Clare Belfrage: A Natural Way
Fermoy House | 1 August 2017 – 23 September 2017
The David Roche Foundation is proud to support the SALA (South Australian Living Artists) Festival in 2017 with a contemporary glass exhibition by renowned artist, Clare Belfrage.
In single forms and intimate collections, Clare Belfrage’s work features detailed and complex glass drawing on blown glass forms. Inspired by the industry of nature, rich in colour, pattern and rhythmic repetition of fine detail found in the natural world, these contemporary works will sit within the exuberance of the Roche collection drawing surprising connections.
Clare Belfrage has been an active part of artists’ communities particularly in Adelaide and Canberra, including the glass based studio blue pony, of which she is a founding member, the JamFactory Glass Studio in Adelaide and, Canberra Glassworks where she played the pivotal role of Creative Director from 2009 to 2013.
Clare has had a long involvement in education and has lectured in the glass programs at the University of South Australia, Ohio State University, USA and Curtin University, WA. She has also taught numerous workshops throughout Australia, New Zealand, Japan and the United States.
In addition to Australia, Clare regularly exhibits in North America, Europe, Hong Kong and New Zealand. Her work has been recognized for its innovation and originality and in 2005 and, 2011, she was awarded the Tom Malone Glass Prize by the Art Gallery of Western Australia. In 2016 she was awarded the inaugural FUSE Glass Prize for Australian and New Zealand glass. Clare’s work is represented in major public collections in Australia and internationally.
Image: Passage Pair, 2007, blown glass with cane drawing, acid etched
photo: Grant Hancock