The Kids’ Glass Design Competition

The 2015 Kids’ Glass Design Competition asks ACT and region kids to design a glass work that considers what the Kingston Power House means to them in 2015 and during its 100th birthday year.

It is a building of industrial and architectural significance that is a landmark on its lakeside setting at Kingston Foreshore. It was built between 1913 and 1915 and was designed by the Federal Government architect at the time, J S Murdoch. It was one of the first permanent buildings in Canberra and was of social importance in the early years of the city. It was transformed into Canberra Glassworks in 2007 as a special initiative of the ACT Government through artsACT.

The young designers will be asked to choose a glass process or technique they may want their work to be created with by a professional artist. The options will be Kiln Formed Glass, Cast Glass or Hot Blown Glass. There will be three age categories for the competition including 3 – 8 years, 9 – 13 yearsand 14 – 17 years. The shortlisted winners in each category will be invited to work with a professional artist in a special workshop session during DESIGN Canberra to further develop their designs. Final entries by the Shortlisted winners will be due on Monday 23 November 2015 and then considered by a panel of judges including the artists involved in the project. The winners will keep the finished works, to be presented to them at a special event in January 2016.

The 2015 Kids’ Design Competition will be launched during Childrens Week in October. Stay tuned for more details, including how to enter.

For more information on Children’s Week, please visit This project is also a part of the DESGIN Canberra program, for further information visit,


Gabrielle McCormack work by Simon Maberley                                   Gabrielle McCormack Design Belconnen Markets 22 Nov 2014

                       Work and design by 2014 winner Gabrielle McCormack 

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