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Luminous: 15 years of the Tom Malone Prize

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Now in its fifteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection. The Tom Malone Prize 2017 brings together many of Australia's best glass artists. Featuring this year's 10 short-listed artists: Marc Leib, Jamie Worsley, Kevin Gordon, Blanche Tilden, Lisa Cahill, Brenden Scott French, Richard Whiteley, Tom Moore, Silvana Ferrario and Jenni Kamarre Martiniello. The exhibition will include this year’s shortlist and the works from all past winners of the Prize. The winner of the 2017 Prize will be announced on Friday 31 March 2017. A Luminous Celebration | FREE 12-4pm, Saturday 1 April 2017 Artist in Focus – Tom Moore 12-12.45pm, Sat 1 Apr Tom Moore (winner of the Prize in 2013) has been working with hot glass for 25 years in a spirit of humour and wonder. This unusually entertaining artist talk will reveal a life dedicated to the continuation of an ancient craft and the pursuit of ideas with contemporary relevance. Focus on glass from the Islamic lands with Stefano Carboni 1-2pm, Sat 1 Apr Join AGWA Director, Stefano Carboni, for an insightful lecture on one of his specialist topics: the development of artistic traditions in glassmaking throughout the Islamic world. Artist Talks 2.30-4pm, Sat 1 Apr To celebrate the 15th anniversary of the Tom Malone Prize, hear from leading glass artists, Clare Belfrage (winner of the Prize in 2011), Nick Mount and Jessica Loughlin, who have exhibited in the Prize. Introduced by the founder of the Prize, Elizabeth Malone, these three artists will give insight into their unique practice of glass art.


Saturday, March 11 – Sunday, June 25, 2017


Art Gallery of WA
Perth Cultural Centre
Perth, Western Australia


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