Artist: Nick Mount

Blown glass
  • Nick Mount, a leading figure in the studio glass movement in Australia, has been an innovator, advocate, and instructor for glassblowing since his first encounter with the medium in the early 1970s. Heavily influenced by the masters of glassblowing technique in Venice as well as vanguards in American studio glass, Mount has achieved international recognition for his exuberant expressions that demonstrate the medium’s fragility, fluidity, and power.

    The Fabric of Work features a series of sculptural assemblages that are at once provocative and playful, studied and seductive. Flouting scale, convention, and – reverently – the Venetian traditions studied so diligently by glassblowers all over the world, his forms are a testament to the integrity of glass as well as its history. The versatility of the material and the elaborate processes involved in shaping it are reflected in the gesture and texture of Mount’s objects. The artist’s manipulation of surfaces and the addition of media such as wood or metal heighten the narratives played out in these vibrant tableaux.

    Mount views his body of work as one continuously evolving series. He acknowledges the values of skilled craft and artisanal practice, believing that collective hand skills are our principal records of culture and society. His esteem for these practices and their associated tools (such as plumb bobs and spirit levels) is implicit in the exhibition’s subtitle – The Fabric of Work.

    – Jennifer Navva Milliken
    Curator of Craft, Bellevue Arts Museum

     

  • Toyama Glass Art Museum, Toyama, Japan
    Palm Springs Art Musuem, Palm Springs, Ca, USA
    National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Vic, Australia
    National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, SA, Australia
    Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    The Glasmuseum, Ebeltoft, Denmark
    Queensland Art Gallery, Brisbane, Qld, Australia
    Museum of Contemporary Glass Art, Toyama City, Japan
    Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW, Australia
    Ararat Regional Art Gallery, Ararat, Vic, Australia
    The Gordon Institute Collection, Geelong, Vic, Australia
    Sale Regional Art Gallery, Sale, Vic, Australia
    Latrobe Valley Regional Art Gallery, Morwell, Vic, Australia
    State Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, WA, Australia
    ArtBank, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    Powerhouse Museum, Sydney, NSW, Australia
    The New Federal Parliament House, Canberra, ACT, Australia
    State Craft Collection, Melbourne, Vic, Australia

     

  • 2016 Finalist. FUSE Glass Prize. JamFactory Gallery, Adelaide, SA
    Winner. 2nd Biennial Adelaide Park Lands Art Prize. Adelaide Festival Centre Artspace Gallery
    Finalist. KIGA 2016 – Kirra Illuminating Glass Award. Kirra Galleries, Federation Square Melbourne. Vic Australia
    2015 Australia Council for the Arts. Grant for development of new work and exhibiting at Collect: The International Art Fair, London, 2017
    2013 Sculpture prize. The Waterhouse Natural Science Art prize
    2012 Triennial Project Grant, Arts SA
    Finalist, Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA
    2011 Named the 2012 Living Treasure: Master of Australian Craft by Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design
    2010 New Work grant, Visual Arts and Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    2009 Finalist, Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA
    Finalist, Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass, National Touring Exhibition
    2007 Project Grant to assist with the development of work for major exhibition at William Traver Gallery, Seattle, Washington State, USA, Arts SA
    2004 Project Grant to assist with the development of work for major exhibition at JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design, Adelaide SA, Arts SA
    2003 Project Grant to assist with the development of work for major exhibition entitled Un Nouveau Souffle at the Ambassade d’Australie, Paris, France, Arts SA
    2003 Recipient of the inaugural Tom Malone Prize, Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth WA
    2001 Recipient of South Australia’s Living Artist’s Week monograph, initiated by the SALA Week committee, published by Wakefield Press with the assistance of Arts SA
    Arts Assistance grant for the production of a catalogue for a major one-person exhibition in Seattle, USA, in May 2002, Arts SA
    1999 Fellowship, Visual Arts and Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1997 New Work grant, Visual Arts and Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1996 Quick response grant, Visual Arts and Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    Recipient of the Gold Medal, Barvarian State Prize, Germany
    1993 Arts Project Assistant Grant, South Australian Department of Arts & Cultural Heritage
    1986 Apprenticeship Assistant Grant, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1984 Relocation and Establishment grant, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1983 First Prize, Glass Section, Stirling and District Council Art and Craft Award, SA
    Award in the Glass and Ceramics Section, Inaugural English Speaking Union Stuart Devlin Award
    Apprenticeship Assistance Grant, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1982 Apprenticeship Assistant Grant, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1981 Apprenticeship Assistant Grant, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1980 Grant to study in a private glass studio in the USA, Crafts Board of the Australia Council
    1975 Grant to study glass in the USA and Europe, Crafts Board of the Australia Council

