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Hannah Gason studio viewing

Glass artist Hannah Gason takes viewers through her studio at The Glassworks, Canberra, as she prepares new work for the exhibition Interval, held at the ANU Drill Hall Gallery in Canberra, October 2 – November 29, 2020.

Canberra-based glass artist, Hannah Gason makes works which capture, modulate and grade the available light. Her wall-mounted assemblages layer translucent colour and abstract markings, reorganising the light they absorb, with results that are paradoxically a structuring and a de-structuring of an image that is at once concrete and intangible. Shadows signal the presence of the object and paradoxically underscore its fleeting immateriality and reliance on light. Similarly, Gason’s small sculptural towers constructed with folds of cut glass achieve a wholeness only when the radiant shadows they cast come into view.

“Hannah Gason’s work takes us to a quiet place where the noise of the world outside, though present, is absent. In the process of making she strives for a centredness – peaceful, yet robust. With each new group of works, she pushes further towards this goal, while recognising and accepting that the goal continues to be fluid and essentially unattainable.” Helen Maxwell

Filming and editing by Lucy Chetcuti.

You can read more about Hannah and her practice at her website:

The Drill Hall Gallery acknowledges the Ngunnawal and Ngambri peoples, the traditional custodians of the Canberra region, and recognises their continuous connection to culture, community and Country.