Canberra Glassworks Art Group Creative Fellow, Harriet Schwarzrock, has been successful in an application for a Project Grant from the Australia Council for the Arts, in yet another nod to the dynamic arts and creative scene in the capital.
Schwarzrock’s application sought funding to assist in the making of an interactive installation of more than “60 exquisitely blown, neon-filled glass hearts”, which is proposed for presentation as a satellite exhibition in the Canberra Glassworks gallery during Canberra’s Enlighten Festival in March 2018.
“Exploring notions of interconnectivity and embodied electrical impulses,” says Schwarzrock, “The individual forms will be sculpted and subsequently filled with neon gas. Each object will be responsive to human touch, enriching a darkened space, internally illuminated.”
Schwarzrock says the project will expand her technical expertise both in the hot glass studio and with neon tube bending.
The Australia Council for the Arts recently announced a $6.1 million investment through its latest grants round.
The funding will support 221 projects delivered by 147 individual artists, 25 groups and 49 small-to-medium arts organisations across Dance, Music, Theatre, Literature, Emerging and Experimental Arts, Community Arts and Cultural Development, and Visual Arts.