‘A Fine Line’ – Glass Meets Art Exhibition 26 March – 8 May 2011 at the JamFactory, Adelaide
Next week is installation week for ‘A Fine Line’ glass meets art exhibition – a collaboration between the Institute for Photonics & Advanced Sensing (IPAS) and the JamFactory glass studio. The exhibition is open to the public at the JamFactory, 19 Morphett St, Adelaide from Saturday March 26 featuring Nick Mount, Danielle Rickaby and Janice Vitkovsky running from 26 March – 8 May 2011. Talks: Saturday 2 April, 11:00am.
IPAS Director Professor Tanya Monro invests considerable energy into collaborations such as ‘a Fine Line’ as she blazes new trails in Trans-disciplinary science. Over the past few weeks there have been many visits by artists and scientists at both the IPAS science laboratories and at the JamFactory glass studios. These visits have lead to much interaction, exchanging of ideas, photos, demonstrations and pieces of glass.
Guest post by Mike Seyfang – IPAS New Media Consultant
“Earlier this week I recieved three 10 minute videos showing each of three artists at work with glass at the JamFactory. I am now busy working through old IPAS / CoEP video and photo archives trying to come up with equivalent footage that will show some of the similarities and differences in work with glass. All going well we will have a pair of video screens showing IPAS scientists making glass, extruding pre-forms and drawing fibres alongside the work of three very talented artists in a way that speaks to the vision of the exhibit.
At opposite ends of the Adelaide city mile, the researchers at IPAS and the artists at the JamFactory Glass Studio are working at the very edge of glass design and manufacture. In this collaborative Fine Line exhibition, glass becomes the connective line between nature, science and art, as scientists and artists find their common ground in the alchemical extremes of working with glass. The science of glass making is precise and structured and the art of glass requires patience and skill. Yet magic, or at least accident, still persist. These beautiful accidents blur boundaries and unfurl fine lines.
So, checkout the links at the top of this article and put some dates in your diary. I have learnt a lot from working behind the scenes on this exhibit and have had my ideas on the scientific process challenged significantly. Hopefully you will have your ideas challenged or at least inspired by attending this exhibition.”