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101 Local Humans

Who else is in for the next chapter of the #humanbrochure? 101 Local Humans wanted  Applications close at 11.59pm on Thursday, 10 April.   Each of the 101 savvy storytellers selected will get to invite local and interstate guests or family to share in one of 101 VIP experiences on the weekend of 31 October to 2 November 2014. Canberra Glassworks will be offering the 101 Local Humans an Arts and Culture experience.  We can’t wait to hear what our 101 Local Humans have to say about us through their social media channels!  Canberra Glassworks is regularly sending out news through its social media channels in addition to this regular newsletter.  If you’re on Twitter follow us @CBRGlassworks.  Please like us on Facebook



Evelyn Dunstan Masterclass, Artist Talk & Exhibition

Canberra Glassworks will be presenting an Evelyn Dunstan Masterclass from 9am –4.30pm on 28 April –3 May 2014. Evelyn is a contemporary glass artist from New Zealand who is recognised for her elaborate and complicated botanical glass castings. Her works are extraordinary in their sophistication and she is in Australia teaching classes for the School of Art, ANU and Canberra Glassworks.  The masterclass she’s presenting at Canberra Glassworks will have a very technical orientation. It will focus on wax and refractory investments. She will introduce participants to her current methods and they will explore different approaches, materials and application techniques. This class is aimed towards further enhancing and expanding skills and knowledge that will offer a creative freedom and broaden your vision of where you go and what is possible within lost-wax glass casting. Previous experience or an understanding of the lost wax casting process is a prerequisite.  Cost: $1210 including materials. To inquire about this workshop please contact our new Education and Public Programs Coordinator Amanda Coleman on 6163 4256 or email Places are limited.

Works by Evelyn Dunstan will feature in an exhibition Glass Miniatures curated by Lisa Cahill at Bilk Gallery from 16 April to 7 June 2014.

An Evelyn Dunstan, Artist Talk will be presented by the ANU School of Art on Tuesday April 22, 6pm at the Lecture Theatre, School of Art, ANU. Level two, School of Art, South end Childers St, Acton ACT.   All welcome.



April School Holiday Workshops

Canberra Glassworks is encouraging kits to really branch out these school holidays!  Come along and see The Tree exhibition – it’s free and open from 10am to 4pm Wednesdays to Sundays.  Kids aged 8-14 years can book into a Growing a Forest’! workshop.  They will learn to cut glass and make some of their very own glass tree art with a professional artist.  If they’re over 8 years, they can join in on an Easter Make Your Own tile class – it’s all about chocolate!  Phone 6260 7005 or email to book and find out more about workshop costs.



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Congratulations to Mel Douglas who recently won the 2014 Tom Malone Prize for contemporary glass artists for her work Camber.  Now in its twelfth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. This year’s short-list included ten artists from around the country: Andrew Baldwin (Canberra), Clare Belfrage (Adelaide), Mel Douglas (Canberra), Tim Edwards (Adelaide), Kevin Gordon (Perth), Jeremy Lepisto (Canberra), Nick Mount (Adelaide), Jasmine Targett (Melbourne), Tevita Havea (Sydney) and Jamie Worsley (Perth).

The National Student Art Glass Prize was awarded to ANU School of Art Student Sara Humphrey for her work A Giocherellare on Friday 4 April at the Wagga Wagga Regional Gallery.  Hannah Gason was also commended for her efforts on the night and some very encouraging words were relayed to our Canberra Glassworks artists by Frank Howarth.










Boy’s Art Education Symposium 2014

Call for Panel, Call for Papers

We are pleased to announce the Call for Panelists and Papers for the 2014 Boy’s Art Education Symposium which will be held at St Edmund’s 3rd - 5th July 2014. Submissions close March 29th

The theme of the symposium is ‘Breaking the Stereotypes’.   This exciting symposium will challenge the notion of boy’s disengagement in secondary school Visual Arts; and seek to promote boys art education in a healthy and meaningful way. The theme aims to explore the inquiry and framing of the complex issues faced by art educators today; including the pedagogies and technologies that facilitate boy’s creative needs.

This symposium will be celebrating the achievements of boys in visual arts through presentations, artist’s talks, gallery visits, workshops and case studies. We welcome submissions from educators and researchers to peer review papers, to be presented to an anticipated audience of secondary art educators, pre-service educators, school leaders and policy makers.

Proposals for the 2014 Boy’s Art Education Symposium Panel and paper submissions should be submitted by March 29th 2014. Each proposal should include title short abstract of 300 words, with inclusion of any technical requirements. Notification of accepted panel and paper proposals will be received by April 21st.

Selected panelists will receive recognition as a featured panelist in conference marketing materials and travel reimbursement to and from the event and one night’s stay.
Further information regarding submission of abstracts and registration can be obtained from or contact Andrew Jones Tel: + 61 (2)   6239 0657    Fax: + 61 (2)  6295 1356   Email:






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