Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship

Stephen Procter, ‘Seeds of Light’ 1992, cast and sandblasted glass. 9 cm each.
Stephen Procter, ‘Seeds of Light’ 1992, cast and sandblasted glass. 9 cm each.

Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship 2024 

The Christine and Stephen Procter Fellowship 2024 is now closed for proposals. 



The Procter Fellowship was established in 2001 in memory of Stephen Procter, Head of the Glass Workshop at The Australian National University from 1993 until 2000. The Fellowship also honours Stephen’s partner, Christine Procter Nicholson, who was a founder of the Fellowship and member of the annual selection panel. The aim of the Fellowship is to assist Australian and international artists to work with and study glass 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. The opportunity alternates annually between international and Australian-based artists. The Fellowship aims to support artists with working or educational opportunities significant to their artistic practice. The fellowship will be completed the same year unless otherwise agreed to.


To date, 20 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 Procter Fellow to travel to Australia. Harumi completed a permanent installation on the ANU campus. 
2005 Alexandra Chambers travelled to Pilchuck Glass School, USA to work and study with artist Scott Benefield. 
2006 Mark Zirpel from Seattle, USA 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 Creative Glass in Scotland. He 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 Matthew Szosz came from Providence, USA to spend eight weeks in the Glass Workshop interacting with students and developing new work.  He also travelled to Sydney College of the Arts, UniSA and the Jam Factory.  
2011 Mel George travelled to Istanbul, Venice and Ravenna to research mosaic masterworks. On her return, she was artist in residence in the Glass Workshop at ANU. 
2012 Amber Cowan from the USA undertook a two-month residency in the Glass Workshop. Cowan utilized and reformed factory-produced decorative glass by recycling and recontextualizing objects. 
2013 Patricia Roan spent time in the remote landscapes to Lybster, Scotland, and Skagafjordur, Iceland, to and develop ideas for time-based installations. On her return Roan was a resident in the Glass Workshop. 
2014 American-born, Scottish artist Jeff Zimmer used his Glass Workshop residency to explore concepts of ambiguity, disconnect between actions and consequence and notions of borders and separation.  
2015  Kristel Britcher, based in Adelaide, researched sacred spaces and mineral collections in Scotland and returned as Artist in Residence at the Glass Workshop. 
2016 London-based Scottish artist Annie Cattrell undertook research around the culture of mining minerals and gold in Australia at the National Museum of Australia. This research was developed into a series of narrative cast and cut drawings. 
2017  Emma Varga travelled to Norway to sail the Svalbard Archipelago with a group of international artists in waters above the Arctic Circle, as research for a new body of work. 
2018 Niko Dimitrijevic​, from the USA, developed and presented a site-specific work responding to the iconic architecture of the School of Art and Design.   
2019  Harriet Schwarzrock​ participated in an immersive neon and plasma class in the USA. On her return to Australia, she shared her experiences with students and staff as Artist in Residence. 
2023 Alex Rosenberg traveled to Australia and undertake a residency in the ANU School of Art & Design Glass Workshop in Canberra. 
2024 Vicky Higginson, international Fellow residency will take place between 26 February - 19 April (more)
2024 Anna May Kirk, domestic Fellow's residency will take place between 29 July - 20 September (more)


For enquiries, please email Dr Jeffrey Sarmiento, Head of Glass:  

Updated:  7 February 2024/Responsible Officer:  Head of School/Page Contact:  CASS Marketing & Communications