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.
Tuesday, February 9, 2016
A Glass Bottle 'Roadshow'
14 February, the Bellarine Historical Society will run a glass bottle roadshow
as part of the 2016 Festival of Glass.
From the ABCR auction site
The roadshow will happen between 10.00am
and 3.00pm at the Court House Museum, Drysdale High Street, run by Paul Bruce
and his son David, who have been collecting antique glass bottles and collectables for over 30 years.
an extensive collection of Australian glass aerated water bottles, and a
collection of wine labels from 1860 to 1930; and he has just produced a
database for the Bellarine Historical Society listing the ages and
manufacturers of historic bottles found in the Geelong area.
son David has a fine collection of Australian wine bottles and co-owns the
online bottle auction company ABCR Auctions (www.abcrauctions.com/).David
has been secretary of the Victorian Bottle & Collectables Association and
he organised the successful 2006 National Bottle Exhibition at Frankston.
“As well as
enjoying Paul’s and David’s appraisals, visitors to the museum can browse a
display of historic bottles and bottle labels”, said Bellarine
Historical Society President Lynette Willey. “Admission is free, but a gold
coin donation would be appreciated.”
UPCOMING FESTIVAL EVENTS
19 February (7.00 – 10.00pm), Festival partner Leura Park winery in Curlewis
will host a glass art Masterclass. Renowned glass blowers Peter Minson and Mark
Eliott will create replicas of the locally endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and
Hooded Plover, while a Wathaurong elder talks about the birds’ habitats. Drinks
and nibbles will add pizazz to the delight. Booking (via the Festival web site)
February 20 (10.00am – 2.00pm), the Festival will run a glass art workshop
exclusively for members of Drysdale’s Senior Citizens Club.
21 February (10.00am – 4.00pm), the Festival Expo at Drysdale’s Christian
College will feature forty exhibitors, demonstrations, ‘join in’ sessions,
Awards, displays, films .... and thousands of visitors!