New Zealand Glassworks Residency - JULY 2024

New Zealand Glassworks Residency 2024

New Zealand Glassworks (NZG) is offering an artist in residence program for 2024. NZG is committed to encouraging and supporting artistic endeavours and to providing an environment which will stimulate creative and original work. This 4-week residency is aimed to give artists who work exclusively in glass an intensive time and the opportunity to develop a new body of work which is innovative, engaging and well executed.  We seek, established or emerging New Zealand artists working in glass. Artists must be able to work independently and have a proven track record of practical experience, achieved a degree of critical or sales success and need to be committed to creating a new body of high-quality art.

With a view to promoting art glass and encouraging cultural exchange in the regional community, the artist will engage in talks and demonstrations for the general public. Throughout the residency. In addition, the artist will have an exhibition post residency at NZG. Scheduling the exhibition will need to be an organic process as artist proposals can transform during and after the residency. Once scheduled into the programme a timeline will be developed between the artist and NZG to ensure outcomes are met. In due course the exhibition will be promoted through all our usual channels. The exhibition will showcase the made pieces together with a display of the processes involved and journey to completion. These additional layers of activity will encourage the entire community to access, experience and participate in high-quality arts.

Residency Period

July 1st – 31st 2024

Are you eligible

Only New Zealand born artists or those with New Zealand residency status will be considered.

The following are not eligible to apply: current NZG advisory panel, gallery selection panel and residency selection panel. 

Criteria for selection / Priority will be given to

  • Artists who propose a new innovative work and departure from their previous work
  • Artists capable of high quality and innovative art
  • Artists who propose clear outcomes from the residency
  • Artist who offer interaction and engage with others e.g. visitors to NZG, students, other artists, media etc.
  • Artists who can articulate a benefit from a residency at NZG

Application procedure

Send all the below information by the deadline:

  1. Completed application form
  2. Two reference letters
  3. Current curriculum vitae
  4. One head shot of the applicant taken within the last 6 months (no more than 1MB jpeg)
  5. 5 photos of past works (no more than 1MB jpeg each) - Please label each photo with:

PastWorks_Photo number_title_applicants name

Note: All submitted works must be made by the artist.

  1. An image list of past works submitted: Title, size, technique used, and year produced – word or pdf format only
  2. A .pdf that shows all 5-past works on one page
  3. 10 images and/or drawings of the proposed works to be made during the residency (no more than 1MB jpeg each) - Please label each image and/or drawings with: ProposedWorks_Photo number_title_applicants name
  4. An image list of proposed works submitted: Title, size, technique used – word or pdf format only
  5. A .pdf that shows all 10-proposed works on one page
  6. A clear outline and proposed outcome from the residency – 5000 words max

Application Package

Please provide all required information, form and images in electronic form only. Any incomplete or late applications will not be accepted.


Please email all questions regarding the residency to:

Application deadline

All applications must be received no later than 5pm Monday the 1st of May 2024.

For full details please refer to the below information and application forms:

Send your application form and all support material to


Subject Title: NZG Residency Application – insert your name here

Please ensure all attachment are clearly labelled as per instructions above.

NZG Glass Residency Selection Panel 2024

To provide a balanced assessment of the applications for the residency programme, NZG will have three industry professionals on the selection panel.

Elizabeth McClure

Elizabeth McClure is a Scottish born New Zealand Artist. Since the completion of her studies in Art + Design, specializing in Glass at Edinburgh College of Art, she has travelled widely gathering a broad and comprehensive knowledge and experience within the ‘Contemporary Glass Movement’.

McClure has lived, worked, exhibited and taught in the UK and Ireland, Germany, Iceland, USA, Japan and Australia. She has been based in Auckland, New Zealand since 1993.

Her work has received national and international acclaim and is held in private and public collections worldwide. McClure is known for the diversity in her approach to her work, working from object to architectural scale.

As well as an ongoing exhibition schedule, larger projects include numerous architectural commissions in Japan and in NZ including her selection as one of two artists commissioned to design and make work for the Deutsche Bank Headquarters in Auckland.

She is represented by specialist galleries here in Aotearoa - New Zealand and overseas.

Greg Donson

Curator & Public Programmes Manager, Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui

Greg Donson has been in his role since 2007. Prior to joining the Sarjeant in late 2001, he was employed at City Gallery, Wellington in the Registration team. In 2012 Greg was awarded the Clark Collection / Creative NZ Scholarship and spent several weeks in the UK attending the Attingham Summer School and undertaking internships at the V&A Museum, the National Trust and English Heritage. In his role, Greg is responsible for the overall development and implementation of the gallery’s exhibition and associated public programmes. Over the last ten years he has curated over 85 exhibitions and been responsible for the management of the residency programme at Tylee Cottage and has worked closely with over thirty of the impressive alumni of over fifty residents.

Milly Mitchell-Anyon

Curator at the Dowse Art Museum and PetoneSettlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One

Milly Mitchell-Anyon is the current Curator at the Dowse Art Museum and Petone Settlers Museum Te Whare Whakaaro o Pito-One. Originally from Whanganui, Milly is a current trustee on the Whanganui Regional Museum Civic House, the deputy chair of the Blumhardt Foundation and an assessor for Whanganui's Creative Communities Scheme. She has previously worked at Sarjeant Gallery Te Whare o Rehua Whanganui, Dunedin Public Art Gallery, and Puke Ariki Museum. She has an MA in Art History from Te Herenga Waka University of Wellington and a Postgraduate Diploma in Museum Studies from Massey University.