Venetian GlassArt Installation (Free Event)

Venetian GlassArt Installation (Free Event)

WHEN: Thursday, 26 May 2011 - Friday, 3 June 2011

TIME: 12.00 pm to 6.00 pm

WHERE: Commonwealth Bank Flagship 240 Queen Street Brisbane


The 13th century Venetian art form of crafting handmade glass art comes to Australia as part of Italian Week 2011. Third generation Glass Master, Nirvano Voltolina has over than 40 years of experience in the ‘Vetro a lume’ technique, world-renowned for being colorful, elaborate, and skillfully made, originating from the island of Murano. Explore the passion and traditions behind Venetian glass. Presented by Roberto Voltolina, Venetian GlassArt explores the origin of this art form and showcases traditionaland classical pieces. (event profile)


The exhibition is supported by a series of short films. Visit  or


"Venetian glass is first of all a PASSION, ART and TRADITION. I grew up watching my father, seated at his work table, holding glass canes in his hands and creating every kind of glass animal imaginable. 'This is a cat' I would say when he began shaping something and he would reply 'you're right!'. 'This is a dog"...'yes, it is'. I was always right but only years later did I realise that he was such a great Glass Master that he was able to change whatever he was making to suit my response. He was and he still is a real Master of Glass - ‘Mastro Vetraio’." (Roberto Voltolina) Buy Venetian GlassArt online now.


GlassArt has a renowned story, which is part of the story of Venice. Visit  and start a journey through features and traditions of this amazing part of the world and its treasures. Discover passion and ability in creating Glass Artworks originating from the Island of Murano, world-renowned for being colourful, elaborate, and skilfully made. Third generation Glass Master, Nirvano Voltolina has over than 40 years of experience in the ‘Vetro a lume’ technique. The Master of Glass always explores new forms and colours, trying to put in every Glass Artworks his personal touch and inspiration.




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