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2012 Tom Malone Prize Winner

The Art Gallery of Western Australia is delighted to announce that the winner of the 2012 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists is Brian Corr for his work Ensō.

Stefano Carboni and Klaus Moje viewing Brian Corr’s winning work Ensō

This year’s Prize was judged by Governor of the Art Gallery of Western Australia Foundation, Elizabeth Malone; AGWA’s Director, Stefano Carboni; glass artist, Klaus Moje; and AGWA’s Curator of Modern and Contemporary Photography and Design, Robert Cook.

Commenting on Corr’s magnificent piece the judges said: “We were truly impressed by Corr’s achievement in balancing intuition and technique to convey form, and form within space. His activation of glass as a medium of light sees him employing its natural qualities in a subtly dramatic way. The captivating interplay of void and shadow is the perfect showcase for his masterful combination of craft and poetry.”

Corr’s work will enter the permanent collection joining past winners’ works. These can be seen in the companion exhibition Translucence: contemporary glass.

For further information about Brian Corr visit his website www.briancorrglass.com

Brian Corr
Ensō 2011
waterjet cut, cold worked and constructed flat and kiln-formed glass

79.8 x 79.4 x 16.7 cm
Photograph courtesy of Rob little

 

 

 

Last reviewed 10 February 2012

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