3 - 6 November 2011
about the exhibition
Brenden Scott French has earned a reputation as one of Australia’s most innovative and thought-provoking artists working in glass. Human behaviour, character and narrative are the foundations of exploration in Brenden’s work. His kilnformed sculptures and wall pieces are carefully layered and assembled to develop pattern and form with this physical process reflecting our proclivity to turn stories of personal and social history into grand narratives. Careful consideration of medium and technique is evident with a lively interplay between formal technical elements and expressive painterly surfaces. Brenden completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts at the Sydney College of the Arts in 1997, and a Bachelor of Art with Honours at the Canberra School of Art in 2003. He has undertaken residencies at the Canberra Glassworks, University of South Australia and the Northlands Creative Glass Centre, Scotland. He has also received numerous awards including the Ian Potter Cultural Trust Award, the Lino Tagliapietra International Scholarship and the Stephen Procter Fellowship.