Evelyn Dunstan’s works have narrative purposes, methods of making and representational concerns which are atypical in the history of glass practise in NZ. Her works are literal and intricate. Due to significant scale and mass variations Dunstan works on the boundary of what is technically possible with the glass medium and lost wax casting.
"Unlike blowing glass, producing cast glass is a much longer process, which is a paradox given how quickly the artist has reached the pinnacle of Australasian art success." (1)
"Glass casting is where I reflect my pride and share my passion for my country through the combination of sculptural form, texture, light, depth and colour." (2)
Evelyn Dunstan lives in Pakuranga, Auckland. She has won a number of prizes including the Ranamok Prize for Contemporary Glass in 2007. She has an International exhibition history, including SOFA in Chicago and Glass Artists' Gallery in Sydney. Her work is held in public and private collections both within Australasia and internationally in England, France, Switzerland, Thailand and USA.
1. Cameron Broadhurst, Howick and Pakuranga Times, 2008
2. Evelyn Dunstan, Artist Statement, NSAG, 2007