Enjoy art of glass at new BRAG exhibition

FEEL THE HEAT: Blackheath-based glass artist Keith Rowe at work. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.
FEEL THE HEAT: Blackheath-based glass artist Keith Rowe at work. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.

TWO new exhibitions - Salient: Contemporary Artists at the Western Front and Terry Burrows: Objectivity – opened at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery on Friday night.

Salient is a touring exhibition developed by New England Regional Art Museum and King Street Gallery, Sydney, comprising works created by 12 leading Australian artists in response to the history and present-day reality of the World War 1 battlefields of the Western Front.

Terry Burrows: Objectivity includes minimal-palette abstract paintings, photographs and line drawings created over by the artist over the past decade.

On show in the gallery foyer is A Movable Feast by Blackheath-based glass artist Keith Rowe.

This exhibition covers several decades of his practice, beginning with early works like Egg I and Egg II through to more recent creations like Window Murrine Orange where he uses the murrine glass making technique to create a beautiful and vibrant array of colours and patterns shown in cross-section.

Keith’s practice is influenced by the world around him.

“In life there is so much to absorb,” he says.

“Looking for new ideas, I feel like a sponge soaking it all up … I draw inspiration from life as it passes, I taste – and at times gorge upon – the complex and simple nature that surrounds.”

Keith makes production glass and one-off pieces for exhibition from his Blackheath studio in the Blue Mountains.

He has been working there since 1990 after finishing his studies in photography and glass at Sydney College of the Arts in 1981.

Learn more about this exciting local glass artist by visiting https://mtnsmade.com.au/listing/keith-rowe/.

Join Terry Burrows today (Saturday, August 11) at 11am as he discusses his art practice at BRAG.

For further information visit www.bathurstart.com.au or go to our Facebook page.

The gallery is open 10am-5pm Tuesday to Saturday and 11am-2pm Sunday and public holidays.

Sarah Little is an audience engagement officer at Bathurst Regional Art Gallery