Finalist – Hannah Gason

Getting To Know You, 2017
Glass, 285h x 1940w x 10d

Emerging Category

Hannah Gason is a Canberra-based artist working primarily with glass. Hannah is interested in contrasts between line, colour and light. Her work explores gestural imagery and applied structure inspired by her surrounding environment. In 2015 Hannah graduated from the Australian National University (ANU) with a Bachelor of Visual Arts and a University Medal. She has undertaken residencies at the Bullseye Glass Company and the Canberra Glassworks, and in 2016 was a visiting artist at Berlin Glas. Hannah’s work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and is housed in the Australian Parliament House Art Collection, the Australian National Art Glass Collection and the ANU Art Collection.

“Getting to know you reflects my experience in Berlin in the summer of 2016. Through daily explorations and conversations, the unfamiliar city began to slowly reveal itself. While the many layers of history are immediately evident, like all things, a deeper connection and appreciation requires repetition, curiosity and time for reflection. During regular walks through Berlin, I was struck by the unique variety of colours, patterns and structures. An intriguing contrast from the familiar surrounds of my home in Canberra, was the play between the many historic structures and contemporary street art. Getting to know you evokes the brick monoliths of Berlin’s restrained brutalist architecture tempered somewhat by irreverent and vibrant street art.”