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Friday November 22, 2019 | by Jillian Cheney

CALL FOR ENTRIES: JamFactory seeks Australian and New Zealand applicants for third annual FUSE Glass Prize

JamFactory has announced the dates for its third biennial FUSE Glass Prize, awarded to glass artists in Australia and New Zealand. According to the website, the prize is awarded to artists who "push themselves and their work to new limits" and display "contemporary artistic expression, the outstanding public collections in the region, and the globally connected art glass ecosystem." The prize began in 2016 as a collaboration between JamFactory and glass collectors Jim and Helen Carreker. The winner will be awarded a $20,000 non-acquisitive cash prize. Additionally, the David Henshall Prize Emerging Artist prize will be awarded to a newer artist, who will receive a $2,500 cash prize and a professional residency at JamFactory.

Entries are open from January 20, 2020 to March 20, 2020. 

Judges for this year’s award are Eva Czernis-Ryl, Curator at the Museum of Applied Arts and Sciences in Sydney; Robert Cook, Curator of 20th Century Art at the Art Gallery of Western Australia; Zhang Lin, Founder, Director and Executive CEO of the Shanghai Museum of Glass; Brian Parkes, CEO and Artistic Director at JamFactory; and Jessica Loughlin, the 2018 FUSE Glass Prize Winner.

Finalists will be notified by March 27, and the winner will be announced on May 14. 

All finalists will have their work shown at JamFactory’s GalleryOne in Adelaide from May 15 to July 4, 2020, then will tour across Australia; additional shows will be held at JamFactory’s second location in Seppeltsfield from July 11 to September 27, 2020 and the Australian Design Centre in Sydney from October 9 to November 18, 2020. 

For more information, consult the award’s website.

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