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, December 14, 2016
Business meets art at Treasure Hunt Preview
At an exclusive Preview on December 14, Bellarine
business people met local glass artists from whom they have commissioned pieces
of glass art as part of the 2017 Festival of Glass Treasure Hunt.
Business meets glass art
During the Treasure Hunt, which will run
from 2 January to 18 February 2017, each participating business will display
its commissioned piece of glass art; then all the pieces become prizes in the
Treasure Hunt draw at the Festival of Glass Expo on Sunday 19 February at
Drysdale’s Christian College.
At the Preview, the business people learned how their commissioned glass art is created, while the artists learned how their
creativity is supporting the local economy.
Some of the Treasure Hunt prizes
Diane Schofield's Treasure Hunt team has signed up twenty eight businesses in Drysdale, Clifton Springs, Curlewis and Portarlington - up from twenty Drysdale businesses in last year's event.
"Everyone's a winner in our Treasure Hunt", said Schofeld. "Businesses can increase their custom, glass artists can increase their public profile and, of course, Treasure Hunters can win beautiful glass art."
Featured Festival sponsor - Bendigo Bank (ii)
The Festival of Glass committee is grateful to the Bendigo Bank, which has supported
the Festival since it started in 2011 and is now a major sponsor.
Peninsula is still a predominantly rural area (despite a growing patchwork of
housing estates) and two ‘arms’ of the Bendigo Bank - Rural Finance and Rural
Bank - are geared specifically to rural businesses.
Rural Finance has
been a specialist lender to Victorian agribusinesses since 1945. In 2014, it
became part of Bendigo and Adelaide Bank and is now aligned with the Rural Bank
(see below). Rural Finance’s Relationship Managers visit each prospective
customer’s farm to ensure that they understand their circumstances, then design
loan packages to suit that customer’s individual needs.
provides a specialised banking service to individuals and businesses in rural
areas, but its customers can also access the products and services offered by
the Bendigo and Adelaide Bank.
Festival of Glass committee is pleased to welcome Drysdale’s Café Zoo to the
2017 Treasure Hunt.
Café Zoo offers you everything you need – breakfast, lunch take
away coffee and fantastic snacks! The fresh, creative and delicious food is
prepared in their kitchen and their prices are very affordable. Café Zoo combines food, service, venue and atmosphere to make any
event special, whether it’s an anniversary celebration, an office farewell, a wedding
reception, 'Christmas in July', or an exclusive birthday event. Café Zoo is
also developing as an entertainment venue and recently it has hosted
pianist-composer Callum Watson, writer Billy Bridge and singer-guitarist Levi