australian glass artists respond to the tree / by Hannah Gason

Today I enjoyed visiting The Tree, an exhibition curated by Clare Belfrage that is currently showing at the Canberra Glassworks until 18 May 2014.  I liked seeing the great variety of interpretations of the theme.  Below are some of the works that particularly piqued my interest.

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The Tree features new work by 25 emerging and established practitioners.  The exhibition presents a myriad of artistic interpretations of the tree.  Approaches include humour, metaphor, studies of nature, sustainability and materiality.