Collaborative Endeavour III – Contemporary Glass from Canberra + Berlin celebrated the partnership between Berlin Glas and the Australian National University School of Art and Design in Canberra. The exhibition ran from 16 June to 15 September 2017 at the Australian Embassy in Berlin and featured works by Klaus Moje, Richard Whiteley, Madeline Prowd, Ruth Oliphant, Marcel Hoogstad Hay, Alexandra Frasersmith, Charles Walker, Kate Nixon, Hannah Gason, Madisyn Zabel, Jesse Günther, Sadhbh Mowlds, and William Rudolph Faulkner.

The exhibition catalogue is available here.

getting to know you (2017), 190 cm x 28 cm x 1 cm, kiln formed glass. photography: Greg Piper.

getting to know you (2017), 190 cm x 28 cm x 1 cm, kiln formed glass. photography: Greg Piper.

Hannah's work Getting to know you (2017) featured in the exhibition and reflects her experience in Berlin in the summer of 2016. During regular walks through Berlin, Hannah was struck by the unique variety of colours, patterns and structures. An intriguing contrast for her was the play between the many historic structures and contemporary street art. Getting to know you evokes the brick monoliths of Berlin’s restrained brutalist architecture tempered somewhat by irreverent and vibrant street art. Getting to know you also acknowledges Hannah's valuable experience with the people of Berlin and Berlin Glas, including a rewarding collaboration with fellow Australian artist Kate Nixon.

The exhibition formed part of the Australia now program for 2017 hosted by Germany. Australia now is a long standing initiative of the Australian Government to showcase the creative excellence, diversity, and innovation of Australian life in one focus country each year.