2001 Finalist

Maureen WilliamsSt Kilda, Victoria, Australia


Blown glass, paradise paint
33.5 H x 20 W x 20 D cm

I use the form or vessel as a three-dimensional canvas to express personal narratives. The paintings reflect my philosophy of being or my abstract notion of reality as imagery. The paintings are about the relationship between things, about social relations and how things touch and bump and move and go away again, and some never touch at all. The interaction of the shapes is based on the transitional nature of relationships, a metaphor for social interaction.


All entries as Finalist


Maureen Williams
St Kilda, Victoria, Australia

27/9/1952 Port Pirie, South Australia, Australia


  • 1986, Bachelor of Arts (Ceramic Design, Hot Glass Major), Chisholm Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • 1971, Diploma of Business Studies, Royal Melbourne Institute of Technology, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Last Solo Exhibition

  • 2010, Altered Views, New Work, Beaver Galleries, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia

Last Group Exhibition

  • 2011, Diverse Interpretations of the Landscape, Kirra Galleries, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia

Public/Private Collections

  • Die Neue Sammlung Museum, Munich, Germany
  • Meseu do Vidro da Marinha Grande, Marinha Grande, Portugal
  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, Australian Capital Territory, Australia
  • National Gallery of Victoria, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Art Gallery of Western Australia, Perth, Western Australia, Australia
  • Art Gallery of Queensland, Brisbane, Queensland, Australia
  • Art Gallery of South Australia, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  • Latrobe Regional Gallery, Morwell, Victoria, Australia
  • National Art Glass Collection, Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, Wagga Wagga, New South Wales, Australia
  • Diamond Valley Art Collection, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Artbank, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia
  • Monash University, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • City of Whitehorse, Melbourne, Victoria, Australia
  • Various Private Collections


  • 2010, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2006, New Work Grant (Established Artist), Australia Council for the Arts, Australia
  • 2004, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2003, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2001, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 1999, Grant to attend and participate in GAS Expo, Tampa, Florida, USA, Australia Council for the Arts and Thomas Foundation, Australia
  • 1998, Full Scholarship, Pilchuck Glass School, Seattle, Washington, United States
  • 1989, Glass Award, Mornington Peninsula Craft Event, Mornington, Victoria, Australia