Previous Glaas Inc events
2021 Glaas Inc
BEACONS OF BEAUTY
LYON, COTTIER & CO’S STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS in SYDNEY and NEW SOUTH WALES
Dr Andrew Montana
Honorary Senior Research Fellow, the Australian National University
Establishing decorating firms in London and New York, the enterprising Glaswegian artist Daniel Cottier, co-founded the Australian firm, Lyon, Cottier & Co., in 1873 with a fellow stained glass artist John Lamb Lyon. With Cottier remaining in Britain, Lyon moved from Melbourne to Sydney with his family where there was little competition in stained glass work and a new rail network were connecting the inland towns to Sydney and encouraging the building of public, residential and church architecture.
Opening the showroom in Sydney displaying domestic and church stained glass, Lyon showed modern and rich aesthetic styling not then seen before in the work of an Australian firm. This lecture reveals how Lyon, Cottier & Co. brought currents of the Aesthetic movement to Australia through its illustrated exploration of a number of the firm's stained-glass commissions in New South Wales between 1874 and the 1890s.
Dr Andrew Montana was a senior lecturer in art and design for almost twenty years. The author of books, chapters and articles, he engages with the intersection of art, architecture, design and the decorative arts in his ongoing research.
Most recently, Dr Montana has contributed two chapters on Australia’s stained glass in Daniel Cottier: Designer, Decorator, Dealer, edited by Petra ten-Doesschate Chu and Max Donnelly with Andrew Montana and Suzanne Veldink, Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, London, 2021.
Glass Speaks @ Camberwell Grammar
SATURDAY 17 JUNE 2017 1.15-4pm
A rare opportunity to hear Headmaster Dr Paul Hicks, architect Peter Crone and artist David Wright OAM discuss the idea to realisation of the new Chapel and building at Camberwell Grammar School in conversation with Dr Bronwyn Hughes, Chair of GLAAS Inc. Guests will have the opportunity to see the new Chapel at first hand and to experience this remarkable artistic and architectural. TICKETS FROM $54.00
SPECIAL OFFER FOR GLAAS, AGDA AND AUSGLASS MEMBERS TICKETS $44.00
Every glass artist and designer uses light as part of their palette. What better medium to reflect the unique light of the Australian summer; a time to join with community and family to experience light in our lives.
5 to 19 December 2015
Open Thursday – Saturday, 12-5pm
Extended 14 to 30 January 2016
Rear of 1257 High Street, Malvern
Behind Malvern Library
Supported by the City of Stonnington
Glass@Melbourne Polytechnic Exhibition
8-23 September 2017
Experience an exhibition of contemporary glasswork at Melbourne Polytechnic in Prahran, showcasing a diverse range of glass pieces, from studio to architectural, jewellery, mosaics and innovative commercial applications.
Many of Australia's finest glass artists are exhibiting a range of contemporary glass work in one of the biggest glass exhibitions in Melbourne in over twenty years.
Interactive Glass Display— come and create a glass shape/work in our display; take a photo of the result and text it to 0407 002 834.
The best photo produced will win a cash prize of $300.
Proudly supported by VIRIDIAN GLASS
Sat 9/9 at 2.00 pm in the Gallery
Well known NSW glass artist Jeffrey Hamilton will create a glass sculpture from glass and found objects to the accompaniment of live drumming—a unique and intriguing experience from one of Australia’s finest glass artists
Sat 16/9 at 2.00 pm in the Gallery
Churchill Fellow and established stained glass artist Gavin Merrington will present his Fellowship talk on conserving stained glass
Sat 23/9 at 2.00 pm in the Gallery
Industry/Sector event including talks by Geoff Wallace, Merinda Young and Donna Kennedy
ALL WELCOME - ALL TALKS ARE FREE -
NO BOOKING REQUIRED