Scott Chaseling

Scott Chaseling’s practice reveals sculptures that represents a space between a sense of place and one of being lost. Chaseling presents art works relating to Heterotopia (a place between Utopia and Dystopia).

He studied sculpture at the South Australian College of the Arts and then as an associate at the Jam Factory in Adelaide. Glass has been his primary medium for over thirty years. He has travelled and exhibited in many countries, developing work in new locations through teaching, residencies and workshops. Scott lived and worked in Japan, England, France and Germany before returning to Canberra, Australia where he is currently a PhD candidate at the ANU School of Art & Design in the sculpture workshop.

Throughout his career he has been awarded numerous prizes and awards such as the Gold Medal of the Bavarian State Prize, Germany, the Queen Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Award. His artwork is represented in many national and international public collections, including Museum Kunst Palast, Germany, the National Gallery of Australia and the 21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art, Japan. Recent solo exhibitions have been in the European Museum of Contemporary Glass, Germany, the Musee du Verre, France and Canberra Museum and Gallery.

These artworks constructed of overlayed colours which are blown and then etched away, build a narrative of a space that consists as a state of becomingness. Liminality, in this application, is characterised by the unsuspecting, abstraction and innocence.

As a series they are titled ‘Homeland’, to which there are two sub groups, ‘Motherland and Fatherland’.  This group ‘Motherland’ takes its colour palette from the Australian indigenous flag. Theses colours are used as site markers and therefore positioning the works. ( The ‘Fatherland’ group used blue white black referencing English and Delft ceramics)The narratives are frozen moments in a whole. They can be read by the viewer as their own.

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EDUCATION
1981
South Australian College of the Arts and Education (Sculpture)B

1982
North Adelaide School of Arts and Crafts (Sculpture) Dip

1991
Australian National University (Glass) Grad Dip

2016- Current
Australian National University (Sculpture) PhD Candidate

PROFESSIONAL EXPERIENCE

1998
Research Fellowship CSA Australian National University.

2006- 07
Leverhulme Research Fellow. UK

2007
Senior Research Fellow. UK

2008-2010
Director Curator. Parkhaus Projects Berlin Germany

AWARDS

 1983
1st Prize Design Competition S.U.N Adelaide SA

1987
Australian Council Grant-New Work

1988
Queens Elizabeth Silver Jubilee Award – Travel

1989
Recipient Pilchuck Glass School Scholarship

1993
1st Prize Origins and Originality Ausglass Conference

1996
Creative Glass Art Centre of America Fellowship USA
Cite des Ubterbatuibak des arts, Paris.  Power Bequest
Australian Council Grant – Travel

1998
The Thomas Foundation Grant

2001
The Vicki Torr Memorial Prize

2002
Gold Medal. Bavarian State Prize, Munich Germany
Rosalie Gascoigne Award. Canberra Arts Patrons
Organisation.  The Canberra Critics Circle Award
Arts ACT Grant

2004
Australia Council Grant – New Work

2005
Award of Excellence – Toledo Museum of Art

2006 -2007
Leverhulme Research Fellowship. UK

2007
Glass Sellers Prize. 2nd Prize. London UK

2011
Australia Council Grant – New Work

2017
Hindmarsh Art Prize Award 

COLLECTIONS

21st Century Museum of Contemporary Art. Kanazawa, Japan
Australian National Gallery. ACT Canberra
Queensland Art Gallery, QLD. Australia
Australian National Glass Collection – Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
Canberra Museum and Gallery. ACT Australia.
Museum of American Glass, New Jersey USA
Tokyo Verre Company, Kawasaki, Japan
Palm Springs Museum. California USA
Musee du Verre Sars-Poteries, France
Museum Kunst Palast. Dusseldorf Germany

EXHIBITIONS

SOLO

 1984
“GLASS” Harrington Art Gallery, SA

1985
“FIGHTING AGAINST TIME FOR A LIGHTER SIDE OF GLASS” Jam Factory Gallery SA

1991
“RECENT WORKS” Blackwood Street Gallery, VIC

1993
“DIFFICULT LOVES” Art Stop, ACT
“OFFERING CUPS” Karanis Gallery, Tokyo, Japan  1994
“GLASS WORKS” Jam Factory Design Centre, Australia

1995
“BOTTLES” Beaver Art Galleries, ACT

1996
“FRAGILE WORDS” Cite Gallery, Paris, France

1999
“GLASS MASTERS FROM THE STUDIO”
Cool Arts Gallery. Corning, New York.
“STUDIO ARC” Link Gallery. Craft ACT

2000
“POINTS OF PLACE” Bullseye Connections Gallery Portland, Oregon

2002
“SCOTT CHASELING” Beaver Galleries. ACT Australia

2003
“NEW NARRATIVES” Leo Kaplan Modern. New York

2004
“SUSPENDED SENTENCE” Leo Kaplan Modern. New York

2005
SCOTT CHASELING Habatat Galleries Chicago USA

2006
IMAGINED VIGNETTES Leo Kaplan Modern. New York
NEXT CHAPTER  Habatat Galleries. Florida. USA

2008

ANTIPODEAN JOURNAL Sabbia Gallery Sydney Australia
ANTIPODEAN JOURNAL Leo Kaplan Modern, New York

