Vicki Torr Memorial Prize

The Vicki Torr Memorial Fund was first established in 1993 as a memorial to Australian glass artist, Vicki Torr (1949-1992). Its purpose is to reflect Vicki’s life and work by encouraging excellence in Australian studio glass through the Vicki Torr Memorial Prize. 

The Board of Ausglass is very pleased to announce that the biennial Vicki Torr Memorial Prize will be increased to $8,000 (+GST) for the 2015 Conference and on into the future.

The Vicki Torr Memorial Prize is a peer-selected at prize that is voted on by members at the Ausglass conference members exhibitions. The exhibition is open to all members and is a fantastic opportunity for glass artists to participate in a national exhibition that will be viewed by curators and major galleries from around Australia. 

All works submitted into the exhibition must be:

- Predominantly made from glass
- Made within the18 months prior to the exhibition
- The artist’s original work

The award winner is selected from votes cast by Ausglass members attending the exhibition and will be announced at the closing ceremony of the Ausglass Conference. Voting forms will be available at the exhibition for all Ausglass members to cast their vote. 

Previous Winners of the Vicki Torr Memorial Prize

2015    George Agius 2005   Cobi Cockburn & Daniela Turin (co-recipients)
2013    Melinda Willis 2003   Simon Butler
2011    Lee Howes 2001   Scott Chaseling
2009    Lee Mathers & Ruth Oliphant (co-recipients)  1999   Kirstie Rea
2008    Lee Mathers