Reflection on Glass in the Public Eye: Murmuration

Reflection on Glass in the Public Eye: Murmuration
AUD $0.00
  • Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
  • Location: Canberra, ACT

This artist talk will be led by artist Harriet Schwazrock and senior architect, Savita Gaonkar as part of the 2022 DESIGN Canberra Festival.

Where Canberra Museum and Gallery theatrette

When Sunday 19 November at 2pm

Duration 1.5 hour

Cost: Free


Join Harriet Schwarzrock and Savita Gaonkar as we learn about the experimentation, ideas and creations behind the public artwork Murmuration at the Canberra Museum and Gallery theatrette. The title of this work, Murmuration, references the natural spectacle when up to tens of thousands of birds come together. Incredible shapes form in the sky through contracting and expanding as one flock merges into another; swirling in ever more complex and beautiful patterns. This work is a representation of a confluence, a coming together. Murmuration, suspended in the foyer at 6 Chan Street Belconnen, acts as a visual representation of migration, made from a collection of blown glass forms. The large scale artwork was undertaken in collaboration with artist Harriet Schwarzrock, Canberra Glassworks and DJAS in 2020. Harriet Schwarzrock and the team at DJAS took out the 2021 Pamille Berg Award for Art in Architecture at the ACT Architecture Awards and was shortlisted for INDE. Awards in 2022.


Harriet Schwarzrock, Murmuration, 2020. Installed at 6 Chan Street Belconnen. Photo by Ross Caddaye for the artist and DJAS.