Orrery

Biography

Nadia Mercuri is a glass artist working in Melbourne. Born in Melbourne in 1980, she has completed a Master of Fine Arts degree, majoring in glass forming. Nadia is an active member of the Australian Glass Art arena and exhibits widely around Australia. She currently lectures in hot glass at Monash University in the Faculty of Art and Design.

Artist Statement

My journey of discovery is organic and many-layered. It is an exploration of the inner universe, the origin of all ideas and quests for knowledge. Concepts take root, grow and flourish, blossoming into existence.

Despite the ongoing destruction of natural habitats, the discovery and diversity of botanical life forms continues on Earth. The nature and properties of all species offer us potentials in understanding the importance of the limitless networks of life on this planet and beyond.

My new work is a collection of unearthly botanical specimens yet to be discovered within our galaxy - imagined species from other worlds. Whereas on Earth the unknown qualities of botanical species are used to provide medicinal or agricultural purpose, environmental significance and cultural meaning, these specimens' function and origins are still a mystery.

Curriculum Vitae

Exhibitions

  1. Media Specific,Now Showing, Faculty Gallery, Monash University, Caulfield Campus, VIC
  2. MM10 Masters and Mentors, Kirra Galleries, Federation Square, VIC
  3. Planetation, solo exhibition, The Convent Gallery, Daylesford, VIC
    MM09 The Monash Momentum Continues, Kirra Galleries, Federation Square, VIC
    Art Melbourne 2009, represented by Glass Plus Gallery, Royal Exhibition Building, Carlton, VIC
  4. Entanglement, Manningham Gallery, Doncaster, VIC
    Short listed for Tom Malone Prize 2008, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
    MM08 The Monash Momentum Continues, Kirra Galleries, Federation Square, VIC
    Some Like It Hot, Glass Plus Gallery, VIC
    Toorak Village Festival of Sculpture, Toorak Village, VIC
    Williamstown Festival Contemporary Art Prize, The Substation Arts Centre, Newport, VIC
  5. Short listed for Tom Malone Prize 2007, Art Gallery of Western Australia, WA
    Generation M, the monash monentum, Kirra Galleries, Federation square, VIC
    Light Matter, solo exhibition, Glass Plus Gallery, South Melbourne, VIC
  6. Starry Starry Night 2006 Silent Auction Donation, Alannah and Madeline Foundation, VIC
    Work displayed at Qdos Arts, Lorne, VIC
    Shhh! 2006, Craft Victoria Silent Fundraising Auction, Craft Victoria, Melbourne, VIC
    Crystal Clear Gallery Eleven, Mentone Girls Grammar, VIC
    Fire Australian Wildlife Galleries, Munro, VIC
    Flair 2006 Ausglass members exhibition, Perth, WA
  7. Metaphysics Toyota Community Spirit Gallery, Port Melbourne, VIC
    Journey through the Flame Kirra Galleries, Southgate, VIC
    Popular Culture: Aspects of Cosmology Masters Exhibition, Greenhouse Gallery, Monash University, VIC
    25 Years Monash Glass Faculty Gallery, Monash University, VIC
    Southern Lights Ausglass members exhibition, Adelaide, SA
  8. Side By Side II Beast Creations, Flinders, VIC
  9. Forte Monash University glass graduates exhibition, New Contemporaries, QVB, Sydney, NSW
    Ausglass Student Exhibition, Moores Building Contemporary Art Gallery, Fremantle, WA
  10. Tricycle Graduating Exhibition, Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, VIC
  11. Special Combination Dish no.3, third year and Honours student exhibition, Faculty of Art and Design, Monash University, VIC
    Darebin- La Trobe Acquisitive Art Prize Exhibition, Bundoora, VIC

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Academic History

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