About

Built and funded by the ACT Government, Canberra Glassworks is Australia’s only cultural centre that is wholly dedicated to contemporary glass art.

At its core Canberra Glassworks is a working Glassworks that provides access to glassmaking facilities for glass artists.

Australia has developed an enviable reputation nationally and internationally for the quality and skill of its glass artists.  By providing essential equipment, space and development opportunities through the Canberra Glassworks the ACT Government is giving these artists, and those that follow, opportunities to grow and further develop their glass practice, and to further contribute to this very special local industry.

Canberra Glassworks provides artists with state-of-the-art equipment; intensive workshops taught by leading glass artists; studios and mentorship programs; and a unique context to explore, develop and realise new work.

Canberra Glassworks also provides diverse opportunities for visitors to interact with and learn about glass making and the heritage of Canberra’s Kingston Powerhouse. Visitors can meet artists, see glassmaking as it happens, view exhibitions, take tours and have a hands-on experience working with glass.

Canberra Glassworks was officially opened by Mr Jon Stanhope MLA, ACT Chief Minister and Minister for the Arts, on 25 May 2007.

Visit us at:

11 Wentworth Avenue
Kingston ACT 2604
(02) 6260 7005

Canberra Glassworks Purpose

Canberra Glassworks is Australia’s leading centre for contemporary glass art, craft and design and our purpose is:

Canberra Glassworks Mission

Our mission is to increase the visibility, viability and vitality of Australian glass by being an engaging and valued centre for art, craft and design within the Australian cultural landscape.


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    You have to be in it to win it!

    Buy a ticket in our Collectors Raffle and you could be the lucky winner! Click on the image above to see how you can be a part of the first Canberra Glassworks Collectors Raffle.


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    Looking for something to do?

    Looking for something to do these school holidays? We have a fun and educational school holiday program to suit all ages. Venture into the Hotshop or Engine Room where you can watch Australia’s leading glass artists in action, or for a more hands on experience create your own masterpiece in one of our ‘Make Your Own sessions’.

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