Art of the Month - January 2023
Title: Hybridity by Robert Juniper
Holly Grace became interested in Danish Design while studying at Monash University in Melbourne. In 2001 Holly met Vikki Noorman Koefoed, the head of the Glass department at Glas & Keramikskolen Bornholm. In 2002 she was successful in receiving an Australia Council Grant to do a six month mentorship with Vikki at the Glas & Keramikskolen Bornholm, in Denmark. Subsequent trips to Denmark has been formative to Grace’s development as an artist and as a glassmaker.
During the Denmark trips Holly began to first use digital photography as a means to document the landscape. This documentation and the use of digital technology are to become an integral part of her artistic practice and became integrated with the traditional techniques of handblown glass. 'Hybridity' is a collection of Holly's Leaf Forms Red and Green which are part of her Design Range of works.