Patrick’s hot formed sculptured glass figures were inspired by his interest in classical and primitive traditions of sculpture.
After graduating from Monash University with a Bachelor of Arts, Ceramic Design in 1992 Patrick went on to complete his Graduate Diploma Applied Arts in 2002. In 2001 he was technical assistant for a Martin Blank workshop which fuelled his passion for sculptured hot formed glass. Whilst working as a glass blowing assistant for several Melbourne artists he developed his own work hot forming solid glass male and female torso’s. He has had many exhibitions both in Australia and the USA at SOFA Chicago with Kirra Galleries 2004 where his work was much admired. In 2011 he opened his own access studio and showroom in Melbourne where he continues to work on his collection and teach.
“My work is influenced by both classical and primitive traditions of sculpture. I am interested in the body as the external expression of an internal existence.”
Graduate Diploma Applied Arts, Monash University, Victoria.
Bachelor of Arts, Ceramic Design, Monash University, Victoria.
Glass@Melbourne Polytechnic, Inner Space Gallery, Prahran
KIGA Kirra Galleries, Federation Square Melbourne
DIRECTORS CHOICE” Kirra Gallereries, Melbourne
MASTERS AND MENTORS” Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
MONASH MOMENTUM ‘09” Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
MONASH MOMENTUM 08” Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
25 YEARS OF MONASH GLASS Faculty Gallery Monash University
JOURNEY THROUGH THE FLAME Kirra Galleries, Melbourne
SOFA” Chicago U.S.A. with Kirra Galleries
FROZEN FIRE” Kirra Galleries, Southbank Melbourne
NEW GLASS” Axia Modern Art, Armadale Victoria
LOOKING THROUGH THE GLASS ONION Convent Gallery, Daylesford, Victoria.
INSERT” Monash University Gallery, Caulfield Victoria
LIQUID FORMS” Fitzroy Gallery, Fitzroy Victoria
APPLIED ARTS STUDENTS EXHIBITION Monash University, Caulfield, Victoria
4×2 Linden Gallery, St. Kilda, Victoria.
SPIRITLAND Dairing Gallery, Richmond, Victoria.
HEAD TO HEAD Dairing Gallery, Richmond, Victoria.
MIXED EMOTIONS” The Old Melbourne Jail, Melbourne.
Present. Owned and operated glass blowing studio
1993 – 2005
Glass Blowing Assistant, Mike Hook, Resolution Glassworks, Melbourne.
001Technical Assistant, Martin Blank Workshop.
1993 – 1995
Glassblowing Assistant, Pauline Delaney and Anne Hand, Melbourne.