Essence of Cloud

Mark Eliot, Cloud Essence bottles: large tonic and small fragrance with funnel (detail), circa 1870, 2018, flameworked glass . Photo: Courtesty of the artist

Essence of Cloud

25 March - 22 May 2021

Mark Eliot

Essence of Cloud is a multi-faceted solo exhibition featuring the work of glass artist Mark Eliott. This exhibition will be comprised mainly of Glass objects but also text, mixed media, watercolour sketches, performance, music, scent and animation. Through this exhibition, a story of research into a sublime substance called cloud essence, spanning five centuries, will unfold. This exhibition represents a major turning point in Eliott’s career as a long-form body of work, which delves deeply into narrative, and character development through detailed articulation of an imagined family history that at some points intersects with the real.

Image: Mark Eliot, Cloud Essence bottles: large tonic and small fragrance with funnel (detail), circa 1870, 2018, flameworked glass . Photo: Courtesty of the artist