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|