About the prize

The FUSE Glass Prize presented by JamFactory is
a non-acquisitive biennial prize for Australian and
New Zealand glass artists.

The winner will receive a cash prize of
AU$20,000. In addition, the winner of the FUSE
Emerging Artist Prize will receive AU$2,500 cash
and a professional development opportunity
at JamFactory valued at AU$2,500.


Clare Belfrage, Into the Deep, 2016. Photo: Pippy Mount


Frequency, 2013 (detail) Janice Vitkovsky. Photo credit: Grant Hancock


Established in 2016, the FUSE Glass Prize evolved from two years of dialogue between JamFactory and passionate glass art supporters and collectors Jim and Helen Carreker.

The 2018 FUSE Glass Prize is supported by founding donors for the prize, Jim and Helen Carreker, along with Diana Laidlaw, Ian Wall OAM and Pamela Wall OAM and Sue and Alan Young AM. Funds contributed by these generous donors have enabled JamFactory to present this award for excellence in the field of glass.

To invest in the 2020 cycle of this premium award contact Nikki Hamdorf on (08) 8410 0727

JamFactory, Adelaide: 18 May – 8 July
JamFactory at Seppeltsfield, Barossa: 17 July – 16 September

For sales enquiries regarding artworks from the 2018 exhibition contact Lucy Potter (08) 8231 0005

Presented by JamFactory

For over 40 years JamFactory has been presenting outstanding exhibitions and public programs and nurturing the careers of talented artists, craftspeople and designers. A unique not-for-profit organisation located in the Adelaide city centre and Seppeltsfield in the Barossa, JamFactory is supported by the South Australian Government and recognised nationally and internationally as a centre for excellence.

JamFactory’s Glass Studio is the longest running hot glass facility in Australia and one of the largest and best equipped studios in the Southern Hemisphere. Associates and staff guided by Creative Director Karen Cunningham work together to design and make corporate awards and gifts, custom one-off commissions, architectural work and small production runs.

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Supporting partners

Owners of The Louise and its high-end dining experience Appellation, Jim and Helen Carreker, have been long-time supporters of the arts. It was Jim’s vision that helped to create the FUSE Glass Prize. The Louise is a stunning luxury accommodation in South Australia’s Barossa Valley, which celebrates the region’s fine food, world-class wine and the talented people who deliver those experiences.

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The commission is set up by the South Australian Government to promote the state as a holiday destination. They are committed to growing South Australia’s tourism industry including supporting organisations like JamFactory who talk to audiences across Australia and New Zealand. We are pleased the South Australian Tourism Commission are supporting the FUSE Glass Prize, particularly as the exhibition will tour to the Barossa Valley – one of the state’s key destinations for local and international guests.

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Pitcher Partners Adelaide are committed to building long-term relationships with their clients and dedicate as much partner time as possible to meet their needs. They provide services across a broad range of industries including Audit and Assurance, Business Recovery and Insolvency Services, Corporate Finance, Private Clients & Business Services, Specialised Tax Consulting, and Superannuation.


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Fortunately for JamFactory, we have had a successful ongoing partnership with CanvasGroup. This multi-award winning creative agency based in Sydney continues to deliver innovative solutions to all our website design needs. As well as having over 12 years’ experience, and working with top clients from all around the world, the team at CanvasGroup are fantastic people to collaborate with on our projects.

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Style, elegance and a touch of glamour came to Adelaide in January 2015 with the arrival of this five star boutique hotel. Offering luxury accommodation, contemporary dining and premium hotel facilities, and the chic rooftop bar Hennessey, the Mayfair Hotel showcases the best of South Australia, including innovative food and wine and quality locally made products and furnishings.

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With a proud and priceless legacy dating back to 1851, Seppeltsfield is Australia’s iconic wine estate. Seppeltsfield is famed for the Centennial Collection – an irreplaceable and unbroken lineage of Tawny of every vintage from 1878 to current year. The exciting release of small batch table wines, including Barossa reds crafted through the historic 1888 Gravity Cellar, has added yet another layer to the ever evolving Seppeltsfield story.

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