Philip Stokes


With a background in theatre I find that handling hot glass is surprisingly similar to the stage; Spontaneity, improvisation and chance are all elements that I enjoy and exploit, both in the making and in the final installation.
Stimulated by the sculptural possibilities of human form and the organisation of musculature, I hope to create dialogue between the viscous and sinuous qualities of the glass medium.
My work alludes to the tenuous nature and fragility of human tissue, whilst also referring to its inherent strengths. It is similarities between glass and muscle, flesh and fluids of the body that inspires the making and installation of these forms.

Having moved my studio from the banks of the Yarra River bend to the inner city edge, I have become fascinated with the vibrant outdoor gallery on my doorstep. The series Urbaneyes is inspired by the vibrant and contrasting styles of street art and graffiti which adorn the streets of Cremorne and Richmond in a bombing of vividly contrasting colours.


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About Us

The Veronica George Gallery is located in Melbourne, Australia.

This website was constructed to serve as a showcase of the gallery's current art glass stock, hand made jewellery and forthcoming exhibitions. The gallery was opened in September 2001, and is located in the heart of Melbourne's arts and antiques precinct, at 1082 High Street Armadale.

The Veronica George Gallery has a wonderful collection of art glass and jewellery by well known Australian Artists. There is a range of one-of-a-kind Art Glass to Studio Glass and Collectable's. The city of Melbourne, with its cultural and artistic reputation, provides a wonderful home for the Veronica George Gallery. Prestigious Australian fashion retailers, cafes and restaurants surround the gallery.

We are open Monday to Saturday from 10am to 5pm. We send worldwide, tax free and insured.


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