Stephen Procter Fellowship

Stephen Procter, Singular Journey, 1996, Collection of the artist, photo: R. Little


Alexander Rosenberg is the recipient of the 2020 Procter fellowship.

Following unprecedented disruptions to international and domestic travel, all Procter Fellowship activities were paused for the period 2020-2022.

Rosenberg will travel to Australia and undertake a residency in the ANU SOAD Glass Workshop in Canberra in 2023.

The Stephen Procter Fellowship​

The Stephen Procter Fellowship was established in 2001 in memory of Stephen Procter, Head of the Glass Workshop at the ANU School of Art & Design, 1993–2000. The aim of the Fellowship is to assist Australian and international artists working in glass to work/study abroad. Travel and the experience of other cultures were very important to Stephen and this fellowship is intended to be a significant and exciting link between glass communities around the world.

Each year the Fellowship provides $5,000 (AUD) towards travel and a 4 to 8 week residency within the Glass Workshop. The fellowship aims to support artists with working or educational opportunities significant to their artistic practice.

The fellowship ideally needs to start and be completed in the same year. See the Fellowship Outline for further details.

The School is reviewing the terms of the Procter Fellowship. The guidelines for applications for 2024 will be made available in June 2023.


To date, 17 fellowships have been awarded: 

2003 Blanche Tilden travelled to Seattle, USA to work with James Minson and study at Pilchuck Glass School.

2004 Harumi Yukutake from Toyama, Japan was the first international recipient of the award to travel to Australia for a residency in the Glass Workshop. Harumi completed a permanent installation on the ANU site.

2005 Alexandra Chambers travelled to Pilchuck Glass School, USA to work and study with artist Scott Benefield.

2006 Mark Zirpel from Seattle completed a two month residency in Canberra and travelled to other educational venues in Australia.

2007 Brenden Scott French was an artist in residence at Northlands, Scotland, and returned to Canberra for a residency and solo exhibition at the newly opened Canberra Glassworks.

2008 Rebecca Chernow travelled to Canberra from Seattle (USA) for a two-month residency. While in Australia, she also visited Sydney College of the Arts and the Jam Factory in Adelaide.

2009 Deirdre Feeney travelled to Paris to conduct research based on early 20th Century Cinemas. After her travels Feeney was artist in residence in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.

2010 Matt Szosz came from Providence, USA to spend eight weeks in the Glass Workshop working with the students and developing new work.  He also travelled to Sydney College of the Arts, Uni SA and the Jam Factory.

2011 Mel George travelled to Istanbul, Venice and Ravenna to study and research their mosaic masterworks. On her return she was artist in residence for a month in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.

2012 Amber Cowan from the USA undertook a two month residency in the Glass Workshop at the ANU.

2013 Patricia Roan traveled to Lybster Scotland and Skagafjordur in Iceland, to spend time in remote landscapes and develop ideas for time based installation works. On her return Roan will undertake a residency in the Glass Workshop at the ANU

2014 Jeff Zimmer is a Scottish based, American born artist developed his work at ANU exploring the concepts of ambiguity, disconnect between actions and consequence and notions of borders and separation.

2015 Kristel Britcher an Adelaide based artist will travel to Scotland to research sacred spaces and mineral collections. On her return to Australia, she will share her experiences with students and staff as Artist in Residence.

2016 Annie Caterall​, from London, will undertake research around the culture of mining minerals and gold in Australia at the National Museum of Australia. This research will be developed into a series narrative cast and cut drawings.

2017 Emma Varga will travel to Svalbard Archipelago, Norway, for a sailing trip with a group of international artists in waters above the Arctic Circle, as research for her new body of work, 'Arctic'.

2018 Niko Dimitrijevic​ from the USA, developed and presented a sight specific work at the School of Art and Design, responding the the architecture of the iconic School of Art and Deisgn building.  

2019 Harriet Schwarzrock​ participated in an immersive neon or plasma class in the USA. On her return to Australia, she shared her experiences with students and staff as Artist in Residence.

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