About the prize

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

The inaugural 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.


Continuum, 2014 (detail) Jessica Loughlin. Photo credit: Grant Hancock


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


The FUSE Glass Prize has evolved from two years of dialogue between JamFactory and passionate glass art supporters and collectors Jim and Helen Carreker.

The Carrekers are founding donors for the prize, along with Diana Laidlaw AM, Phil and Diana Jaquillard, Alan Young AM and Sue Young, The Thomas Foundation and Sandy Benjamin OAM. Funds contributed by this generous donor group have enabled JamFactory to introduce this new award for excellence in the field of glass.


Travelling to Adelaide for the FUSE Glass Prize? JamFactory invites you to stay at the Mayfair Hotel and take advantage of the special rates provided by our generous supporting partner. Simply follow this link and select the promo/corporate code button and enter jamfactory, before selected your room type and dates.

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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An innovative accounting practice with a strong local and international client focus, Jaquillard Minns was founded in 1997 and has established a niche in the market as an innovative management consulting and CA practice. We are a market leader in South Australia in our use of technology and systems so that we can offer highly efficient service to our clients.


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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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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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