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Between Us

8 May - 19 May

Ede Horton

8-19 May 2018

Tuesday – Friday 11am to 5pm,
Saturday 12pm to 4pm
admission: Free

 It was my dream one day to come to Australia. The dream is gone, now it is real. Now I ask what I can do for Australia. – Ramazan Ali Najafi

Ede Horton’s current work focuses on people who are part of her world, and our community. Over a period of three years Horton has created a body of work that speaks about ordinary people who do extraordinary work in our community and other individuals who may do so in the future.

Her visual diaries are a collection of drawing sketches and photographs made here and when travelling, or images from newspapers, periodicals and magazines. All these visual cues shape Horton’s central ideas and art practice.

People make up the fabric of our community. As a new arrival Ramazan Ali Najafi said:

 ‘It was my dream one day to come to Australia. The dream is gone, now it is real. Now I ask what I can do for Australia.’

Horton’s artistic subjects come from diverse backgrounds with different histories and life experiences but they are the glue that holds her community together and informs her understanding and appreciation of difference.

This is how the project Between Us began; with family and friends sitting for Horton in her studio. These portraits tell a story of our place.


My innate desire and the driving force when sculpting a portrait is to portray the complexities of the human condition that reflects each individual’s character. Within the fragile medium of glass, this essence evolves by a paring down of the form, each layer revealing its purest structure and detail, to expose the person within.

– Ede Horton

Ede Horton’s work is represented in many prestigious collections including Parliament House, Canberra, The Jewish Museum of Australia, Nishida Museum, Toyama, Japan, Ebeltoft Museum, Denmark, Queensland Art Gallery and a number of regional galleries. Her work is represented in private Collections located in Australia, Europe and the United States. In 2003 Horton completed a Masters of Visual Arts at the ANU Canberra School of Art, culminating in a touring exhibition “Memory Works”. Horton has held solo shows at Span Galleries, Melbourne and Jam Factory, Contemporary Craft and Design Centre, Adelaide.

She has received two Australia Council grants and the Judith Altman Memorial distinguished merit award in 2003 and Bullseye Glass, kilncaster’s prize at E-merge 06 in Portland USA 2008. Two Thomas Foundation Artist in Resident Fellowship (May 2014 & 2015) have resulted in a new innovative collection of Portraits utilizing the blow mould technique.


8 May
19 May
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