Online Artist Talk with Alex Seton
- Duration: 60 Minutes (approx.)
- Location: Kingston, ACT
Join us as we learn more about the experiments, exhibitions and creations our Artists in Residence are working on during their visit to Canberra Glassworks.
This artist talk will be held online via ZOOM and will be an opportunity to chat with the glass community. Everyone is welcome and there are absolutely no silly questions. We are all here to learn.
Join us Friday 2 December from 4pm via ZOOM
Residency period: July to October 2022
Alex Seton’s artistic practice incorporates sculpture, photography, video and installation to examine problematic ideas and concepts and give them form. Seton has exhibited extensively both nationally and internationally, which will soon include his upcoming solo exhibition at The Lock-Up in Newcastle, NSW. In preparation for the exhibition, Alex will undergo a six-week residency at Canberra Glassworks to develop skills in glass techniques. The exhibition will explore the possibilities of combining glass and stone to consider the themes of memory and place and how they relate to Australia’s history of migration. In combining glass and stone, Alex will seek to reflect on the experience of the prisoners once held in the lightless, windowless cells of The Lock-Up. Glass being a medium of light (hope/memory) and stone being a medium of permanence (place/history), the two mediums have an opportunity to intermingle with the confined architecture of a place that has its many stories written on its walls.
Alex Seton is represented by Sullivan+Strumpf, Sydney and Singapore.
SEE THE ARTWORK
Everything was beautiful, and nothing hurt
A solo exhibition at The Lock-Up, Newcastle NSW
3 Dec 2022 to 5 February 2023
Image: Alex Seton during his residency at Canberra Glassworks.