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  • Workshops with International Artist in Residence announced Get your Expression of Interest in quickly for our International Artist in Residence workshops. We are excited to announce that Mauro Vianello (Venice, Italy) has agreed to be our 2018 ...
    Posted 19 May 2017, 02:58 by Glenda Mac Naughton
  • 2018 Exhibitor application forms now on the web Yes its that time of year - if you'd like to exhibit at the 2018 Festival of Glass please follow links for Exhibitors in the Side bar (left).Book early ...
    Posted 26 Apr 2017, 18:51 by Glenda Mac Naughton
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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.


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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.


Uncle David Tournier,
Opening Ceremony, 2015 Festival of Glass


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