Canberra Glassworks has announced the next iteration of its annual Hindmarsh Prize, which has honored contemporary glass artists from the Canberra region since 2016. The first biennial Klaus Moje Glass Award (KMGA), named for the artist and founder of Canberra’s Australian National University School of Art Glass Workshop, has broadened the focus to include participants from across the nation of Australia, and honors the legacy of one of the most important pioneers of Australian glass, Klaus Moje (1936 - 2016). The deadline to apply is August 14, 2019.
KMGA's 2019 judging panel will consist of Natasha Bullock, Assistant Director, National Gallery of Australia, Eva Czernis-Ryl, Curator Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences, and Aimee Frodsham, Artistic Director, Canberra Glassworks. The award is meant to "recognize outstanding achievement in contemporary glass art and celebrate the work of artists whose practices are among the most innovative and influential in this medium". The winner will be awarded $10,000 in prize money and a four-week residency at Canberra Glassworks. Shortlisted and winning pieces will be exhibited at Thor's Hammer Gallery September 20th to October 12th. In the alternate year, as part of the Klaus Moje Projekt, the Tall Foundation and Canberra Glassworks will present an Artist Intensive facilitated by a prominent international artist, further details of which will be available soon. KMGA will be sponsored by patron John Hindmarsh and the Tall Foundation.
Entries will be accepted from artists who are Australian Citizens or permanent residents who currently live and work in Australia. Those who hold a student visa, or any other visa that is not a permanent residency visa, are not eligible to enter. Applications close 4 pm Wednesday, August 14th, 2019.