Everyday becomes art

JUDY Witherdin and Robert Jones are holding an exhibition at Strathnairn in Holt, opening tomorrow.

Photographer Robert Jones

Photographer Robert Jones

Witherdin works with glass, not only in its molten form but with cold glass too, describing herself as “fascinated by the clarity and transparency of glass and the possibilities that fusing and casting allows.”

Inspiration for her work has been found in everyday objects used in daily life.  Each piece is hand-worked to create a sense of unity among the various parts and to bring out the natural interplay of the surface and light as intrinsic virtues of the glass.

In 2011, Jones started taking photography seriously with a self-devised project. “I now feel that my camera is an extension of myself, a way for me to capture and show the world to others in the way that I see it,” he says.

He completed the 365 “Everyday” projects in 2011, taking a photograph every day of the year. Images include the colourful street life of Newtown, a sweeping Bondi landscape,   architectural details captured in the inner city and finally, his own fireworks use to celebrate the end of the year — quite a setup, he says.

“Everyday,” by  Judy Witherdin and Robert Jones, At Strathnairn Gallery, 90 Stockdill Drive Holt, until March 10, 10am-4.30pm Friday to Sunday. The official opening is at 4pm tomorrow, February 23. All are welcome.

Glass by Judy Witherdin

Glass by Judy Witherdin

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