriella spoke eloquently about Clare's work and the accomplishments of the Australian contemporary glass community.

Quiet ShiftingQuiet Shifting

SheddingShedding

Quiet Shifting

Shedding: the newest works

Gabriella & ClareGabriella & Clare

Clare & myselfClare & myself

Quiet Shifting

Shedding: the newest works

Closing December 9th, this is a delightful exhibition and well worth a visit.

Thursday 14th November saw the opening of a new exhibition of work by Garth Knight, the first Australian artist to show at M Contemporary Gallery in Ocean St Woollahra.

BreathBreath

Red and Purple ButterfliesRed and Purple Butterflies

Detail of the InstallationDetail of the Installation

The Director of Head On photo festival, Moshe Rosenzveig, delivered an excellent opening address, describing Garth as an engineer, which I found very interesting. Moshe went on to discuss the dichotomy between 'real' and created or manipulated imagery and, ultimately, the validity of both. Garth's manipulated images depend completely on the real: to create 100 Breaths (illustrated above and below) he wrote a program, took 100 photographs of smoke from burning insence and applied that program to all 100 images. The variation in the results is stunning; the beauty of the geometry breathtaking.

15x images from 100 Breaths15x images from 100 Breaths

Director Michelle Paterson, Garth, MosheDirector Michelle Paterson, Garth, Moshe

Garth with Ana WojakGarth with Ana Wojak

Moshe Rosenzveig's opening addressMoshe Rosenzveig's opening address

WaspWasp

Two previous subjectsTwo previous subjects

Francesca and guestsFrancesca and guests

The exhibition was curated by independent curator Angeline Collings

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