Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Festival raises its profile as starting date approaches

As the starting date of the 2017 Festival of Glass approaches, the event is raising its profile in local venues.

Glass art at Leura Park Estate
Local wineries Leura Park Estate and Jack Rabbit. together with the Clifton Springs Golf club are each hosting a presentation cabinet (glass, of course!) containing pieces of glass art.

Equivalent cabinets will appear soon at the Springdale Neighbourhood Centre, the Portarlington Golf Club and Geelong City Hall.

Just a foretaste ...
Each cabinet offers a foretaste of the 2017 Festival of Glass Expo, which happens at Drysdale’s Christian College on 19 February.

Jack Rabbit's mosaic head
The Expo will display the work of fifty glass artists and businesses, together with the Annual Glass Art Awards, glass art exhibitions and short films about glass. The Expo will also include the grand draw for the Festival’s Treasure Hunt, with dozens of prizes to be won.

The Festival of Glass committee is grateful to these venues for hosting the cabinets; we hope that their visitors enjoy the contents - perhaps enough to want to see more!

Featured Festival sponsor – Chris Walsh Amcal Pharmacy (ii)
Shop 5, 3 Wyndham Street, Drysdale Vic 3222         03 5251 3298
Hours: M – F 9.00am – 6.00pm; Sat 9.00am – 1.00pm; Sun 10.00am to 12.00pm

The Festival of Glass committee is grateful once again to the Chris Walsh Amcal pharmacy for supporting this year’s Festival Of Glass Treasure Hunt – its second year of involvement.

Chris Walsh’s pharmacy is part of Amcal - the largest network of pharmacies in Australia. Under the banner “Expert advice for every Australian”, the pharmacy offers a range of products promoting health and wellbeing, together with expert advice from experts on how best to use them.

As part of the Amcal network, Chris Walsh’s pharmacy holds an ever changing stock of gifts and homeware and its Facebook page regularly presents the latest Amcal catalogue. So you can make your choice before leaving home! (

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