Nick Mount

Nick Mount @ 70

Friday 12 August - Saturday 3 September 2022

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Nick Mount is one of Australia’s most accomplished and celebrated studio glass artists, creating sculptural assemblages that range in scale and character. His glass works ...

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Nick Mount @ 70

Looking from outside into an open window one never sees as much as when one looks through a closed window. There is nothing more profound, more mysterious, more pregnant, more insidious, more dazzling than a window lit by a candle. What one can see out in the sunlight is always less interesting than what goes on behind a windowpane. In that dark or luminous aperture, life lives, life dreams, life suffers.    –    Charles Baudelaire’s “Les Fenêtres”

Nick Mount @ 70 is a view through a luminous aperture into the life of glass artist, Nick Mount. The exhibition presents a collection of work from the last two decades of Nick’s enduring and on-going commitment to expanding his knowledge of the enigmatic qualities of glass. Tracing the evolution of his Scent Bottles, Plumb Bobs, Beacons and Still Lifes, the exhibition tells a story founded in the historic and cultural traditions of the Venetians, inspired by the collaborative nature of studio glass and cultivated by the local and international glass community.

It is a uniquely Australian story. It is a story of partnership and persistence, a story of industry and innovation. It is a story of repetition and tradition, a story of experimentation and growth. It is a story of generosity and teamwork, a story of family and friendship. It is a story that values handwork and is driven by materials and process, a story of form and finish, texture and tone. It is energetic and expressive, soft and seductive, playful and provocative.

Peta Mount, 2022 

Lady Alice #060722

60 x 18 x 18 cms

$5,500

Flemish Beauty #070722

60 x 16 x 16 cms

$5,500

Envy #050722

66 x 18 x 18 cms

$5,500

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Bull Whip One: A Still Life #090722

43 x 20 x 20 cms

$6,000

Bull Whip Two: A Still Life #100722

48 x 20 x 21 cms

$6,000

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Ficifolia: A Still Life #080722

Blown glass, surface worked, assembled, Huon stems on Charred Oak base

65.5 x 27 x 50 cms

$12,000

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Fairy Tale with Scent Bottle: A Still Life #061015/22

Blown glass, cane, surface worked, assembled, jarrah base

73 x 63 x 22 cms

$14,000

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Noble Humbug Two: A Still Life #040722

Blown glass, cane, surface worked, assembled, red cedar base

50 x 38 x 20 cms

$11,000

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Noble Humbug Three: A Still Life #030722

Blown glass, cane, surface worked, assembled, ebony and rock maple base

40 x 25 x 20 cms

$11,000

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A Composition of Three Forms #020117

Blown glass, Murrini, Huon Stems and European Oak base

36 x 48 x 21 cms

$9,000

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Keeper #010216

Blown glass, low fire enamel surface decoration, carved, polished, assembled

89 x 24 x 24 cms

$15,000

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Green Granulare Fruit with Can of Plums: A Still Life #010213

Blown glass, granulare murrini, surface worked, assembled, Jarrah stems and base

63 x 35 x 20 cms

$10,000

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Still life with Cone Fruit, Can and Olive #SB0210112

Blown glass, carved, polished, assembled, Olive wood stems and Jarrah base

49 x 18.5 x 34 cms

$11,000

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Bubble #SB030512

Blown glass, carved, polished, assembled, mirrored, rock maple base

17 x 108 x 23 cms

$9,000

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Scent Bottle Combination #010811

Blown glass, carved, polished, assembled

110 x 125 x 20 cms

$26,400

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Wall Bob #SB010810

Suspended blown glass and mixed media

94 x 13 x 24 cms

$7,500

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Reclining Bob #SB150709

Reclining Bob #SB140709

$6,800

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Scent Bottle Combination #040108

Blown glass, carved, polished, assembled

71 x 106 x 15 cms

$11,000

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White Granulare Composition

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Scent Bottle #110405

50 x 18 x 18 cms

$8,800

Scent Bottle #120405

53 x 15 x 15 cms

$8,800

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Scent Bottle #010405

96 x 34 x 34 cms

$11,000

Scent Bottle #810305

42 x 18 x 11 cms

$7,000

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Scent Bottle #091004

35 x 17 x 14 cms

$6,600

Scent Bottle #101004

38 x 22 x 12 cms

$6,600

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Scent Bottle #020204

(Far right vessel) Blown glass, low fire enamel pencil work, carved, polished, assembled

98 x 16 x 16 cms

$7,000

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