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Glass Award winner at Wanganui Glass Festival

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2008 New Zealand Art of Glass Award winner at Wanganui Glass Festival.

One of the highlights of the Wanganui Festival of Glass which began of Friday is the exhibition of glass art by over 30 artists in shop windows throughout the festival on Wanganui’s main shopping street, Victoria Avenue.

The Glass Festival, now in its third year, will run until Sunday 5 October.

A feature of the ‘Mainstreet’ exhibition is a work by David Traub, this year’s 2008 Winner of the Cavalier Bremworth New Zealand Art of Glass Awards.

This ‘optically confounding two-dimensional bowl’ was the winner of the $5000.00 Award at a ceremony at the Hilton Hotel in Auckland last month.

It was described by Judges Louis le Vaillant , the Curator of Decorative Arts at the Auckland War Memorial Museum and John Croucher, Director of Gaffer Glass as “ an exciting and strong work, both conceptually and technically, which showed a great deal of consummate skill in the glassmaker’s craft”

‘The Glass Factory’, David Traub’s studio, will be open to the public during the period of the glass festival.


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