Residencies

Ilta Ntjara residency 2023

Canberra Glassworks offers a variety of residencies for both emerging and established artists to support them in their practice. Please see below for more details on each of the residencies we offer.

Find out more: ARTIST IN RESIDENCE

Details

The Artist in Residency (AiR) program is for artists who have achieved significant recognition for their technical and artistic
work. The residency provides artists with a place and time for research and development, creating a new body of work, developing a particular idea or continuing along a theme using glass.

AiRs will be provided with a stipend of $1,000, a designated workspace, use of kilns, flameworking, coldshop, hotshop, neon area and mould room. A limited material allowance is available based on project requirements and can be used to purchase raw materials required for the duration of the residency. Artists must be skilled in use of the equipment that they are proposing to use
and be able to work independently in the studio. We encourage artists new to glass to contact us before applying.

Share accommodation in The Chapel can be provided for interstate artists depending on availability. AiRs will be expected to participate in the residency on a full-time basis for the duration of four to six weeks. P It is part of the AiR role to engage with other artists and the public and are expected to give a public talk/ demonstration at the conclusion of their residency.

Eligibility

    • Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or artists who have been based in Australia for more than six months prior to applying.
    • Applicants should be considered an established artist, designer or craftsperson.
    • Applicants should be trained and able to use the equipment within the facilities safely and independently or have a plan to work with glassmakers who are sufficiently trained.

Applicants are not eligible to apply if:

    • They are a student
    • They have received a residency or financial support (over $1,000) from Canberra Glassworks in the last 2 years
Find out more: GLASSWORKS MENTORSHIP

Details

Canberra Glassworks Mentorship offers an artist the opportunity to undertake a self-directed program to support skill building. Based on a proposal of your own requirements and skill level, this financial assistance can be used towards workshops and classes, to participate in Steps-to-Induction and to be mentored by professional artists within Canberra Glassworks or other professionals that will support growth within your artistic practice.

Interstate artists will have shared accommodation available to them in The Chapel at the Glassworks.

Artists should have basic knowledge of the equipment that they are proposing to use and a plan which supports them to develop in those areas. The successful artist will be given a budget of $10,000 for the hiring of equipment and facilities, materials, participation in their chosen class offered at the Glassworks and any mentoring costs. Part of the artist’s role is to engage with other artists in the centre and the public. The recipient of this mentorship may also be required to give a public talk/ demonstration.

 

Eligibility

    • Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or artists who have been based in Australia for more than six months prior to applying.
    • Applicants must have hired CGW facilities in the last 12 months.
    • Applicants should be considere themselves a glass artist, at any stage of their career who wishes to further develop their skills in one or more areas.
      OR
      Have limited glass-making skills based on their proposal and wish to actively improve/learn and can prove their commitment to glass making in the future.

Applicants are not eligible to apply if:

    • They are a student
    • They have received a residency or financial support (over $1,000) from Canberra Glassworks in the last 2 years
    • They plan to produce a one-off body of work using glass (see Artist in Residence program)
Find out more: GRADUATE IN RESIDENCE

Details

The New Graduates program is for artists who have recently graduated university, TAFE or other training programs. They must have achieved significant recognition for their technical and artistic work during their studies and be familiar and highly skilled with the equipment that they are proposing to use and must be able to work safely and independently.

The residency provides artists with a place and time for research and development, creating a new body of work, developing an idea or continuing along a theme. Each New Graduate AiR will be provided with a stipend of $500, $500 budget to be used on mentoring, a studio desk workspace access to workshop areas including use of kilns, flameworking, coldshop, hotshop and mould room.

Shared accommodation in the Chapel will be provided for interstate artists.

Graduates will be expected to participate in the residency on a full-time basis and are required to give a public talk/demonstration.

Eligibility

    • Applicants must be Australian citizens, permanent residents, or artists who have been based in Australia for more than six months prior to applying.
    • Applicants have the support of their lecturer or supervisor.
    • have completed all their studies fully in the past 12 months.
    • Applicants should be trained and able to use the equipment within the facilities safely and independently or within the limitations of the mentoring allowance.

Students with glass making experience from ANU SOAD, UniSA, Monash, SCA, Melbourne Polytechnic and JamFactory associateship programs are encouraged to apply. Graduates from other programs can also apply if they can demonstrate their ability to work independently and safely within the Glassworks workshops.

Applicants are not eligible to apply if:

    • They have completed a PhD
    • They are represented by a commercial gallery
    • They have received a residency or financial support (over $1,000) from Canberra Glassworks in the last 2 years
    • They have any outstanding units to complete. To make the most of this opportunity AiRs are expected to fully commit to this four-week program.

2024 Artists in Residence

Elliot Bastianon (ACT)

Elliot Bastianon is a designer and artist based in Canberra. He has a diverse material palette and attempts to extrapolate the most from everyday things around him; often combining materials in...

Lynda Draper (NSW)

Based on Thirroul (Wollongong NSW), Lynda Draper is an artist and educator who primarily works in the ceramic medium. Her practice explores the intersection between dreams and reality, shaped by...

Kathy Elliott (NSW)

Kathy Elliott is a glass carver and has been working with glass since 1991. Her work is usually made in collaboration with her husband Benjamin Edols, a glass blower. In the course of their...

Janet Fieldhouse (QLD)

As a Torres Strait Islander woman, acknowledging the traditions of navigation, living off the sea and the land, and women’s traditional practices such as weaving body adornments for ceremony. The...

Hannah Gason (ACT)

Hannah Gason, originally from Victoria, graduated from the Australian National University School of Art with a Bachelor of Visual Arts (Glass) with honours in 2015. Using kiln forming processes,...

