National Emerging Art Glass Prize


Applications are now open!

The sixth instalment of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery’s acclaimed National Emerging Art Glass Prize will be on display at the National Art Glass Gallery from 14th March to 21 June 2020.

The Prize is a biennial competition launched in 2010, and was established to reward and promote innovation and excellence in contemporary glass within the emerging sector.

The NEAGP will be open to students from universities across Australia and artists that are within 5 years of emerging from their studies. The winner will be announced at the official launch of the exhibition on Friday 14th March 2020.

The winner will receive an all expenses paid masterclass study trip to North Lands Creative Glass in Scotland and $4,000 prize money, in exchange for the acquisition of their work for the National Art Glass Collection, to be held alongside Australia’s most acclaimed and significant glass artists. View previous Glass Prize works, catalogues, winners’ blogs and links below. 

We acknowledge that our exhibitions are displayed on the traditional lands of the Wiradjuri people. We pay our respects to all First Nations Elders, past, present and emerging.

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Applications close Friday 24 January 2020


What is the National Emerging Art Glass Prize?

The National Emerging Art Glass Prize is a biennial competition dedicated to rewarding and promoting innovation and excellence in contemporary glass within the student sector. The Prize is open to current students and recent graduates of glass at universities across Australia.

The winner receives an all-expenses-paid, two masterclasses and a conference at North Lands Creative Glass facility in Scotland and his or her work will be acquired into the National Art Glass Collection. North Lands is internationally recognized as the best institute for the study of glass art in Europe.

As an acquisitive competition, the NEAGP also helps grow the National Art Glass Collection, with several works created by some of the most exciting new glass artists in the country being acquired from every exhibition.

The Prize was established in 2010 as the National Student Art Glass Prize, and returned in 2012 and 2014 under this name before relaunching in 2016 as the National Emerging Art Glass Prize with a broader audience - no longer restricted purely to current students but more broadly representative of the innovation of the sector.

Since its inception, the Prize has gone on to become one of the highlights on the Australian art glass calendar; and continuing the prestige of the National Art Glass Collection and the Gallery.

See below for previous Prize exhibitions, with information on the artists and the winner's trips to North Lands Creative Glass.