Erin has been building her art practice for more than 15 years.  She 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, Erin was a finalist in the Ranamok Glass Prize and in 2012 was awarded the McGrath Emerging Artist Award from the Capital Arts Patrons Organisation.  In recent years, she has won the Queanbeyan City Art Prize, and a was finalist in both the 2018 Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize and the 2017 Hindmarsh Prize. 
 
Erin’s work explores dualities of collective and personal, individual and universal, interior and exterior. Using repeated simplicity to create complexity, she aims to make work that invites contemplation.  Erin explains: 
I am interested in the cycles, seasons, routines, and repetitive daily events of life that occur around us. These repetitive events affect our experiences, they structure our identities and create the complexities of our personal stories.  I use repetitive, linear mark making, and the transparent glass vessel as a canvas to create complex layered patterns. This creates a moiré effect, which causes the viewer to see shape, movement and energy, in addition to the line and form of the vessel itself”. 

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

Erin and her husband and two daughters recently relocated from her studio space in in Queanbeyan NSW where she also ran a glass company to the Noosa hinterland area.   They have exciting plans to build a new and sustainable hot-glass studio so Erin can continue to develop her work
 
Solo Exhibitions
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
​2018    Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize, South Australian Museum
2017    Hindmarsh Prize, Canberra Glassworks
             Refraction, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
             Revolve, Canberra School of Art
2015    Diplomacy:Translations in Glass, Canberra Glassworks
2014    City of Hobart Art Prize, Tasmanian Museum and Art Gallery
             The Tree, Canberra Glassworks
             On Flame, Modern Glass & Ceramics from the collection of the Otto                    Waldrich family,
             European Museum of Modern Glass, Coburg, Germany.
2013    Canberra Glass 2013, Beaver Galleries, Canberra
            Sunshine Coast Art Prize 3D, Noosa Regional Gallery
             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
             Drink! Canberra Glassworks
             Erin Conron and Linzie Ellis, M16 Artspace
             Kaleidoscope, Sydney College of the Arts
2009     Limited Lines, Canberra Glassworks
             Talente, International Young Design Exhibition, Munich, Germany
2008     Salute IV: Sabbia’s Stable, Sabbia Gallery, Sydney
              Canberra School of Art Graduating Student Exhibition, ANU School of Art
              Layer: Reflections on Place, Canberra Glassworks
              Ranamok Glass Prize, national touring exhibition, Australia
              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
 
Professional Positions, Awards and Activities
2018      Winner, Queanbeyan City Art Prize
              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
              Recipient of Thomas Foundation Residency at Canberra Glassworks
2011      Highly Commended, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
              Finalist, Waterhouse Natural History Art Prize
2010      State Representative for Ausglass, Australian Glass Artists Association
              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
              Winner, National Gallery of Australia Emerging Artist Award
              Winner, Acquisition Award, Canberra School of Art Graduating                            Exhibition
              Winner, Kugler Award for Innovation at Ausglass Conference Exhibition
              Technical Assistant to Jessica Loughlin spring master class
              Transition: Idea to Object Canberra Glassworks
              Tutor, assistant and studio tenant at Canberra Glassworks

2007 -2012   Co-ordinator Ausglass Conference Exhibition  

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