Glass Packing Guide

Packing Instructions

Please do not send your work until you have been notified as being a finalist. Only images are needed for entering the Prize.

Your work will not tour if it is inadequately packed. Work which is not packed to curatorial/museum standard and which, at the discretion of RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE LIMITED employees, is deemed at risk if toured, cannot be sent on tour unless it is repackaged at the artist's cost to a satisfactory standard. See Do's & Dont's of Packaging below.

If you have questions as to the standards of packing required, please contact Elizabeth MacDougall (, before you deliver or ship your work.


Your work needs to be clearly marked with your name, title of the work, and the following information so that it does not get confused with other consignments:

  • C/- Mel George +/or Elizabeth MacDougall
  • Canberra Glassworks
  • 11 Wentworth Avenue

Delivery can only be accepted during the times specified. No late entries will be accepted.


Your work will be covered by insurance from the time that it arrives at the Canberra Glassworks until it is ready for collection at the end of the tour. If, at the end of the tour, your work has not been sold, you will need to arrange collection. RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE LIMITED will advise you when and from where this can be done prior to the end of the tour. In the case of a finalist's work being the subject of an insurance claim, settlement must await the insurance company's acceptance and payment of the claim.


Please ring Elizabeth MacDougall for details on the packing and shipment of your work. or 0400 019 734.

By submitting work to the RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE, each finalist agrees to abide by these terms and the Conditions of Entry in the Entry Form.

The Do's and Dont's of Packaging for the RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE

The RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE is a touring prize, so your piece/pieces will be unpacked and packed a number of times by different people of varying experience during the tour. Therefore, requirements for packaging and instructions must be of a curatorial standard.

Insurance of the work whilst on tour will be the responsibility of RANAMOK GLASS PRIZE LIMITED, provided curatorial standards of packing are met.

As an example:


  • use an adequately sized, light, wooden box made of plywood or MDF, using attached diagram as a guide;
  • use Philips head screws of adequate length to grip the crate securely;
  • insert a washer between screw head and lid of crate;
  • make two handles for small to medium crates, four handles for large crates;
  • make 'skids' for large crates;
  • glue thick foam to line the box and lid, with a cut out for the piece to sit snuggly and safely inside, using minimum of 30 to 50mm of foam all round;
  • ensure every aspect of your work's safety is covered and if, in exceptional circumstances, you consider the packing of your work is unsuited to these requirements, you must negotiate suitable alternatives with Elizabeth MacDougall ( or 0400 019 734);
  • clearly mark where box is to be opened and put marks on box and lid to show how lid properly fits back;
  • ensure both the artist's name and title of work are marked directly onto box with indelible marker;
  • attach detailed instructions, to assist in the handling and setting up of your work, in an obvious spot inside the box so they are easily found. (Duplicate copy to Elizabeth MacDougall for inclusion in the 'Touring Manual' for each venue.)


  • use cardboard boxes;
  • use nails or allen key joints;
  • use mitred corners in crates;
  • only glue joints - they will not hold during the entire tour;
  • use straw, shredded paper or organic materials as packing material;
  • use loose Styrofoam 'peanuts'
  • use bubble wrap and cello tape
  • use chipboard anywhere that screws will be removed and replaced, (ie: lids or sides where lids are screwed down) it breaks down rapidly and doesn't last the distance.

Special Consideration

  • If your work is glued, we will require it to be packed to very careful specifications, which will involve additional packing conditions. If this is the case, contact Elizabeth MacDougall for specific instructions ( or 0400 019 734).
  • Due to past experiences with the use of glue, we reserve the right to decide if work that has been glued will be included in the touring exhibition.
Glass Packing Guide