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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..