Gippsland Art Gallery is pleased to announce the long-awaited return to the region of Nick Mount, the internationally acclaimed star of hot glass sculpting.
With a practice now extending over forty years, Mount’s work is characterised by its astounding artistry and conceptual innovation. ‘Hot Glass’ presents a showcase of Mount’s works, selected by the artist and drawn from collections in Australia and the USA. While exploring a range of themes and forms, they are unified in their sense of daring and sheer wonder.
Nick Mount was born and raised in Adelaide, but in 1972, at the age of twenty, he enrolled at the newly opened Gippsland School of Art at Churchill. It was here that Mount’s passion for hot glass was ignited. Drawing on centuries of knowledge unique to hot glass sculpting, Mount has produced works that represent the peak of his craft, where inspiration meets perspiration.
This exclusive exhibition has been made possible by the generous support of Mr Ian Wall AM and Mrs Pamela Wall OAM.
The exhibition celebration for ‘Hot Glass’ will be on Friday 15 November at 6.00pm, all are welcome to attend.
Meet the Maker: Morning Tea with Nick Mount
Join us for an exclusive tour with master hot glass artist Nick Mount, followed by morning tea provided by the Friends of the Gallery. Saturday 16 November, 10.30am, free event, all welcome.