Tuesday, February 9, 2016

A Glass Bottle 'Roadshow'

On Sunday 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.

Paul has 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.

Paul’s 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.”

On Friday 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) is essential.

On Saturday February 20 (10.00am – 2.00pm), the Festival will run a glass art workshop exclusively for members of Drysdale’s Senior Citizens Club.

On Sunday 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!

Details of all Festival events are on the Festival web site: www.festivalofglass.net.au

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