Tour De Force: In Case Of Emergency Break Glass highlights the work of eight progressive Australian artists who have made work that breaches the traditional ideas, methods and materials of glass making. The exhibition brings new focus to the medium of glass, particularly the conceptual branch of the practice. Masterfully crafted and exquisitely realised, this provocative exhibition is a celebration of genuine artistic integrity - and as such is set to both challenge and inspire a new generation of studio glass artists.
Curated by renowned glass rebel Megan Bottari, Tour de Force is not for the faint of heart.
Tour De Force: In Case Of Emergency Break Glass is a project developed by artisan and Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, curated by Megan Bottari and toured by Museum & Gallery Services Queensland. The exhibition tour is supported by Visions of Australia, an Australian Government program, and the Visual Arts and Craft Strategy, an initiative of the Australian Government and state and territory governments.
Tour Dates 2011
National Art Glass Gallery, Wagga: 21 January - 13 March
Jam Factory: 25 March - 7 May
Bega Valley Regional Gallery: 14 May - 25 June
Craft ACT: 30 June - 6 August
Gladstone Regional Art Gallery & Museum: 16 September - 22 October
Noosa Regional Gallery: 3 November - 11 December
Perc Tucker Regional Gallery, Townsville: 16 December - 26 February 2012
Tour Dates 2012
Tweed River Art Gallery: 23 March - 6 May
Bunbury Regional Art Gallery: 29 June - 12 August
Mornington Peninsula Regional Art Gallery: 30 August - 7 October
Toowoomba Regional Gallery: 15 October - 25 November
Museum and Art Gallery Northern Territory: 15 December - 10 March 2013