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 29All day Jennifer Kemarre Martiniello
10am - 12pmKatie-Ann Houghton
Thursday 30All day Megan Wilkinson
10am - 12pmMatt Curtis
12:30pm - 4pmGlassworks production team led by Annette Blair
Katie-Ann Houghton
Friday 1All dayBrian Hirst
10am - 12pmGlassworks production team led by Katie-Ann Houghton
Annette Blair
12:30pm - 4pmTom Rowney
Saturday 2All day Make your own with Nadina Geary
Beginners Glass Blowing with Rob Schwartz
Sunday 3All dayMake your own with Nadina Geary
Beginners Glass Blowing with Rob Schwartz
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