Members Exhibition – Deadline Extended!


A major exhibition of works by NZSAG and Ausglass members will coincide with the conference. 

Works will be eligible for prizes to be announced over the course of the conference. 

Extended closing deadline for entries!!


26 January – 3 March, 2019 at the Sarjeant Gallery’s object-based gallery above the i-SITE at 31 Taupo Quay, Whanganui.

Members of Ausglass and NZSAG

We’d be delighted to see your art glass displayed at The CoLab Members Exhibition. The exhibition will be on view at the Sarjeant Gallery’s object-based gallery situated upstairs at 31 Taupo Quay in the i-SITE building. The theme for the conference is collaboration and contributors are invited to embrace this in their submitted work.

NZSAG and Ausglass appreciate and thank the Sarjeant Gallery for partnering with our organisations to host this exhibition. We’re looking forward to seeing all exhibited works at The CoLab Conference in Whanganui 2019.


EXTENDED close for entries: 5pm*, 7 December, 2018 (* 3pm AEDT)

Deliveries to: New Zealand Glassworks, 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui, New Zealand 4500

Delivery contact: Scott Redding (P: +64 6 927 6803 E:

Delivery times: 10am – 4pm

Couriered deliveries received: 14 – 18 January, 2019 (Monday to Friday)

Hand deliveries received: 18 – 20 January, 2019 (Friday to Sunday only)

Exhibition dates: 26 January – 3 March, 2019

The CoLab Conference opening event: 6 – 8pm, Friday 15 February, 2019,

Post-exhibition collections: 6 – 10 March, 2019

Please read the Exhibition TERMS AND CONDITIONS: These include important information about your participation in the exhibition. In submitting an entry you have agreed to and are bound by these.


Online Application Form

A Collaborative Chandelier for The CoLab Conference

Are you up for;

  • Doing something different?
  • Taking on a challenge?
  • Working with other artists?
  • Adding ‘unique’ to your CV?

To celebrate the theme of collaboration, the Crystal Chain Gang (CCG) has initiated and will facilitate a project to create a collaborative chandelier for The CoLab Conference. This project has been sponsored by New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG), Ausglass, The Sarjeant Gallery and New Zealand Glassworks (NZG).

We would like to invite all NZSAG & Ausglass Members to become collaborative partners in this exciting art project. The vision is to collectively create a dynamic, illuminated work of art glass that will be assembled and then exhibited at the Sarjeant Gallery for The CoLab Conference. The chandelier will be publicly displayed (not for sale).

Chandeliers have been a popular, desirable and enduring decorative object throughout centuries. Their history spans more than eight hundred years. Chandeliers evolved from rock crystal hanging constructions to elaborate cut crystals and ostentatious features for grand palaces which symbolized wealth, luxury and grandeur. Modern society is such that chandeliers are no longer the exclusive domain of the rich and famous. Contemporary chandeliers combine elements of both classic and modern design, which grace the ceilings of current day homes, providing illuminated enchantment for the dwellers within.

We would like artists to think about what a chandelier means to them. Be inspired and interpret this concept with the creation of components, able to be suspended, that reflect this idea from within your own practice.

Please download the information and form here.



A combined Online exhibition with NZSAG and CGS



We are pleased to announce details of a first for New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG) – a juried online exhibition, to be held in conjunction with the Contemporary Glass Society’s (CGS) Members. CGS is celebrating its 20th Anniversary (in 2017) by holding a series of national and international collaborative exhibitions. We think this is a fantastic opportunity for our members especially in the lead up to our 2019 conference ‘CoLab’ and encourage all to participate. 

The exhibition work is open all techniques including hot glass, fused glass, stained glass, pâte de verre, engraving, jewellery, cast glass and mixed media by NZSAG members and members of CGS.

  • The closing date for entries will be 6th Oct 2018
  • A selection of Juried entries, curated by CGS, will be exhibited in an online gallery hosted by the CGS website 
  • The gallery of selected entries will be online for viewing from 20th October.
  • There is no entry fee to the exhibition but there is a 30% commission

COLLABORATE THEME: Open to the artists’ interpretation of the concept of collaboration, what it means to us as individuals, as artists and as a community.

Please download an entry form here: Collaborate_NZSAG_CGS_Entry_Form

Please complete this form, save as a Word .doc or .docx with your last name & initial in the file name and email with 1- 3 jpeg images per piece to keeping a copy for yourself. Make sure your image files are at 300dpi are named with: Last Name, Initial, title of work and any photographer’s credit.


Past Catalogues

Free Catalogues – first in first served


We are having a clean out and still have some exhibition catalogues remaining from the New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass members show in 2015 and 2016! If any members would like a copy, please contact Copies are free for members on a first in first served basis. You will just need to pay for postage or collect from Whanganui. Great for reference or for your portfolio. 

2018 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Arts Review

 The winner of the Arts Review Open Award is ‘Breathe’ by Kathryn Wightman. Judge Karl Chitham said the work drew him back again and again – beautiful and full of depth and lustre, it hints at memory and nostalgia. Incredibly it is kiln formed glass with sintered glass powder. Congratulations Kathryn!

New Zealand’s longest running Arts Review is on show until May 13th at the Sarjeant on the Quay Gallery in Whanganui.

Always a diverse selection of work across all media being made in the Whanganui region.
This year is no exception. Among the work is a good selection of glass pieces including the over all winner of this years review “Breathe” by Kathryn Wightman.

Selected works in glass by:

• Carmen Simmonds

• Emma Camden

• Phillip Stokes

• Claire Bell

• David Traub

  • Kathryn Wightman – 2018 Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui Open Award

• Jonathon Cuff – Ceramic Lounge Merit Award 

Re posted from the NZSAG March Newsletter and the Sarjeant Gallery Website and Facebook