2016 Finalist – Hannah Gason

Altered Scape #7 (detail) , 2015
kiln formed glass, 340 x 1120 x 30
Photo: Greg Piper

Emerging Artist Category Finalist

Hannah Gason is a Canberra based glass artist, who has recently graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with First Class Honours and a University Medal. Gason has undertaken residencies at Bullseye Glass, Canberra Glassworks, and has received scholarships to attend classes at the Studio at the Corning Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School, as well as assisting at the Penland School of Crafts. Her work has been exhibited nationally and internationally, and has been acquired by the National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, the collection of the Australian National University and various private collections.

“My work is an exploration of self as I try to understand the intangible; the structures in my work are built from the gathering of my experiences and perceptions. My creative process is embedded in the activity of making, and is an immersive and intuitive process. I explore the materiality of glass, using transparent coloured glass in combination with graphic lines and mark-making, before reconstructing these seemingly random components in pursuit of harmonious balance, using systems of relationships and representations.”