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100 years of Kingston Power House

Canberra Glassworks invites you on a special tour of Canberra’s oldest public building, Kingston Power House which turns 100 years old in 2015. Designed by John Smith Murdoch, this building

was the heartbeat of Canberra in its early years. It powered the development of this built city, housed its telecommunications system and provided employment for many people across the region.

Canberrans enjoyed the spoils of the boiler which warmed the nearby swimming hole in the Molongolo River and set their lives by the whistle daily. This FREE tour will take visitors through the building, exposing some of its historic features and some creative contemporary glass additions.

Dates: Every Saturday

Times: 11am

Cost: FREE

Bookings: Required, please contact 6260 7005 (Wed-Sun), or email contactus@canberraglassworks.com

Canberra Glassworks 8th birthday

5pm – 8pm on Friday 1 May 2015 including performance in the Hotshop from 6 – 7pm.

Canberra Glassworks invites you to celebrate our 8th birthday from 5pm – 8pm on Friday 1 May 2015, with the celebrations continuing on Saturday 2 May 2015.  We’ll present a very special performance from 6pm – 7pm from the Hotshop floor by artist Sarah Humphrey’s cast glass violin and cello, A Giocherellare. Sarah was winner of the 2014 National Student Art Glass prize and the works are from the National Art Glass Gallery collection. This performance is FREE and scheduled as part of the opening night of the Canberra International Music Festival.  While here you’ll see artists working in the facility and you can participate in a Make Your Own tile workshop.  We’re also offering a 10% discount on items purchased from the Canberra Glassworks shop (glass only).

Entry is FREE.

Bookings are encouraged to contactus@canberraglassworks.com or ph: 02 6260 7005

Glass 2015: Winter Glass Market

4pm – 11pm Saturday 20 June

Canberra Glassworks celebrates 100 years of Kingston Power House and the power of contemporary glass with a Winter Glass Market for the Canberra community.  It will feature a spectacular range of glass for sale, live glass demonstrations, warming winter food and wine and entertainment.  Entry to the event is FREE and bookings can be made from 24 April 2015.  To express interest in attending or to find out more phone 02 6260 7005 or email contactus@canberraglassworks.com


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  • Make Your Own

    Make Your Own

    Working one-on-one with an experienced glass blower, be guided through the processes to make a stylish paperweight. Saturday and Sundays from 10am – 4pm. Bookings essential - call 02 6260 7005.


  • Easter Egg Hunt

    Easter Egg Hunt

    Join in on the fun on Easter Sunday with an Easter egg hunt around the historical Kingston Power House. Complete the Light Bulb moments worksheet while gathering yummy Easter eggs. Prizes will be given to those that complete the worksheet. Dates: Sunday 5 April, Times: 12-12:30pm, Cost: FREE *limited numbers apply

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