Collaborative Endeavour III


Collaborative Endeavour III is extended until the 15th of September! 

Within the framework of Australia now Germany 2017, Berlin Glas e.V. and the Australian Embassy Germany are pleased to present Collaborative Endeavour III: Contemporary Glass from Canberra + Berlin, an exhibition at the Australian Embassy celebrating the residency programme for emergent artists graduating from the Australian National University School of Art & Design. The show will feature works made in Berlin collaboratively with the studio´s team, or inspired by the Berlin residency.

Collaborative Endeavour was first shown at the Australian Embassy in Berlin from September to December 2015, and subsequently at the Museum Kunstpalast in Düsseldorf from February until May 2016.

Germany had a strong impact on glass and the modern glass movement in Australia. In 1982, Hamburg-based artist Klaus Moje AO (1936-2016) was invited by the Director of the Canberra School of Art (now part of the Australian National University School of Art & Design) to start a glass programme. He took the opportunity to begin a new curriculum that would not be limited to glassblowing, introducing kiln forming, carving and “cold-working” techniques. Students were taught a wider range of working with glass, and he created a curriculum that emphasised technique as much as it did concept. Klaus Moje´s tenure inspired subsequent generations of artists using glass as a principle material, including Richard Whiteley, who is now Associate Professor and Head of the Glass Workshop at the Australian National University School of Art & Design.

In 2017, the Australian Government’s public diplomacy initiative Australia now showcases Australian culture in Germany through a multifaceted year-long program to highlight new collaborations and deepen networks across a variety of fields. The success of German-Australian collaboration in glass art is just one example of a thriving partnership that encompasses culture, science and technology, sport, business and government.

Klaus Moje, Richard Whiteley, Madeline Prowd, Ruth Oliphant, Marcel Hoogstad Hay, Alexandra Frasersmith, Charles Walker, Kate Nixon, Hanna Gason, Madisyn Zabel, Jesse Günther, Sadhbh Mowlds, William Rudolph Faulkner

16.06.-15.09.17 (10am-5pm) – Australian Embassy Berlin, Wallstraße 76, 10179 Berlin