Klaus Moje Glass Award

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Key Dates

Applications are currently open

Applications Close: 4pm Wednesday 14 August 2019

Judging: 19 - 23 August 2019

Shortlist announced: Monday 26 August 2019

Exhibition dates: 21 September - 12 October 2019

Applications closed

 
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The Klaus Moje Glass Award honours one of the most significant contemporary artists working in glass.  The Award builds on the success of the Hindmarsh Prize 2016 to 2018, recognising outstanding achievement in contemporary glass art and celebrating the work of artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential in this medium.

Klaus Moje AO, through his practice, his teaching and his advocacy for the sector changed the way we think about glass as an art form. Internationally acknowledged for his research and work in new techniques in kiln-forming, Moje was recognised through significant awards, including an Order of Australia (AO), Australia Council Emeritus Award, Lifetime Achievement Award, Urban Glass, New York, as well as inclusion in the Living Treasure: Masters of Australian Craft project.

Moje is recognised not only for the outstanding contribution he made through his work and research, but also for his consistent support for colleagues and artists both in the Canberra community and worldwide. He established the Glass Workshop at the ANU School of Art and Design in 1982 and was instrumental in establishing Canberra Glassworks. Both are now recognised as world class for their innovation, impact and the calibre of their facilities that allow existing and new generations of artists working with glass to grow and flourish.

Canberra Glassworks’ biennial glass award now offers $10,000 in prize money and a four-week residency. In the alternate year, as part of the Klaus Moje Projekt, the Tall Foundation is partnering with Canberra Glassworks to present an Artist Intensive, further details of which will be available soon.

 

Judging Panel

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Natasha Bullock

Assistant Director National Gallery of Australia

Aimee Frodsham

Artistic Director, Canberra Glassworks

Aimee Frodsham began her career as an art handler after graduating from the Glass Department at the Canberra School of Art in 1999. After working on projects such as the installation of the National Museum of Australia and Anzac Hall, Aimee moved to London to work at the V&A and followed by Tate Gallery where she worked as Planning Manager across four of Tate’s gallery sites. Since returning to Australia in 2015, Aimee has renewed her passion for glass as Program Director at the Canberra Glassworks, before moving to Parliament House to take up the position of Program Manager for the Parliament House Art Collection. Aimee has curated a number of successful exhibitions including 2016 Hindmarsh Prize, Meeting Place - Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers and Design in a Decade the 1980’s.

Eva Czernis-Ryl

Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Eva is a design historian, author and award-winning curator of decorative arts and design at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. She has published and curated exhibitions in areas ranging from 18th century porcelain and Australian colonial gold, to Italian design and Australian and international studio glass, metalwork, textiles and jewellery. 

Eva was co-curator of Inspired! Design Across Time. Among major exhibitions she curated were Contemporary Silver: Made In Italy' and the critically acclaimed A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity. Eva has particular interest in revealing connections between the allied fields of decorative and fine arts, design, craft, science and technology.