Alex Valero, Glassblower

Cultural Heart

Meet our dedicated city creatives, and learn how they are navigating and finding ways to stay creative and connected in the wake of COVID-19.

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"My practice as a glassblower reflects my fascination with science and philosophy.

Currently, I'm trying to stay optimistic by thinking about the long-term future of our species - what can we do right now to give humanity the best chance to flourish?"

What has been your experience over the last few months?

It has been a hard time for all. It has been a challenge to be resilient, but many people have found creative ways to thrive in this disruptive time. I've spent a lot of time reflecting, in preparation for upcoming projects. That time is so important for creative work, and should be a part of our professional lives even when it's not imposed upon us.

What do you hope to see happen next in the City of Adelaide?

Big picture... I think we are ready for a conversation about the future. What are our responsibilities to future generations, what values should we build into our institutions, and what role does art play in creating that culture? More personally, I really want to see live music again!

Where can we see more of your work?

My website and Instagram.

Image (bottom):

Alex Valero, COMM, 2017, hot sculpted and coldworked glass. Photo: Grant Hancock