Blanche Tilden is a Melbourne based artist who graduated from the Canberra School of Art with a Bachelor of Art (Visual) specialising in Glass, followed by a Graduate Diploma of Art in Gold and Silversmithing. She went on train under renowned jeweller Susan Cohn as part of the Australia Council Traineeship.
A major retrospective exhibition Ripple Effect: a 25 year survey will be presented at Geelong Gallery from 8 May until 1 August 2021. This first comprehensive survey of Tilden’s career will include historical and contemporary works loaned from numerous public and private collections. Tilden will reinterpret 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.