Glassworks hotshop immortalised in LEGO

Charlotte 19 August 2016 2
Glassworks immortalised in LEGO

If you’ve ever been and watched artists blowing and manipulating molten glass in the hotshop at the Canberra Glassworks, you’ll know that these LEGO renditions of the workspace are spot on.

Glassworks immortalised in LEGO

Though they have appeared on the Glassworks’ Facebook page with the line “Glassblowing immortalized in LEGO”, the RiotACT understands they were not commissioned as a marketing ploy, but instead represent the work of a young fan of the Kingston Arts Precinct institution.

Glassworks immortalised in LEGO

That hasn’t stopped them becoming one of the most shared and liked items ever to have appeared on the Glassworks’ social media feeds.

Glassworks immortalised in LEGO

One commenter, Catherine Carter, asked, ‘What about LEGO immortalised in glass?’, to which the Glassworks responded:

Designed by Benjamin Kendell, 4, of Calwell, in our Kids Glass Design Comp in 2015) which was cast in glass by local artist Spike Deane.

Catherine, check out the artwork (designed by Benjamin Kendell, 4, of Calwell, in our Kids Glass Design Comp in 2015) which was cast in glass by local artist Spike Deane.

If any of this has inspired you to make a trip down to the Foreshore for a visit yourself in the next few weeks, here are some of the things you can see or do while you’re there:

Hindmarsh Prize 2016 exhibition
The inaugural Hindmarsh Prize aims to recognise excellence and promote the appreciation of the world-class artists working in glass who live and practice in the ACT and region.
(Closes Sunday September 4, 2016)

Fresh Glass exhibition
Drawing inspiration from spring and to celebrate Floriade, Fresh Glass pairs studio glass vessels and sculpture with fresh botanical installations. Artists have been invited to collaborate across the mediums to elaborate on one of the most functional forms of glass.
(Opens September 15, 2016)

Spring School Holiday Program
(Tends to book out quickly)

Fathers’ Day Facebook competition
This is called Make Your Own Midi – and it’s for Fathers Day. The winner will get a free Make Your Own session in our hotshop with a professional artists to make a midi, and a free Canberra Glassworks neon t-shirt.
(Opens this weekend)

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2 Responses to Glassworks hotshop immortalised in LEGO
bennygrocott bennygrocott 12:16 pm 25 Aug 16


dungfungus dungfungus 10:15 pm 19 Aug 16

I wish someone would immortalise the Westside Container Fantasy into Lego and then display it eternally at CMAG.
The real thing could then be blown up like the old Canberra Hospital was.

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