2005 Finalist

Emma CamdenWhanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui, New Zealand

The Cross

Cast glass
54 H x 61 W x 17 D cm

How do humans come to terms with the act of dying? Some people turn to religion for comfort and understanding. In this work I explore my own experiences with a close relative, and the intimate discussions we had before our time ran out.

Photographer: Leigh Mitchell-Anyon

All entries as Finalist


Emma Camden
Whanganui, Manawatu / Wanganui, New Zealand

21/9/1966 Portsmouth, Hampshire, United Kingdom


  • 1991, Bachelor of Fine Arts (Glass and Ceramics) with Honours, University of Sunderland, Sunderland, Tyne and Wear, United Kingdom

Last Solo Exhibition

  • 2014, Fragmented Memories, Masterworks Gallery, Auckland, New Zealand

Last Group Exhibition

  • 2013, Polished, Gallery 33, The Arthouse, Wanaka, West Coast, New Zealand

Public/Private Collections

  • National Gallery of Australia, Canberra, New South Wales, Australia
  • Winners Collection, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • Glassmuseet Ebeltoft, Ebeltoft, Jutland, Denmark


  • 2007, Grant, Creative New Zealand, Arts Council of New Zealand Toi Aotearoa, New Zealand
  • 2005, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 2001, Finalist, Ranamok Glass Prize, Australia
  • 1999, Recipient, RFC Glass Prize, Australia
  • 1998, Finalist, RFC Glass Prize, Australia
  • 1996, Finalist, RFC Glass Prize, Australia