Clare Belfrage

Awards and Honours

Finalist, Toyama International Glass Exhibition.

10 July – 3 October 2021

Toyama Glass Art Museum Exhibition Room, Toyama, Japan

The Toyama International Glass Exhibition 2021 is an international, open-submission triennial competition that showcases the outstanding works of contemporary glass art from around the world. It is held at the Toyama Glass Art museum, which shares its mission is to support breakthroughs in creative expression. This competition is the second in a series started in 2018, when there were 1,110 entries from 46 countries. In this iteration I am very excited to be one of only two Australians to be selected for this significant international triennial.

Finalist, Tom Malone Prize 2021

29 May – 18 July 2021

Art Gallery of Western Australia

The Tom Malone Prize is a highly respected national event within the Australian glass arts community, and it has played an integral role in the Gallery’s acquisition of works by Australia’s most inspiring, innovative and accomplished artists working in this art form. I am thrilled to be selected once again as a finalist.

Finalist, FUSE Glass Prize.


JamFactory, South Australia.

Adjunct Professor, University of South Australia.


I have had a long association with the University of South Australia since 1996 when I first started as a lecturer there. I am honoured to become an adjunct Professor and look forward to the ways I can contribute to the university culture and arts education.

Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize.


Art Gallery of Western Australia.

JamFactory Icon.


This series celebrates the achievements of South Australia’s most influential artists working in craft-based media through the presentation of a major solo exhibition and a 3-year national tour.

SALA Festival Feature Artist.


South Australian Living Artists Festival is a statewide festival of visual art that has been running since 1998. The Festival’s feature artist presents a major exhibition and is the subject of a monograph written and published in South Australia.

Joining the 21 artists who have been honoured in this way is a truly humbling experience.

FUSE Glass Prize inaugural Winner.


2017 is the first year of the FUSE Glass Prize, presented by JamFactory. This new prize for Australian and New Zealand Glass is a $20,000 non-acquisitive prize. Ten finalists were selected and shown in an exhibition at JamFactory, Adelaide.

The international cohort of judges comprised: Tina Oldknow, Senior Curator of Modern and Contemporary Glass, Corning Museum of Glass, New York; Dr Robert Bell, Senior Curator of Decorative Arts and Design at the Australian National Gallery: DR Margot Osborne, Independent Australian Arts writer and curator; Dr Lisa Slade, Assistant Director, Artistic Programs at the Art Gallery of South Australia and Brian Parkes, Chief Executive Officer at JamFactory.

Needless to say, I was thrilled to be awarded the prize.

Arts South Australia Fellowship


Each year a $40,000 Fellowship is awarded to a South Australian artist to significantly develop their work.

This year it was me. It meant I could profoundly develop my work, take risks, be able to fail, learn and build. An incredible opportunity for which I am extremely grateful.

Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize


Art Gallery of Western Australia

Winner, Tom Malone Glass Prize


Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Glass Review No. 32 – International juried selection for Corning Museum of Glass review

Finalist, Tom Malone Glass Prize


Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Glass Review 27 – International juried selection for Corning Museum of Glass review.

Winner, Tom Malone Glass Prize


Art Gallery of Western Australia. New Work Grant, Visual Arts/Craft Fund, Australia Council for the Arts