Past Events 

Previous Glaas Inc events 
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2021 Glaas Inc
William Montgomery
Annual Lecture

 

BEACONS OF BEAUTY

LYON, COTTIER & CO’S STAINED-GLASS WINDOWS in SYDNEY and NEW SOUTH WALES
 

by

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. 

 

Biographical note:

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.

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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

 summerglass

 

 

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

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

TALKS/EVENTS

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

           WHERE​
Inner Space Gallery
Building U
Melbourne Polytechnic
144 High St Prahran Vic
Enquiries 0407 002 834
MAKERS' MARKET
Makers' Market -  held in the exhibition space and featuring a range of beautiful and interesting glass and jewellery objects for sale
WORKSHOPS
All workshops are 9am to 12 noon and are introductory classes - materials included in cost. Bookings at Eventbrite, links below.
Sat 9/9   Glass Jewellery - create a simple piece of glass jewellery - take home what you make - more information and booking at:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-glass-jewellery-workshop-tickets-37233542528 
Sat 16/9  Leadlighting - make a small finished piece of leadlight to take home with you - more information and booking at:
https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-leadlighting-workshop-tickets-37233647843 
Sat 23/9  Scribing/Engraving - create a beautiful 3D effect free standing glass work - free scribe tool to each participant - more information and booking at:https://www.eventbrite.com.au/e/introduction-to-engraving-scribing-on-glass-workshop-tickets-37234073115 
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