1999 Finalist

Matthew CurtisQueenscliff, New South Wales, Australia


Blown, cut and acid etched glass
75 H x 23 W x 19 D cm

This piece is from a body of work in which I have focussed on the refinement of a particular vessel form. Replicating this form provides a structure through which I can refine and explore the elegance of line and proportion. The detail of the windows completes the form and invites the exploration of the internal space. One can appreciate a detailed view of both the texture and contrast of the surfaces, the windows draw people close to it and provide an experience of an intimate and private space. By using architectural references, the vessel becomes a construction and interpretation of the desire to create both refined objects and intimate spaces.


All entries as Finalist


Harriet Schwarzrock
Queanbeyan, New South Wales, Australia

17/8/1964 Luton, Bedfordshire, United Kingdom


  • 1991, Apprenticeship, Denizen Glass Studio, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Last Solo Exhibition

  • 2013, A Line of Symmetry, Sabbia Gallery, Paddington, New South Wales, Australia

Last Group Exhibition

  • 2013, International Invitational, Habatat Gallery, Royal Oak, Michigan, United States

Public/Private Collections

  • National Gallery, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • National Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia


  • 2006, New Work Grant (Established Artist), Australia Council for the Arts, Australia