This website uses cookies to improve your experience navigating our site. By continuing to browse, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

OK, I understand

Art Objects By Master Glass Artist Mark Douglass

Art

Melbourne-based glass designer Mark Douglass is best known for his exquisite, sculptural handblown glass work spanning bespoke lighting, homewares and art pieces. After establishing his professional career in 1989 as a glass artist, sculptor and painter, Mark founded his own glass blowing studio in 2001, and has since become renowned for his boundary-pushing design work.

Today, Mark opens his first solo exhibition since 2012, Art Objects, a series at Graham Geddes Antiques in Armadale, presenting a series of new work that represents the various directions of his 30-year career.

28th November, 2019

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Photo – Amelia Stanwix.

Sally Tabart
Thursday 28th November 2019

If you’ve been to the iconic St Kilda establishment The Stokehouse since its redevelopment in 2016, you’ll likely recall the undulating clusters of pink-hued cylindrical glass chandeliers, poised over diners in dense formations, so delicately suspended they make you hold your breath. That’s the kind of work Mark Douglass creates – truly innovative and exploratory, demonstrating masterful control of his medium. His personal work is extremely varied and imbued with creative spirit, and his most recent exhibition, Art Objects, a series, reflects different stages and styles of his three-decade-long practice. The exhibition takes place in the showroom of renowned antique dealer Graham Geddes, with Mark’s distinct, contemporary glass works nestled in amongst ornate antique collections. 

Art Objects, a series presents an exploration of Mark’s practice over time, allowing him to revisit and reappropriate techniques and themes that have defined his work over the last 30 years. Hand-painted vases sit alongside reflective metallic totemic sculptures and silver ‘morph’ objects, a collection of pieces designed to sit together in harmony before each goes its own way. 

Mark and Graham first met over 25 years ago through their then young sons, Gus and Hunter, who went to school together. The two share a mutual appreciation for each other’s areas of expertise, with Mark honing his appreciation for objects in different styles and periods from Graham’s extensive knowledge, while Graham has encouraged Mark’s art practice over the years, purchasing two pieces at his first exhibition of paintings and art vases at Mark’s first solo exhibition in 2002.

Art Objects, a series has brought together these two veterans of Melbourne’s art and design community, marrying contemporary art with historic antiquities, in one truly spectacular setting!

Email grahamgeddes@grahamgeddesantiques.com or phone 0395090308 to arrange a viewing of Art Objects, a series.

Art Objects, a series by Mark Douglass
November 28th – December 8th
Thursday – Sunday, 12pm – 5pm, by appointment
Graham Geddes Antiques
899 High St Armadale
Melbourne, Victoria

This Week

Architecture

Elevating A Classic Queenslander, In More Ways Than One!

In Teneriffe House, Vokes and Peters put their own spin on a classic 'raise and build under' Brisbane renovation.

Family

Artist Dawn Tan On Her Scary Start To Motherhood + Keeping Calm In The Time Of Corona

The much-loved Melbourne artist speaks candidly about one of the most challenging times ever for her little family, and her new online art r...
Ashe Davenport

The Good Room

A Magazine Maven's Sentimental Good Room In The Southern Highlands

Former head of Vogue Living and Monocle magazines, Robyn Holt shares her 'Good Room' at home in regional NSW, layered with pieces collected
Lisa Marie Corso

News

Cream Town Is Making It Easy (And Affordable!) To Support Local Artists From Home

Two Victorian artists launch an online affordable art dealership for artists who have lost their income to the coronavirus pandemic.

Gardens

Five Garden Designs You Didn't Get To See At The Melbourne International Flower + Garden Show

An overview of the key MIFGS exhibitors, who were due to participate at Australia's biggest garden fair this week.
Sasha Gattermayr

TDF Collect

'I Been Born There' By Maggie Green At TDF Collect – A Virtual Walkthrough!

In lieu of being able to open this spectacular exhibition, we made a video with SIRAP to bring Maggie Green's debut solo show to you!

Studio Visit

Kayleigh Heydon's Paintings Will Light Up Your Life

The Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist takes us through her Northcote studio.
Sasha Gattermayr
  13 hours ago

Homes

A Designer’s ‘Curated Maximalist’ Apartment in Sydney

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming shares his treasure-box apartment in Sydney's Waterloo.

Interiors

Introducing The 2020 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists!

From a candy pink bathroom to an all-green-everything living room, take a closer look at our favourite residential projects shortlisted for

Times Like These

Times Like These... With New York Times Food Columnist And Author Alison Roman

The New York-based bestselling author and beloved cook talks about feeling all the feelings of COVID-19, finding the motivation to work, and...

Architecture

A Victorian Terrace Transformed, With Minimal Intervention

Let there be light! Austin Maynard Architects illuminates a dark Carlton terrace with a new renovation, including internal gardens!
Amelia Barnes
  21 hours ago

Gardens

How To Start A Productive Garden TODAY!

