Successful glass artist Annette Blair.

CANBERRA glass artist Annette Blair is the winner of the $10,000 of the Vicki Torr Worldwide 12 months of Glass Prize.

Blair’s successful piece, “A Quiet Afternoon in Might”, 2022, had already been displayed in Blair’s solo exhibition at Canberra Glassworks, “Quietly Spoken”, the results of a mentoring program undertaken by Blair on the Glassworks in 2020-22.

The one-off prize honours the spirit of glass artist Vicki Torr’s legacy on the thirtieth anniversary of her dying and coincides with the UN Worldwide 12 months of Glass.

Blair’s successful piece, “A Quiet Afternoon in Might,” 2022. Picture: Adam McGrath.

Aimee Frodsham, inventive director of the Canberra Glassworks, says: “This piece reveals Annette Blair’s technical brilliance in scorching glass sculpting, floor therapy, scale, and conceptual rigour.”

Later this yr, Blair, who additionally gained the $1000 Folks’s Alternative Prize, will journey to the US to work on the Pilchuck Glass College and Pittsburgh Glass Centre.

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Ian Meikle, editor