Matthew Curtis made an outstanding contribution as the Canberra Glassworks inaugural Creative Fellow. His work is highly regarded and exhibited locally and overseas. This much sought-after opportunity, which drew interest from glass artists across Australia and around the world, provided Matthew with a dedicated studio space at the world-class Canberra Glassworks facility for 12 months from 1 February 2015. He also received a cash stipend of AUD$20,000 which was supported by Canberra Glassworks and donations to a special public fund, the Canberra Glassworks Foundation.
Matthew was provided with free access to the facilities and equipment with very few limitations for the term of the Creative Fellowship. “It was a privilege to be able to make a dynamic contribution to the ongoing growth of the Glassworks, whilst also facilitating developments within my own practice,” said Matthew.
Below, some work from 2015, with much of the work made during the Creative Fellowship at the Canberra Glassworks.