Brian Hirst Flat form Teal
The Artist: Brian Hirst
Brian Hist was born in Gippsland, Victoria and studied at the Gippsland campus of Monash University. he has lectured at both the Canberra School of Art and Sydney College of the Arts. In 1994, Brian was awarded the Grand Prize at the prestigous international exhibition 'World Glass Now', sponsored by the Hokaido Museum of Modern Art Japan, and in 1996, he was selected as one of only three artists to represent Australia at the inaugural Venice International Biennale for glass. His work is represented in many national and international collections including the National Gallery of Victoria, the Powerhouse Museum, Queensland Art Gallery, Hokkaido Museum of Modern Art,,Japan; Corning Museum of Glass, New York and the Ebeltoft Glasmuseum, Denmark.
The Work of Art: Flat Form Teal, exhibition
Flat form teal is a blown glass form with gold, silver and copper foil about 48 by 35 by 15cm. The work formed part of an exhibition celebrating 'the surface' at Beaver Art Galleries in Deakin, ACT. This example typical of Hirst's work using glass and a pallette of different metal foils. The contrast in form and texture is striking. Although this is the only example of Brian Hirst's work in the University collection, his works are represented across other Australian galleries including the NGA, NGV, CMAG, Wagga Wagga, Queensland Art Gallery and in galleries worldwide. The example below, 'Flat form in cobalt silver and gold is in a private collection.