National Emerging Art Glass Prize

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.