Events


DESIGN COMPETITION

To celebrate NZG’s second year the glassworks would like to give you a gift! Enter our design competition; the winning design(s) will be made into glass by the skilled team of artists here at New Zealand Glassworks.

There are two categories for the competition:
Category One: 12 years and under.
Category Two: 13 years and over.
To enter the competition, bring your glass design drawing down to New Zealand Glassworks on Saturday the 29th of September 2018. Category one will be chosen and made between 10am to 12pm and category two will be chosen and made between 1pm to 3pm that day. If you can’t make it on the day to submit your design, simply post it in to NZG - 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui, 4500 -  no later than Wednesday the 26th of September 2018.
This will be a fun, creative celebration for New Zealand Glassworks, art glass and the great community we have in Whanganui!

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Exhibition - Collective Imagination  

 Collective Imagination is NZG’s latest group exhibition – we are proud to be showcasing the skill, technical mastery and creative vision of 8 leading New Zealand glass artists represented by NZG. The diversity of the works are inspirational and celebrate the artists imagination.
 
Emma Camden 'Chamber', 'Gatehouse'

 

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UCOL EXHIBITION

Figuring Dysfunction

Final exhibition of Whanganui UCOL students from the Bachelor of Design and Art - Glass Elective and the NZ Diploma of Art and Design (Glass) - Glass Arts I. The exhibition will be held at New Zealand Glassworks from the 29th of June to the 31st of July. 

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NZSAG Summer Show

The New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass (NZSAG) is having its annual exhibition from the 1st of December 2017 – 31st of January 2018 at New Zealand Glassworks.
Opening - Friday the 1st of December 5pm - 7pm. 
The exhibition will showcase a diverse range of art glass works; highlighting the creative endeavors of the society.
Established in 1980, NZSAG is a non-profit organisation consisting of artists, collectors, interested members of the public and related institutions. Artists are represented in glass practices including: blowing, kiln casting, flame working, fusing, stained glass, pate-de-verre, cold construction and mixed media.

                                                                                                                                                      

 

Glass Market Day!

Saturday the 25th of November 2017 - 10am to 4.00pm

Come down to New Zealand Glassworks on Saturday the 25th of November. There will be stalls with local glass artists selling Christmas gifts, samples and seconds. A perfect chance to meet some of our talented artists! We are open from 10am- 4.00pm
See you there!
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To celebrate NZG’s first birthday the glassworks would like to give you a gift! Enter our design competition; the winning design(s) will be made into glass by the skilled team of artists here at New Zealand Glassworks.

There are two categories for the competition:
Category One: 12 years and under.
Category Two: 13 years and over.
To enter the competition, bring your glass design drawing down to New Zealand Glassworks on Saturday the 14th of October 2017. Category one will be chosen and made between 10 am to 12pm and category two will be chosen and made between 1pm to 3pm that day. If you can’t make it on the day to submit your design, simply post it in to NZG - 2 Rutland Street, Whanganui, 4500 -  no later than Wednesday the 11th of October 2017.
This will be a fun, creative celebration for New Zealand Glassworks, art glass and the great community we have in Whanganui!

                                                                                                                                                                   

Father's Day

MAKE A PAPERWEIGHT Workshop's

SUN 3rd Sept | 10am - 4pm 1/2 HR | LIMITED SPACES, BOOK NOW!

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EXHIBITION

15th of April - 31st of May 2017

I am interested in the definition of space through the physical form and in the paradoxes of these forms – how the glass can look balanced yet looks precarious; fragile yet has strength; and weightless, yet with form and substance 
 I work using the lost wax process in cast glass, a very process-driven technique, and intend to convey evidence of that process in the making of the work. The wax is poured in long strips and then curved and shaped while still warm, representing an idea of captured movement, energy and tension by working with twists and changes in direction. 
The form is emphasized by the use of different surface treatments in soft acid etch and smooth polish to give a sense of tactility and work with the light and translucency of the glass.

Opening Saturday the 15th of April 5:00pm - 6:30pm

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ARTISTS OPEN STUDIOS FUNDRAISER AUCTION

NZ Glassworks, 2 Rutland Street
Saturday 1 April from 6:00pm to 8:30pm
$65 incl GST

A limited collection of pieces that represent the diversity, creativity and skill of Whanganui artists to raise funds for Artists Open Studios with wine and nibbles to enjoy.

For tickets contact Kathy Cunningham on 027 444 2637 or ceo@eventswanganui.com

 

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Glass Market Day!

Saturday the 10th of December 2016

 10am to 4.30pm

Come down to New Zealand Glassworks on Saturday the 10th of December,
There will be stalls with local glass artists selling Christmas gifts, samples and seconds.
A perfect chance to meet some of our talented artists!
We are open from 10am- 4.30pm
Hope to see you there!

 

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 Wilhelm Vernim - Glass Engraving Demonstration

Saturday the 15 of October 2016 

10am to 4:30pm 

New Zealand Glassworks is proud to have Wilhelm Vernim showcasing his amazing talents with the first demonstration for the facility. Wilhelm trained as a glass engraver at Zwiesel Glass Skills College in Germany, and continued his training as a Master in Glass Engraving at Zwiesel. He has also studied painting with Tom Buchner, engraving with Jiri Harcuba, and kiln casting with Max Jacquard.

Since 2013, Wilhem has been working as a freelance artist and has taught engraving and cold-working classes at the Glass Skills School in Rheinbach, Hadamar, Bild-Werk-Frauneau in Germany, The Glass Furnace in Turkey and IKA-Mechelen in Belgium.

For several years he has been particularly interested in Graaltechniques and has collaborated with fellow artists Scott Chaseling, Tim Shaw and Mark Locock.

For much of his work, Wilhem uses copper wheel, stone wheel and diamond wheel techniques, as well as sandblasting and etching.