Mint (issue 7) September 2015

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WINDOW ON WONDERFUL By Andrea Louise Thomas

Artist Sarah Dingwall shapes, blows, stretches, teases, and melts glass under the glow of a small blowtorch using a mesmerizing technique called flameworking. She crafts spectacular jewellery, tiny pots, hanging decorations and little messages encased in glass. It’s not just what she makes that distinguishes her work, but also how she shows it. Her botanical inspired displays are beautiful and unique. She often incorporates little bits of nature in her work. Sitting amongst a rainbow of coloured glass sent from Paradise, literally (it’s in California), she creates from the comfort of her own quirky little studio decorated with all manner of eclectic curiosities. The studio itself is set inside Commonfolk Café in Mornington. Patrons can look right into her creative process through a

window at the front of her studio. It seems only fitting that Sarah was chosen as the first of ten artists to create an innovative window display of her work at Pomme, a shop dedicated to stocking unique handmade art. The window display series celebrates Pomme’s tenth anniversary. Coincidentally, that’s when, as a teenager, Dingwall started working there. She continued on at Pomme through her fine art studies at university and now she’s at the top of her game crafting one of a kind glass art of her own. See Sarah’s breathtaking window display through September at Pomme, 59 Main Street, Mornington. View her work online at: www.pomme.com.au

FOOTY DRAMA By Andrea Louise Thomas

ON and off the field AFL inspires highly charged emotions. What better place to play out the love and loathing of Aussie rules football than on stage? Reserved Seating Only is the hilarious story of a football fanatic and the woman sitting next to him who hates the game and all it stands for. But my how things can change… Starring real-life husband and wife, the highly accomplished David Ross Patterson and Celia Specht, Reserved Seating Only is a witty, thought provoking comedy about music  arts  events  entertainment

relationships, tolerance and a change of sides. Patterson plays, Al, the footy tragic. Specht plays Trina, the football skeptic who inherits her ex-husband’s reserved seats in their divorce. Over four quarters of the first game of the season, see these two battle it out eventually meeting somewhere in the middle before the final horn blast. See Reserved Seating Only at Southern Peninsula Arts Centre, 245 Eastborne Road, Rosebud, Saturday 19 September at 7.30pm. Bookings at southernpeninsualartscentre.com

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