Canberra Glassworks

11 Wentworth Avenue
Kingston, ACT - 2604

Type: Arts Museums
(02) 6260 7005
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Canberra Glassworks, located in the historic Kingston Powerhouse, is Australia’s only cultural center dedicated entirely to contemporary glass art. As a dynamic, thriving hub for glass artists, this unique attraction offers visitors the opportunity to explore the fascinating world of glassmaking. With its blend of historical significance, modern artistic innovation, and hands-on experiences, Canberra Glassworks is a must-visit destination for art enthusiasts and curious visitors alike.

Why Visit Canberra Glassworks

  • Live Glassmaking Demonstrations: Witness skilled artists at work during live glassblowing demonstrations, showcasing the intricate process of creating glass art.
  • Interactive Workshops: Participate in hands-on workshops where you can create your glass pieces, guided by professional artists. These workshops cater to various skill levels and are a fun, creative experience for all ages.
  • Exhibitions: Explore rotating exhibitions that feature contemporary glass artworks by both Australian and international artists, providing insight into the diverse possibilities of glass as an artistic medium.
  • Historic Venue: The building itself is a piece of history. The Kingston Powerhouse, repurposed into Canberra Glassworks, offers a unique blend of industrial architecture and contemporary design.
  • Shop and Gallery: Visit the on-site shop to purchase unique, handcrafted glass art and gifts. The gallery space also offers a range of glass artworks available for purchase.

Best Time to Visit

Canberra Glassworks is open year-round. Check the schedule for specific workshop dates and exhibition openings to make the most of your visit. Weekdays may offer a quieter experience, while weekends can be busier with more demonstrations and activities.

How to Get There

  • By Car: Canberra Glassworks is easily accessible by car, with parking available in the Kingston area.
  • Public Transit: Canberra’s public transport services provide convenient access to Canberra Glassworks, with bus routes stopping nearby.
  • Cycling: Cyclists can use bike-friendly paths to reach the venue, with bicycle racks available for secure parking.

Tips for Visitors

  • Plan: Check the Canberra Glassworks website for current hours of operation, schedules for demonstrations, workshops, and exhibitions, and to book workshop spots in advance.
  • Comfortable Footwear: Wear comfortable shoes as you will be walking and standing during demonstrations and tours.
  • Photography: Photography is usually allowed, but check for any restrictions, especially during live demonstrations.
  • Safety First: Follow safety guidelines provided during workshops and demonstrations to ensure a safe and enjoyable experience.
  • Engage with Artists: Take the opportunity to speak with resident artists and staff to gain deeper insights into the glassmaking process and the inspiration behind the artworks.

Canberra Glassworks offers a captivating blend of art, history, and hands-on creativity, making it an enriching destination for anyone interested in the art of glassmaking. Whether you're watching a live demonstration, participating in a workshop, or exploring the latest exhibition, Canberra Glassworks provides a memorable and inspiring experience.

More Information

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Opening Hours Wednesday to Sunday: 10:00 am - 4:00 pm
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