Hanging by a Thread …

Melbourne exhibition for global art project celebrates Afghan women’s culture

This fantastic project is being rolled out across Australia and New Zealand and people in Melbourne are invited to head to the Immigration Museum Melbourne on

Sunday November 13th, 1pm- 2:30pm.

Threads: An Afternoon of Afghan fashion, music, stories and treats.
Immigration Museum Melbourne, 400 Flinders St, Melbourne

The Afghan Women’s Organisation Victoria (AWOV), is a non-profit organisation
established in 2009 by a group of passionate women eager to bridge the systemic
and cultural gaps faced by Afghan women and children in Australia.



Barb Ulenbruch
0417 503897

Conference program is Live!

Registrations are open for the online conference GLASS: Vision Reflection Imagination – a major event in the International Year of Glass 2022 for the South East Asia, Australasia and Oceania.

Over three days, scholars, artists, educators, curators, architects and manufacturers will share their knowledge, ideas and innovations on the past, present and future of glass, ranging from historical perspectives and innovations to the challenges of a twenty-first century dealing with climate change.

The program includes more than 40 speakers presenting on diverse topics- lighthouses, photography, 3D printing glass, and magic lanterns among the more unusual of them.

Caroline Miley will introduce her new book, Christian Waller Stained Glass: Towards the Light, a comprehensive survey and analysis of this artist’s mastery of glass from the late 1920s until her untimely death in 1954. Be with us at the end of the first day’s sessions when Caroline will give us a glimpse into an extraordinary life in art: 6.30 pm Tuesday 13 November.

For the full program and further information visit: https://glassvisionreflectionimagination.com/

Registration is free but bookings are essential to receive the Zoom link: www.glassinc.com.au/shop

This conference is jointly hosted by GLAAS Inc, situated at the Prahran campus, Melbourne Polytechnic and the Australian Institute of Art History, University of Melbourne.

New Dates and Call for Papers

Due to unforeseen circumstances and the extraordinary success of so many IYOG events in our region, the co-conveners have opted to move the conference back to the newly announced dates – 15, 16 & 17 November 2022.

A Call for Papers is now open until 7 October and all speakers will be notified by 14 October.

The following panels have been finalised and we welcome input from all those interested in glass from across Region 16 – Australia, New Zealand, Singapore, Malaysia, Indonesia, Thailand, Vietnam, the Philippines, and the islands of Oceania.

  • Glass Education across Region 16
  • Glass Collaborations and Exchanges
  • Glass and Venice
  • Art Glass from 1880-1920
  • Glass and Spirituality
  • Glass and First Peoples
  • Glass Exhibitions and Collections
  • Photography and Glass
  • Glass and Technical Innovation
  • Glass and Contemporary Practice in the Studio and for the Built Environment
  • Glass Innovation and Sustainability

Please refer to the Call for Papers page for more information about each panel and to submit your paper for consideration.


The Convenors have been receiving some interesting proposals and ideas for panels and papers for the October conference.

People are thinking about glass in very different ways. Panels are developing on diverse aspects of glass, such as collectors and collecting, sustainability, glass and alchemy, glass mosaics, and more.

It’s not too late for you to propose your own ideas, area of expertise, or interest. Head to the Call for Panels page to submit your proposal.