I have recently been awarded one of Jutta Cuny-Franz Talent Awards. This is a great honor and I cannot wait to install my work Refract at the Thorn-Prikker-Foyer of the Museum Kunstpalast.
The Award Ceremony is scheduled for Saturday, 20 May 2017, 11:00 am and will run from the 20 May – 3 September 2017.
Congratulations to all the winners and I look forward to meeting everyone in Düsseldorf!
I am currently showing some work in a group show called Ontogenesis at Belconnen Arts Centre. This show includes artist who have graduated from the ANU Glass workshop and have... "found ways to expand their practice by incorporating other materials and processes."
I am very proud of the installment of this work and would like to thank the Belconnen Arts Centre team, Sarah Cooper, and my wonderful main assistant/sister Hannah Zabel.
Looking for gift ideas for others or for yourself? Look no further! Now available to purchase are a selection my embroidered earrings.
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Recently I was included in the M16 Drawing Prize. This show included a total of 46 works selected from almost 180 entries from Australia and internationally.
Congratulations to winner's Jay Kochel, Berenice Carrington, other prize winners and finalists!
Below is an image my piece Line work which was included in the show.
I was very fortunate to have my work included in Stanislav Libenský Award and Young & Loving at S12 Open Access Studio and Gallery.
Below are some images from both these shows.
A review written by Art Guide Australia about Hatched: National Graduate Show 2016 currently showing at Perth Institute of Contemporary Art.
"Drawing is recast in three dimensions by both Rhiannon McAuliffe and Madisyn Zabel. Both artists play with spatial perception and line. McAuliffe’s continuous-line portraits are cut from plywood and hung to produce mesmerising shadow-selves, more real somehow than their solid counterparts. Zabel’s graceful geometric shapes are drawn with string-lines on the wall and appear to float in space, drifting away from the viewer".
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I am extremely honoured and grateful to have been selected as the winner of The Glass Prize: Bullseye Glass Artist category. As a glass artist, to be given the opportunity to attend a one week workshop with Bullseye Glass Co. and to meet their team will significantly enhance my emerging profile. I look forward to this experience, learning more about this multifaceted material and how I can use it in unique ways to continue developing my artistic practice. Thank you to Lani MacGregor, Michael Endo and Warm Glass UK for this rare opportunity.
Excited to be showing my work at D'ART Center as part of their Spectrum exhibition in Norfolk Virginia USA.
Click here to read the Emerging Contemporaries exhibition essay by Jess Oliver.
"Zabel's work, Multistable Perception (scale) (2015), uses cast glass and digitally designed wireframe drawings in a purely conceptual manner. Multistable Perception (scale) experiments with how new and traditional technologies intercept within Zabel's practice, and encourage the viewer to participate in an active investigation of the complexities of perception. "
I am excited that my piece Scale is currently showing at Craft ACT Emerging Contemporaries show in Canberra ACT.
"Craft ACT: Craft and Design Centre's annual curated exhibition Emerging Contemporaries shines a spotlight on our nation's next wave of craft and design practitioners. The artworks included highlight the outstanding future talent of our sector." Craft ACT 2016.
I would like to thank my friend Noah Hartley for all his help with installing this piece.