Current Exhibitions


New Glass 2015: Archaeology, Excavation and the Arcane

Curator: Magda Keaney

17 June 2015 to 30 August 2015

In June 2015 the Canberra Glassworks celebrates the centenary of our home, the Kingston Power House, the first of several landmark buildings designed in Canberra by architect John Smith Murdoch. We are taking the opportunity to celebrate the past while looking to the future, with an exhibition featuring the work of a new generation of Australian glassmakers. The exhibition will be a curated selection of exciting new glass talent whose work pushes boundaries of traditional studio practice in concept and execution. The exhibition is themed around the ideas of archaeology, excavation and the arcane, encouraging visitors to think about what history is, how we uncover it, the unexpected secrets it holds and how even the things we take for granted as new technology today can seem outdated and ancient in a few years or a decade.

Participating artists: Lucy Quinn (QLD), Nick Adams (ACT), Georgina Cockshott (VIC), Lea Douglas (ACT), Ngaio Fitzpatrick (ACT) and Alex Valero (SA).


View the online catolouge here:

View the essay here: HERE


New Glass 2015 Writing Competition

Canberra Glassworks is seeking new glass writers to creatively and critically respond to the New Glass 2015: Archaeology, Excavation and the Arcane exhibition. If you are a writer residing in the ACT and interested in entering this new competition, you’ll have the chance to win a $500 cash prize and a 1 year ACT Writers Centre membership. Entries should be 1000 words or less and take into consideration the New Glass 2015: Archaeology, Excavation and the Arcane exhibition which is on at Canberra Glassworks from 17 June to 30 August 2015.

Further information on how to enter is provided here: NewGlass-WritingCompv3

Download Entry Form: NewGlass-WritingComp-Entryv4

This competition has been initiated in 2015 by Canberra Glassworks in partnership with the ACT Writers Centre.


Image: Nick Adams, Duck Duck Dog, 2014


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