Tuesday, December 16, 2014

Launch of Drysdale's glass art mural set for 2015

Drysdale's Glass Art Mural - "Welcome to Drysdale" - is gradually taking shape and will be launched officially in 2015.

The mural is a steel-framed sign that says "Welcome to Drysdale" in glass mosaic tiles, surrounded by ceramic tiles depicting moments in the area's history. 

(Background to the mural project: "A mural project for Drysdale" 18 March 2014 on this blog.)

The ceramic tiles are complete. They were created by students at Bellarine Secondary College, led by their teacher Tess Grace and guided by Uncle David Tournier, of Wauthorong Aboriginal Co-op and by Festival of Glass committee members Kaye Clancy and Mercedes Drummond.

The steel and wood frame for the mural is currently being manufactured by local craftspeople.

Building the local community
The Mural Project is a partnership between the Festival of Glass, which is providing overall leadership, and Bellarine Secondary College, whose students are creating parts of the mural; it is supported by the Wathaurong Aboriginal Co-op and the Bellarine Historical Society; and it is partly financed by local organisations.

The Festival of Glass is an initiative of the Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community Association (DCSCA).

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