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
David Henshall Emerging Artist Prize
will receive AU$2,500 cash
and a professional development opportunity
at JamFactory valued at AU$2,500.


Home Page Image: Jessica Loughlin, receptor of light V, 2018. Photo: Rachel Harris


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



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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 FUSE Glass Prize provides a platform for artists to push themselves and their work to new limits and focuses public attention on the importance of glass as a medium for contemporary artistic expression, the outstanding public collections in the region, and the globally connected art glass ecosystem.

2020 FUSE Glass Prize Details
The winner of the FUSE Glass Prize will receive:
– AU$20,000 cash

The winner of the David Henshall Emerging Artist Prize will receive:
– AU$2,500 cash
– A professional development residency within JamFactory to the value of AU$2,500

Finalists work will be exhibited at JamFactory’s GalleryOne, Adelaide from 6 July – 20 September 2020 and will tour to Australian Design Centre in Sydney from 9 October – 18 November 2020.

Entry is free and can be submitted through the website between the entry open and entry close dates, 12:00pm AEST, 20 January 2020 and 11:59pm AEST, 20 March 2020.

New Zealand Entrants please note JamFactory will pay the GST required by the Australian Government on the import of the work if you are a successful finalist.

Presented by JamFactory

For over 45 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 Staff 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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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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