We turn to three seasoned experts for tips on how to get started, what to plant in small spaces and how long it will take to start seeing re...

Interiors

Creating The Best Kids Bedroom Ever!

...got some time on your hands? Lauren Li shows us how to create a kids bedroom that is sure to keep the kids AND the grown-ups happy!
Lauren Li

News

Go To Caroline Walls’ Gallery Opening Tonight Via IGTV!

Let’s be real, what else are you doing? The Melbourne-based visual artist is taking to the virtual realm to open her solo show, Resemb...
Sasha Gattermayr
  11 hours ago

News

'Design Lives Here' Takes You Inside Other People's Houses, From The Comfort Of Your Own

Sick of the inside of your own house by now? Take look at someone else’s in this new book by the former editor of Artichoke magazine...

View Comments

Similar Stories

Art

Art Objects By Master Glass Artist Mark Douglass

The renowned glass artist presents a solo exhibition at Graham Geddes Antiques in Armadale.

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents 'Colourscapes' By Amanda Dziedzic

A new exhibition of striking sculptural glass forms, inspired by the spectacular trophies created for our TDF Design Awards!

This Week

Interiors

Creating The Best Kids Bedroom Ever!

...got some time on your hands? Lauren Li shows us how to create a kids bedroom that is sure to keep the kids AND the grown-ups happy!
Lauren Li

News

'Design Lives Here' Takes You Inside Other People's Houses, From The Comfort Of Your Own

Sick of the inside of your own house by now? Take look at someone else’s in this new book by the former editor of Artichoke magazine...

Architecture

A Victorian Terrace Transformed, With Minimal Intervention

Let there be light! Austin Maynard Architects illuminates a dark Carlton terrace with a new renovation, including internal gardens!
Amelia Barnes
  21 hours ago

Times Like These

Times Like These... With New York Times Food Columnist And Author Alison Roman

The New York-based bestselling author and beloved cook talks about feeling all the feelings of COVID-19, finding the motivation to work, and...

TDF Collect

'I Been Born There' By Maggie Green At TDF Collect – A Virtual Walkthrough!

In lieu of being able to open this spectacular exhibition, we made a video with SIRAP to bring Maggie Green's debut solo show to you!

News

Cream Town Is Making It Easy (And Affordable!) To Support Local Artists From Home

Two Victorian artists launch an online affordable art dealership for artists who have lost their income to the coronavirus pandemic.

Studio Visit

Kayleigh Heydon's Paintings Will Light Up Your Life

The Melbourne-based multidisciplinary artist takes us through her Northcote studio.
Sasha Gattermayr
  13 hours ago

Interiors

Introducing The 2020 Dulux Colour Awards Finalists!

From a candy pink bathroom to an all-green-everything living room, take a closer look at our favourite residential projects shortlisted for

Architecture

Elevating A Classic Queenslander, In More Ways Than One!

In Teneriffe House, Vokes and Peters put their own spin on a classic 'raise and build under' Brisbane renovation.

Family

Artist Dawn Tan On Her Scary Start To Motherhood + Keeping Calm In The Time Of Corona

The much-loved Melbourne artist speaks candidly about one of the most challenging times ever for her little family, and her new online art r...
Ashe Davenport

Gardens

Five Garden Designs You Didn't Get To See At The Melbourne International Flower + Garden Show

An overview of the key MIFGS exhibitors, who were due to participate at Australia's biggest garden fair this week.
Sasha Gattermayr

The Good Room

A Magazine Maven's Sentimental Good Room In The Southern Highlands

Former head of Vogue Living and Monocle magazines, Robyn Holt shares her 'Good Room' at home in regional NSW, layered with pieces collected
Lisa Marie Corso

Homes

A Designer’s ‘Curated Maximalist’ Apartment in Sydney

Interior designer and stylist Jono Fleming shares his treasure-box apartment in Sydney's Waterloo.

News

Go To Caroline Walls’ Gallery Opening Tonight Via IGTV!

Let’s be real, what else are you doing? The Melbourne-based visual artist is taking to the virtual realm to open her solo show, Resemb...
Sasha Gattermayr
  11 hours ago

Gardens

How To Start A Productive Garden TODAY!

We turn to three seasoned experts for tips on how to get started, what to plant in small spaces and how long it will take to start seeing re...

Similar Stories

Art

Art Objects By Master Glass Artist Mark Douglass

The renowned Melbourne glass artist presents his first solo exhibition in seven years, at Graham Geddes Antiques in Armadale.

TDF Collect

TDF Collect Presents 'Colourscapes' By Amanda Dziedzic

A new exhibition of striking sculptural glass forms, inspired by the spectacular trophies created for our TDF Design Awards!