Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Flow 03 (necklace) 2016
flameworked borosilicate glass and titanium
Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, Queensland
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey
installation view, Geelong Gallery, 2021
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Long Conveyor II (necklace) 2020–21
Geelong Gallery
The creation of this work was supported through Creative Victoria’s COVID-19 Strategic Investment Fund, 2020
Photographer: Andrew Curtis
© Blanche Tilden

Blanche Tilden
Grand Palais (necklace) 2014
borosilicate glass and oxidised 925 silver
Collection of the Margaret Hancock Davis
Photographer: Grant Hancock
© Blanche Tilden


Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey

Saturday 8 May to Sunday 1 August 2021

This 25 year survey of the work of Melbourne-based jeweller and maker Blanche Tilden reveals her remarkable and critically acclaimed practice. Tilden has a unique approach to her materials, in particular, glass, which she explores both as a material for jewellery making and deploys as a metaphor for the connections between making, industry, the wearable object and the body. Her fascination with mechanical devices, fuelled by a desire to understand how things work, continually inspires her work.

This first comprehensive survey of Tilden’s career includes historical and contemporary works loaned from numerous public and private collections. Tilden has reinterpreted previous work to create new forms that expand on her preoccupations with value, mechanical movement, and industrial and architectural uses of glass, translating something of the macro immensity of the built and material world to the intimacy of the jewellery object.

This exhibition celebrates the City of Greater Geelong’s designation as a UNESCO City of Design and Blanche Tilden’s remarkable 25 year career at the nexus of art and design.

COVID–19 Safety

In response to the COVID–19 (Coronavirus) pandemic and in line with Government and health authority advice, Geelong Gallery is temporarily closed. We invite you to stay in touch with us on social media and enjoy learning more about our exhibitions and collection via the Gallery Channel.

A Geelong Gallery touring exhibition 

Geelong Gallery, VIC, from Saturday 8 May to Sunday 1 August 2021

UNSW Galleries, Sydney, NSW, from Friday 20 August to Saturday 20 November 2021

National Art Glass Collection/Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW, from Saturday 11 December 2021 to Sunday 13 February 2022

Jam Factory Seppeltsfield, SA, from Saturday 26 February to Sunday 8 May 2022

Toowoomba Regional Art Gallery, QLD, from Saturday 2 July to Sunday 4 September 2022

Canberra Museum & Gallery, ACT, from Saturday 12 November 2022 to Sunday 19 February 2023

 


Events

A day out—contemporary jewellery and design

Talking art: Meet the makers—a celebration of wearable art

Illustrated lecture: Julie Ewington—five movements

For kids: Eye spy art adventures—kinetic sculpture

For kids: Eye spy art adventures for wee ones—wearable art

For kids: Ripple effect—paper design workshop

Members exclusive—exhibition tour with Jason Smith

In conversation—Featherston x Tilden

Explore

Blanche Tilden—ripple effect: a 25 year survey

In conversation—Featherston x Tilden

Key works

Parallel

Vertebrae

Short Conveyor

Long bicycle chain

Sliding pulley

Pierce

Foundations of Gold collaboration

Studio Hacienda

Yom Hashoah (Holocaust Remembrance Day) ritual sash

Swimming

Epicormic Growth (Black Saturday)

Fer et Verre

Dutert

Blurred Architecture collaboration

Flow

Buoy and Orbit

Spin

Featherston x Tilden

Ripple Effect

Long conveyor II