Refraction is defined as 'the change of direction of a ray of light, sound, heat, or the like, in passing obliquely from one medium into another in which its wave velocity is different'. Bearing this definition in mind, and thinking of an exhibition based on something like a Chinese whispers chain (but without the change in meaning or intent that often occurs), 17 artists were invited to each create a work which is inspired by, and responds to, the work of the artist before them in the chain. Each of the artists was set a theme to work within, establishing a point of connection to that of the preceding work. Using this previous artwork as a springboard, what transpired was a bouncing of ideas, much like how light refracts through glass.

Refraction ran from 27 January - 12 February 2017 at Beaver Galleries, and was reviewed by Kerry-Anne Cousins, Canberra Times.

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Harvest (2017), 21 x 63 x 11 cm (total), kiln formed glass, copper wire. Private collection.

Harvest (2017), 21 x 63 x 11 cm (total), kiln formed glass, copper wire. Private collection.

Harvest follows Sow - crops baled up from vast rows of sown seeds. Luminous glass threads, interwoven and assembled, map landscapes of light and shadow, fields and boundaries.