Photo: Suki and Hugh Gallery.

Photo: Suki and Hugh Gallery.

"I am fascinated by visual energy and structure and finding a harmonious balance between them. My works explore this inherent tension and the unique materiality of glass."

Hannah Gason is a Canberra-based visual artist, who graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) School of Art in 2015 with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with First Class Honours and a University Medal. Hannah has undertaken residencies at the Bullseye Glass Company, the Canberra Glassworks, and Megalo Print Studio, and was recently a visiting artist at Berlin Glas. Hannah has received scholarships and grants to travel to the Pilchuck Glass School, the Corning Museum of Glass, and North Lands Creative Glass, as well as assisting at the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and the Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is housed in the Australian Parliament House Art Collection, the Australian National Art Glass Collection, the ANU Art Collection, and private collections. 


Education

2012 - 2015: 

Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with First Class Honours and a University Medal, ANU School of Art

2002 - 2004:        

Bachelor of Applied Science (Multimedia Cartography), Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology

solo exhibitions

Over Again, Cox Gallery, 3 November - 17 December 2017

Time to See, Durras Progress Hall, 11 - 19 March 2017

Traces, Suki & Hugh Gallery, Bungendore, 8 October - 27 November 2016

Selected Group Exhibitions

2017:

Hangzhou International Contemporary Glass Art Exhibition, China Academy of Arts, 24 November - 15 December

PRESS vs SCREEN, Megalo Gallery, 18 November - 9 December 2017

City of Design, Craft ACT, 21 September - 4 November

CAPO Annual Exhibition, Canberra Museum and Gallery, 9 - 22 September

PIN 7, ANCA Gallery, 28 June - 9 July

Collaborative Endeavour III, Australian Embassy in Berlin, 16 June – 15 September

Hindmarsh Prize 2017, Fitters' Workshop, 9 - 18 June

10 Years of Collecting Art at the ANU, Drill Hall Gallery, 21 April - 28 May

Wyndham Art Prize 2017, Wyndham Art Gallery, 6 April - 11 June

At the End of the World, .M Contemporary, 16 February - 5 March

Miniature Glass (review), Bilk Gallery, 27 January - 25 February

Refraction, Beaver Galleries, 27 January - 12 February

2016:

Christmas special, Bilk Gallery

SHIFT, with Kate Nixon, Berlin Glas

Reflections, Australian Parliament House

FUSE Glass Prize, JamFactory Adelaide and Seppeltsfield

Hindmarsh Prize 2016 (review), the Fitters' Workshop and the Canberra Glassworks

National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2016, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

CAPO Emerging Artists’ Prize, M16 Artspace

Permeate, Belconnen Arts Centre

2015:

Graduating Exhibition (catalogue), ANU School of Art Gallery, Australia

Stanislav Libenský Award, ZIBA Prague Glass Experience Museum, Prague

School of Art Drawing Prize, ANU School of Art Foyer Gallery

Emerge/Evolve 2014: Rising Talents in Kiln-Glass, Bellevue Arts Museum, USA

Embassy of France - Artist in Residence (in association with Diplomacy: translations in glass), Canberra (24 February - 16 April 2015)

Diplomacy: translations in glass, curated by Ivana Jirasek, Canberra Glassworks

2014:              

Graduating Exhibition 2014 (catalogue), ANU School of Art, Australia

Emerge 2014, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, USA

National Student Art Glass Prize 2014 (catalogue), Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Australia

2013:          

Print and Clay Symposium Exhibition, ANCA, Canberra

Awards

2017:

Finalist, Hindmarsh Prize 2017

Sabbia Gallery Exhibition Award 2017

Finalist, Wyndham Art Prize 2017

2016:

Tall Foundation Award, Capital Arts Patrons' Organisation

artsACT Grant to attend the inaugural Art Byre Professional Studio Symposium, Scotland

Finalist, Hindmarsh Prize 2016

Finalist, Fuse Glass Prize 2016 - Emerging Artist Category

Finalist, National Emerging Art Glass Prize 2016, Australia

2015:

Third Place, GAS International Student Online Exhibition

University Medal, ANU

Boronia EASS Prize

Australian Decorative and Fine Arts Society Canberra Award, EASS

Belconnen Arts Centre Exhibition Award, EASS

Bradley Allen Love Acquisition Award, EASS

Canberra Glassworks Residency Award, EASS

Country to Coast Exhibition and Residency Award, EASS

Sir Geoffrey Yeend Honours Scholarship, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences

