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, 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
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!
sponsor – Chris Walsh Amcal Pharmacy (ii)
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
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.
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! (https://www.facebook.com/chriswalshpharmacy/posts/).
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