• Robert and Eugenie Bell

    Robert and Eugenie Bell

  • Barbara Poliness and Sinje Steinmann

    Barbara Poliness and Sinje Steinmann

  • Susanne Koerbes, Head of Press and Culture @ Embassy of Germany with Nola Anderson

    Susanne Koerbes, Head of Press and Culture @ Embassy of Germany with Nola Anderson

  • Erika Mayer and Ambassador of Germany Anna Prinz

    Erika Mayer and Ambassador of Germany Anna Prinz

  • Glass artist Erika Mayer with Nola Anderson.

    Glass artist Erika Mayer with Nola Anderson.

  • Jutta Held and Hannah Piening

    Jutta Held and Hannah Piening

  • Glass artist Erika Mayer with Director of the Canberra Glassworks Beverly Growden

    Glass artist Erika Mayer with Director of the Canberra Glassworks Beverly Growden

Embassy of Germany: Glass Sculptures by Erika Mayer

29 September 2016

Canberra’s magnificent glassworks were the talking point for artist Erika Mayer at her exhibition at the Embassy of Germany. Mayer’s cast glass sculptures were beautifully lit by the huge glass window with natural light and a vista to one of the greenest backyards in the hidden enclaves of embassies in our city, although the staff were keeping a close eye on the squelch factor developing with the seemingly endless rain the city is experiencing, as the next day would see the hundreds converging for a reception.

It was a friendship forged in Indonesia that brought Mayer to be invited by new Ambassador of Germany Dr Anna Prinz to exhibit this limited collection she now creates on the Gold Coast after years of international exhibiting and creating. And it was the first cocktail party for the ambassador who is working with the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade to celebrate Australia next year in Berlin.

Ambassador Prinz wants to explore opportunities for more cultural exchange and will be welcoming German opera stars next year in a program established with the Canberra Symphony Orchestra and their Artisitic Director and conductor Nicholas Milton who zips happily between here and there, and introduced Ambassador Prinz at the 2017 season launch of the CSO.

In the interim I don’t doubt artist Erika Mayer will get to see more of our glass artists, as we will of her unique glass sculptures.