• Marylou Pooley and Marie Geue

    Marylou Pooley and Marie Geue

  • Margaret Williams, Meredith Hinchliffe, David Williams and Beverly Growden

    Margaret Williams, Meredith Hinchliffe, David Williams and Beverly Growden

  • Kessie and Knud Krumbholz and their daughter Andrea Krumbholz

    Kessie and Knud Krumbholz and their daughter Andrea Krumbholz

  • Janis Norman, Edith Grounds and Lisa Cahill

    Janis Norman, Edith Grounds and Lisa Cahill

  • Glass artists Jenni Kemare Martiniello and Kirsty Rea

    Glass artists Jenni Kemare Martiniello and Kirsty Rea

  • Andrew Bluff and Andrew Johnston

    Andrew Bluff and Andrew Johnston

  • A primordial geyser or a gas flame

    A primordial geyser or a gas flame

  • The glass 'Sky Whale'  firmly tethered.

    The glass 'Sky Whale' firmly tethered.

  • Finishing touches by Jenni Kemare Martiniello

    Finishing touches by Jenni Kemare Martiniello

  • The celebratory cake.....

    The celebratory cake.....

  • Creating light pictures Andrew Bluff and Andrew Johnston from UTS

    Creating light pictures Andrew Bluff and Andrew Johnston from UTS

  • CIMF opening night featured didgeridoo player William Barton and his mum Delmae Barton

    CIMF opening night featured didgeridoo player William Barton and his mum Delmae Barton

  • Barbara and Peter Roberts and Morgan Roberts

    Barbara and Peter Roberts and Morgan Roberts

  • Alyce and Greg Sommer

    Alyce and Greg Sommer

  • Playing in the dark Daniel Pliner and Alon Ilsar

    Playing in the dark Daniel Pliner and Alon Ilsar

Glassworks 8th Birthday and CIMF Opening

1 May 2015

When science and music collide the result is sometimes just a bit hard to reconcile, and when cast glass is created in the image of a violin and a cello, then played in the kiln confines of the Canberra Glassworks the sound is unique and unusual. That’s the polite way of saying it has a long way to go to be what we expect from a violin and cello but as an instrument of sound it could have a place in the bigger picture of musical instruments.

The occasion, a happy 8th birthday celebration for our fabulous Canberra Glassworks and salute to the opening of the Canberra International Music Festival next door at the Fitter’s Workshop. The precinct was to be alive with all manner of celebratory sound and light with a blast of fire illuminating the space at the back of the Fitters like a primordial geyser while the creative talent from the University of Technology Sydney, splashed their light show on the back wall and their musicians played to bring a unique CIMF ‘son et lumiere’ to the backyard of the Kingston Foreshore. 

New age it was, while the master of the didgeridoo William Barton played that ancient instrument to open the festival.