7 June 2013

Nola Anderson takes over at the Glassworks

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Joy Burch has announced the appointment of Nola Anderson to Chair the Canberra Glassworks (That thing Brodburger is in) taking over from Andrew Sayers:

Ms Anderson was appointed a member of the Board earlier this year, and will take up her new role of Chair on July 1. Also appointed to the Canberra Glassworks’ board were Ms Joan Uhr and Associate Professor Eugenie Keefer Bell.

Ms Uhr is Executive Director of the Sir Roland Wilson Foundation at the Australian National University while Professor Keefer Bell is a distinguished artist and educator and holds the position of Head of Discipline Design and Architecture at the University of Canberra.

Ms Anderson will replace Mr Andrew Sayers AM who has completed his two-year term and is relocating to Melbourne. Ms Burch paid tribute to Mr Sayers who provided strong leadership for Canberra Glassworks.

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dungfungus said :

How much electricity does this place consume and who pays the bills?

Mostly gas not electricity. Canberra Glassworks has a massive carbon footprint, and the bills are HEAVILY subsidised by the ratepayers. Glass artists can take and sell the work they produce in the glassworks anywhere they wish, with all the costs subsidised, with no obligation to pay anything like the actual energy cost upon sale of the artworks elsewhere (works pop up in major galleries) and no obligation to reimburse the ratepayers. To give you an example, one artist sells cute little glass touristy objects – they take a great deal of energy as they are cast glass. They sell for $800 in UNlimited editions, and are pumped out by the dozen.

Glassworks loses money hand over fist. It’s middle-class welfare at its worst.

How much electricity does this place consume and who pays the bills?

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