Tom Malone Prize 2009


The Tom Malone Prize, now in its seventh year, is an acquisitive prize for contemporary Australian glass artists, with the winning work entering the State Art Collection. This year ten works were shortlisted, and for the first time, the selection panel chose two winners. The winning works will be displayed at the Art Galley of Western Australia from 21 March.

The Tom Malone Prize was initiated in 2003 by Benefactor of the Foundation of the Art Gallery, Elizabeth Malone. The prize promotes the creation, appreciation and enjoyment of glass made in Australia. It is judged on a rotating basis. In alternate years works are sent to the Gallery and judged by a panel. In intervening years the judges make a series of studio visits to short-listed entrants. This combination of judging methods enhances the Gallery’s connections with the Australian glass community, ensuring strong links are maintained with those making the best work in this fascinating medium.

This year’s shortlist includes Nick Mount, Cobi Cockburn, Charles Butcher, Brian Corr, Lisa Cahill, Matthew Curtis, Tegan Empson, Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott, Richard Whiteley and Tom Rowney.

The winning and shortlisted works for the Tom Malone Prize 2009 will be on show at the Art Gallery of Western Australia from Saturday 21 March 2009 for a limited time. Make sure you see this slice of the best in Australian contemporary glass.

Charles Butcher

Fundamentally red


cast, cold-worked glass

30 x 30 x 9cm (three units)

© Charles Butcher

Cobi Cockburn

Standing alone



126.5 x 50 x 8cm

© Cobi Cockburn

Tom Rowney
Maelstrom bowl

blown glass, canes with Merletto technique
22 x 43 cm

© Tom Rowney

Nick Mount
Scent bottle #070808

blown glass, surface-worked, assembled
117 x 113 x 160 cm

© Nick Mount

Lisa Cahill
Tempest #6

kiln-formed and carved glass
30 x 95 x 2.5 cm

© Lisa Cahill

Brian Corr

kiln-formed and cold-worked glass
20 x 95 x 70 cm

© Brian Corr

Matthew Curtis
Green teal cell

mould-blown glass, carved, lathe-worked, steel base (powdercoat)
165 cm with base; glass: 105 x 52 x 12 cm

© Matthew Curtis

Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott
‘Capillary’ leaf

glass, hot-formed, carved, wheel cut
22 x 102 x 25 cm

© Benjamin Edols and Kathy Elliott

Tegan Empson
Comfort zone

hand-blown and sculpted furnace glass with hot-joined and HXTAL laminated components, wheel-cut, sand-etched and Microkem Dc8 protected surface  
62 x 19 x 12 cm; 62 x 16 x 12 cm (two units)

© Tegan Empson

Richard Whiteley
Two chambers

cast and hand-carved glass and lead
49 x 34 x 20 cm

© Richard Whiteley











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