The Brandy Factory Coincidence

The Brandy Factory Coincidence


11 August – 14 October, 2016

Vernissage 11 August from 19:00


Berlin Glas e.V. is delighted to welcome you to the opening of The Brandy Factory Coincidence site-specific installation entitled SHIFT on 11 August, 2016, starting at 19:00.

The installation of cut crystal lights illuminate the industrial lineage of the old brandy factory, where Berlin Glas is now located. The space, both ethereal and peculiar, prompt the viewer to consider the transformation of value on labour in the production of life´s little luxuries.

The Brandy Factory Coincidence is a collaboration between Australian artists Kate Nixon and Hannah Gason, both based in Canberra, Australia.

Kate Nixon, an Endeavour Scholar at Berlin Glas, completed her honours degree at the Australian National University School of Art in 2013. Her work is composed of diverse practices, incorporating traditional processes along side new technologies, such as water-jet cutting. In 2015, Kate completed a two-year Associate Programme at the prestigious JamFactory in Adelaide, Australia.

Hannah Gason completed her honours degree at the Australian National University School of Art in 2015. Her work is an exploration of self through the materiality of glass. Using kiln forming, she uses transparent coloured glass in combination with bold lines and markings to create abstract and loosely structured fields. Hannah is a Visiting Artist at Berlin Glas until the 12th of August.