Clare Belfrage at Adelaide Railway Station
30 November 2021 – 4 April 2022
Working with non-traditional spaces for exhibiting artwork is often a refreshing challenge. This project, presented by JamFactory has allowed me to think about presenting my work in a very different way. I have used the five historic phone booths located in Adelaide’s Railway Station to focus on a theme or a scene to capture a different view of the natural world. The theme for each booth is; Monolith, Lichen and Moss, Ironbarks, Majesty and UnderStory. It’s great to take my work out of the gallery and into a dynamic public space.
For more information: https://www.jamfactory.com.au/exhibitions-jamfactory-adelaide
UnderStory Collection at Adelaide Railway Station.
Melbourne Design Fair
16 – 20 March 2022
Melbourne Design Week has been running since 2017, building its program every year. The Melbourne Design Fair is an exciting new addition to the program this year and my work will be part of JamFactory’s presentation of South Australian Artists and Designers.
For more information: https://designweek.melbourne/design-fair/
13 October – 3 November 2021
Sydney Contemporary at Carriageworks has been cancelled but happily, Sabbia’s planned presentation of works is now going to be shown at Sabbia Gallery itself accompanied by a great digital catalogue. I’m so pleased to be showing with a fabulous group of artists working across; glass, ceramics, painting and works on paper. They are: Pippin Drysdale, Jenni Kemarre Martiniello, Nick Mount, Mrs Fatt, Jimmy Donnegan and Selinda Davidson from Ninuku Arts, Carlene Thompson and Tjunkaya Tapaya.
For more information: https://sabbiagallery.com/exhibition/sabbia-gallery-at-sydney-contemporary-2021/
10 July – 3 October 2021
I’m thrilled to be selected into this international Triennial of contemporary art made from glass from 52 countries across the world. This is the second iteration of this prestigious exhibition. It hopes to bring together the latest achievements in glass art and showcase a range of perspectives from around the world. Toyama is known as a city of glass, housing the Toyama Glass art museum and the Toyama Institute of Glass. Can’t wait to visit one of these days!
17 March – 10 April 2021
A time-honoured device used by artists to plan for larger works, a study is a smaller work that allows the artists to explore the elements of the piece so that they are able to finesse the work at the planning stage. As one of Sabbia’s artists, I was invited to create or release smaller-scale study pieces for this exhibition. I made two intimate “collections” of work for this delightful exhibition.
21 February 2021
Millicent Gallery, Millicent, South Australia last venue of Clare’s 3-year tour of, A Measure of Time, JamFactory Icon exhibition
12 February to 21 March 2021
The tour continues! This will be the twelfth venue for my solo exhibition that has been on tour throughout Australia since August 2018. Being one of JamFactory’s Icons has been a fantastic opportunity for me, and I’ve really enjoyed visiting most of the venues. The series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media.
In its third iteration, I am delighted to be a finalist in JamFactory’s FUSE Glass Prize for Australian and New Zealand glass. It’s an exciting new prize in the arts landscape, and I was very honoured to be the inaugural winner in 2016.
This year the finalist’s exhibition not only showed in Adelaide and Seppeltsfield but has travelled to Sydney for an exhibition at the Australian Design Centre. It’s great to bring it to a bigger audience.
What a great initiative and partnership: Adrian Sassoon Gallery and Sotheby’s London presenting a stunning collection of artworks from internationally renowned artists from around the world.
Galleries, as well as artists, have been really challenged this year to make and present work and to connect with audiences. I was so pleased to be able to create this exhibition, work with the great team at Sabbia Gallery and share it with people both online and physically in the gallery.
Maintaining my connection to the natural world seems as important as ever but perhaps with a new kind of urgency attached. I am moved and inspired by forces in nature that are quiet and gentle, powerful and profound.
Thoughtfully curated this mixed media exhibition invites viewers to pause and contemplate beauty in the natural world.
No doubt this is one of Europe’s most prestigious and stunning art fairs to be presented each year. Every artwork is vetted by a panel of experts. Fine art, antiques and design ranging from Old Master paintings and classical antiquities through to contemporary art and design are presented by over 275 galleries from across the world.
March to September 2020
Fourteen finalists were chosen for this year’s Tom Malone Prize, an acquisitive award presented by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. I was thrilled once again to have work selected.
Glass, ceramics, stone, wood and plaster are some of the key materials utilised in this group exhibition showcasing a breadth of concerns, sensibilities and styles of Traver Gallery’s artists.
Showing alongside fellow Australian artist, Mel Douglas, and Hong Kong/American artist Ling Chun is a very exciting proposition. I love having my work shown in different contexts both in the type of event and also in the company of other artists work.