Lisa Cahill has worked on numerous architectural glass commissions for government, commercial and private residences in Australia, the USA and France. Click on the images below for more images and information.
The Rising Sun
The Rising Sun Sculpture was commissioned for the Sir John Monash Centre which sits behind the Australian National Memorial in Villers- Bretonneux, Somme, France. Designed by Cox Architects with Williams, Abrahams and Lampros the Centre has been dug into the earth to resemble a war time bunker behind the existing memorial. The original memorial was designed by Sir Edwin Lutyens in 1935 to commemorate the 300,000 Australians that served and the 46,000 that lost their lives on the Western Front in World War I. The new Centre was built to commemorate the Centenary of the end of this war and was officially opened on the 24th of April 2018 by the Australian Prime Minister, Malcolm Turnbull.
In April 2014, Chiaroscuro, a cast glass artwork commissioned by Peter Stutchbury Architects was installed in a window alcove in Pirramimma, a private house in Wentworth Falls, in the Blue Mountains, NSW.
The finished work was named Chiaroscuro, evoking the folds of cloth in renaissance paintings.
Chiarosucro, 2014, 2.3m high x 60cm wide x 5cm deep, cast crystal and brass. Photo: Greg Piper.
Commissioned to make an artwork evocative of a waterfall for a private residence at the Fairmont Hotel in Pittsburgh, USA, Cascade was installed in 2013. The artwork consisted of 169 individual kiln formed glass panels on an aluminium backing board with Stainless steel fixings.
In 2011 Lisa was commissioned to make an artwork for Tiffany & Co's Flagship store on Collins St, Melbourne , Australia
The work titled Becloud #5 consists of a set of 5 kilnformed glass panels that are kiln-formed and carved. The carving aims to achieve a soft, cloud like appearance while revealing the intensity of colour beneath. The inspiration for the work is nature and in particular clouds and seascapes.
Australian Coat of Arms
In 2010 Lisa Cahill’s 300 Kilo cast glass Australian Coat of Arms was installed in Courtroom 1, Level 21, Queens Square Law Courts, Philip St, Sydney, Australia
In 2009 this permanent public artwork was in installed in a 3 story internal void at 151 Castlereagh St, Sydney, NSW, Australia.
Consisting of 1260 individual kiln-formed glass pieces and spanning 3 storeys of an internal void, each piece slumped to take on the shape of crumpled paper and to come away from the wall emulating paper blowing in the wind and to appear to move as the viewer moves past the work. The fragility of glass combined with the impermanence of paper is intended to encourage the viewer to consider the transitory nature of human existence.
Breathe, 2009, 6.6m x 6.6m x 5cm, kiln formed glass, steel. Photo: Greg Piper.