Art Group Creative Fellow, Josie Gluck 2024 in the Glassworks Hotshop

Josie Gluck (USA)

Art Group Creative Fellow 2024 Artist, designer, and craft-maker, Josie Gluck (USA), is the Interim Program Area Chair in Glass at the Massachusetts College of Art and Design, where she has...

2023 Artists in Residence

Artist, Lisa Sammut, standing in the middle of the Coldshop at Canberra Glassworks

Lisa Sammut

Lisa Sammut Artist-In-Residence (ACT) 20 March to 17 April 2023 Living and working on Ngunnawal & Ngambri courntry (Canberra), Lisa Sammut’s practice encompasses sculpture, light, video and...

Artist, Cam Michael, carving wax in the Mould Room at Canberra Glassworks

Cam Michael

Cam Michael Artist-In-Residence (ACT) 2022 - 2023 Cam Michael is an emerging mixed media artist based on Ngunnawal country (Canberra). Having begun his relationship with glass in classes at...

Artist, Emily Parsons-Lord, standing in the coldshhop at Canberra Glassworks

Emily Parsons-Lord

Emily Parsons-Lord Artist-In-Residence (NSW/VIC) March - June 2023 Previously based in Warrane (Sydney), Emily Parsons-Lord is an emerging visual and performance artist based in Naarm...

Artist, Nick Burridge, polishing glass work in the Coldshop at Canberra Glassworks

Nick Burridge

Nick Burridge Artist-In-Residence (VIC) May – June 2023 Based in Naarm (Melbourne), Nick Burridge explores the complex relationship between industrialisation and nature. His practice, driven by...

Artist, Alex Hirst, blowing glass in the Hotshop at Canberra Glassworks

Alex Hirst

Alex Hirst Artist-In-Residence (VIC) May – June 2023 Alexandra Hirst is a South Australian based artist, whose work spans glass blowing, glass casting and installation. Living and working at...

Three artists in standing in the Engine Room at Canberra Glassworks

Robert Fielding

Robert Fielding Artist-In-Residence (APY Lands) May – June 2023 Robert Fielding is a contemporary artist of Pakistani, Afghan, Western Arrente and Yankunytjatjara descent, who lives in Mimili...

Writer, Erin Vink, typing on her laptop in the residency studios at Canberra Glassworks

Erin Vink

Erin Vink Writer-In-Residence (NSW) May – June 2023 Erin Vink (Ngiyampaa) is a curator and writer living and working on Gadigal land, and currently works as Curator of Aboriginal and Torres...

Artist, Bronte Cormican-Jones, removing glass sheet from kiln

Bronte Cormican-Jones

Bronte Cormican-Jones Graduate-In-Residence (NSW) September 2023 Bronte Cormican-Jones is an emerging contemporary artist and writer working on Garrigal and Darramurragal land, Sydney, Australia....

Artist, Jordan Benson, painting glass

Jordan Benson

Jordan Benson Graduate-In-Residence (VIC) September 2023 Jordan Benson is a stained glass and oil painting artist based in Naarm (Melbourne). His work reflects both scenes and objects from his...

2022 Artists in Residence

Artist, Cam Michael, carving wax in the Mould Room at Canberra Glassworks

Cam Michael

Cam Michael Artist-In-Residence (ACT) 2022 - 2023 Cam Michael is an emerging mixed media artist based on Ngunnawal country (Canberra). Having begun his relationship with glass in classes at...

Artist Consuelo Cavaniglia working on the flat bed at Canberra Glassworks

Consuelo Cavaniglia

Consuelo Cavaniglia Artist-In-Residence (NSW) May 2022 Living and working on Gadigal land, Barani (Sydney), Consuelo Cavaniglia is an interdisciplinary artist whose work focuses on how we see and...

Artist Alex Seton cleaning glass chandelier elements

Alex Seton

Alex Seton Artist-In-Residence (NSW) August 2022 Alex Seton’s artistic practice incorporates sculpture, photography, video and installation to examine problematic ideas and concepts and give them...

Liam Fleming

Liam Fleming Artist-In-Residence (VIC) January to March 2022 Based in Tarntanya (Adelaide, South Australia), Liam Fleming's art practice is characterised by his unique sculptural objects. These...

Clare Millar

Clare Millar Writer-In-Residence (VIC) February - March 2022 Clare Millar is a writer, editor and bookseller working on Wurundjeri country (Melbourne). Her writing has appeared in The Saturday...

Shirley Jianzhen Wu

Shirley Jianzhen Wu Graduate-In-Residence (SA) March - April 2022 Jianzhen Wu (Shirley) is an emerging artist based in Kaurna country (Adelaide, South Australia) who was born and raised in China....

Noah Hartley in the Hotshop with Broni Sargeson

Noah Hartley

Noah Hartley Artist-In-Residence (SA) April - May 2023 Noah Hartley is an emerging glass blower, artist and designer based in Kuarna country (Adelaide, SA). After completing a Bachelor of Design...

Robyn Campbell working in the moulding room at the Canberra Glassworks.

Robyn Campbell

Robyn Campbell Artist-In-Residence (ACT) May – June 2022 Based on Ngunnawal country (Canberra), Robyn Campbell works in both glass and ceramics since returning to her practice in 2013. Prior to...

Artist Broni Sargeson working in the Hotshop with Annette Blair

Broni Sargeson

Broni Sargeson Graduate-In-Residence (ACT) July - August 2022 Living and working on Ngunnawal/Ngambri country (Canberra), Bronwyn Sargeson is an emerging artist primarily working in glass. She...