Neil Roberts

NEIL ROBERTS chances with glass

17 August to 15 October 2017

Curated by: Barbara Campbell and Jane Cush

Neil Roberts. (Photographer unknown).

An exhibition focusing on Neil Roberts’ relationship with glass as object, medium and signifier.

Neil Roberts (1954-2002, pictured) was an important artist in Canberra and had a growing national and international reputation. He was enormously influential and supportive of the national arts scene.

Born in Melbourne, Roberts trained as a glass blower at the Jam Factory in Adelaide, the Orrefors Glass School in Sweden and the Experimental Glass Workshop in New York.

He came to Canberra in 1983 when he was invited by Klaus Moje AO, the inaugural Head of the Glass Workshop at Canberra School of Art, to join him in creating the Workshop’s teaching program.

After two years at the School, Roberts chose the life of an independent artist, but, with Moje, was instrumental in setting the serious, rigorous and innovative tone of the ANU School of Art & Design Glass Workshop, which in the ensuing twenty-five years has earned it an international reputation.

  • Exhibition opening: 6pm Wednesday 16 August 2017 – RSVP by Tuesday 15 August
  • Gallery floor talk: 2pm on Sat 19 August 2017

Image: Neil Roberts, Untitled [party knife #1], n.d., paper, glass, 9 x 23 cm (irreg.)


The information for this page was ‘borrowed’ from the Canberra Glassworks website – which has it linked as the current exhibition – in order that it has a longer life than the current exhibition, we have copied the information to this post.

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