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Welcome to the New Zealand Glass Society!

Artists are represented in glass practices including: blowing, kiln casting, flame working, fusing, stained glass, pate-de-verre, cold construction and mixed media.

Established in 1980, NZSAG is a non-profit organisation consisting of artists, collectors, interested members of the public and related institutions.

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Any news items should be sent to: news@nzsag.co.nz

Easter Show 2017

It’s time to start planning for the 2017 Easter Show, which is New Zealand’s largest art competition.
Over 135,000 people attended last year’s event, providing a wonderful opportunity for our members to showcase their work.

If you would like to be involved, there are two main categories: Decorative & Sculptural; plus Wearable Glass (2 for 1 entry in wearable glass). The entry forms must be received by March 16th, 2017, and there is no restriction on the number of pieces you can enter.

For more information, please click here for the Easter Show schedule (pdf).

 

 

 

NZSAG Conference ‘Light+Form’

NZSAG 2016 ‘LIGHT + FORM’ CONFERENCE

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Sat 22nd, Sun 23rd, & Mon 24th October, 2016

NZSAG are very proud to hosting its 20th Biennial 2016 Conference in Auckland, and celebrating this significant accomplishment.

The aim of this conference is to explore and examine the unique relationship between ‘light’ and ‘glass form’, and in gaining a greater understanding of how the interaction of light and form influences the glass craft, design, techniques and processes.

Eleven prominent National and International artists and lecturers have been chosen, for their glass craft, art and design techniques and processes at the 2016 Conference.  These stimulating lectures are and incredible opportunity for the development of NZ glass artists, and are designed to help learn new levels of creativity and to motivate you with fresh and artistic ideas.

So dare to be inspired, and join us by registering early to receive the discount, attend the glass workshops, and book your accommodation using the Conference special booking code.  Remember to include the Saturday night Conference dinner special for $45 (normally $60pp), where the members Exhibition  Awards will be announced and presented.

You can download more detailed information here:
NZSAG 2016 ‘LIGHT + FORM’ Conference Brochure,
Registration_form,
NZSAG Exhibition prize list and the Members Exhibition Terms and Conditions.

Also:
NZSAG 2016 exhibition entry form
NZSAG 2016 terms  conditions members exhibition

For any further enquiries please contact either Francia Smeets (Treasurer) or Heather Olesen (President)

NZSAG Conference 2016

The speakers for the 2016 NZSAG Conference have been finalised and it promises to be an exciting event. We will also be facilitating a number of informative workshops before and after the Conference.

We encourage non-members who are wanting to receive regular updates and newsletters about the Conference/Workshops to fill in a membership application, which can be found under the title ‘Members’ on this website.

For further enquiries, please email president@nzsag.co.nz

Winter Art Market

ASB-Showgrounds

We are very excited to present another wonderful exhibition opportunity for NZSAG members.

The Winter Art Market is being held in conjunction with New Zealand’s largest national food and wine event – the ‘NZ Food Show’ – from July 29 to August 2, 2015.

The Market is located at the ASB Showgrounds in Auckland and we are expecting the same large public exposure to our glass exhibition as with the Easter Show. We therefore encourage all members to plan and enter your work for this event as soon as possible.

For entry information, the detailed application form is attached.

The NZSAG Committee is looking forward to showcasing your fantastic glass artwork at this huge event.

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