Category: Announcements

Easter Show 2015

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 […]

Glass Blowing Scholarships

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 […]

Artist’s Open Studio

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  

Vicki Torr Prize

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 […]

Wanganui Masterclass

  Transposing Glass March 29 – April 1, 2015 Wanganui, New Zealand It’s time to register for Denise Pepper’s Masterclass in Pate De Verre! There are now just four places remaining. The workshop will also coincide with Wanganui’s Artist Open Studio event. For more information, or to register, email

Easter Show Reminder

 Only 5 days left! It’s now time to organise your entry for the 2015 Royal Easter Show. All forms need to be received by Saturday, February 28. Your work should be couriered or hand delivered to the ASB Showgrounds between March 25-28, 2015. For more information, go to    

Kirra Illuminating Glass Award 2015

Above: The KIGA 2014 winner – Raven’s Clutch by Robert Wynne.   Kirra Galleries, in conjunction with Fed Square in Melbourne, has announced the second Kirra Illuminating Glass Award (KIGA). Both Australian and New Zealand artists are invited to submit entry forms and provide their concepts for internally-lit glass sculptures. The winning entry will receive A$15,000, […]

Changing Of The Guard

SAY HELLO TO YOUR NEW COMMITTEE  They are: Heather Olesen – President ( Lisa Mak – Secretary Karryn Wallis – Treasurer ( Cally McKenzie and Katherine Robinson – Newsletter Kathryn Bartlett – Website ( Alistair Mead – Sponsorship  Karin Barr and Kathryn Bartlett – Fundraising John and Frances Hanson – Easter Show  Linda Fraser – Membership We are grateful that Mark […]

Easter Show 2015

It’s time to start planning for the 2015 Easter Show, which is New Zealand’s largest art competition. Over 135,000 people attended this 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. The entry forms must be received by February 28, […]