Celebrity Cruises Glassmaking Scholarship, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA

2014:        

Boronia Prize for Excellence in Glass, EASS

Strathnairn Arts Exhibition Award, EASS

Finalist, Emerge 2014, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, USA

Highly Commended, National Student Art Glass Prize 2014, Australia

Pilchuck Partner Full Scholarship, ANU School of Art / Pilchuck Glass School (Stanwood, USA)

Collections

Parliament House Art Collection

National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery

ANU Art Collection

Private collections

Professional Positions & Activities

2018:

Thomas Foundation Artist-in-residence, Canberra Glassworks, September

2017:

Artist-in-residence, Megalo Print Studio, 18 July - 14 August

Guest speaker, Graduation Luncheon, ANU College of Arts and Social Sciences, 12 July

Instructor, Create a Plate, (CIT Short Courses), Canberra Glassworks

Participating emerging practitioner, Crafting Self: promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

2016:

EASS Country to Coast Residency, Murringo and Durras, 5-18 November

Launch of t.u.l.e.

Visiting artist, Berlin Glas eV, Germany, 29 July - 12 August

Art Byre Professional Studio Symposium, Scotland, 16-25 July, participation supported by an artsACT grant

Student Speaker, Conferring of Awards graduation ceremony, ANU (13 July 2016)

Teaching assistant, Light 3 instructed by Jess Loughlin, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass (13-18 June)

EASS Residency, Canberra Glassworks (29 March - 10 May)

Instructor, Create a Plate / Window of Light and Colour (CIT Short Courses), Canberra Glassworks

Guest speaker (with Kirstie Rea and Harriet Schwarzrock), Crystal Clear: Talking Residencies, Canberra Glassworks (31 March 2016)

Panellist, High Table of Ideas, ANU School of Art Society (4 March)

Participating emerging practitioner, Crafting Self: promoting the making self in the creative micro-economy

Presentation, art forum COMMUNITY, ANU (18 February)

Casual installation assistant, Drill Hall Gallery, ANU

Casual exhibition assistant, Canberra Glassworks

Cold working for Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Canberra

2015:

Cold working for Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Canberra

Studio assistant to the Indigenous Textiles and Glass Artists Group (ITAG), Canberra Glassworks

Paper-thin pâte de verre, a new approach, instructed by Saman Kalantari, The Studio of the Corning Museum of Glass, USA (6 - 11 July 2015)

Studio assistant, Casting and shaping light, instructed by Richard WhiteleyPenland School of Crafts, North Carolina (7-19 June 2015)

Gallery floor talk, Diplomacy: translations in glass, Canberra Glassworks (28 February 2015)

Artist talk, Diplomacy Glass Tour (Enlighten Festival), Embassy of France, Canberra (27 February 2015)

Student presentation, Ausglass Conference 2015, Adelaide

Artist in Residence, Canberra Glassworks (8-22 January 2015)

Glass blowing assistant to Emilie Patteson, Canberra

2014:

Artist in Residence, Bullseye Glass Co., Portland, USA (1 December 2014 - 2 January 2015)

PHYS101: Spontaneous/Control (slumping, fusing, kiln casting, cold working), instructed by Aimee Sones & Anjali Srinivasan, Pilchuck Glass School, USA

Specialised kiln-cast glass intensive with Evelyn Dunstan, ANU School of Art Glass Workshop, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant and cold-working for Matthew Curtis and Harriet Schwarzrock, Queanbeyan

Glass blowing assistant to Emilie Patteson, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant to Belinda Toll, Canberra

2013:          

Print and Clay Symposium, ANU School of Art Ceramics Workshop, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant to Zoe Woods, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant to Nadège Desgenétez, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant to Emilie Patteson, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant to Belinda Toll, Canberra

2012:  

Lino Tagliapietra Demonstration (Team: Nancy Callan, Dave Walters, Darin Denison), Canberra Glassworks

Lino Tagliapietra Demonstration, ANU School of Art Glass Workshop, Canberra

Glass blowing assistant to Nadège Desgenétez, Canberra

2010:          

Class on demand with Kirstie Rea, Canberra Glassworks

Screenprinting with Richard Blackwell, Megalo, Canberra

Lost-wax casting with Luna Ryan, Canberra Glassworks

2009:        

Cold-working with Ruth Allen, Canberra Glassworks

Open-face casting with Kirstie Rea, Canberra Glassworks