  • 2017 45th Annual International Glass Invitational. Habatat Galleries, Royal Oak Michigan. USA
    Review – Masters of Glass Sabbia Gallery. Paddington, Sydney, Australia. Opening night 31st January
    The Gallery at London Glassblowing at Collect: The International Art Fair for Contemporary Objects. Saatchi Gallery in London’s Kings Road
    Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection. Palm Springs Art Museum. Palm Desert. California. USA. November 04, 2016 – March 07
    24 works from Toyama City collection. Toyama Glass Art Museum. Toyama, Japan. Opening February
    A Kaleidoscope of Color: Studio Glass at the Palmer. Palmer Museum of Art. The Pennsylvania State University , University Park, PA,USA
    2016 Hard + Soft Geometry, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW
    44th Annual International Glass Invitational. Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
    GRIT. Hart’s Mill Packing Shed, Port Adelaide, SA
    SOFA, New International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art, Chicago, USA
    Glass for the New Millennium: Masterworks from the Kaplan-Ostergaard Collection. Crocker Museum in Sacramento, California. USA
    2015 The Creative Process, 43rd Annual International Glass Invitational. Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
    Synergy. London Glassblowing Studio and Gallery, London, UK
    Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work. Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, Touring Exhibition
    SOFA, New International Exposition of Sculpture, Objects & Functional Art, Chicago, USA
    Surface Work. BMGART, Adelaide, South Australia
    PALETTE, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW
    Illumination, Ausglass Conference Exhibtion, Worth Galleries, Adelaide, SA
    The Creative Process, 43rd Annual International Glass Invitational. Habatat Galleries Royal Oak, Michigan, USA
    Urban Glass, Brooklyn, NY. USA
    Surface work. BMGART, Adelaide, SA
    2014 Master Glass 2 BMGART, Adelaide, SA
    Palette, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW
    Illumination, Ausglass Conference Exhibtion, Worth Galleries, Adelaide, SA
    Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work. Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, Touring Exhibition.
    January, February, March
    Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery, Wagga Wagga, NSW
    15 May – 20 June
    Canberra Glassworks, Kingston ACT
    11 July -14 September
    JamFactory Gallery, Adelaide, SA
    October to February, 2015
    Bellevue Arts Museum, Bellevue, WA. USA.
    Nick Mount Masterworks Gallery, Ponsonby, Auckland, New Zealand
    2013 Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work. Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, Touring Exhibition. February 15 – May 12.
    Geelong Gallery, Geelong, Vic
    3 August – 29 September.
    Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Vic
    2012 Nick Mount: The Fabric of Work, Living Treasures: Masters of Australian Craft, Object: Australian Centre for Craft and Design, Surry Hills, Sydney, NSW
    The Treasure, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW
    Nick Mount @ 60, BMGART, Adelaide, SA
    10 Years of Bottles and Bobs: A Survey, Pittsburg Glass Centre, Pittsburg, PA, USA
    2011 Plumb, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, NSW
    2010 Me and Bob, William Traver Galleries, Seattle, Washington State, USA
    Bob, JamFactory Studio Works Retail Gallery, Adelaide, SA
    2009 Nick Mount Recent Work in Glass, Artisan, Fortitude Valley, Qld
    Nick Mount, Kirra Galleries, Federation Square, Melbourne, Vic
    2008 Double Exposure with Pippy Mount, BMGART, Adelaide, SA
    Whispering Domes and other recent work, William Traver Galleries, Seattle, Washington State, USA
    2006 Nick Mount ‘Indigo’, Sabbia Gallery, Surry Hills, NSW
    2005 Nick Mount, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Nick Mount Glass, JamFactory Gallery One, Adelaide, SA
    2004 Un Nouveau Souffle, Ambassade d’Australie, Paris, France
    2003 Nick Mount, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Cleveland, Ohio, USA
    Nick Mount, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Columbus, Ohio, USA
    2002 Nick Mount @ 50, BMGART, Adelaide, SA
    Nick Mount, Thomas R. Riley Galleries, Kirkland, Seattle, USA
    2001 Compilation, Quadrivium, Sydney, NSW
    2000 Nick Mount, BIJ Van Zielst Goed Wonen Middelharnis, Zuid-Holland
    1999 Fabricated Vessels, BMGART, North Adelaide, SA
    Nick Mount Glass, Brisbane City Gallery, Brisbane, QLD
    1998 New Glass, Makers Mark, Melbourne, VIC
    Nick Mount, Galerie L, Hamburg, Germany
    1997 The artist formally known as Lucky, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT
    Les Grands Fabliers, BMGArt, Adelaide, SA
    1996 Recent Works, Lyall Burton Gallery, Melbourne, Vic
    1993 Pagliaccio, Plates & Popolo, Distlefink, Hawthorn, Vic
    BMG Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
    1992 Artworks Gallery, Nungurner, Vic
    Beaver Galleries, Canberra, ACT
    BMG Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
    1986 Glass by Nick Mount, Macquarie Galleries Sydney, NSW
    Bonython – Meadmore Gallery, North Adelaide, SA
    Scotchmere Gallery, Fitzroy, VIC
    1982 Jam Factory Gallery, St Peters, SA
    1981 Distlefink Gallery, Hawthorn, VIC
    Robin Gibson Gallery, Sydney, NSW
    1980 Jam Factory, St Peters, SA
    Solander Gallery, Yarralumla, ACT
    1978 Latrobe Valley Regional Art Gallery, Morwell, Vic
    1977 The Crafts Centre, South Yarra, Vic