2009
LA SOURCE  Musee Atelier du Verre, Sars-Poteries, France

2010
LACUNA European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany

2011
DELUGE Canberra Museum and Gallery. ACT Australia
PX3 Canberra Glassworks (with Nicholas Folland)

2014
“Yesterday, Today and Tomorro. Kirra Galleries Melbourne Australia

GROUP EXHIBITIONS (SELECTED)

1982
“A SCULPTURED SHOW” Royal Art Society, SA

1983
“GLASSWORKS” Australian Craft Gallery QLD
“ARTISTS IN ST PETERS” Adelaide SA

1984
“AUSTRALIAN GLASS ’84” Damstadt West Germany
“THREE CONE BINATIONS” M.G.M Gallery VIC
“FRESH CUTS” E.A.F. South Australia

1985
“EXTRA DIMENTIONS” Royal Art Society SA

1986
“STAFF SHOW” Canberra School of Arts ACT

1987
“INSTALLATION SCULPTURE” Bullring Gallery SA

1988
“THREE SCULPTORS” Adelaide Fringe Festival, SA
“GLASS AUSTRALIA” Jam Factory Gallery SA

1989
“PRESIDENTS SELECTED SHOW” Meat Market Gallery VIC

1991
“CHALLENGING THE MEDIUM” Blaxland gallery N.S.W.

1993
“ORIGINS AND ORIGINALITY” Ausglass conference ACT
“TOKYO GLASS ART INSTITUTE-26th” Toyoku Gallery,

1995
“HEAD INDUSTRIES” National Sculpture Forum NSW
“FROM STRENGTH AND HOPE” Art Space, Sydney.
“R.F.C.PRIZE” Earth Exchange NSW

1996
“C.G.C.A. FELLOWSHIP RECIPIENTS” The Gallery of American Glass, New Jersey, USA
“EXPLORATIONS AT BULLSEYE” Oregon, USA

1998
“LATITUDES” Touring exhibition Japan, America, Australia.

1999
“S.O.F.A.” New York (Chappell Gallery)
“S.O.F.A.” Chicago (Bullseye Connections)
“R.F.C. PRIZE” Touring exhibition. Australia.
“CANBERRA GLASS 1999” Beaver Galleries

2000
“AT THE EDGE” touring exhibition. Germany/Australia
NEW Braisden Gallery. Florida. U.S.A.

2001
“AT THE EDGE” touring exhibition. Nat. Glass Center. UK
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL Habatat Galleries. Michigan.
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL Habatat Galleries. Florida USA
INTERNATIONAL GLASS Kanazawa. Japan
GLASS INVITATIONAL Beijing/Shanghai. China
S.O.F.A. Chicago U.S.A. ( Bullseye Gallery)

2002
FACETS OF AUSTRALIAN GLASS Leo Kaplan Modern. NY
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL Habatat Galleries. Florida USA
MEISTER DER MODERN Munich. Germany
S.O.F.A. Chicago U.S.A. ( Beaver Gallery)

2003
S.O.F.A. New York (Leo Kaplan Modern)
“INTERNATIONAL SURVEY” Glass Inspirations. Switzerland
INTERNATIONAL VESSELS? Kentucky Arts + Crafts Foundation USA
WORLD CRAFT FORUM Invitational exhibition. Kanazawa. Japan
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL” Habatat Galleries. Florida USA

2004
“COLLECT” Victoria & Albert Museum. London. UK
BOMBAY SAPPHIRE GLASS Australia. Sole Australian representative
S.O.F.A.  Chicago USA (Beaver Gallery)
VETRI. NEL MONDO. OGGI  Venice Italy

2005
PALM BEACH Florida USA (Leo Kaplan Modern)
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL” Habatat Galleries Michigan USA
SEEDS OF LIGHT, CSA Gallery ACT Australia
S.O.F.A. New York (Leo Kaplan Modern)

2006
NEXT CHAPTER Sabbia Gallery. Sydney Australia
PALM BEACH 3 Florida USA (Leo Kaplan Modern)
ECCENTRIC VESSELS Habatat Galleries Michigan USA

2007
COLLECT Victoria & Albert Museum London UK

2008
S.O.F.A. New York (Leo Kaplan Modern)
S.O.F.A. Chicago (Leo Kaplan Modern)

2009
INTERNATIONAL INVITATIONAL” Habatat Galleries Michigan USA

2010
Vorsicht Glass Pergamon Museum. Berlin

2011
Miniatures Bilk Gallery. Canberra. Australia

2012
Eat. Canberra Glass Works, Canberra, Australia
“Spark + Flame” Chazen Museum. USA

2013
Tom Malone Prize Western Australia Art Gallery. Australia
“40 Years” Jam Factory Craft and Design. Touring Exhibition. Australia.

2014
SOFA Chicago. Represented by Kirra Galleries, Melbourne Australia

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