Board & Governance
Canberra Glassworks Ltd was established in July 2006 to manage the operations of the Canberra Glassworks. Canberra Glassworks Ltd is a not-for-profit organisation.
John Topfer – Partner in the Canberra office of Mallesons Stephen Jaques
Joan Uhr – Director of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation at the Australian National University
Eugenie Keefer Bell – Head of Discipline Design and Architecture at the University of Canberra
Klaus Moje AO – Living Treasure
Cathy Winters – DEEWR
Brian Corr – Glass Artist
Nola Anderson has over 30 years’ experience working in the cultural sector, with 25 years at the Australian War Memorial, first as a curator and later in senior management. In 2012 she was Acting Director of the Memorial, and prior to that she held various positions including Assistant Director National Collection, and Head of the Photographs, Film and Sound Collection. Nola has published extensively in the arts and museum field. Her most recent publication is The Australian War Memorial: Treasures from a Century of Collecting, published in 2012. She has been the recipient of various awards and fellowships, including a Smithsonian Institution International Fellowship in Museum Studies, Washington USA, 1998 and an Australia Council Research Grant in 1990. In addition to her BA in Fine Arts from Sydney University and a Diploma of Education from Sydney Teachers College, she has a Graduate Certificate in Public Sector Management, Flinders University. Nola is now Director of Nola Anderson Consulting.
Cathy Winters has significant experience in the management of organisations, major events, community and public relations, media relations, staffing and finances in both the government and community sectors.
Cathy is currently working as Director, Corporate Communication, in the Department of Education, Employment and Workplace Relations. In a previous role within the department, Cathy spent two years working in Indigenous communities in Central Australia, where she coordinated the delivery of employment-related services in partnership with a range of other government and non-government agencies.
Prior to joining the department, Cathy managed Canberra’s premier spring festival, Floriade, and before that the Canberra Festival.
Cathy was born and educated in England, although she spent much of her childhood in India. She came to Australia in 1972.
Making a contribution to the community has underpinned Cathy’s working life. She was President of The Street Theatre from July 1996 until May 2008, and has been a member of the Canberra Glassworks Board since 2007.
Cathy was awarded both a Media Entertainment and Arts Alliance Green Room Award and a Centenary Medal for her contribution to the performing arts.
Klaus Moje, OA
Klaus Moje emigrated to Australia from Germany in 1982 to take up the post of inaugural Head of the Glass Workshop at the Canberra School of Art, and has since become revered as a founding father of the contemporary Australian glass movement.
His exceptional contribution to the national and international status of Australia’s glassmakers – through his own practice and exhibitions, leadership and teaching – was recognised in his appointment in 2006 as a Living Treasure, in the highly prestigious Masters of Australian Craft awards.
Other honours include his appointment as an Officer of the Order of Australia (Honorary), an Australia Council Emeritus Award, Lifetime Achievement Awards from UrbanGlass New York and the Glass Art Society New York, and an Australia Council Fellowship.
Klaus’s introduction to glass began in the early 1950s as a glass cutter and grinder at the Moje family workshop in Hamburg, Germany. He then studied at the glass schools of Rheinbach and Hadamar, gaining his Masters Certificate in 1959.
During the 1960s and ’70s he explored the expressive potential of glass and began exhibiting internationally. Since 1979 he has taught regularly at the annual Pilchuck Glass School in the United States and has conducted innumerable workshops around the world.
Klaus is best known for his dramatically coloured vessels and wall panels – laminated colour fields of intense geometric and abstract patterns. After five decades he continues to push the technical and expressive possibilities of glass and is today producing some of the finest work of his career.
His work is held in more than 50 public collections in Australia and overseas. Among these are Parliament House in Canberra, the National Gallery of Australia, Sydney’s Powerhouse Museum, the Corning Museum of Glass in New York, Denmark’s Glasmuseet Ebeltoft, the Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York, the Kunstgewerbe Museum in Berlin, and London’s Victoria and Albert Museum.
Brian Corr’s glasswork has been shown in numerous exhibitions in Australia and internationally, and has three times been included in the New Glass Review, an international publication exhibiting the 100 most innovative works of the year.
Brian began working with glass in 1995 at Hastings College in Nebraska, where he earned his Bachelors degree. He then worked, studied and taught throughout the US and abroad, including a three-year period working at the Corning Museum of Glass. In 2005 he moved to Australia to pursue a Masters degree at the ANU, which he completed in 2007.
His work is included in many public and private collections throughout the world, including the National Gallery of Australia. He has also received grants from both the Australia Council and artsACT.
Brian recently returned to Australia after spending a year in South Korea, where he was an associate professor in the Department of Environmental Art and Design at Namseoul University. He now makes his own work and teaches at the Canberra Glassworks.
For a copy of the Canberra Glassworks current Annual Report please click here CGW-Annual-Report-10-11