George Agius

Artist. Designer. Maker.

georgeagiusglass@gmail.com

www.georgeagiusglass.com

 

 

Education

 

2017 Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Secondary).

Massey University. Palmerston North, New Zealand.

 

2012 - 2013 JamFactory Associate training program.

Adelaide, Australia.

 

2010 - 2011 Bachelor of Fine Arts, Glass.

Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Canada.

 

2008 - 2010 Diploma in Glass Design and Production.

Wanganui Glass School. Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 

Professional Development

 2017-2019

·      Secretary New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass Inc. New Zealand.

2016

·      Participant, Jen Elek workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

2015

·      Artist in Residence, GLINT glass and print residency. Canberra Glassworks and Megalo Print Studio. Canberra, Australia.

·      Volunteer, AusGlass Conference. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Mentor, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia.

2014

·      Artist in Residence, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Mentor, University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Participant, Nick Wirdnam sculpting workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Participant, Charlie Cohan workshop. University of South Australia. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Studio Tenant, JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design.

2013

·      Participant, Karen Willenbrink & Jasen Johnson workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Participant, Brian Corr workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

2012

·      Participant, Lino Tagliapietra demonstration. Canberra Glassworks. Canberra, Australia.

·      Participant, Tom Moore sculpting workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Participant, Andrew Baldwin workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Participant, Tom Rowney cane workshop. JamFactory. Adelaide, Australia.

2010

·      Participant, Jeff Burnette workshop. Wanganui, New Zealand.

·      Participant, Luke Jacomb workshop. Wanganui, New Zealand.

2009

·      Participant, Luke Jacomb workshop. Wanganui, New Zealand.

·      Participant, Josh Simpson workshop. Wanganui, New Zealand.

·      Participant, Gary Nash workshop. Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 

Exhibition History

2018

·      The Art Room. Taylor Jensen Fine Art. Palmerston North, New Zealand.

·      Wellington City Life Education Trust Art Exhibition. Academy of Fine Arts. Wellington, New Zealand.

·      NZSAG Members Show. New Zealand Glassworks. Whanganui, New Zealand.

2017

·      Talente. 69th International Trade Fair. Munich, Germany.

·      Mansfield Art Glass Prize. Mansfield, NSW, Australia.

·      Paradise. Peanut Gallery. Adelaide, Australia.

 

2016

·      National Emerging Art Glass Prize. Wagga Wagga Art Gallery, NSW, Australia.

·      The Waterhouse Natural Science Art Prize. South Australian Museum, Adelaide, Australia.  

·      Passage: An exploration of emigration, heritage, culture and legacy. UrbanCow Gallery, Adelaide, Australia.

·      The Heysen Prize for Landscape. Hahndorf Academy. Hahndorf, Australia.

·      Small works. Beaver Galleries. Canberra, Australia.

2015

·      The Kennedy Prize. National Pharmacies Training Centre. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Drink, Dine, Design; Emerging Designer Award. Adelaide Airport, Adelaide, Australia.

·      Kirra Illuminating Glass Award. Kirra Gallery & Federation Square. Melbourne, Australia.

·      Summer Sensations.  Wilsons at Robe. Robe, Australia.

·      Through the Looking Glass. Red Poles Gallery. McLaren vale, Australia.

·      Illumination. Worth Gallery. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Hunger Games. Snails Gallery. Palmerston North, New Zealand. 

2014

·      Glass X Design. Canberra Glassworks. Canberra, Australia.

·      Christmas Exhibition. Art Images Gallery. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Mansfield Art Glass Prize. Mansfield, NSW, Australia.

·      Hottest 100 Wines. Queens Theatre. Adelaide, Australia.

·      The Kennedy Prize. Stomping Ground Studios. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Drink, Dine, Design; Emerging Designer Award. JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Generate. JamFactory at Seppeltsfield. Barossa Valley, Australia.

2013

·      Domestic Renewal. JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Mansfield Art Glass Prize. Mansfield, NSW, Australia.

·      Generate. JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design Adelaide, Australia.

·      365 cups, a cup a day. Worth Gallery. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Splash of Colour. South Australian Living Arts festival. Adelaide, Australia.

2012

·      South Australian Emerging Designer Award. JamFactory Contemporary Craft and Design. Adelaide, Australia.

2011

·      Overdue: Documentation in the expanded field. The Luke Lindoe Library. Calgary, Canada.

·      Open House. Alberta College of Art and Design. Calgary, Canada.

2010

·      Marion Nicoll Gallery. Alberta College of Art and Design, Calgary, Canada.

·      Vernissage. Glass Artists Gallery. Sydney, Australia.

·      Vernissage. Te Papa. Wellington, New Zealand.

·      Vernissage. Statements Gallery. Napier, New Zealand.

·      Wanganui Arts Review. The Sarjeant Gallery. Wanganui, New Zealand.

2009

·      Patillo. The Sarjeant Gallery.Wanganui, New Zealand.

·      Wanganui Festival of Glass. Wanganui, New Zealand.

·      Re:Fracture. Sculpture Park and Waitakaruru Arboretum. Hamilton, New Zealand.

·      Vernissage. Wanganui Glass School. Wanganui, New Zealand.

2008

·      Wanganui Festival of Glass. Alexander Library. Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 

Public Collections

 Wanganui District Council Collection

Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

Doyle and Associates; Accountants

Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 

Achievements/Grants

2016

·      Recipient Creative New Zealand Quick Response Grant.

2015

·      Recipient, Vicki Torr Memorial Prize. Australian Glass Conference, Adelaide, Australia.

·      Commendation, Kirra Illuminating Glass Award, Melbourne, Australia.

·      Finalist, Drink, Dine, Design. Adelaide, Australia.

2014

·      Finalist, The Kennedy Prize. Adelaide, Australia.

·      Finalist, Drink, Dine, Design. Adelaide, Australia.

2013

·      Recipient Australian Council Art Start Grant.

·      Commendation, QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards. Craft and Object Design. Australia.

2012

·      Commendation, QANTAS Spirit of Youth Awards. Craft and Object Design. Australia.

·      Finalist, JamFactory Emerging Designer Prize. Adelaide, Australia.

2009

·      Recipient, Swarbrick Dixon Student Award for Excellence in Glass Sculpture. Hamilton, New Zealand.

·      Finalist, Pattillo Scholarship. Wanganui, New Zealand.

2008

·      Recipient, Wanganui Glass School Scholarship. Wanganui, New Zealand.

 

 

Publications

August 2015, MARMALADE issue no.3, Honoring Family, Victoria Kovacs.

July 2015, Craftarts International 94, States of Illumination, Dr Gerry King.

April 2015, AusGlass Review, George Agius - Vicki Torr Prize, Sharon Harrison.

Feb 18th 2015, New Zealand Society of Artists in Glass, Vicki Torr Prize, Kathryn Bartlett.

Jan 15th 2015, Canberra Times, Glass X Design Exhibition Review, Kerry-Anne Cousins.

Nov 20th 2014, Canberra Times, Glass X Design Concept a Smash Hit, Sally Prior.

August 28th 2014, CityMag, Colour Me Happy, Marie Totsikas.