LUMINOUS: neon, glass and light

This Enlighten Festival explore the LUMINOUS properties of glass at Canberra Glassworks with a variety of free and paid activities.

5pm – 8pm Thursday 5 March 2020

This is an excellent opportunity to see Brendan Van Hek exhibition pattern and effect after dark.

Primarily through the use of neon, Brendan explores the potential of light to talk about a range of ideas including impermanence, transition, spirituality and ephemerality.

Neon Illuminating Sessions:

Project Space. Spark your inner neon creativity in this two-and-a-half-hour introduction into the mesmerising world of Neon. Learn how to bend glass with the help of an experienced glass artist and take home the results!

Minimum age requirement: 16 years old.

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Make your own in Neon:

Make your own neon vessel with the assistance of an experienced teaching artist in this one-on-one workshop in the Hotshop.

Minimum age requirement: 14 years old

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Lights, Camera, Paint!:

Create a light drawing using hand held lights and movement and record it on a long exposure photographic session.
Age recommendation: 10 years old and up.

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Painting with light:

Use hand held lights to create short-lived drawings on a light-reactive wall.

All ages welcome.

International Women's Day

International Women’s Day: A celebration of women glass artists

10am – 4pm Sunday 8 March 2020

Hotshop Demo with Annette Blair & Belinda Toll

10am – 2pm

Watch from the Public Viewing Platform as artists Annette Blair & Belinda Toll blow glass.

Mould Room tour with Luna Ryan

11am – 12pm

Meeting in the Foyer at 11am, artist Luna Ryan takes you through the off access areas of Canberra Glassworks to the Mould Room. Listen and see as Luna shows the process of casting with glass.

Neon bending Demo with Harriet Schwarzrock & Jacqueline Knight

1pm – 4pm

Watch from the Public Viewing Platform, down into the Project Space, as artists Harriet Schwarzrock & Jacqueline Knight bend glass tubes to make neon artwork.