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Art of Glass Festival 2024

Delve into the fascinating stories behind the art of glass, as knowledgeable guides share tales of the makers, the historical significance of local pieces, and the social narratives woven into these remarkable artworks.

Embark on a journey of discovery as we unveil the hidden gems of All Souls Anglican, Spicer Uniting, and Lithuanian Catholic churches, each adorned with exquisite glass windows. These architectural treasures not only showcase the artistry of their creators but also hold a unique place in South Australia's history, with a special emphasis on the world-renowned Morris & Co windows and their distinctive Australian influence.

But the exploration doesn't stop there. Join one of our interactive workshops to create your very own artwork or visit a live demonstration by local glass artists.

Don't miss this chance to enhance your appreciation for the history, art, and culture in our City.

Download the full brochure here or see below.

What's on

Art of Glass Exhibition

18 April – 8 June

The Gallery at St Peters
101 Payneham Road, St Peters

From ancient to contemporary windows learn how the artistry, colours, and techniques used to produce stained-glass have changed over time. Book a guided tour to see stained glass windows from the world-renowned designers of Morris & Co or sign up for one of our experiences.

Spicer Uniting Church and Mystery Location
Guided Walking Tour

Friday 17 May, 7pm – 9pm
Thursday 23 May, 10am – 12noon

Meet at The Gallery, St Peters

Duration: 120 minutes

Meet our guide at The Gallery and walk* to the beautiful Fourth Avenue, St Peters. Hear the stories of local people honoured in the stained-glass windows, compare artistic styles from different periods, and hear the majestic pipe organ roar to life.  On route you will visit a mystery locations not open to the public.

People with mobility issues may take their vehicle from the Gallery and meet the group at the tour locations. Please speak with the guide on arrival.  

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The Anglican Parish of All Souls 
Guided Tour

Fri 19, Tues 23, Thurs 25, Mon 29 April & Wed 1 May - 10am & 2pm
Sun 21 April - 11am & 2pm

Corner of Third Avenue and Stephen Terrace, St Peters

Duration: 60 minutes

Marvel at the spectacle of colour & light as you step inside the Church. Your guide will point out the different stained glass window styles & explain the stories behind them. View windows from the world-famous designers of Morris & Co, trail blazers of the Arts & Craft movement. You will also see historic artefacts from the Western Front and the Church collection.

For bookings, contact Sue on 0419 745 456 or visit www.allsoulsstpeters.org.au

St Casimir Lithuanian Church (former Hardwicke College) 
Exhibition & Guided Tour

Tuesday 21 May, 10.30am
Wednesday 22 May, 10.30am
Saturday 25 May, 10.30am

Meet at The Gallery, St Peters

Duration: 60 Minutes

St Casimir’s displays a variety of uniquely Lithuanian inspired stained glass windows. Modern techniques are combined to produce stunning colours in panels reflecting the culture & history of the community. Meet at The Gallery, St Peters to see the Art of Glass exhibition then walk or drive to St Casimir’s on Third Avenue, St Peters, for the 11am guided tour. Our gallery staff will give you directions. 

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Paint Your Own Wineglass

Saturday 27 April, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Banquet Hall, St Peters Town Hall Complex

Duration: 120 Minutes

$10 per person (includes materials)

Ages: 15 & up

Make your own pair of stained glass window inspired wineglasses. Each participant will receive two wineglasses with leadlight outlines ready to paint with your own abstract design. Instructions will be provided to heat-set your design at home.

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Replica Stained Glass Workshop

Saturday 11 May, 10.30am – 12.30pm

Banquet Hall, St Peters Town Hall Complex

$5 per person (includes materials)

Ages: 16 & up

Be inspired by the artwork in our Art of Glass exhibition and make your own replica stained glass window hanging or suncatcher. Choose the colours and design for your framed work and create a beautiful piece of art for your home or a gift. Perfect for Mothers Day!

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Stained Glass Window Digital Drawing

Wednesday 24 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm
Saturday 27 April, 1.30pm – 3.30pm

Banquet Hall, St Peters Town Hall Complex

Free

Ages: 14 & up

Combine ideas from our Art of Glass exhibition and Procreate* to create your own digital work of art!  Find out how to use layers, brushes, and other tools to build up a stained glass window drawing. Print your masterpiece to take home with you!

* Participants may be eligible to collect a free Mandala craft kit.

BYO iPad pre-loaded with Procreate or borrow one from the Library (limited numbers – be quick!).

For BYO iPad participants: please check that Procreate software on your iPad is downloaded & working prior to the session. 

Participants who complete the Digital Drawing session & attend one of the guided tours of either Spicer Uniting Church, The Anglican Parish of All Souls, or St Casimir Lithuanian Church are eligible to collect a free Mandala craft kit from one of the three tour destinations. One kit per child.

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Stained Glass Window Art

Thursday 18 April, 1.30pm – 3pm
Monday 22 April, 1.30pm – 3pm

Banquet Hall, St Peters Town Hall Complex

Free

Ages: 6-14

Use a magical combination of acrylic paint & glue to create a beautiful stained glass lookalike artwork. Children will choose a template to trace onto glass & then paint to colour in the design. The finished artwork can be taken home framed & ready to display.

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Glass Blowing with Eamonn Vereker Glass Studio

Tuesday 21 May & Wednesday 22nd May, 10am - 4pm

Eamonn Vereker Glass Studio & Gallery, 87 Sydenham Road, Norwood

Watch the incredible artistry of live glass blowing in the working studio of Master Glass Cutter and Artist, Eamonn Vereker. See the whole process transform raw materials into exquisite designs. Perhaps buy a bespoke piece of your very own. 

Young children must be supervised due to furnaces operating at high temperature, and the presence of glass & working machinery. 

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Glass Blowing with Dante Marioni (USA) + Ben Edols (AU)

Friday 12 April - Sunday 14 April

Eamonn Vereker Glass Studio & Gallery, 87 Sydenham Road, Norwood

Not to be missed! See the intricate and remarkable work of renowned glass artists Dante Marioni (USA) & Ben Edols (AUS) live in Norwood. Glass blowing reimagined. 

Young children must be supervised due to furnaces operating at high temperature, and the presence of glass & working machinery.  

Contact

For more information contact Council's Cultural Heritage Coordinator:
Jacquelyne Ladner
T: 8334 0262
E: jladner@npsp.sa.gov.au