THE trophies for the 2023 Australian of the Yr Awards recipients have as soon as once more been created on the Australian Nationwide College.
The trophies have been designed and produced by the ANU Glass Workshop.
Cathy Newton, who has been one of many creators, says the design captures the factors of the Southern Cross, the star of the federation and the blue of the Australian sky.
Initially of the venture some years in the past, college students have been concerned in all facets of designing and making the trophies. That was thwarted by COVID-19 lockdowns however, in accordance with Newton, that course of might be resumed subsequent yr.
“Beforehand, college students have been deeply concerned within the venture,” she says.
“It’s a nice alternative for the scholars to be concerned within the processes as they be taught expertise which are inherent in glass making, notably in glass casting like grinding and sprucing.”
Whereas in earlier years, the awards have been made utilizing glass sourced from NZ, however this yr the makers are utilizing Australian glass.
Jeffrey Sarmiento, senior lecturer within the College of Artwork and Design, says the annual fee “units a excessive bar for excellence in Australian glass making”.
Meantime, subsequent door on the ANU College of Music, college students are getting ready for the Australian of the Yr Awards, with the ANU Chamber Choir, led by Toby Cole, engaged on the tune “I Am Australian.”
Australian of the Yr trophies at the moment are on show on the Glass Workshop, the ANU College of Artwork and Design, Childers Avenue, Acton.
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Ian Meikle, editor