New exhibitions set to wow visitors
Published: 07 May 2021 3:28pm
Leading Australian glass artist Tom Moore’s new exhibition Abundant Wonder opens today in the National Art Glass Gallery.
Highly skilled in a range of glass working techniques, Mr Moore uses traditional processes in innovative ways to create fantastical creatures, objects and worlds that can be both amusing and alarming.
Using his playful and inventive imagination, Mr Moore has created a highly engaging show for the young and young at heart.
Playing with the paradoxical properties of glass, this exhibition presents hybrid life forms that challenge our perceptions of the world and our possible future – at once light-hearted and confronting, enchanting and grotesque, playful and insightful.
JamFactory ICON Tom Moore: Abundant Wonder is the most recent in the ICON series, a solo exhibition launched each year during the South Australian Living Artists festival, to celebrate South Australia’s most accomplished visual artists working in craft-based media.
Local textile artist Fiona Durman’s first solo exhibition Weaving the Riverina opened last night in the E3 art space opposite the National Art Glass Gallery.
Weaving the Riverina explores the colours and textures of our region. Ms Durman’s work explores the landscape, as she actively collects leaves and flowers from her surrounds to dye natural yarns.
These yarns are woven together creating a series of wall-hangings and clothing. Each thread gently intertwines both organically and structurally to emulate the imperfections and variations of nature.
Visitors are welcome to try their hand at weaving on one of Ms Durman’s looms.