(r)e v o l v e

(r)evolve was the ausglass conference held in Canberra, Australia, 26-29 Janaury 2017. Ausglass is a national body that encourages diversity, dialogue and excellence in Australian contemporary glass. The conference brought together Australian and international glass artists, educators, collectors, enthusiasts and industry representatives in a program of presentations, demonstrations, workshops and exhibitions that focused on the conference themes: create, sustain and evolve.


At the end of each day's program there were some great 'extras' ... 

'Southside gallery hop' - Friday 27 January 5:45~8:30pm.  

Conference transport took delegates from Canberra Glassworks to two of the city's principal 'glass galleries'; both of which hosting delegate viewings of their specially commissioned glass exhibitions : click the links for details

'Northside gallery hop' - Saturday 28 January, 5:45~8:30pm

More transport - from ANU this time - and another opportunity to see some amazing glass at two venues that have long supported Ausglass and the Australian glass community: click the links

Stargazing from Mt Stromlo Observatory - Saturday 28 January, 8:00pm

Transport took delegates to a fascinating behind-the-scenes tour explaining the site, its history, the science  .. and, of course, the telescopes (click for details)

Turrel at NGA - Sunday 29 January, ~5:30am

An early morning experience of the permanent James Turrell installation  - 'Within without 2010' -  at the National Gallery of Australia.  .. Complete with guide (click for details)