JamFactory Announces 2016 FUSE Glass Prize Finalists

Fifteen finalists have been selected for the 2016 FUSE Glass Prize, presented by JamFactory.

The artists in both emerging and established categories were selected from a range of 83 Australian and New Zealand entries both at home and across the world. Prize winners are set to take home a $20 000 prize in the established artist category, and $2500 plus professional development opportunities in the emerging artist category. Winners for 2016 will be announced on Thursday, May 12, and the work of all fifteen finalists will be held on exhibition at JamFactory Adelaide from Friday, May 13 until Sunday, July 3, then later at JamFactory Seppeltsfield. A prestigious panel of six judges, including Dr Robert Bell, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the National Gallery of Australia and Lisa Slade, Curator of the 2016 Adelaide Biennial of Australian Art will decide on the final winners. Brian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer and Artistic Director at JamFactory, will also serve as a judge and noted in a press release that “the judges were thrilled with the quality of the applications and it required intensive debate to bring the field, which included so many leading Australian and New Zealand artists working in glass, down to just ten established and five emerging finalists.”


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2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-reviewAlex Valero, GRAVE (INFRA & ULTRA), 2015

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Andrew Plummer, URBAN HIEROGLYPH – CLARENCE & MARKET (07/15), 2015

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Hannah Gason, ALTERED SCAPE #7, 2015

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Lewis Batchelar, ANIMISM, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Marina Hanser, CONCEAL/REVEAL III, 2016


N O M I N E E S   –   E S T A B L I S H E D   A R T I S T S


2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Brenden Scott French, VIEW FROM WINDOW, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Wendy Fairclough, FILL TO LINE, 2014

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Tim Edwards, LINE DRAWING #12, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Richard Whiteley, ABSENCE, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Nick Mount, BEACON, 2016

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Mel Douglas, WOVE.WEAVE.WEAVING, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Kathryn Wightman, CAPTURER, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Jessica Loughlin, UNFOLDING CONTINUUM 10:00, 10:05, 11:30, 1:00, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Elizabeth Kelly, GROOVY, 2016

2016-FUSE-Glass-Prize-Nomination-Jamfactory-adelaide-review Clare Belfrage, INTO THE DEEP, 2016

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