2016 Finalist – Jessica Loughlin

Unfolding Continuum 10:00, 10:05, 11:30, 1:00, 2016 
kiln formed glass and enamel, 350 x 4450 x 25
Photo: Rachel Harris

Established Artist Category Finalist


Loughlin has worked as an independent studio artist since graduating from the Canberra School of Art, Australian National University in 1997. In 2007 she co-founded Gate 8 Workshop, a not-for-profit organisation that provides space for local professional artists. She has also been Acting Head of Glass at the South Australian School of Art, and continues to lead masterclass workshops in Australia and overseas. Loughlin’s work has been collected by both public institutions and private collections around the world, including the Victoria and Albert Museum, London, the National Gallery of Australia, Canberra and the Corning Museum of Glass, Corning, New York. She has received several major awards including the Ranomok Glass Prize in 1998, the Outstanding New Artist in Glass Award in 2001 from Urban Glass, New York and the Tom Malone Glass Prize in 2004 and 2007.

“An ever changing familiar cloud provides a necessary reprieve. The far reach of our vision can be a place for dreams, reflection and perspective, as the mind tries to place itself in a landscape larger than its grasp. Using a combination of light and glass my work aims to address both visibility and the act of seeing. I’m interested in how the viewer perceives place and responds to it.”