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The Kingston Powerhouse was listed on the National Estate Register on 1 November 1983 as an historical building, and included on the ACT Heritage Places Register. It is a building of industrial and architectural significance that is a landmark on its lakeside setting. It was one of the first permanent buildings of Canberra and was of social importance in the early years of the city.

Numerous ideas emerged concerning the fate of the Powerhouse and its land after its permanent closure in 1957 ranging from demolition for housing to warehouse space. In the mid eighties the idea was explored to turn the space into an Australian Cultural Centre, though by 1995 no action had been taken. The establishment of the Canberra Glassworks in May 2007, located in this historic Powerhouse, is a landmark project for the ACT community that has local, national and international significance. The project builds on the success of glass artists from the Canberra Region, and is the only centre of its kind in Australia.

 


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  • You have to be in it to win it!

    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.


  • Looking for something to do?

    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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