31 October – 14 December 2019
Federica Biasi | Peter Bowles | Mel Douglas | Gala Fernandez | Liam Fleming | Elizabeth Kelly | Jenni Kemarre Martiniello | Federico Peri | Tom Skeehan | Stories of Italy | Zanellato/Bortotto | Matteo Zorzenoni
Inspired by the Murano glass chandelier that Italian architect Enrico Taglietti and his wife Francesca installed at the Italian Ambassador’s Residence in Canberra in 1967, the Glass Utopia exhibition draws a parallel between Venetian contemporary glass production and the Australian experience. A selection of contemporary glass pieces by Italian and Australian designers will stimulate a visual dialogue between the objects, artists and glassmaking traditions.
Glass Utopia is curated by Annalisa Rosso and Francesco Mainardi of Mr.Lawrence, Milan, Italy. It is a signature exhibition for the 2019 DESIGN Canberra festival made possible with the generous support of Craft ACT: Craft + Design Centre, Ausglass and Design Tasmania. The exhibition will travel to Design Tasmania, Launceston, in early 2020 and will be on display from 6 March till 5 April 2020.
Mr.Lawrence is a Design and Brand Consultancy founded in 2018 by Annalisa Rosso, design writer, content consultant and independent curator, currently editor-in-chief of Icon Design magazine (Mondadori); and Francesco Mainardi (aka theBrandist), brand strategist and creative director, currently professor of Design Management at Istituto Marangoni.
Image: Federico Peri, Salviati Calici Lamp. Photo: Courtesy of the artist.