My work investigates space, seeing distance and understanding how wide open spaces, particularly of the Australian landscape affect us. I am fascinated by the unreachable space. The view we look upon, but can never reach.
In this minimal landscape, all elements are stripped back, light becomes the landscape and I am left looking at space, the space between here.…and there. This viewed distance is a place we can never reach, never get to, for as we move towards it, it moves away from you. Is this a real place or is it a projected space of the imagination.
When visiting Kati Thanda (Lake Eyre) in South Australia, one becomes immersed in the present, but in the context of a much greater timeline. Lake Eyre is a landscape of water. Water travelled, evaporated, its residue left and then becoming visible again at altitude as cloud. An ever changing constant of formations.
The process I’ve created to make the pieces reflects the concept. Solid glass is ground up to make glass powder. With water, the powder is moved across the glass surface. I then leave the water to evaporate: it leaves an imprint—a watermark—in the glass. The piece is then fired in the kiln and the process repeated for subsequent layers. The process is movement of water through evaporation.
National Gallery of Australia,
Queensland Art Gallery
Glass Museum, Marina Grande, Portugal
Resource Finance Corporation, Syd Australia
National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga, Australia
Corning Museum of Glass NY USA
Mobile Museum of Art AL, USA
Art Gallery of Western Australia
Victorian and Albert Museum, London UK
Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
Hamilton Regional Art Gallery, Vic Australia
Mu.dac (Musée de Design et d’Arts Appliqués Contemporains), Lausanne, Switzerland
New Mexico museum of Art, NM, USA
2014 ‘the familiar edge of the unknown’ (solo) Sabbia Gallery Sydney Australia
‘Terroir’ JamFactory, Adelaide Australia
2013 Landscape; Masters of Glass 2013, Sabbia Gallery Sydney Australia
LINKS, Museum of Glass, Tacoma, WA, USA
Chroma Culture: White, Bullseye Gallery, OR USA
2012 Asaka Corr Douglas Loughlin: Concept Mastery Originality Technique, Lesley Kehoe Galleries, Melbourne Australia
Tom Malone Art Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
Import, Bullseye gallery, TSA gallery, OH,USA
blue pony, Jam Factory Contemporary Craft and Design, SA Australia
2011 eyre, (solo) Sabbia Gallery, Sydney, Australia
Art Santa Fe, NM, USA
Art MRKT, CA USA
2010 Art on the Edge, New Mexico Museum of Art, NM U.S.A.
Art Miami 2010, FL U.S.A.
Art Santa Fe, NM, U.S.A.
Abstract Nature, Anne and Gordon Samstag Museum of Art, University of South Australia, S.A. Australia
Collectors, Khai Liew Design, SA, Australia, Design Museum, London, UK
Mind and Matter, meditations on immateriality, Jam Factory, Centre for Contemporary Craft and Design, SA, Australia
10 contemporary Australian Artists: a glass act, Australian Galleries, Vic, Australia
2009 ‘Expanse’ (solo) Bullseye Connections Gallery, OR, USA
‘Collect’ Bullseye Connections Gallery, London, UK
SOFAWEST, Bullseye Connections Gallery, NM USA
Evaporations, (solo) Beaver Galleries, ACT, Australia.
Art Miami 2009, FL USA.
2008 Flux, reflections of contemporary glass, New Mexico Museum of Art, USA
Visionaries : Masters 2008, Sabbia Gallery, NSW, Australia.
Wonderlust, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA, Australia.
Waterhouse Prize, Museum of South Australia, S.A. Australia
Succession, Bullseye Connection Gallery,OR USA.
- Tom Malone Art Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Australia
Hobart City Art Prize, Hobart City Gallery, TAS, Australia
Brought to Light II , australian contemporary art 1966 – 2006, Queensland Art Gallery, QLD Australia
Habatat invitational, Detroit, USA
2006 Jessica Loughlin,(solo) Heller Gallery, NYC, NY, USA
Reductive sublime, Object gallery Sydney, Australia
Glass: Material Matters, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, CA, USA
2005 Meister der Moderne, Munich, Germany,
Shifting Views, (solo) Bullseye Connection Gallery,OR USA
SIX, BMG galleries, S.A., Australia
2004 Interiors, maps, marks and memories, Jam Factory, SA. Australia
Jessica Loughlin,(solo) Sanske Galerie, Zurich, Switzerland
International Glass Exhibitiojn,Palazzo Franchetti. Venice, Italy
2003 Glass Vessel: An International Invitational, KACF, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
Jessica Loughlin,(solo) Heller Gallery, NYC, NY, USA
Bullseye Connections Gallery, Glass Weekend, Sofa Chicargo, USA
The Glass Vessel: An International Invitational, KACF, Louisville, Kentucky, USA
- Material culture, National Gallery of Australia, ACT, Australia,
Landscape: Mindspace, (Solo) Bullseye Connection Gallery,USA.
Less is More / Less is a Bore, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, Australia
2001 Cutting Edge Axia Modern art, Melbourne, Australia
Transparent Things, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW, Australia, then touring nationally.
2000 Jessica Loughlin,(solo) Bullseye Connections Gallery, SOFA, International Art Expo, NYC, NY, USA
Vessels, International Exhibition of Glass, Koganezaki Glass Museum, Shizuoka Japan.
28th International Glass Invitational, Habatat Galleries,Pontiac, MI, USA.
On the Edge, Brisbane City Art Gallery, QLD Australia, Galerie Handwerk, Munich, Germany.
1999 Australian Studio Glass, Galeria Nova Imagem, Lisbon; Glass Museum, Marina Grande, Portugal.
Jessica Loughlin and Giles Bettison, Bullseye Gallery, Portland, OR,USA..