ANU annual glass sale opens tonight.

Media are invited to a sale of stunning glass works produced at the Australian National University (ANU) School of Art &Design (SOA&D) this evening from 5.30pm.

The annual sale features eye-catching, high quality glass works produced by staff and students in keeping with the national and international reputation of the ANU Glass workshop.

Pieces range from smaller items like glass tumblers and Christmas ornaments to large bespoke design pieces produced especially for the sale.

As well as around 30 students who have contributed works, it’s a chance to obtain pieces produced by master glass workers; SOA&D staff members and recent alumni who have been mentoring current students throughout the year.

Head of Glass at SOA&D, Associate Professor Richard Whiteley said this year the emphasis has been on design.

“The standard of work in the sale this year is easily equal to what you’d see coming out of the famous glassworks of Murano in Venice,” he said.

“All profits from the sale are invested back into the workshop subsidising the purchase of glass and specialised equipment and creating scholarships for students to travel abroad to further their experience and expertise”.


WHAT:  School of Art & Design annual Glass Sale.  

WHERE: Glass Workshop; Foundation rooms 1 & 2 next to la baguette café, ANU School of Art and Design. Ellery Crescent, Acton.

WHEN: 5.30 – 7.00 pm Thursday 29 November, 2018 and Noon – 1.30pm Friday 30 November 2018.

For media assistance, contact the ANU media hotline on 02 6125 7979.


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