Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS)

The Australian National University (ANU) School of Art & Design’s Emerging Artist Support Scheme (EASS) was conceived in 1988 by then Director of the School of Art Professor David Williams. It gives Patrons of the School of Art & Design the opportunity to support students both at the end of undergraduate programs, and during graduate studies.

The Canberra Glassworks EASS Residency supports one graduate of the ANU School of Art & Design with a month long residency and some mentoring support.

Materials are not provided.

This is an awarded residency and has no application process.


Bethany Lick


Emerging artist Bethany Lick was awarded the EASS award after graduating from ANU School of Art and Design in 2019. She uses blown glass forms to create controlled environments and captured spaces by laying forms inside of forms. Looking at texture, colour and engraving Bethany’s carefully crafted pieces grow internal stories within.

Louis Grant


Louis Grant is an emerging artist whose practice explores the paradox of the queer self, searching for an authentic queer voice between the exaggerated ‘performance of self’ and the suppression of ‘true self’. Grant’s work presents a deconstruction of process, not of personality. It focuses on methods of unbecoming, unmaking and undoing through the ‘queer art of failure’ to strip back the performance of self to find an authentic, raw and nuanced voice. Through this deconstruction of process, the artist begins to create a material voice that, much like his queer self, is outside the norm.

Nyx Mathews


Nyx Mathews is a sculptor working across multiple media, with a focus on glass and metal. Through speculative works which are materially both ambiguous and experimental, she explores anthropogenic environments and their impact on human beings.
“My central interest is in the interaction of anthropogenic environments and human beings. Through a broad range of media, with a focus on experimental material processes, I make work that questions the artificial landscapes and interior spaces we are encouraged to accept as standard.

Rose-Mary Faulkner


Rose-Mary Faulkner graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a
Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with honours in 2016. Her current work is an investigation into
methods of mapping and recording the female figure. Through employing the layering of
abstracted photographic imagery and the material qualities of glass Rose-Mary explores the
female form.
“The body is simultaneously familiar and foreign to us. It is with us always, yet we only ever
have a restricted personal viewpoint of ourselves,” Rose-Mary says. “My current work presents
a study of my own body from this this unique and subjective line of sight, aiming to map and
record the female figure through abstracted and layered photographic imagery in order to
analyse form and surface.”

Hannah Gason


Hannah recently graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with honours. During her studies, Hannah developed her own kiln-forming processes to create abstract glass panels by bringing together fragments of colour, line and markings.