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Gavin Merrington

Year of Award: 2014 Award State: Tasmania Arts - Visual > Conservation And Restoration
To research the latest heritage stained glass restoration techniques and isothermal protective glazing systems - UK, France, Germany, USA
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The benefits of the Fellowship included meeting with world leaders and peers in my unique and specialised profession. It was extremely inspirational, sharing and gaining the latest knowledge and philosophical approaches to heritage stained glass restoration techniques and isothermal protective glazing.

I am continuing to apply knowledge gained to my personal studio practice, and I am sharing this knowledge with local custodians and various community groups and mainland practitioners. I am arranging to present a PowerPoint presentation in January 2017 for the biannual Ausglass conference (Australian glass artists).

I am a full-time professional glass artist and conservator, and have been all my working life. I am hardworking and passionately dedicated to my art and craft. I am interested in all visual arts and have enjoyed collecting works of art over the years. I am married, and have been with my wonderful and supportive wife for 29 years. We have three adult children and a large old home that we have lovingly restored together, with a beautiful garden including a purpose- built studio.

When I am not working in the studio or onsite installing windows, I like visiting our land at Marion Bay. When we bought it, the land was covered in blackberries and weeds, but has now been transformed into an orderly parkland and vegetable garden with bird-attracting native plants. 

Excerpt from “Bringing Knowledge Home” published by the Churchill Fellows Association of Tasmania (2016) 

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