Nick Wirdnam :
Charm

Beaver Galleries
81 Denison Street Deakin ACT 2600
12 October – 29 October 2017

Nick Wirdnam - 'gold pig charm', handblown glass, gold leaf and patinated copper, 20.5 x 24 x 11.5cm

Nick Wirdnam - 'gold pig charm', handblown glass, gold leaf and patinated copper, 20.5 x 24 x 11.5cm

Nick Wirdnam is a highly regarded glass artist who incorporates into his work a language of recurring symbols and motifs on which we often project a special meaning.   The work in this exhibition explores the idea of the charm and Nick has exquisitely sculpted everyday objects that have an “historical association of good fortune, hope and consolation as amulets or lucky charms.  These charms are symbols that offer hope and protection.”  Nick has been a consistent finalist in prestigious awards such as the Ranamok Glass Prize, Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and Tom Malone Prize.  Nick's work is in the collections of the National Gallery of Australia, Queensland Art Gallery, National Art Glass Collection at Wagga Wagga Art Gallery and Nijima Glass Art Museum (Japan).  

Tuesday to Friday 10.00am - 5.00pm, Saturday to Sunday 9.00am - 5.00pm

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