The annual Festival of Glass is held in Drysdale, Victoria (Australia). Established in 2011, the Festival celebrates the beauty and versatility of glass in art, craft and industry and it promotes collaboration between people who work with glass. Unique in Australia, the Festival joins a handful of similar events worldwide.
The Festival of Glass is an initiative of the Drysdale and Clifton Springs Community Association Inc.
Wednesday, January 13, 2016
Glass art lights up local businesses
Businesses in the
Drysdale region have started to display pieces of glass art that they have
commissioned from local glass artists.
The commissioned pieces are among dozens of prizes in
the glass art Treasure Hunt that is a feature of the sixth Festival of Glass in
Drysdale in February 2016. Participating businesses will also display glass
‘Tiny Treasures’ - clues in the Treasure Hunt for treasure hunters to spot.
business to join the Treasure Hunt was Drysdale Fish and Chickens (30 High
Street), and Mersina and her daughter were very pleased to receive a Flying
Fish from local glass artist David Hobday.
Mersina and her glass fish
Elegant Profile Beauty Salon’s (7/3 Wyndham Street) commissioned piece is a
striking blue necklace made by Fiona Horne from recycled gin and mineral water
Pam's Marina Villani platter
Elegant Profile's necklace
At the newsagents in Drysdale High Street, Pam is
pleased to display a fine glass
platter by Marina Villani, featuring wattle flowers and foliage.
The Treasure Hunt starts formally on February 1st,
when treasure hunters can start to spot the ‘Tiny Treasures’ and receive stamps
on their entry form. The Treasure Hunt culminates in a draw for dozens of
pieces of glass art at the Festival Expo on 21 February at Christian College,