2021 FESTIVAL EVENTS

20 FEB

2.00 PM
2021 EXPO VIRTUAL OPENING VIDEO
DEMO - PEARL NETTED BEADRoxanne Van Beveran
Demos & Curated playlists. We'll be adding more during the Expo & beyond so subscribe (free) to keep up to date.
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20 FEB

Online shopping boutiques go live
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OPENS 21 FEB

Boutique of collectible pieces made by Festival of Glass International Artists in Residence.
Acknowledgement of Country
As we begin the 2021 Festival of Glass 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 above Acknowledgement Panel in the Drysdale Arcade Mosaics)
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We look different in 2021 as we stay Covid-Safe but there is still a great chance to win glass art prizes, meet artists, watch demos, buy glass art 7 learn how to create your own glass art.

NB: Dates subject to change dur to changing Covid-19 regulations.

11 JAN - 27 FEB


SEARCH FOR TINY TREASURES
Over 25 participating businesses on the North Bellarine.
NB: Closing date extended due to Covid-19 lockdown in Victoria.

14 FEB

Postponed until further notice


ANTIQUE BOTTLE APPRAISAL
Postponed due to new Covid-19 regulations in Victoria.

28 FEB

2.00 PM
ONLINE PRIZE DRAW
Lots of great prizes to be won. Watch the draw live to see if you have won.

21 FEB

11.00 AM -11.30 AM ONLINE

Samantha Stitz

Meet the maker Artist interview with Samantha Stitz of curious creater of Hextasy Glass. The focus will be on lampwork with a torch and fusing with a kiln.

21 FEB

11.45 AM - 12.15 PM ONLINE

Cheryl Hann-Woodlock

Meet the maker Artist interview with Cheryl Hann-Woodlock from Hann Made Studio. Be inspired by Cheryl's passion for glass textures in sculpture.

21 FEB

12.30 PM - 1.00 PM ONLINE

Cheryl Hann-Woodlock

Cheryl will introduce and demonstrate smalti, and how to use it in your mosaic. Looking at cutting techniques of the traditional hammer & hardie and the more modern wheel nippers.

21 FEB

2:00 PM-2:30 PM ONLINE

Tegan Hamilton

Tegan Hamilton from Season 2 of Netflix's Blown Away will do a Q&A on all things Blown Away, glassblowing, sculpting, the Seattle Glass scene and more!

21 FEB

3.30 PM-4.00 PM ONLINE

Tegan Hamilton

Tegan Hamilton from Season 2 of Netflix's Blown Away will walk you through painting on glass with enamel paints! A great opportunity to learn a new skill.

27 FEB

11.00 AM - 11.30 AM ONLINE

Roxy Van Beveren

Watch Roxy at the torch melting glass and shaping it into leaves & more.

27 FEB

12.30 PM-1.00 PM ONLINE

Glenda MacNaughton

Glenda will melt glass, demo a blown glass Xmas bauble & more & answer your questions.

27 FEB

2.00 PM - 2.30 PM ONLINE

Roxy Van Beveren

Meet an exciting emerging glass artist and learn about her creative processes & inspirations.

27 FEB

Time change from 3.30 PM start to 5.00 pm start

Glenda MacNaughton

Tour Glenda's studio, learn about her favourite tools, her creative challenges & inspirations.

28 FEB

11.00 AM- 11.30 AM ONLINE

Samantha Stitz

Sculptural lampwork demonstration with Samantha Stitz of curious creator of Hextasy Glass.

28 FEB

11.45 AM- 12.15 ONLINE

Cheryl Hann-Woodlock

Journey with Cheryl into the world of textural mosaic where a glass can be used in a variety of manners ... where you are limited only by your imagination.

THANK YOU 2021 SPONSORS

A huge thank you to our sponsors for their support in these challenging & shifting times.




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.