Architectural Glass Design Australia Inc. is the association which represents, informs and promotes architectural glass artists and designers in Australia.
From the rich heritage of the stained glass past to the development of glass as a contemporary architectural element, AGDA members use age old skills and blend them with innovative techniques and design aesthetics to create a a diverse potential of glass designed for the built environment.
Australia has a tradition of world class stained glass, producing architectural glass since the 1850's. Today there exists a dedicated and highly skilled contemporary sector, working to conserve the past as well as creating the glass of the future.
Today, the architectural glass sector has developed into a professional group of artists and designers with the knowledge and skills to ensure compliance with relevant requirements; to conserve historical glass; and to respond appropriately and with vision to contemporary architectural opportunities in glass.
AGDA was formed in 2002 in response to a proposed change by Australian Standards for the use of glass. This brought into prominence the requirement of this sector to be informed of, and compliant with, constantly changing requirements of the construction sector, as the majority of work produced by AGDA members is installed into buildings.
Julian Podmore QLD. Brenton Worrell S.A.
Leadlight Craftsman (in sector since 1988) Adelaide Leadlight Centre (in sector since 1991)
Merinda Young TAS - President
Tudor Rose Glass Works (in sector since 1986)
Jan Aspinall SA - Vice President
In sector since 1976
AGDA is a not-for-profit incorporated association managed by a Committee of Management. The 2016 Committee is comprised of the following AGDA members:
Debbie Balen VIC Ian Dixon W.A.
Purple Dog Leadlighting & Mosaics (in sector since 1999) Perth Art Glass (in sector since 1983)
Clive Hillier N.S.W.
Clive Hillier Stained Glass & Art Glass
(in sector since 1992)