Conditions of Entry



Entries must be received by Canberra Glassworks before 4pm on 31 March 2017.

Entries are only accepted from artists who are practising primarily in the ACT or region.  In order to establish whether applicants have a practice in the ACT and region, and consistent with artsACT policy, Canberra Glassworks may consider the extent to which an applicant is able to address the following in the last two years:

  • Being recognised as an ACT artist by peers.
  • Evidence of consistent promotion as an ACT artist.
  • Regularity of making and/or presenting work in the ACT.
  • Employment in the ACT arts sector.
  • Collaboration and active engagement with the ACT arts sector.
  • Formal training or education in the arts in the ACT.
  • Entries should be made during the 12 months prior to 31 March 2017.

Entry to the Hindmarsh Prize is free of charge.

Artists entering the Hindmarsh Prize should have their works available for sale during the exhibition, whereby they will receive a 60% commission on sale with all sales to be administered by Canberra Glassworks.

Multiple entries per artist can be submitted, but only one entry per artist may be shortlisted.

All entrants must be Australian residents.  An ‘Australian resident’ is someone who holds a current permanent residency visa, or is an Australian citizen. Those who hold a student visa, or any other visa that is not a permanent residency visa, are not eligible to enter.

Works must include glass but can also include other materials.

Collaborative works will be considered, but please note the details of the collaboration on the entry form.  If works are collaborative, the names of all collaborating artists must be specified, along with the nature of collaboration.  
The work must be the original work of the entrant.

There is no restriction on the size of the work but it should be suitable for exhibition in the Fitter Workshop.  
The entrant warrants that they own the intellectual property rights in their submission and that any intellectual property rights and moral rights of a third party have not been infringed. The entrant must obtain the consent of persons featured in their submitted works for all marketing, educational and publicity uses of such works and ensure that additional consents or licenses required in respect of names, trademarks, designs, works of art or any other intellectual property depicted in the work are obtained prior to entry.

Entries require an Artist Statement up to 400 words about the work. The artist(s) should explain how the work fits into their vision for their art and information about previous work or achievement which have contributed to its development.

Entries require up to three photographs of the finished work to a professional standard (at least 300dpi)
Entries require documentation of the process of the work being made. This should include 3 to 5 photographs of different stages of its development and/or 2 – 5 minutes of video footage demonstrating the artist’s approach.  Where the work is made at Canberra Glassworks, in-house equipment (camera/video camera) can be provided to the artist for this purpose.  Canberra Glassworks will produce an audiovisual display for the Hindmarsh Prize showing documentation of the works in progress during the exhibition.

Photographs submitted should be available for marketing and promotional purposes by Canberra Glassworks.
Canberra Glassworks will produce an Exhibition Catalogue in print and online for the Hindmarsh Prize 2017.

Entries must include an artist statement of maximum 400 words about how the current work fits into their maturing vision for their art and information about previous work or achievements which have contributed to its development. 

Entries will be judged by the panel appointed by Canberra Glassworks Ltd. At all stages, the decision of the judges is final and no discussion will be entered into.

Copyright in all exhibited artworks will remain with the artist. It is a condition of entry that the entrant grants to Canberra Glassworks Ltd the right to freely use, communicate, reproduce and publish all exhibited works for publicity, promotional and educational purposes associated with the Hindmarsh Prize in both digital and print mediums.

Should the shortlisted work require non-standard additional display equipment, the entrant must make all transport bookings and pay all transport fees and charges for the delivery of the equipment to the Canberra Glassworks and the return of the equipment from Canberra Glassworks following the exhibition. It is the sole responsibility of the entrants to insure the equipment for loss and damage while in transit to and from Canberra Glassworks.

Shortlisted works must be packed to a professional standard and delivered to Canberra Glassworks by no later than 4pm on Friday 28 April 2017