Canberra Glassworks annual glass prize now offers $10,000 in prize money, a four-week residency and freighting services by IAS Fine Art Logistics to the value of $2500.

Kate Baker,  Lena on the Tramp , 2018, hand and digitally printed silver mirror, courtesy of the artist. Image: Brenton McGeachie

Kate Baker, Lena on the Tramp, 2018, hand and digitally printed silver mirror, courtesy of the artist. Image: Brenton McGeachie


Held in the Fitters Workshop adjacent to Canberra Glassworks, the exhibition of shortlisted works for the inaugural Hindmarsh Prize in 2016 exposed a captive audience to the world-class contemporary glass from around Canberra and the region.

Initiated by arts patron, Mr John Hindmarsh AM and in partnership with Canberra Glassworks, the Hindmarsh Prize has instantly become a much valued, generous and creative contribution to the artists’ local calendar.

"As part of its commitment to the cultural diversity of the ACT, Hindmarsh places great value in fostering its vibrant local arts community, with the ambition of widening its scope and level of interest throughout the region," says John Hindmarsh. "To that end, Hindmarsh is delighted to be supporting Canberra Glassworks and the variety of talented artists associated with the organisation, many of whom have produced outstanding works of not only national, but international renown."

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“As an artist, exhibition opportunities such as this are important for our practices and offer exposure of our work to new and wider audiences,” said Kirstie Rea, one of the shortlisted artists for the 2016, 2017 and 2018 prizes. “I was honoured … to have my work exhibited alongside my peers and to subsequently have my work purchased by John Hindmarsh.’

Masahiro Asaka won the inaugural Hindmarsh Prize in 2016 for his work Surge 19, which was subsequently acquired by the Cultural Facilities Corporation, ACT Government. The 2017 Hindmarsh Prize was won by Scott Chaseling for his work Adrift. The 2018 Hindmarsh Prize was won by Kate Baker for her work Lena on the Tramp.

The winner will receive a cash prize of AUD$10,000, the opportunity to work in residence at Canberra Glassworks for four weeks, plus in-kind freight to the amount of $2500 from Hindmarsh Prize Sponsor IAS Fine Art Logistics.

Entries will only be accepted from artists who live and practice in the ACT and region and those who have worked at, or been in residence at, Canberra Glassworks in the 12 months prior to the deadline for entries (16 July 2019).