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Luminous: Tom Malone Prize 2015


Thu 28 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Fri 29 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sat 30 Apr 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Sun 1 May 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm
Mon 2 May 2016, 10:00am–5:00pm

Where: Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth Cultural Centre, Perth CBD, Western Australia

Restrictions: All Ages

Ticket Information:

  • Admission: Free


Listed by: Art Gallery of WA

Now in its fourteenth year, the Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected and eagerly anticipated event for contemporary Australian glass artists. This is reflected in the high quality of the prize winners and the competitive shortlists.

The Tom Malone Prize 2016 brings together many of Australia's best glass artists. Featuring the fourteen artists short-listed for the annual acquisitive award; Ruth Allen, Andrew Baldwin, Gabriella Bisetto, Brian Corr, Mark Eliott and Jack McGrath, Kevin Gordon, Marc Leib, Jeremy Lepisto, Jessica Loughlin, Kumiko Nakajima, Kirstie Rea, Janice Vitkovsky, Zoe Woods and Jamie Worsley.

This year's winner will be announced in early March.

Glass is one of the most exciting and dynamic art forms in this country. It is a uniquely captivating medium, capable of almost endless transformation. Glass provides a perfect vehicle for the exploration of a range of themes, from the personal to the observational.

The Tom Malone Prize was established in 2003 as an annual event for Australian glass artists. An acquisitive prize, each year’s winning entry becomes a part of the State Art Collection.

Since its inception, it has facilitated the entry of significant glass works by winners Nick Mount, Jessica Loughlin, Clare Belfrage, Benjamin Sewell, Kevin Gordon, Charles Butcher, Cobi Cockburn, Deirdre Feeney, Brian Corr, Tom Moore and Mel Douglas into the State Art Collection.

Image credit - Jamie Worsley The Perpetuate Puzzle 2015 (detail). Blown and cold-worked glass, 20 x 9 cm. © Jamie Worsley, 2015. Photo credit: Kevin Gordon.