Gene Polt, Untitled, 1989, Blown glass, 11 x 10 x 6 cm, Latrobe Regional Gallery Collectiom, gift of Ingrid McGaughey through the Taxation Incentives for the Arts Scheme, 1996.
18 December 2021 to 20 March 2022
Gallery 1 & 2
A beautiful and ethereal exhibition featuring over 100 many and varied perfume bottles in the Latrobe Regional Gallery Ingrid McGaughey Glass Collection. This unique collection is on show in its entirety for the first time.
The collecting of glass in the Gallery’s collection reflects the teaching of glass making at Churchill in the 1980s and 1990s. Glass became a significant medium with the establishment of Budgeree Glass in 1978 by Nick Mount and Tony Hanning.
Fragrance is literally invisible so to celebrate the scents, artists have designed and embellished perfume bottles since the 15th century BC. Glass blowing was invented in Syria before being taken up, centuries later in Venice where glass blowers produced vials and ampoules to hold perfume.