New Zealand Glassworks (NZG)
New Zealand Glassworks New Zealand Glassworks – Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao (NZG) focuses on the promotion, education and engagement of people in the art of glass. Established by Whanganui District Council in September 2016 the new facility runs a series of varied workshops throughout the year, hosts events in support of the arts community in Whanganui and the gallery exhibits contemporary New Zealand art glass.
New Zealand Glassworks (NZG) will host a live demonstration of glass blowing, highlighting this age old tradition. The demonstration will step you through the processes taken to achieve a contemporary sculpture with a question and answer session on completion of the work.
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New Zealand Glassworks - Te Whare Tūhua o Te Ao (NZG) is the new national centre for glass art located in Whanganui. NZG is an exciting and interactive glass facility open to the entire community. The new facility offers an open access studio to glass artists, runs workshops to all abilities and presents and promotes the work of leading New Zealand glass artists in the gallery.
Scott Redding is the manager of NZG; Scott recently moved back to New Zealand after 14 years in Melbourne Australia where he managed a commercial glass facility with strong community emphasis; this was the only open access studio for other glass artists to hire in Melbourne. During this time, he worked with some of Australia's leading glass artist.