Hindmarsh Prize



JUDGing panel


Nick Mitzevich

Director (incoming), National Gallery of Australia


Aimee Frodsham

Artistic Director, Canberra Glassworks

Aimee Frodsham began her career as an art handler after graduating from the Glass Department at the Canberra School of Art in 1999. After working on projects such as the installation of the National Museum of Australia and Anzac Hall, Aimee moved to London to work at the V&A and followed by Tate Gallery where she worked as Planning Manager across four of Tate’s gallery sites. Since returning to Australia in 2015, Aimee has renewed her passion for glass as Program Director at the Canberra Glassworks, before moving to Parliament House to take up the position of Program Manager for the Parliament House Art Collection. Aimee has curated a number of successful exhibitions including 2016 Hindmarsh Prize, Meeting Place - Michael Nelson Jagamara and Imants Tillers and Design in a Decade the 1980’s. She has recently been appointed Artistic Director at the Canberra Glassworks.


Eva Czernis-Ryl

Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences

Eva is a design historian, author and award-winning curator of decorative arts and design at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney. She has published and curated exhibitions in areas ranging from 18th century porcelain and Australian colonial gold, to Italian design and Australian and international studio glass, metalwork, textiles and jewellery. 

Eva was co-curator of Inspired! Design Across Time. Among major exhibitions she curated were Contemporary Silver: Made In Italy' and the critically acclaimed A Fine Possession: Jewellery and Identity. Eva has particular interest in revealing connections between the allied fields of decorative and fine arts, design, craft, science and technology.


Ewan McEoin

The Hugh Williamson Senior Curator of Contemporary Design and Architecture, National Gallery of Victoria

Ewan McEoin is the Senior Curator of the newly formed Department of Contemporary Design and Architecture at the National Gallery of Victoria. This department, the first of its kind in Australia, bringing contemporary design into the sphere of a major art institution, collects, exhibits and considers the most interesting trajectories of design today.

Ewan has two decades of experience at the forefront of the Australian design industry working in design strategy, curating and publishing.  

Ewan was long standing Editor of (inside) Australia Design Review; and Creative Director of the Victorian Government’s State of Design Festival in 2008 and 2009 and Unlimited the Queensland Government backed Asia Pacific Design Triennial in 2010.

He published the Sydney and Melbourne Design Guides and recently edited a Monograph on the architecture of 2015 AIA gold medalist Peter Stutchbury.


Rebecca Evans

Curator of Decorative Arts, Art Gallery of South Australia

In February 2016, Rebecca Evans commenced at the Art Gallery of South Australia as the Curator of Decorative Arts previously Assistant Curator, Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, Sydney (2009-2016). Evans looks after the Gallery’s extensive collection of Australian and International decorative arts. AGSA holds the largest and most significant collection of William Morris material outside the UK and has significant holdings of South Australian colonial silverwork and furniture and contemporary Australian craft. In May, 2016 she curated the first survey of the work of contemporary jewellery and artist Catherine Truman and is currently working on a significantcontemporary fashion exhibition in collaboration with the Adelaide Fashion Festival for 2017.

Photo: Sven Kovac