Miles Johnson Alchemy in Blue
Past Event

Journey Into Roundism


Thu 18 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 19 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 20 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Mon 22 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Tue 23 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Wed 24 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Thu 25 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Fri 26 May 11:00am - 4:00pm
Sat 27 May 11:00am - 4:00pm


Free, no booking required


The Australian Centre for Glass Design
140 High St, Windsor VIC 3181, Australia


Accessible bathroom All gender bathroom Assistance animals welcome Seating available Wheelchair accessible

Journey into Roundism is an exhibition of new works produced by glass artist and designer Miles Johnson. This exhibition will investigate the theme of the rounded form in blown glass. As a centuries old practice, the production of blown glass commences with a small sphere which is heated and blown into a rounded form from which other shapes are produced.

Journey into Roundism will extend on this process by exploring the rounded form and in so doing challenge and test the boundaries of glass as a creative medium, both physically and metaphorically. It will explore the transparent effects inherent in glass as well as the depth of colour and light that can be obtained by manipulating the rounded glass form using new glass techniques and practices.

The exhibition consists of installations, wall mounted and stand-alone pieces.  Focusing on the sculptural qualities of glass, Journey Into Roundism provides a new way of displaying glass that is broader in scope. In so doing it provides an insight into how innovative the medium can be and how it can be integrated across other forms of visual art and design practices.


Miles Johnson

Miles Johnson is a glass artist and designer based in Melbourne and has been involved in the studio movement for over thirty years.  Educated at Monash University (Caulfield) he holds a Bachelor of Arts Degree in Ceramic Design/Glass and continued his training in the Glass Department at the Jam Factory and Design Centre in Adelaide where he went onto become an Associate Designer.

In the 1990s he was a recipient of a prestigious cultural exchange program established by the South Australian government which allowed him to travel to Japan to develop his artistic practice and undertake demonstrations of his work at institutions such as the Tokyo Glass Art Institute. He has produced commissions for domestic, corporate and public settings and has participated in numerous exhibitions in Melbourne. His work is held in private, corporate and public collections in Australia and internationally including England, Europe, Asia and America.

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