• Nicola Dickson, Frank Panucci and Beverly Growden

    Nicola Dickson, Frank Panucci and Beverly Growden

  • Gerard Jones, Kirstie Rea and Matt Frawley

    Gerard Jones, Kirstie Rea and Matt Frawley

  • Rauny Worm and Aidan Delaney

    Rauny Worm and Aidan Delaney

  • Laura and Carlo Del Miglio

    Laura and Carlo Del Miglio

  • Cathy Bryson and Leslie Gray

    Cathy Bryson and Leslie Gray

  • Ruth Oliphant, Aimee Frodsham and Emilie Patteson

    Ruth Oliphant, Aimee Frodsham and Emilie Patteson

  • Paul Walshe and Susan Fisher

    Paul Walshe and Susan Fisher

  • Larissa Hrstic and Peter Nilsson

    Larissa Hrstic and Peter Nilsson

  • Freja's Reflection. The botanical pattern beneath the glasswork Freja

    Freja's Reflection. The botanical pattern beneath the glasswork Freja

  • Danny Wilson and Britt Nichols

    Danny Wilson and Britt Nichols

  • Su Hodge, Teresea Zarlenga and Catherine Jakjman

    Su Hodge, Teresea Zarlenga and Catherine Jakjman

Fresh Glass @ Canberra Glassworks

14 September 2016

The pairing of glass artists with an eclectic mix of the trendiest of Canberra’s florists has produced a welcome to spring at the Canberra Glassworks called Fresh Glass. Curated by Narelle Phillips it shows how glass vessels in the most amazing array of shapes and textures when used by the florists to express their artistic talents make for the perfect marriage of foliage and flowers, vegetables and succulents in this exhibition that celebrates spring and of course Floriade.

A stunning creation of a chandelier by Peter Nilsson, with an art deco feel and tendrils of glass that photograph like rain has at its base a mandala designed by Larissa Hrstic of Lady Larissa Flowers and Styling. Dainty, delicate and organic she’s used flowers, vegetables and succulents in tiny pieces to build the mandala and it appears to be the perfect pool for the light from above.

The Glass works have a range of collaborative events to complement the exhibition with a pop-up florist  to bring fresh blooms to the exhibition for purchase and a lesson in terrarium construction from Belinda Whitney of Moxom and Whitney in Lonsdale Street sharing her secrets.

The Fresh Glass exhibition continues until 30 October.