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 2, 2016
Treasure Hunt is up and running!
February, treasure hunters young and old started searching Drysdale businesses
for clues in the area’s first glass art Treasure Hunt.
"Are you sure it's here?"
The Treasure Hunt is part of the 2016
Festival of Glass, which will present events in the Drysdale area throughout
Each of the twenty one participating
businesses in the Treasure Hunt is displaying a piece of glass art it commissioned
from a local glass artist and these pieces will be major prizes in the Treasure
(Pictured here: Festival organiser Patrick Hughes at Wallington Rural's new aquatic section; and local glass artist Glenda MacNaughton at the Mannerim Stables flower farm.)
Treasure Hunt organiser Diane Schofield is
excited about the event. “The 2016
Treasure Hunt is up and running and Drysdale is the epicentre of glass fever”,
she said. “People will look high and low for Tiny Treasures and there are dozens
of prizes, so everyone stands a chance of winning one.”
"Aha! Spotted you!"
A Treasure Hunt poster in the window
identifies a participating business and treasure hunters are combing each
business for its ‘Tiny Treasure’ – a small glass ornament.
Once a treasure hunter finds a Tiny
Treasure, the business stamps their form; and once they have at least ten
stamps, they enter their form in a draw at the Festival of Glass Expo on Sunday
21 February at Drysdale’s Christian College.
Drysdale will soon see more Festival
events. Leura Park winery in Curlewis will host a glass art Masterclass on
Friday 19 February (7.00 – 10.00pm). Two renowned glass blowers will create
replicas of the locally endangered Orange-bellied Parrot and Hooded Plover. The
winery’s drinks and nibbles will add pizazz to a fascinating display. Booking
is essential and can be done via the Festival web site.
On Sunday February 14, the Bellarine
Historical Society invites anyone with old bottles among their family heirlooms
to have them valued by experts Paul and David Bruce at the Society’s evaluation
session at Drysdale’s Old Courthouse Museum (10.00am – 3.00pm).