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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SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW COMMITTEE
- Carmen Simmonds – President (email@example.com)
- Stephanie Benge – Treasurer (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Lisa Mak – Secretary ( email@example.com)
- Briarlee Rees – Newsletter Editor (firstname.lastname@example.org)
- Scott Redding – Exhibition and Catalogue Co-ordinator
- Philip Stokes – Committee Member
- Fran Anderton – Committee Member
- Mark Schafer – Website (email@example.com)
- Sofia Athineou – Facebook Admin
- John and Frances Hanson – Easter Show Convenors
We are grateful that Mark Schafer will continue to update members’ portfolios on the NZSAG website, so please email any new images through to him, and Sofia Athineou has offered to stay in charge of our Facebook page.
The new committee is looking forward to an exciting, positive two years and would like to thank all those who have volunteered their time and effort on previous committees.
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 2016 ‘LIGHT + FORM’ CONFERENCE
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,
– NZSAG Exhibition prize list and the Members Exhibition Terms and Conditions.
– 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)
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.
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The New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass is having its annual exhibition from October 20 to November 15, 2015, at the TSB Wallace Arts Centre in Auckland.
Entry forms MUST be submitted no later than September 25, 2015.
Please see the links below for further information and an entry form:
Pictured Above: Caught #2, by Carmen Simmonds. Image: Tracey Grant Photography.
The Easter Show is over for another year and the glass exhibition looked amazing. There were 96 entries – 18 more than last year. This event provides the perfect opportunity to showcase the quality and diversity of New Zealand glass and we received a really positive response from the public. Thank you to all the NZSAG members who participated. Here […]
Do you know someone who wants to study practical art and blowing glass?
Glass Blowing Scholarships are now available from The Learning Connexion, giving you the opportunity to learn the basics of glass blowing in the Grinter Glass studio in Whangarei.
You can apply for a glass blowing scholarship when you apply to study for a Certificate or Diploma of Art and Creativity at The Learning Connexion.
For more details go to http://www.tlc.ac.nz/enrolment/scholarships/ or contact Keith directly on 0272558727.
Applications for the Grinter Glass scholarships are open to both new and returning students who are signing up for study with The Learning Connexion.
Wanganui is definitely the place to be from March 21-29, with 72 open artist studios to visit.
Both Chronicle Glass (Katie Brown’s work pictured above) and Wanganui Glass School will be opening their doors to the public.
For more information, go to www.openstudios.co.nz
This year’s Vicki Torr Memorial Prize has been awarded to George Agius for her work Whanau: A Breakfast for Ancestors (pictured above).
The work represents the bringing together of six family members from George’s lineage to have breakfast made by her.
Ausglass has described the work as “a playful, heartfelt and engaging piece. There is so much to look at and enjoy about this work. A well-deserved winner.”
George, who is originally from New Zealand and studied at the Wanganui Glass School, is now a practicing artist at Adelaide’s JamFactory.