Today I found out that my work, Wireframe was one of the selected works in the GAS online Student Exhibition 2015. Also I would like to congratulate fellow ANU Glass graduates, Hannah Gason (third-place) and Rose-Mary Faulkner (honorable mention) for also being selected.
To view the exhibition catalogue click here.
Last Friday (27th Dec 15) the ANU School of Art's Grad show opened. A selection of my pieces were included within this show. This was a great opportunity to show my work both to the general public and my family (who were lovely enough to come and support). I was fortunate enough to win some exhibition awards during the award ceremony and I am very excited to show my work both at Craft ACT and Belconnen Arts Centre in 2016.
To view other works within the exhibition click here.
I am currently in my Honours year at the ANU School of Art and in the past couple of months had been thinking about my options post art school. My good friend and fellow ANU student Kristi Totoritis mentioned that the Chrysler Museum of Art's Glass department has a 6month Studio Assistantship Program and that I should apply. Fortunately, I was lucky enough to receive a place within this program and I will be starting next year in January. This is a very exciting development to my artistic practice and hope to develop new work as a result of it. Will keep updating on the developments.
I was selected for the ANU School of Art Drawing Prize 2015 and I received Highly commended for my piece Wireframe 2015.
Judge's comments on my work were....
"There are works in this year's drawing prize that extend beyond the flat page and into three dimensions. Two drawings this year incorporate this finished quality of drawing while also representing drawing as an investigation into subject and materiality. Madisyn Zabel's glass installation has earned a place as Highly Commended for its ability to incorporate multiple aspects of the drawn line which hark back to the Renaissance geometry drawings of Platonic Solids."
This is a very exciting development for my professional practice and hope to be in more award shows in the future.
If you want to learn more about the show and the other participants who were in the show click here.
On Tuesday for the first time in months I blew some glass to not only get out of the Canberra cold winter but to also make some production work. The image below is of one of the pieces I made.
Recently I was lucky enough to be in a group show at M16 Artspace in Canberra with recent ANU graduates. The show explored ideas of geometric abstraction across a wide range of media...I was the only representative for glass!
Recently I was fortunate enough to attend classes at both Pilchuck and Corning. I took two classes, one with Jiyong Lee (exploring coldworking and lamination techniques) and the other with Fred Metz and his team (exploring digital fabrication and applying it to glass). Within the three weeks spent in America, I learned so many things that I will apply within my practice (especially during my final semester of honours) and I met so many amazing people who love glass as much as I do.