Conference 2014

Image + Object

NZSAG Conference and AGM
Labour Weekend 25, 26 October, 2014

 Jubilee Hall

545 Parnell Road

Parnell, Auckland
New Zealand

CLICK HERE for Conference Registration Forms

and associated members exhibition

The Pah Homestead
TSB Wallace Arts Trust, Hillsborough Rd, AUCKLAND

21st October  to 16th November

CLICK HERE for Exhibition Registration Forms



In glass, our works are represented to others by images and explanations of all kinds, in books, magazines and online as well as by the physical object itself. However, the objects themselves are often inspired from or use images and information from any of the above resources. The aim of this conference is to explore the relationship between object, image, information and representation and what it means to make glass based works in the twenty first century.



Over the next few weeks we will be updating this page bringing you more information about the line up of highly regarded local and international speakers:
Prof Keith Cummings (UK)
Jeffrey Sarmiento (UK)
Richard Parrish (USA)
April Surgent (USA)
Laurie Young and Chris Arnold (Aus)
Holly Grace (Aus)
Peter Collis (NZ)
Haru Sameshima (NZ)
Ian Scherger (NZ)
Garry Nash (NZ)
Jenna Makgill (NZ)



Members Exhibition

Our members exhibition registration form is available. Download it here! We’re really looking forward to some outstanding entries.
Prizes generously donated from national and international supporters:
The Wallace Arts Trust
Claudia Borella Glass Design
Ann Robinson
Te Rongo Kirkwood
Affordable Inspirations
Di Tocker
Craft Arts International
Gaffer Glass
Diamond Edge


Entry and Pricing

Need more information about pricing your piece?

Looking for detail on prize qualifications and key dates?


We’ve added one-page information sheets to our conference forms.

You can find them by heading HERE



There’s a stellar line-up for the 2014 NZSAG conference, Image + Object.  We’ll continue to update you with workshop information, speaker teasers, and other useful information over the next months.  The committee looks forward to seeing you in Auckland in October!

April Surgent

April Surgent Workshop

April works in Seattle as a glass engraver utilizing digital photographic resource material as a basis for cameo carving. She uses layered fused flat glass panels and overlaid blown glass to create works vastly different from traditional cameo glass.

Figurative engraving is of increasing interest as practitioners look for alternative ways of creating marks and images on glass. Fusers and blowers alike will be interested in seeing April’s unique layering system for creating cutting blanks and how she views preparing/layering an image to cut.

April will be speaking during our Image + Object conference, and is leading a workshop, 21-23 October.

Find out more about April here.