Exhibitions | 25-01-2023

Nick Mount’s still life glass art at Sabbia Gallery

Sydney’s Sabbia Gallery is hosting ‘Still Alive + Mobile’, a solo exhibition of works by Australian glass master Nick Mount, from 25 January to 18 February 2023.

‘Still Alive + Mobile’ comprises a series of new works that are, his daughter Peta Mount states, “at once energetic and expressive, and intimate and illusive; playful and provocative, and soft and seductive.

“In the long-standing tradition of the Still Life, Nick presents a slice of the everyday. Providing endless opportunity to experiment with the arrangement of elements within a composition, the work tells a story of form and finish, texture and tone, technique and intuition. Functional objects and geometric forms are positioned alongside fruits, both real and imagined. A symbolic reminder of our changing environment, the work is also a reminder that the old can be new again.”

Nick was among the first generation of artists to be introduced to glass in Australia in the early 1970s. He and his partner, Pauline, went on to establish Victoria’s first private hot glass studio and subsequently developed an internationally-renowned arts practice.

Over the years, Nick has participated in countless exhibitions and his work has been acquired by more than 20 public collections internationally, including the National Gallery of Australia, the Corning Museum of Glass and the Palm Springs Art Museum in the US, plus the Toyama Glass Art Museum in Japan.

Working across the fine arts, craft and design, Nick has also worked with an extensive list of clients in the design and production of bespoke commissions, including Rockford Wines, the Park Hyatt in Sydney, and SkyCity Casino in Adelaide. His award-winning Martini Set is in the collection of the Art Gallery of South Australia and more recently he designed and fabricated the limited edition Penfolds Ampoule.

View more of Nick’s work via this link.

Sabbia Gallery is at 609 Elizabeth Street, Redfern, Sydney, NSW, 2016, Australia. It is open Tuesday-Friday 11am to 6pm, and Saturday 11am to 4pm.

Image: Nick Mount’s ‘Ficifolia: A Still Life #080722’ (2022) is made from blown glass, surface worked, assembled, with huon stems on a charred oak base.

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