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.
Tuesday, June 24, 2014
Launch of 'The Glass Trail'
On Friday 4 July, Roger Grant, Executive
Director of Tourism Geelong and Bellarine, will launch The Glass Trail – a unique
venture linking twelve glass artists, craftspeople and businesses in the
Geelong area in a ‘trail’ for locals and visitors to follow.
who follow The Glass Trail will see a wide variety of glass goods, including
jewellery, sculpture and household items, most of them hand-made locally. They
can learn something about how these items are made and may see demonstrations
of glass workers’ various intricate techniques.
of The Glass Trail will also be introduced to the annual Festival of Glass, including its competition for the Drysdale Glass
Art Awards. The
Glass Trail has been created by the Festival
of Glass, to further its aim of promoting the Geelong area as a centre of
The Festival of Glass – now in its fifth
year – is an initiative of the Drysdale & Clifton Springs Community
Glass Trail is completely self-funded by its twelve participants; the Festival
has co-ordinated the creation of The Glass Trail brochure and is promoting and publicising it.