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2020 Festival of Glass

FOOD & GLASS BLOWING PERFORMANCES

High Tea with glass blowing demo

Official launch of the 2020 Festival of Glassand its Treasure Hunt.Monday 6 January 3pm – 5pmCafé Zoo 23 High Street Drysdale

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Twilight Flames: hot glass weaving & sculpting

The Range @ Curlewis | 1201 Portarlington Road | Curlewis, VIC 3222 | Australia Saturday, 15 February 2020 from 7:00 pm to 10:00 pm (AEDT)
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FESTIVAL ‘EXPO’

GLASS ART TREASURE HUNT

Sunday 16 February. 10am – 4pm


Admire beautiful glass art by 50 exhibitorsWatch demonstrations by glass artistsClaim your Treasure Hunt prize
View entrants to the 2020 Glass Art Awards Categories -Sculptural, Functional and Wearable Glass Art: and ‘Bella Wein’, ‘Best in Show’ and ‘Silvan New Novice Artist’ Awards.

Christian College, 40 Collins St., Drysdale, VIC, 3222.

More info - link here

Monday 6 January - Sunday 16 February

Treasure Hunters of all ages hunt for clues in 31 participating businesses across the Northern Bellarine, to enter a draw for over 150 prizes made by local glass artists.

For participating businesses, look for ‘Enter here’ signs

or

link here

GLASS ART WORKSHOPS - LINK HERE FOR COMPLETE LIST OF 2020 WORKSHOPS

ANNUAL FREE BOTTLE APPRAISAL DAY
Springdale Neighbourhood CentreHigh St DrysdaleSun 9 Feb 10am - pm
Bellarine Historical Society in conjunction with the Festival of Glass and ABCR Auctions.Experienced and highly regarded collector Paul Bruce will conduct the appraisals assisted online by his son David from ABCR Auctions.
Bookings are essential.
MORE INFO & BOOKINGS: Paul Bruce pbruce2@bigpond.com
LAMPWORK GLASS - BEGINNERS
Fri 7 February 10am – 4pmBellarine glass artist Glenda Mac Naughton showsbeginners how to melt & sculpt glass witha gas/oxygen torch.


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LAMPWORK GLASS - BEGINNERS TO EXPERIENCEDMauro Bonaventura (Venice, Italy)

Sat 8 - Thurs 13 February 10am – 4pm

Single days possible

Venetian glass master Mauro Bonaventura teachesyou to create amazing sculptures by stretching,weaving and sculpting hot glass.
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VARIOUS - BEADING, MOSAICS, GARDEN ART, GLASS & WIREWORK
Monday 17 - Wednesday 28 FebruaryEARLY MARCH ALSO
Learn the basics of glass art (e.g. mosaics, beading,leadlighting, garden art, wire-wrapping glass) in small workshops.If you know the basics, here's where to take your art further.

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We acknowledge the Wathaurong Traditional Custodians of the land on which the Drysdale Festival of Glass is held and we pay our respects to Elders past and present and to all Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander People who are part of the local community today.


(Photo right: Acknowledgement Panel in the Drysdale Arcade Mosaics)

Tribute to Uncle David Tournier

The Festival of Glass committee acknowledges the passing of Aboriginal elder Uncle David Tournier in January 2017 and offers its condolences to his family and friends and to the Wathaurong community. Uncle David was a quiet treasure and his passing is a great loss. He was known and respected across the region for reviving, conserving and teaching the Wathaurong people’s traditional knowledge and skills.Uncle David supported the Festival of Glass since it started in 2011 and his "Welcome to Country" was a highlight of each Festival Expo's Opening Ceremony. He was also a 'cultural advisor' to the "Welcome to Drysdale" mural - a Festival of Glass project – and gave a "Welcome to Country" at the mural’s unveiling in September 2016.