Late in 2000 Warlayirti Artists began working in
Bullseye coloured glass following the construction of an on-site glass
studio. This was an exciting
innovation in Indigenous art as Warlayirti Artists is the first Indigenous
art centre to work in kiln-formed (fused) coloured glass.
The response from the artists and the market has been very
In early 2003 Warlayirti Artists was successful in
securing funding from The Myer Foundation to support the Warlayirti
Glass Workshop Program over 3 years.
This funding has allowed Warlayirti Artists to engage glass
artists/technicians to facilitate on-site glass workshops for artist skill
development in this medium.
Balgo art is known for its vibrant colour and bold
compositions and these qualities have transferred effectively to the
medium of glass. For the
artists, working with the coloured glass, frit and rod is like creating
glass ‘paintings’. Senior
artists and younger artists alike have demonstrated their skill as they
effortlessly move into the medium of glass and create works of exceptional