Erin Conron

Erin Conron Bio
Erin Conron completed a Bachelor of Visual Arts, with a major in glass, at the Canberra School of Art in 2007 and her Honours year in 2008.  Since graduating, she has participated in numerous group exhibitions nationally and internationally.

In 2008, she was a finalist in the Ranamok Glass Prize and in 2012 was awarded the McGrath Emerging Artist Award from the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation.  Most recently she was the winner of the Queanbeyan City Art Prize, and a finalist in the 2021 Byron Arts Magazine Prize, the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and the 2017 Hindmarsh Glass Prize.

Erin’s work has been acquired by Australia’s National Art Glass Collection as well as the European Museum of Modern Glass in Germany, and the Kaplan-Ostergaard Glass Collection at Palm Springs Art Museum.

Erin continues her practice from her studio on the Sunshine Coast in Queensland, where she works as a Visual Arts teacher and lives with her husband and two daughters.

Born
Canberra, ACT, Australia

Resides
Verrierdale, Queensland, Australia

Education
2007 – 2008      Honours, Visual Arts, Glass Major, Canberra School of Art, ANU
2004 – 2007      Bachelor Visual Arts, Glass Major, Canberra School of Art, ANU

Solo Exhibitions
2021    Intersect, Studio Glass by Erin Conron, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2018    Loop, Studio Glass by Erin Conron, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2013    To and Fro, Studio Glass by Erin Conron, Beaver Galleries, Canberra

Selected Group Exhibitions
2020    Gininderry Experience Featured Artist, Gininderry Display Village Canberra
2018    Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2017    Hindmarsh Prize, Canberra Glassworks
2017    Refraction, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2017    Revolve, Canberra School of Art
2015    Diplomacy: Translations in Glass, Canberra Glassworks
2014    City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
2014    The Tree, Canberra Glassworks
2014    On Flame, Modern Glass & Ceramics from the collection of the Otto Waldrich family,
2014    European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany.
2013    Canberra Glass 2013, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
2013    Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D, Noosa Regional Gallery
2013    Ensemble, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery
2012    The Ins and Outs of Space, M16 Artspace
2011    The Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, S.A Museum and National Archives
2011    Drink! Canberra Glassworks
2011    Erin Conron and Linzie Ellis, M16 Artspace
2011    Kaleidoscope, Sydney College of the Arts
2009    Limited Lines, Canberra Glassworks
2009    Talente, International Young Design Exhibition, Munich, Germany
2008    Salute IV: Sabbia’s Stable, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
2008    Canberra School of Art Graduating Student Exhibition, ANU School of Art
2008    Layer: Reflections on Place, Canberra Glassworks
2008    Ranamok Glass Prize, national touring exhibition, Australia
2008    Cowra Festival Art Awards, Cowra Regional Gallery

Collections
Permanent display, European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany
Australian National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery
Kaplan Ostergard Glass Collection, Palm Springs Art Museum, CA, USA
Otto Waldrich family, private collection

Publications
2021    Erin Conron’s Intersect at Beaver Galleries is elegant glasswork, The Canberra Times, 14 June
2018    “Craft review: Loop: Studio glass by Erin Conron at Beaver Galleries”, The Canberra Times, 13   March
2015    “Diplomacy, Glass in Review”, The Canberra Times, 27 March
2013    “Solo show a glass act”, The Canberra Times, 23 February
2010    New Glass Review 31, The Corning Museum of Glass
2009    Talente 2009, International Crafts Fair, Munich, Germany

Professional Positions, Awards and Activities
2018    Winner, Queanbeyan City Art Prize
2018    Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2017    Finalist, Hindmarsh Prize, Canberra Glassworks
2014    Finalist, City of Hobart Art Prize
2013    Finalist, Sunshine Coast Art Prize
2012    Winner, McGrath Emerging Artist Award, Capital Arts Patrons Organisation
2012    Recipient of Thomas Foundation Residency at Canberra Glassworks
2011    Highly Commended, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2011    Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2010    State Representative for Ausglass, Australian Glass Artists Association
2010    Selected Artist, New Glass Review, Corning Museum of Glass, NY, USA
2009    Finalist, Talente, International Design Competition, Munich, Germany
2008    Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, national touring exhibition Australia
2008    Winner, National Gallery of Australia Emerging Artist Award
2008    Winner, Acquisition Award, Canberra School of Art Graduating Exhibition
2008    Winner, Kugler Award for Innovation at Ausglass Conference Exhibition
2008    Technical Assistant to Jessica Loughlin spring master class Transition: Idea to Object Canberra Glassworks
2008    Tutor, assistant and studio tenant at Canberra Glassworks 2007 -2012
2008    Co-ordinator Ausglass Conference Exhibition