Coloured Clarity
Artist REA, Kirstie
Birth 1955, Canberra, Australia
   
Title Terraqueous
Date 2001
Place Canberra, Australian Capital Territory
Medium kiln formed and lathe cut glass
Dims 11.0 x 63.0 x 9.5cm
Collection Wagga Wagga Regional Art Gallery
Creditline Purchased with the assistance of the Thomas Foundation 2001
AccNo 2001.012
 

Kirstie Rea is a leading exponent of the technique of kiln working. In Australia, this process is closely associated with the Glass Studies program at the Canberra School of Art, where Rea is a faculty member.

The Australian landscape and structures built within it are the artist's main source of inspiration. Simple angular forms are suggestive either of modest dwellings or that familiar icon of Australian vernacular architecture, the corrugated-iron shed. Rea also seeks to express the broad expanse of the Australian landscape.

The fragile relationship that exists between man and nature - exemplified by allusions to the 'Australian bush' - is a recurrent theme in Rea's cast glass.

 

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Vase, HOFFMANN, Josef; WIENER WERKSTÄTTE, ; 1915, Purchased from Gallery Restaurant Funds 1984
Amber folded form, LITTLETON, Harvey; 1973, Crafts Board of the Australia Council Collection 1980
Terraqueous, REA, Kirstie; 2001, Purchased with the assistance of the Thomas Foundation 2001
Orange Cleavage-Smith, ROLFE-POWELL, Stephen; 1997, Purchased with the assistance of the Art Gallery Board of Trustees
Vase, Unknown maker, ; 3rd quarter, 4th century AD
Fazzoletto corroso (Handkerchief) vase, VENINI & C, ; BIANCONI, ; design 1948, manufacture c.1950
Ø X 3 (Lens Series), WHITELEY, Richard; 1998
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Terraqueous, REA, Kirstie; 2001, Purchased with the assistance of the Thomas Foundation 2001