Ring by Frank Bauer
Frank Bauer, Ring 1979, 18 karat gold. Photo: National Gallery of Australia.

National Gallery of Australia collection

Hard edge geometry in craft and design | Geometry has provided a source of structure, material organisation and visual language for designers and object makers for centuries. Combined with the influence of organic design and functionalism, Australian designers and makers began to explore industrial aesthetics and technologies to forge a new material and visual language of craft.

Contemporary glass from the NGA collection | Works from some of the most accomplished and innovative glass artists working in Australia and abroad, exploring the relationship of glass and light and challenging conventions of form and design.

Contemporary Japanese ceramics | Connecting traditional practices with technical innovation and interpretation, the contemporary Japanese ceramics allows us to appreciate a particularity of experience of Japanese craft and life through time.

Australian ceramics from the 1930s and 1940s | A small display of studio ceramics, as part of the Australian Modernism display, celebrating the flourishing of studio ceramics in Australia during the early decades of the twentieth century as part of a wider international reaction to the influx of mass-made, industrially-produced objects.

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