Art Glass 22

1 August – 31 October 2022

Art Glass 22 is New Zealand Glassworks’ (NZG) annual exhibition highlighting selected artists who are exploring the possibilities of glass, experimenting in the chemistry creatively and responding to the complexity of what glass is and what it can do. The artworks showcase the diversity of the artists, ranging from technically masterful vessels to contemporary explorations.

NZG is proud to showcase many of New Zealand’s art glass leaders and emerging artists in this exhibition including George Agius, Claudia Borella, Christine Cathie, Evelyn Dunstan, Wendy Fairclough, Vicki Fanning, Sue Hawker, Isaac Katzoff, Philip Stokes, Layla Walter, Hamish Webster and Kathryn Wightman. It is impressive to see the varied ways the artists extend their creativity in blown and sculpted hot glass, kiln formed, Pâte de verre, cold worked and cast glass.

This year the exhibition coincides with the first United Nations International Year of Glass (IYoG2022). With its unparalleled versatility and technical capabilities, glass in its many guises has fostered innumerable cultural and scientific advancements including optical fibres, Medical and laboratory containers, bioglass in health care, solar energy, optoelectronics and more.

Glass artists across the globe have given humankind an awareness of this wonderful material including its remarkable methods of fabrication, inherent beauty, and ability to capture and display nature’s full spectrum of color. IYoG2022 aims to celebrate the past, present, and future of the transformative material of glass following the United Nations’ goals in Agenda 2030. Visit the official website for more information:

Art Glass 22 poster