New award arisen from an established prize

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Canberra Glassworks is delighted to announce the next iteration of the Hindmarsh Prize.  The biennial 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. In keeping with Moje’s ethos of supporting all artists, the award will now be national rather than regional.

In 2019 the judging panel will consist of Natasha Bullock, Assistant Director, National Gallery of Australia, Eva Czernis-Ryl, Curator Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Aimee Frodsham, Artistic Director, Canberra Glassworks. The exhibition of shortlisted and winning artwork will be held at Thor’s Hammer Gallery at Fyshwick from 20 September.

Moje is notable 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.

The Klaus Moje Glass Award will continue to be supported by Hindmarsh and the Tall Foundation. In the alternate year, as part of the Klaus Moje Projekt, the Tall Foundation is partnering with Canberra Glassworks to present an Artist Intensive facilitated by a significant international artist, further details of which will be available soon.

Canberra Glassworks’ bi-annual glass award now offers $10,000 in prize money and a four-week residency.

Key Dates:

Entries are now open

Entries close 14 August 2019

Shortlisting will take place in the week of 19 August 2019

Artists notified on Friday 23 August 2019

Opening event Friday 20 September 2019