3 - 6 November 2011
about the exhibition
Mel Douglas’ engraved glass vessels and wall panels are beautifully resolved examples of simplicity, exhibiting a distinct clarity and balance between surface and form. The work suggests a controlled stillness and silence, a meditation on the elements of light, space and time. Mel’s recent work draws inspiration from the changes that occur within the landscape with the fading light, the quiet shadows that appear at the last light of day, or the shimmer of dappled light across a body of water. Mel has gained a significant reputation in Australia and internationally since graduating from the Canberra School of Art in 2000, and received a Thomas Foundation Pilchuck Student Scholarship to study in the US. Her work is in the collections including the National Gallery of Australia, Parliament House, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (National Art Glass Collection), Canberra Museum and Gallery, Corning Museum of Glass and Cincinnati Art Museum.