EXPO OPENS 20 FEB 2021. Purchase on line from Australian glass artists - jewellery, sculpture, homewares, supplies.
Registration NOW OPEN for Glass Art AwardsAll forms of glass art welcome. Online judging with cash prizes available.
Over 25 participating businesses on the North Bellarine
OPENS 11 JAN 2021Lots of great prizes to be won if you spot our Tiny Glass Treasures.
NEW in 2021 - programme available late Jan 2021

Antique Bottle Appraisal

Sun 14 Feb, Drysdale
NEW in 2021 - programme available in late Jan 2021
Various glass art workshops run in Drysdale and online

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.