Artists-in-Residence

You will be able to see our International Artists in Residence at several events and workshops - watch this space for details.

Mauro bonaventura

Lampwork glass artist, Murano, Venice, Italy.

This will be Mauro's first visit to Australia. He will teach and demonstrate his skills and art as part of the 2020 Festival of Glass.

Mauro is an internationally renowned contemporary glass artist and sculptor whose work has been exhibited in museums and art galleries around the world.

Mauro's sculptures often feature life-like glass figures, encased in cages or spheres made of intricate glass netting - yes that is a glass sphere he is standing by in the photo! He continues to hone his skills and perfect his mastery of glass to create outstanding and thought provoking pieces of glass art.

Mauro's workshops at the 2020 Festival of Glass - "Pushing the boundaries" - offers glass artists in Australia a unique opportunity to engage with and learn from him.

Learn more at: www.maurobonaventura.com and on his Facebook page.

Davide salvadore

Furnace glass artist, Murano, Venice, Italy.

This will be Davide's first visit to Australia. He will teach and demonstrate his skills and art as part of the 2020 Festival of Glass.

Born in 1953, Davide Salvadore is the 11th generation (on his mother's side) of glass artists dating back to the 1700's. In the 1960s he follows his grandfather, Antonio Mantoan, into the furnaces of Murano, first learning how to build the kilns and later working in multiple well-known glass studios.

In 1978 Davide begins producing lamp-worked beads in his mother Anna Mantoan's jewelry studio, which she sold to Yves St. Laurent and other couture houses as well as to African merchants. Salvadore developed his own way of making lamp-worked beads, and his beads still feature in his sculptural pieces today.

In the 1980s Davide turns away from traditional functional glass work and he began to demonstrate his unique murrine technique at glass centres in the USA, including Corning Museum of Glass and Pilchuck Glass School.

By 2012 he had founded his own studio, Salvadore SRL, where he works today with his two sons, Marco and Mattia.

Learn more at: www.davidsalvadore.com

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Learn more about the 2020 artists by tuning into Facebook in the coming weeks and months.

We'll add details of their programme over the coming months.

The 2019 Artists in Residence were:

Thanks to our 2020 Sponsors of the Artists-in-Residence program.