2011 Judges

  • Louise Doyle

    Louise Doyle is the Director of the National Portrait Gallery, Canberra, and prior to this was the Gallery’s Deputy Director, Programs and Collection. Louise has over 20 years experience in the museum sector, as Director of regional galleries in NSW and Queensland, the inaugural Curator of Programs and Collections at Old Parliament House, Canberra, and as Head Curator at the Museum of Sydney, Historic Houses Trust of NSW. As Director of Wagga Wagga Art Gallery (199 - 2001) Louise curated the National Art Glass Collection and managed the National Art Glass Partnership program with the Thomas Foundation and the National Gallery of Australia.

    Louise has also been a member of various museum and visual arts committees and advisory bodies including Director of the Board of Crafts Queensland, and the Regional Galleries Association of NSW. She is currently a member of the Canberra Museum and Gallery advisory committee.

  • Geoffrey Edwards

    Geoffrey Edwards is Director of the Geelong Art Gallery, one of Australia's oldest and largest regional galleries. Prior to this appointment, he held Senior Curatorial positions at the National Gallery of Victoria where he was in charge of the collections of international and Australian sculpture and Melbourne's celebrated holdings of ancient, antique and modern glass. His professional affiliations, here and abroad, are extensive and include, amongst others, the Visual Arts Board of the Australia Council, Visions Australia, Craft Australia, Museums Australia (Victoria), the Winston Churchill Trust (he is a former Churchill Fellow), the George Baldessin Trust and advisory committees of the National Trust of Australia (Victoria).

    He has chaired various grants panels for Arts Victoria.He is the author of various monographs, numerous exhibition catalogues and contributes to journals in Australia, Japan, Britain and the US.

  • Tina Oldknow

    Tina Oldknow has been the curator of modern glass at The Corning Museum of Glass since 2000 and she is responsible for all curatorial aspects of the glass collections dating from 1900 to the present. During her time at the Museum, she has reinstalled the Modern Glass and Contemporary Glass Galleries and she has curated 16 exhibitions. Oldknow has held curatorial and advisory positions at several museums, including the J. Paul Getty Museum, Malibu, the Southwest Museum, Los Angeles, the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, the Santa Barbara Museum of Art, the Henry Art Gallery of the University of Washington, Seattle, the Seattle Art Museum, and the Tacoma Art Museum.

    She is the author of Pilchuck: A Glass School (1996), Chihuly Persians (1996), Richard Marquis Objects (1997), Dante Marioni: Blown Glass (2000), William Morris: Animal, Artifact (with James Yood, 2000), 25 Years of New Glass Review (2005), Dan Dailey (with William Warmus and Milton Glaser, 2007), Contemporary Glass Sculptures and Panels: Selections from The Corning Museum of Glass (2008), Voices of Contemporary Glass: The Heineman Collection (2009) and numerous articles and essays. From 1996 to 2001 she was the editor of the Glass Art Society Journal and she currently edits the Museum's annual New Glass Review with Richard Price.

    Oldknow holds a B.A. in Art History from the University of California, Los Angeles and an M.A. in Art History from the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia.

  • Andy Plummer

    Andy Plummer is an Executive Director of Excel Coal Ltd. He and his wife, Deirdre, collect contemporary glass from Australia and New Zealand.


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