What’s On at Canberra Glassworks

Open Wed to Sun 10AM to 4PM.

This week’s Hotshop Calendar

Gain unique insights into the artistic processes behind our amazing hirers from our Viewing Platform. Watch molten glass transform in the Hotshop, visiting artists develop projects in the Engine Room, glass tubing glow in the Neon Studio and large commissions come together in our flexible Project Space.

So watch this space and plan your next visit to Canberra Glassworks.


Please note the Hotshop is often empty between 12 noon to 1 pm as artists take their lunch break.


Wednesday 15All day Holly Grace
10am-12pmJosic Gluck
12:30pm-4pmGlassworks production team lead by Annette Blair
Thursday 16All dayJosie Gluck
Tom Rowney
10am-12pmKatie-Ann Houghton
Holly Grace
12:30pm-4pmAlex Fitzpatrick
Friday 17All dayGlassworks production team lead by Tom Rowney
10am-12pmJosie Gluck
Meg Wilkinson
Saturday 18All dayMake your own with Nadina Geary
Glass Blowing class with Rob Schwartz
Glass Blowing class with Thom Pearson
Josie Gluck
Holly Grace
Sunday 19All dayMake your own with Meg Wilkinson
Glass Blowing class with Rob Schwartz
12:30pm-4pmBronte Cormican-Jones
FREE Heritage Tour

Duration 1 hr| Tour max 6

Discover more than you imagined on a special tour of Canberra’s oldest public building, the Kingston Powerhouse, which celebrated its centenary in 2015. Designed by John Smith Murdoch, the Power House 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.

This free tour will take visitors through the building, exposing some of its historic features and some creative contemporary glass additions too. Booking is essential!

Most Saturdays from 11AM.

Behind the Scenes History Tour

Duration 45 min – 90 min | Tour max 20

Take a behind the scenes tour of Canberra Glassworks. The first public building in Canberra, the Kingston Powerhouse was instrumental in providing electricity for the building of the new capital. Now re-purposed into an important arts facility within the historic building, this tour tells the story of the building where visitors can discover the remaining features of its previous industrial use and gain an understanding of the
different equipment and workshops in its current form.

Participants will see artists in action in the Hotshop making blown glass objects and will gain an understanding of all the different ways that handmade glass objects are created in our various workshops.

If you would like to add on a Tile Making Class for each participant for $30 each, please contact lilith.silva@canberraglassworks.com

Cost: $20 per person (option of additional Tile Making Class cost at $30 per person)
Duration: 45 min (90 min with Tile Making Class)
When: Wednesday and Friday, 10:30am and 2pm
Group Size: Minimum 5, Maximum 20