MAGE an open letter to glass artists

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MAGE an open letter to glass artists

A message for all glass artists in Australia and New Zealand

Hello all, we are approaching the date for entries to be finalised for Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition (MAGE). Conditions and entry forms are available on the MAGE page.

Entry forms need to arrive at the Arts Council Mansfield (ACM) PO box by midnight 14 August 2015, together with photos of your entries.

Mage has grown in stature over the past four years under the careful stewardship of Gilli Bruce, our previous convener. The standard of entries has been incredible and many artists have now benefitted from the awards, and the additional recognition offered by Kirra Gallery and Without Pier Gallery, as sponsors.

We have published the Prizes for 2015 on the entry forms, downloadable at  and as always if we are in a position to increase prizes for any of the categories we will do that. It is our aim to grow the prestige of this event and ensure that our artists are adequately rewarded for their hard work and artistic expertise. Any increases in prize money will be announced through the Industry organizations and the press.

We offer free transport for your work from Melbourne to Mansfield, and return after the exhibition. This is possible through the incredible generosity of Axess Glass in Thomastown. We are infinitely grateful for the interest of Tony Stafrace, who takes such wonderful care of your precious work. Details and dates for delivery and pick-up from Axess Glass are in the Conditions sheets, also on

Please note that deadline is August 14th, and the exhibition opens on October 23rd at our wonderful glass walled venue, Martins Garage.

Judging will take place in the week commencing August 31st and judges are still to be finalised. So, please make sure you take really good hi res photos of your entries so they can see just how beautifully you have crafted your work. And remember your entry does not need to have been crafted in the past year, as long as it has not previously exhibited at MAGE.

We are so looking forward to receiving your entries and clapping eyes on the best of the best in glass art for this exciting exhibition.

If you have any queries, please email Rosie Brennan at or call 0431 848 674.

My details are below.
Kindest regards.

Poppe Davis
Convenor and Administrator,
Mansfield Art Glass Exhibition – 2015.
Arts Council Mansfield
PO Box 34 Mansfield Vic 3724
Ph: 0437 775 776 or 5777 5776

Some pictures from last year

Paddy Robinson - JUST NOT CRICKET - (Winner 2014)

Paddy Robinson – JUST NOT CRICKET – (Winner 2014)


John White - ORNAMENTAL - (Highly-Commended 2014)

John White – ORNAMENTAL – (Highly-Commended 2014)

Silvana Ferrario - BRING IN THE CLOUDS

Silvana Ferrario – BRING IN THE CLOUDS


Gillian Tomasich - BLAZING STORM

Gillian Tomasich – BLAZING STORM


Tess Duke - AUTUMN

Tess Duke – AUTUMN