Thursday, July 28, 2011

Object in conjunction with Craft Australia, announce the new Living Treasures for 2012 and 2014

Object: and  Craft Australia, is pleased to announce the new Living Treasures for 2012 and 2014.

Nick Mount 2012 

Nick Mount (South Australia) is one of Australia’s pre-eminent glass artists. Approaching the fourth decade of his career, he is recognised for commissions, teaching, and exhibitions in Australia, Europe, South America, the United States and Japan. His work, represented in many major public and private collections, combines virtuoso technique with a keen instinct for design, freely adapting traditional Venetian decorative styles to his own sculptural approach. Mount is pleased with the accolade and comments:

“Pauline and I feel the Living Treasure Award is a great thing for the Crafts.
We’re very happy that this year’s award acknowledges the contribution of
the glass community of South Australia and the JamFactory”.


Nick Mount, Reclining Bob, 2009. Photograph by Grant Hancock
Lola Greeno 2014

Lola Greeno (Tasmania) is a highly respected Indigenous shell worker, sculptor, installation and fibre artist with more than 30 years experience in traditional shell necklace making. Renowned both in Australia and overseas for her distinctly patterned, often colourful and iridescent, delicate strands of shells collected from the Tasmanian and island coastlines, Lola is one of a handful of women shell stringers who have been responsible for ensuring the craft is passed on from their Elders and continued to the present day. Lola’s work is exhibited nationally and is represented in State, National and many private collections. Greeno was excited by the announcement of the award as she has just finished working with some different materials that will help in her planning a new series of work for display in 2014.

I am pleased and honoured to have won this award and hopefully inspire
other Indigenous Craft makers and designers to keep working towards
achieving their goals”.

Lola Greeno, Necklace with blue maireener, white cockle and grey gull shells, 2006, Photographer Joe Larrart

Living Treasures about the series
Object: Australian center for craft and design  website

1 comment:

  1. congratulations to both of them. don't think i'll ever be in that league!